Aug 19, 2022 • 1HR 11M

TIKI Talk Ep. 24! Chief of Staff Diana Shaw!

Mike sits down with our "superintern" and Chief of Staff, Diana Shaw.

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Mike Audi
TIKI Talk is a series of podcasts broadcast from Pineapple Studios in Nashville, Tennessee! TIKI Talk: Take a behind-the-scenes look and listen to what's going on at TIKI with founders Mike Audi and Shane Faria. Your Data, Your Story: In our guest segment, tune in for great stories from great guests, hosted by Shane.
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TIKI Talk Episode 24 features CEO Mike Audi sitting down with Diana Shaw, an MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth who has served as the TIKI Chief of Staff during the summer.

Diana found out about TIKI doing due diligence on us while interning at 11 Tribes Ventures, saw that we were hiring, and pitched Mike and Shane on joining the team.

The rest is history!

Join Mike and Diana as they discuss Diana’s past prior to TIKI including experiences with start-ups, VC firms and large corporations, what drew Diana to TIKI, separate occasions where Mike and Diana left their respective doors open (and didn’t get robbed, unless you count a raccoon drinking your Franzia as robbery), Diana’s role and responsibilities at TIKI, and much more!

Diana has been an awesome part of our team and Mike ends the episode with sincere appreciation for the work she’s done for TIKI.


0:00-1:11 Mike intro
1:11-2:22 Diana intro
2:22-5:55 Ethical business / Diana at Harvard
5:55-13:50 After college / Capital One
13:50-21:50 After Capital One / start-up interest / investment world
21:50-29:10 11 Tribes / VC experiences
29:10-35:13 TIKI connection / first TIKI call / Diana applying
35:13-39:52 TIKI storytelling / solving problems / cutting out BS
39:52-43:20 Diana & Mike leave their doors open
43:20-49:57 Diana’s TIKI role / responsibilities / raising capital
49:57-59:45 TIKI culture/office / hiring / start-up hustle
59:45-1:10:53 Mike praising Diana / Diana reflections / trial by fire / send-off