Serena Williams exemplifies courage, beauty, power and style, and has overcome insurmountable odds to win 23 career Grand Slams, the second-most singles titles of record. Her remarkable tennis achievements combined with her off-court success in fashion, philanthropy and business make her one of the most recognizable global icons in the world. In early 2019, Serena launched her own VC firm, Serena Ventures, which is focused on investing in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity.
At the 2019 Under 30 Summit in Detroit, Serena sat down with Forbes’ Randall Lane to discuss the types of companies – and entrepreneurs – she looks to invest in.
0:00 Beginnings As An Investor
6:20 On Fame And Business
7:00 Business Mentors
8:14 S By Serena
12:30 Growing Up With Venus
13:42 How Olympia Has Impacted Her Life
16:00 On Retirement
17:05 Biggest Challenges
20:00 Lessons Learned From An Early Business Failure
22:08 The Key To Staying On Top Of Your Game
25:37 How Serena Works On Her Brand
27:28 Why It’s Important To Be On A Company’s Board
30:08 About Purple Purse
32:21 Serena’s Involvement With Bumble
34:16 Rapid Fire Questions
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