Gefen Skolnick - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Gefen Skolnick

Gefen Skolnick

Founder & CEO

Couplet Coffee

Gefen Skolnick is the founder of Couplet Coffee and Bunch of Founders, a lead venture partner for Contrary Capital and a venture scout for Backstage Capital. As a first-generation immigrant and a lesbian who spent three years in community college before going on to get her degree from UCLA in computational linguistics, she is passionate about advocating for underestimated entrepreneurs and community college students. Gefen doesn’t limit herself to the way things have traditionally been done – from raising her first funding round for Couplet Coffee through Twitter, to her role as Chief Gay for 👁👄👁, which grabbed the attention the tech industry and raised over $200k for racial justice organizations. Through Couplet Coffee, Gefen is mission is to make specialty coffee more coffee fun and approachable.

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