Sarika Pokala is an Associate with Whipstitch Capital. Prior to joining Whipstitch, Sarika was a Summer Analyst at JP Morgan in the Specialty Finance team in New York. She also founded an event planning and waitstaff business that she managed in high school.
Outside of work, Sarika is an avid foodie who enjoys traveling the world, taking photos for the gram, and vlogging her adventures. Sarika is a vegetarian and loves to cook South Indian food. Her favorite dish is biryani. Sarika spends her weekends practicing Vinyasa yoga, reading books by Asian American authors, and mentoring high school and college students.
Sarika holds the FINRA Series 79, 82 and 63 licenses and a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, where she was Co-President of a social impact oriented consulting club, Social Enterprise Group at Cornell (SEGC).
Why it’s personal with Sarika
“I grew up in a super earthy, crunchy, granola-type household. My parents and I moved from India to the United States when I was four years old. My mother, who is an exceptional cook, brought the Eastern way of using food as your medicine to our home here – turmeric, ginger, and other spices have always been staples in our meals. That upbringing has gifted me with an un-ending excitement for helping uncover all the ways our Whipstitch partners can grow and thrive. Finding the right investors gives them the ability to not only offer more products but to educate through expanded marketing programs. It’s a tremendous responsibility and an honor to be part of a brand’s growth journey. I take that responsibility very personally.”
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