SAC XI – Keynote Speaker

SAC XI – Keynote Speaker


Bob Crimmins, the emcee of the tenth Seattle Angel Conference introduces the Keynote Speaker, Gillian Muessig; the Co-founder of MOZ, COO of BrettApproved, CEO of Outlines Venture Group, and the Founder and Host of CEO Podcast.

Gillian begins her talk with quotes and statistics by reputable resources that explain why one should not start a business as the failure rates are high and leads to depression then eventually burnout.

Gillian references other CEO’s quotes about how difficult it is to run a business, especially for a woman, as only 2.1% of the capital from venture capital companies went to businesses founded by women in 2016.

However, Gillian goes on to deftly navigate through contradictory data that supports there are successes among startups and what makes them exceptional.