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In starting her baby food delivery company, Yumi, Angela Sutherland wondered what options parents have when it comes to food they can feed to their children. As a new mother herself, she sought to make her own fresh and organic baby food.

On this week's episode of Behind Her Empire, Sutherland discusses her new baby food business and overcoming the self-doubt that comes with launching a new company.


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The world of venture capital is filled with interesting characters, and Masha Drokova is certainly one of them.

Born and raised in impoverished rural Russia, Drokova was a pro-Putin youth activist who led a Kremlin-backed group that intimidated opposition figures. In 2014, she immigrated to the U.S. where she started doing public relations for startups like Hotel Tonight and Houzz. And then in 2017, she became a VC starting Day One Ventures in San Francisco.

The firm is announcing the close of its $50 million second fund Tuesday, which is more than the double the size of its first fund. The majority of the capital comes from tech founders hailing from more than 10 countries, according to Drokova.

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