The co-founder of the pink unicorn TransparentBusiness chatted with us about raising capital for a multi-million dollar business, what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and the obstacles she has had to overcome in the US as a migrant.
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Starting a company is not an easy thing and bringing it to a billion dollar valuation. Now imagine that you are a migrant entrepreneur and that you must face great challenges to raise capital in the United States.
That is the story of Silvina Moschini , the founder of TransparentBusiness , a SaaS to manage and monitor the workforce remotely and that last October reached the category of unicorn, as well as the SheWorks! Networking community.
“My company is a pink unicorn because it is a company founded and led by a woman and because pink is my favorite color. I wanted to show that unicorns, the billion dollar businesses, have no gender,” Silvina told us when opening the 2021 season of Entrepreneur Masters , the section of Entrepreneur in Spanish where we talk with leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world.
The remote work technology that Silvina had built was boosted
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Phrases of a pink unicorn
During her talk, Silvina left us some phrases that can inspire you on your entrepreneurial path. Which is your favorite?
On female participation in business
“Unicorns are genderless and we need to have more representation of women in the business world.”
“A true queen is the one who accommodates another’s crown without telling him that it was crooked.”
About the entrepreneurial spirit
“Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, you have to have a lot of spirit of work and sacrifice.”
On facing the critics
“Don’t believe me, look at me”
On raising capital
“You have to think big and ask for big money. With little money you don’t make 100 billion dollar companies. You need capital to be able to dominate the market.”
“The key is to think differently and think big. Don’t limit yourself by what you think exists.”
About playing by the rules
“There are many opportunities, but you have to hack the system.”