Christanyc

Christa Avampato

Christa is a writer, product developer, and fundraiser. She is the Founder of the company Chasing Down the Muse and creator of brands Compass Yoga and One Fine Yogi. Equally inspired by ancient wisdom and modern tech, her writing examines how business and technology push cultural change. Christa's 15-year career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, she has used her sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, programs, and events that make this world a better place. A recovering multi-tasker, she is a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of her Mac, she on her yoga mat, walking her rescue dog, Phin, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching in New York City, a wonderful and turbulent city that she proudly calls home. Follow her on Twitter @christanyc.

General Information

Name:
Christa Avampato
Fool Since:
October 5 2013
Where I Live:
New York, New York
Where I Grew Up:
Highland, New York
Gender:
Female

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
I believe in investing for impact.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
UPenn (BA) Darden School at UVA (MBA)
Job Title
Founder
Company / Organization
Chasing Down the Muse http://chasingdownthemuse.com
Former Jobs
American Express, Toys R Us, The Home Depot, The Walt Disney Company

Interests

Personal Quote:
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo
My Interests:
Technology, Business, Health, Yoga, Art
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Prague, Costa Rica, India, South Africa
Favorite Movies:
The Godfather I & II
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Words and sounds that move me
Great Books Read Recently:
Ivan Ramen
Book Currently Reading:
The Age of Miracles

Christanyc is following 1 Fool

An Interview with Christanyc

Last updated: 10/8/2013
The Fool:
What's the best product you use that most people don't know about?
Christanyc:
Remember the Milk app - keeps me organized
The Fool:
In what way would society be different if bears had become the dominant sentient species?
Christanyc:
Salmon would be extinct by now
The Fool:
To what extent has your financial success, or lack thereof, been the result of luck versus skill?
Christanyc:
We have to be prepared to be lucky. Always.
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

The short of it: Maker, writer, teacher, product developer, fundraiser. Founder of the company Chasing Down the Muse and creator of brands Compass Yoga and One Fine Yogi. Novice programmer. Equally inspired by ancient wisdom and modern tech. Opener of doors. The long of it: My 15-year career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, programs, and events that make this world a better place. We all have the opportunity to live extraordinary lives. In 2012 I founded Chasing Down the Muse, where I create products for a collection of brands that build a better world and inspire people on and off the yoga mat. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phin, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching in New York City, a wonderful and turbulent city that I proudly call home. Contact info: christa.avampato@gmail.com

How I Invest

I'm not one for investing in big businesses. I mostly invest in growing my own company and the companies of other passionate small business owners.