#24 Anne-Maria Salmela: from Investment Banking to Venture Capital | Violet Ventures | Secrets of Effective Networking

Welcome to the 24th and first episode in English with Anne-Maria Salmela.We talk about Anne’s experience at New York University Abu Dhabi, Investment banking and Venture Capital. Anne is a founder of the first ever student led startup community in the UAE called Violet Ventures that is enabling support for future leaders in the region and bringing brightest minds all over the world. Anne also shares secrets of effective networking through her experience while networking with people like David Cameron, founder of Angry birds and other people. Anne is a true representation of making contrarian decisions, where even if she had offers from Ivy League schools and top UK universities, she chose NYUAD for contrarian reasons; after graduating from university she had offers from renowned companies such as Morgan Stanley and hedge funds, but she chose Venture Capital world regardless of the prestige.

Анне-Мария Салмеламен бірге ағылшын тіліндегі бірінші және 24 эпизодқа қош келдіңіз. Біз Анненің New York University Abu Dhabi тәжірибесі, инвестициялық банкинг және венчурлік капитал туралы сөйлесеміз. Анне Эмираттағы Violet Ventures деп аталатын студенттер басқаратын алғашқы стартап қауымдастығының негізін қалаушы болып табылады, ол аймақтағы болашақ көшбасшыларға қолдау көрсетуге және бүкіл әлемдегі ең жарқын ақыл-ойларды тартуға мүмкіндік береді. Анне сонымен қатар Angry birds негізін қалаушысы, Дэвид Кэмерон сияқты адамдармен және басқа адамдармен байланыс орнату тәжірибесі арқылы тиімді желі құрудың құпияларымен бөліседі.

Добро пожаловать на 24-й и первый выпуск на английском языке с Анной-Марией Салмелой. Мы рассказываем об опыте Анны в Нью-Йоркском университете Абу-Даби, инвестиционном банкинге и венчурном капитале. Анне является основателем первого в ОАЭ стартап-сообщества под руководством студентов под названием Violet Ventures, которое оказывает поддержку будущим лидерам в регионе и объединяет самые яркие умы со всего мира. Анне также делится секретами эффективного сетевого взаимодействия благодаря своему опыту общения с такими людьми, как Дэвид Кэмерон, основатель Angry Birds, и другими людьми.

Disclaimer: Co-hosts and guests do not represent opinions and vision of the companies they work in.

Anne-Maria Salmela: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-maria-salmela/

Core team:
Nurpeiis Baimukan – co-host, https://www.instagram.com/nurpeiisb/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/nurpeiis/
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev – co-host, https://www.instagram.com/scientistsoul/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/galymzhan-kenzhetayev/
Saddam Asmatullayev – co-host, https://www.instagram.com/sadda11_asm/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sadda11asm/

Editor: Alua
0:00 – Intro
5:34 – What type of people go to NYUAD?
8:40 – Differences between NYU NY and NYU Abu Dhabi?
13:30 – When is the best time to be smaller fish in a big pond?
15:30 – Story behind Violet Ventures – First Student Startup community in the UAE
19:20 – Connecting with strong individuals as a university student
22:30 – Learnings from Violet Ventures
25:30 – What can Kazakhstan and universities like NU learn from NYUAD
33:00 – Students can change world mindset = gradual ripple effect
40:00 – What is investment banking?
42:40 – Why Anne didn’t choose investment banking
45:00 – What is a venture capital and investment associate’s role?
47:00 – Why venture capital?
48:50 – What makes a great founder?
53:30 – Secrets of Networking. How to form strong relationships with powerful people?
1:01:30 – How to find a space for networking?
1:08:30 – What makes established people exceptional?
1:10:10 – Story behind connection with founder of Angry Birds
1:11:20 – Types of mentors
1:13:30 – Advice for young people