Kegonsa Seed Fund

Brazen Careerist

Founder: Penelope Trunk
Managers: Ed Barrientos (CEO), Penelope Trunk (Chief Evangelist)
Industry: Web 2.0 Professional Services
Established: 2007
Headquarters: Madison, Wisconsin

Brazen Careerist, Inc. is a career management tool for next-generation professionals. It makes it easy for members to network with each other, express their ideas on issues, and attract potential employers.

The company also provides recruitment solutions for companies interested in recruiting Generation Y professionals.

Investment History:
  • The Kegonsa Seed Fund was the sole seed round investor.
  • The Kegonsa Seed Fund, the Kegonsa Coinvest Fund, and current management invested in the Series A financing round.

Company Leaders

Penelope Trunk is the founder and Chief Evangelist of Brazen Careerist, Inc.

Penelope is a popular syndicated columnist and author. Her career advice appears in more than 200 newspapers and magazines, including Time, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe.

For more information about Penelope, please visit her blog, Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist.

Ed Barrientos is CEO of Brazen Careerist, Inc.

Ed has over 15 years of chief executive-level experience, including a stint as CEO of Arc Second, a high-precision GPS technology firm that was acquired by Metris in 2006. Following the acquisition of Arc Second, Ed served on the Board of Directors of Metris through its IPO in 2006 and up to its acquisition by Nikon in 2009.

In addition to his executive management experience, Ed is an active angel investor focused on early stage technology companies.