August 26, 2015
Dear Mr. President,
On your birthday I heard your speech at Demo Day at the White House. You mentioned that less than 3% of VC’s backed Female-Founded Companies. You also mentioned that your Administration was going to do its part in helping increase the dismal figures of diversity in Tech.
I am Female, an Immigrant, an Asian and grew up in Zambia, Africa. I am bisexual and married to a woman. I am the prime example of diversity in the USA today. The only thing greater than my diversity is my love for animals. I have also been a Business Owner of a Web development Company for the last 7 years. Tech is a passion.
My Startup is called Dogma.me — pay-it-forward pet sitting. We are reinventing pet care and making it more accessible to everyone who has a pet. Our goal is to increase the adoption of animals from shelters by making it easier to be a pet owner with the increase of community support. Our fundamental concept is, “I will pet sit for you if you, in turn, pet sit for someone else in the community.” There is a marked difference between finding someone who wants to pet sit for you vs. paying someone to pet sit for you. It’s about making life-long connections. If no one in the community is available, you can also hire professional pet sitters.
The PR from this activity would go a long way for a bootstrapping Startup Founder who is a Woman, an Immigrant and a LGBT Member. Dogma is a fusion of my two loves: Pets + Tech.
My name is not Stephanie or Esteban. It’s Fevi. And and I would like to wish you a Belated Happy Birthday, Sir.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.