July 21, 2021

Episode 14 - The Importance Of Having Fun, and Why All Experience Is Valuable - a Conversation with Julia Kahky

Episode 14 - The Importance Of Having Fun, and Why All Experience Is Valuable - a Conversation with Julia Kahky

👋 Hey! Thanks for checking out the GoingVC Podcast - uncovering new paths into VC, diving deeper into alternative models, and addressing areas of weakness with Rachel (@rachmast), Austin and JJ (@jjmaclean) from the GoingVC team.

We're really excited to be bringing to you today our conversation with Julia Kahky (@JuliaKahky). As always, if you've got any questions, feedback, guest ideas, or just want to say hey, don't hesitate to shoot us a message at podcast@goingvc.com!

Episode Chapters:

  • Introduction — 0:00
  • Keeping It All In Perspective - Julia’s Origin Story — 1:12
  • From GM to VC, Modern Lessons From A Century Old Company — 8:57
  • All Experience Is Great Experience — 20:26
  • 2021 and Beyond - the Enduring Magic of In-Person Experiences — 24:09
  • Diversity in the Innovation Ecosystem - Past, Present and Future — 31:07
  • The Importance of Storytelling and Closing Thoughts — 40:42

Julia Kahky

Investor at Panoramic Ventures

Julia is an Analyst on the Investment Team at Panoramic Ventures.

Julia started her career in General Motors’s finance leadership development program. At GM she helped grow the OnStar division from $400M to $1B; reorganize and streamline the operations at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee plant; and launch a SaaS platform utilizing vehicle data to improve road safety and efficiency.

Julia has a B.S. in Economics from Duke University and a minor in Psychology. She worked for the Football and Lacrosse teams and has never missed a Duke men’s basketball game to this day!

Julia loves traveling (37+ countries, 35+ U.S. states) and reading classic literature. She has a background in theater and was featured on Off-Broadway. She is a Lean In Circle moderator, helping women advance their careers, and works with undergraduates in constructing and defending their theses.