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Jennifer Austin

About Jennifer Austin

Jennifer Austin is co-founder of Risky Business, the first acceleration fund in Romania. In 2013, Jennifer moved from California to Romania with her business partner, later creating Risky Business. Prior to this she worked in diverse business roles for both large firms and startups, across industries including tech, medical, law, and social. She holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a BA in international business and marketing from Cleveland State University.

Risky (but Rewarding) Business

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Roughly three years ago, after graduating from UCLA Anderson and developing a severe allergy to cubicles, I moved from perpetually sunny Los Angeles to Cluj, Romania—the heart of Transylvania. Through an extremely circuitous path, I took over a non-profit that was trying to be an accelerator; I built a team and an accelerator programme, had an exit out of the first batch and raised the first accelerator/pre-seed fund in Romania, appropriately named Risky Business. Continue reading Risky (but Rewarding) Business