Are you ready to be inspired by a remarkable story of resilience, innovation, and impact? Then you don’t want to miss this episode of the Forbes Books Podcast, where Joe speaks with Emilie Poteat, the founder and CEO of Advocate, a company changing the lives of millions of Americans who need disability benefits. Emilie is not only a brilliant entrepreneur and investor but also a courageous disability advocate who overcame her own challenges and turned them into an opportunity to help others. She created Advocate, a platform that uses cutting-edge technology to make the application process for benefits easier, faster, and more transparent. Emilie shares her journey, vision, and advice for anyone who wants to make a positive difference.
About Emilie Poteat: Emilie is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and disability advocate. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Advocate, a groundbreaking technology company that helps Americans easily access government benefits. She is also a Venture Partner at Gaingels, one of the largest and most active private investors dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion within the venture capital ecosystem. At Gaingels, she sits on the investment committee of the Spark Fund and the Diversity Fund investing in companies from Pre-Seed through Series C. She was previously a Senior Manager at Bridgewater Associates, where she led the organizational, analytics and research team. Prior to her time at Bridgewater, she was interim CEO at Archetype Solutions Group, a consulting and investment firm that specializes in bringing startup-like innovation to enterprises in the middle market. While at Archetype, she led a successful turnaround guiding the company to profitability in under a year. Emilie started her career at Goldman Sachs as a Strategic Manager, overseeing teams in Philadelphia, New York City and Miami. She and her wife, Nicole, have three children and two golden retrievers. They currently reside in Westchester, NY.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila