“I always advise against discussing religion, given that it’s a sensitive subject.
And don’t talk about having just put your dog down.
Team Women 2.0 consists of two members from Linx Dating LLC the Mint pages.
Amy Andersen is founder and CEO of Linx Dating LLC and Rory Van Nest is one of Linx’ matchmaker’s.
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When it comes to women, who represent a small number of her investor clients but half of her overall customer base, “I try to coach them,” says Andersen.
“I try to soften up [their demeanor] a bit and play up their feminine energy.” She also offers pointers to all her clients on what is and isn’t okay to mention right off the bat.
This became apparent with the Q&A from the audience when someone asked, “I want to start my own business, but I’m not sure where to begin.” I think this is the kind of discussion many were looking for and wanted specific answers regarding funding, etc., but I don’t know if this was the intention of the event.
The Linx network deals with a very high caliber mix of sophisticated eligibles.
Everyone has an exceptional background, great job, excellent education, many interests beyond the scope of their career, as well as, physically fit and attractive.
Indeed, among Andersen’s roughly 800 clients looking for love right now are VCs at “some of the top five firms out there, and a lot at second-tier venture firms, too,” she says. “They’re coming out of 30-year-long-plus marriages and trying to find their footing in the dating scene, which is kind of hard because these people are pretty high profile and it can be very challenging.” Others of her clients, says Andersen, are younger VCs who “might have been associates [in another era of venture capital] but who are now brought in as partners – some in their late 20s and early 30s.” And some of those VCs are women, for whom “it’s especially hard,” says Andersen.
“In Silicon Valley, women are so accustomed to adopting masculine traits to gain respect and momentum in the professional arena that some come across as serious and tough.” So how does Andersen help these titans of industry, exactly?