Mr. French Tech
I am a first-generation college student raised by a single mom in France. I became a lawyer before moving to LA.
I got my master’s degree at USC and worked for a boutique VC firm before getting hired by a “no-name” startup. However, as head of ops and strategy, I helped grow the company from 5 to 120 employees, and from 0 to $40M in revenue.
Additional Candidate Commentary:
I “bombed” the GRE, especially the quant part that I took right before the round 3 deadlines. I still want to apply for R3 but I will definitely retake it if I am rejected from my goal schools.
Undergrad School: Sorbonne University (Paris)
Undergrad Major: Law
GPA: 12.5/20 (top 10%)
Age: 30, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: LLM
School Name: USC
Extracurriculars: LGBTQ ASYLUM TASK FORCE: organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ individuals refugees who are seeking asylum in the United States, KOKOPELLI SEED FOUNDATION: Association dedicated to providing access to open-pollinated seeds, as a way to alleviate hunger and promote plant diversity and sustainable food security.
Title: Head of Strategy and Operations
Length of Employment: 5 yrs
Industry: Venture Capital
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Big Life Wins:
1. After graduating from the best law school in my country in the top 10% of my class, I became a lawyer despite being a first-generation college student raised by a single mom.
2. Succeeding professionally in America, it is almost impossible to get sponsored for a Visa as an immigrant.
3. Growing the startup from inception to exit.
Post MBA Goal:
I still want to work in technology, ideally in Edtech (I have a podcast about this industry), in ops and strategy but in a bigger company like Coursera or Masterclass. This is why I want an MBA.