055: Learn About the First Investment Network Backing LGBTQ Founders with Paul Grossinger, Founder of Gaingels

Paul Grossinger is the Founder of Gaingels, the first investment network backing LGBTQ founders, which has 120 members, and has led to $10 million in investment for LGBTQ founded companies worldwide. He has served as a Board of Governors member for StartOut, advisor to Out in Tech, and Board Member for Marriage Equality USA. A regular speaker and panelist, Paul has spoken for a wide range of organizations including Slush, International CES, and CTIA Wireless. He writes regularly for Inc.com, and is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism and the Johns Hopkins University.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Paul Grossinger, and what does his business do?

·      What motivated him to become an entrepreneur?

·      How does he empower LGBTQ businesses?

·      How can you get in touch with him?

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·      Read Paul's Inc.com Articles 

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.