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30-Oct-2020 16:42

What I didn't know was how people would react to a CEO who was pregnant—with twins.

Last month my jewelry company Mejuri announced our series B raise—another round of investment recruiting.

I loved the people I worked with, but I felt a deep need to make a larger impact.

I began to develop Mejuri as a side hustle; I was engineering during the day and building a business plan late at night.

But the truth is, it was easier to raise million—seven months pregnant with twins—than it was to raise the first

What I didn't know was how people would react to a CEO who was pregnant—with twins.Last month my jewelry company Mejuri announced our series B raise—another round of investment recruiting.I loved the people I worked with, but I felt a deep need to make a larger impact.I began to develop Mejuri as a side hustle; I was engineering during the day and building a business plan late at night.But the truth is, it was easier to raise $23 million—seven months pregnant with twins—than it was to raise the first $1 million seed round just three years earlier.When I decided to launch Mejuri, my newcomer status meant I had to work hard to build a network of people willing to help or even hear my plan.When we decided to fund-raise, I was six months pregnant. When Majed and I were raising our series A round, one investor asked us during our pitch if we planned on having kids.

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What I didn't know was how people would react to a CEO who was pregnant—with twins.

Last month my jewelry company Mejuri announced our series B raise—another round of investment recruiting.

I loved the people I worked with, but I felt a deep need to make a larger impact.

I began to develop Mejuri as a side hustle; I was engineering during the day and building a business plan late at night.

But the truth is, it was easier to raise $23 million—seven months pregnant with twins—than it was to raise the first $1 million seed round just three years earlier.

When I decided to launch Mejuri, my newcomer status meant I had to work hard to build a network of people willing to help or even hear my plan.

million seed round just three years earlier.

When I decided to launch Mejuri, my newcomer status meant I had to work hard to build a network of people willing to help or even hear my plan.

Our seed round remains my proudest milestone—that first round of funding allowed us to build the momentum of Mejuri to where it is today.

We focused on growing the company through conscious innovation and a low burn rate.



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