Nathalie Molina Niño Discusses the Impact of Funding Women-Led Businesses

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, your host, StartupNation CEO and co-founder, Jeff Sloan, interviews two women thriving in the world of entrepreneurship.

Nathalie Molina Nino
(Nathalie Molina Niño, photo courtesy Tanya Malott 2017)

First, Jeff chats with Nathalie Molina Niño, the CEO and founder of BRAVA Investments, a company that invests in high-growth, innovative innovative businesses that deliver a measurable economic benefit to women. A technologist and coder by training, Molina Niño launched her first tech startup at the age of 20.

She has served as a business and global growth advisor to industry leaders in the for- and non-profit sectors, including Disney, Microsoft, MTV, Mattel, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Earlier this year, Molina Niño published a book, “Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs,” which is packed with guidance for winning at business, your way. She offers clever ways to outsmart and shortcut the common hurdles facing entrepreneurs who don’t have access to family money, capital or connections.

During the interview, Nathalie discusses:

  • Her concept of builder capital
  • How her company promotes impact at scale for women-led business
  • Companies she is currently investing in
  • How doing good for women in business means doing good for humanity
  • Details from her book

Molina Niño’s book, “Leapfrog,” is available now at fine booksellers and can be purchased via

For more information, visit the official Leapfrog Hacks website and Brava Instruments online.

Angelyn Myers
(Angelyn Myers)

Next up, Jeff speaks with Angelyn Myers, a mompreneur and the CEO of My “Buddy” Towel. The mom of six invented her product as a solution to a problem: her daughter was using up to three towels after bath time, and Angelyn went searching for a more practical solution.

When she couldn’t find anything available in the market, Angelyn decided to create her own. With an entrepreneurial background but no professional business training, Angelyn built her home-based business from scratch, largely with the help of Google. She sourced a prototype via Alibaba, and after a few adjustment rounds, secured the approval of her daughter. She now sells her full-body towel onesie for kids via Shopify’s e-commerce platform.

During the show, Angelyn talks about: 

  • How she is marketing and creating awareness for her product
  • Her steps for building a home-based business
  • How she plans to scale her business
  • What’s next for My “Buddy” Towel

For more on My “Buddy” Towel, check out the brand on Facebook.

Tune in to WJR 760 AM radio on Saturdays at 2 p.m. for all-new episodes of StartupNation Radio.

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