- Finance Columnist and Managing Principal at Seventh Capital
- Author of “The Entrepreneurial Instinct"
- Frequent contributor for CNN, Fox News, BloombergTV, MSNBC, INC Magazine and Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Monica Mehta is a finance expert that offers cultural commentary on money — how it impacts the economy, politics and our ability to lead entrepreneurial lives. She is currently a Managing Principal at Texas-based Seventh Capital, with 20 years of experience as a principal investor. Mehta is a regular commentator on the economy for Real...read the rest
Monica Mehta is a finance expert that offers cultural commentary on money — how it impacts the economy, politics and our ability to lead entrepreneurial lives. She is currently a Managing Principal at Texas-based Seventh Capital, with 20 years of experience as a principal investor. Mehta is a regular commentator on the economy for Real Time with Bill Maher, CNBC, CNN, HLN, Fox News, Fox Business, PBS, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, and the Adam Carolla Show. She has written finance columns for WSJ, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, INC Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine and her advice has been covered by Forbes, The New York Times, Yahoo Finance and recommended by The Small Business Administration.
Her first book The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business (McGraw-Hill | 2012) explores the role of behavior and brain science in our ability to take entrepreneurial risks, be adaptable and bounce back after failure. The book received praise from the CEO Mastercard, former CEO Comp USA, former CEO Borders Books, The Wharton School, Dartmouth Tuck, a Fed economist, INC Magazine, BloombergTV, among others and was awarded Best Start-up Book of 2012 by Small Business Trends, Finalist for Best Book of 2012 in Business & Economics by Foreword Reviews and Best Book of 2012 by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
Mehta’s second book Backslide (late fall 2019) focuses on women and power. Challenging the notion that equality for women in an inevitability, Backslide explores the roles women have played throughout the ages, from prehistory to present day, to uncover five levers of power that across centuries and continents determine women’s status in society. Today, the key levers point to a modern-day regression in status for women; how we experience the backslide depends on class. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, Backslide includes insight from historians, archeologists, social scientists, activists, politicians, business leaders, religious scholars, pop culture figures to uncover the solutions needed to strengthen the levers that hold the key to lasting equality for women.
Mehta serves on the board for Sonoma County Winegrowers, Wharton’s Global Initiative for Environmental Leadership and think tanks for Pepperdine University’s America Project to reduce political polarization. She has served as an ambassador for Operation Hope in conjunction with the White House, to empower economic mobility by teaching five million at-risk kids financial literacy basics and provide one million middle and high school students entrepreneurship training. Mehta has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs through her work with the NY Business Solutions Center and the Wharton Small Business Development Center. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.