I can’t say getting into the world of investing and VC was my dream since I was a kid (didn’t know about a career path like that back then 😉). But over the years working at startups and with startups at accelerators and events, I realized my very special way…


Scotland. Secret Argyll’s Coast. Few lifetimes ago (circa 2014)

Marcel Proust was 43 when he published his first book. Had to pay himself for the publication too after being rejected by publishers. I remember a teenage Ana oftentimes dreamt of such a day she herself will finally be worldly and experienced to the extend of not creating a book…


When it comes to burning midnight oil and doing long hours 7 days a week in the build up to whatever new project — I’m an expert. I keep running myself to the ground for over 15 years already. Not proud of it, really! But I do. Being able to…


Artisanal Coffee & a great read (the autographed paperback, yay!)

Hustling is overrated. Working 12, 15, 18 hours days cannot be truly productive. They can drive you crazy instead. As a leader, entrepreneur, any person who by design needs to see a bigger picture you have to (at least sometimes) let your brain do what it naturally does well —…


2017. Some years you can’t find the tagline for. Was it good? Hell yeah! I’ve met inspiring people, grew heaps as a person and professionally. Was it challenging? It was. Experiencing true loss made me value life even more, appreciate my family and dear friends. Something in me stopped holding…


I tend to begin my pieces with a quote. Let’s say I’m putting these countless hours of reading to some use, apart from the obvious — enjoying wondering away to other worlds. Here is today’s one:

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt


Just recently I came back from a long weekend retreat with tech startup I joined. 3 days offline in the lake county, with plenty of face to face time instead of Zoom.us, sport team activities instead of team sprints in Jira, singing and chatting at the bonfire… To distributed teams…


Do you respond better if there is something positive at the end of a long and painful road waiting for you? Or, you know, like when Sheldon feeds Penny chocolates to help her grow….Sure, …


There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen […] Let the wild rumpus start!― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

As a friend recently stated, it is such a tremendous time to be alive and a marketeer. True, it has never been more…


The way I see it there are 2 kinds of people in the world. You’re either Team Koala or Team Kangaroo. I’m the latter. When after Japan we decided to see Santa in his tongs and shorts Down Under, my imagination run wild. …

Ana Wolsztajn

Brand Storyteller | ex-Tech Journo @ Tech.eu | Contributor @ Startup Sesame | Included.VC Alumna | VC @ KAYA.VC | Coffee Geek, Sci-Fi Nerd & Travel Foodie |

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