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Sara Frankel

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Sidekicks Ventures; Secretary, Board of Directors, Mother Jones; Stanford GSB grad; Harvard grad.

Founder, Sidekicks Ventures; Secretary, Board of Directors, Mother Jones; Stanford GSB grad; Harvard grad.

followers
following
8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Sidekick Ventures
BestSelf

Positions

Member Astia Angels 2013 - present
Founder Sidekick Ventures January 2013 - present
Secretary, Board of Directors Mother Jones 2002 - present
Treasurer, Board of Directors AlterNet 2000 - present
Consultant Consulting and Entrepreneurial Coaching September 2010 - December 2012
Director, Business Development Barnes & Noble.com 2009 - June 2010
CEO Rosie Hippo January 2007 - December 2008
Interim General Manager IAC/Interactive Corp. September 2006 - June 2007
Founder and CEO BestSelf 1998 - 2000
Director of Business Development PC World Online 1995 - 1997

Education

Harvard University B.A. History and Literature
University of Cambridge English Literature
Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Project management
  • • Product Design
  • • Consumer Products
  • • Product Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Media and consumer products

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Blogging • Entrepreneurship • Publishing

Key Accomplishments

Originally a journalist, then digital media executive, then entrepreneur. Am currently working on my third company.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Vision
Energy
Creativity
Networks
Money

As an Advisor

I'm creative, collaborative, generally accessible, flexible, and talk fast.

8
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Vouches Given

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Emily White, LMSW, CMC
Healthcare prof/ entrepreneur obsessed with solving unmet psycho social needs within chronic care management.
Sara is a great entrepreneur (and person mainly) because she is so very ethical, creative, open, flexible and genuine.
Leesa Lee
We worked together at BestSelf  •  Senior VP, Product Management & Marketing, Greensmith. Previously Sr. Director, Marketing, Stem, Inc..
Sara is that rare combination of deep analytical thinker and strong people person. She is one of the best "connectors" I know and has the ab ... ility to motivate her strong network around an idea or cause. Plus she's just a really cool person whom people enjoy being around.
Leesa Lee
We worked together at BestSelf  •  Senior VP, Product Management & Marketing, Greensmith. Previously Sr. Director, Marketing, Stem, Inc..
Sara is that rare combination of deep analytical thinker and strong people person. She is one of the best "connectors" I know and has the ab ... ility to motivate her strong network around an idea or cause. Plus she's just a really cool person whom people enjoy being around.
Leesa Lee
We worked together at BestSelf  •  Senior VP, Product Management & Marketing, Greensmith. Previously Sr. Director, Marketing, Stem, Inc..
Sara is that rare combination of deep analytical thinker and strong people person. Like the best entrepreneurs, she is able to galvanize her ... vast network around an idea or cause. Plus, she's a cool person and people enjoy being around her.
Leesa Lee
We worked together at BestSelf  •  Senior VP, Product Management & Marketing, Greensmith. Previously Sr. Director, Marketing, Stem, Inc..
Sara is that rare combination of deep analytical thinker, strong communicator, and people person. Like most successful entrepreneurs, she is ... able to galvanize her extensive network around an idea or cause. Plus, people enjoy being around her.
Leesa Lee
We worked together at BestSelf  •  Senior VP, Product Management & Marketing, Greensmith. Previously Sr. Director, Marketing, Stem, Inc..
Sara is that rare combination of deep analytical thinker, strong communicator, and people person. Like most successful entrepreneurs, she is ... able to galvanize her extensive network around an idea or cause. Plus, people enjoy being around her.
Lorie Tatsugawa
We worked together  •  Director PMO/L10n, Verint. Previously Consultant, CYAS.
Sara is already a great entrepreneur. She is resourceful and enthusiastic about entrepreneurship. She has been featured in major periodica ... ls for her work with Best Self.
Richard Fisher
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Podiuum and Board Member, SCTI Holdings Inc.
Sara combines vision with an open, creative mind. Her mind never rests, as she relentlessly pushes towards to best solution, for any opportu ... nity.

Pamela Raley
We worked together  •  Consultant / Advisor, My Fabulous Ventures (Consulting), LLC. Previously CEO / founder, TouchofFabulous.com. Stanford grad.
Pamela is a great salesperson, a smart and resourceful entrepreneur, and an all-around thoughtful and creative person. She has an extremely ... strategic mind, she is tenacious in achieving goals, and she is an all-around lovely person to work with.