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The Universe is Calling Your Name: Gabriella Zielke Launches a Sci-Fi Thriller

January 31, 2022

Gabriella Draney Zielke is a (p)retired venture capitalist who founded one of the world’s first tech accelerators (@techwildcatters) where she was fortunate to mentor and fund hundreds of founders whose ideas previously only existed as science fiction.

Fast Company named her as one of its Most Creative People. She's currently pursuing a Master's in Creative Writing at Harvard University Extension while living on St. Croix with her husband and their zealous Great Dane. She's releasing her very first book this year, The Sound of Creation, a sci-fi thriller that we can't wait to tell you about.

In today's episode, we discuss:

  • how Gabriella got published in the midst of the pandemic
  • what living in the Virgin Islands has taught her about life and business
  • leading through challenging times
  • learning to let go of expectations
  • A good executive coach changes everything
  • love and relationships, female founder edition
  • what's she looking for in her next investment
  • getting inspired by Ann Richards and Pam Gerber
  • why you need fire dancing in your life


About The Sound of Creation

Brilliant and relentless tech CEO Ava Lawson built a system to play the currency market and make her billions. Instead, it begins to play strange music and makes normally level headed people behave irrationally, violently, dangerously.

While on the run from a coup to steal her code, Ava meets an ethereal stranger who seems to know more about her than she does.

The stranger calls himself an apprentice. He pleads for her help to stop what they have started.


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