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Sydney Thomas

Sydney is the Senior Associate at Precursor Ventures. At Precursor she focuses on identifying and supporting startups Pre-Seed companies. Her focus is on companies democratizizing access to products and services that give the mass market more agency over their businesses and lives. To increase knowledge of these types of companies, she founded and hosts the Be About It podcast,where she profiles companies that fit this thesis.

She also participates in several extracurricular activities to increase diversity in tech and level the playing field more broadly. She is the creator of The Interrupters – a list that highlights investors committed to investing in black and LatinX founders. She serves on the marketing committee of All Raise. She serves on the Advisory Board of Invanti – a startup generator in the midwest. In 2019, she was honored to join the HBCU.vc 31 under 31 in VC list. In 2020, she was honored to receive the Champion of Justice Award from Esq. Apprentice, a nonprofit she supports that creates alternative pathways to the legal career.

Before joining Precursor, Sydney gained experience working in technology startups in business development and product marketing. She has done everything from writing federal SBIR grants to managing customer success teams.

Prior to her work in tech, she served in the Bloomberg Administration in NYC. Over the course of her tenure, she drafted federal legislation, negotiated a multi-million dollar contract and received a full-ride scholarship to her business school of choice.

Sydney graduated from Berkeley with her MBA and Duke with her BA.

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