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Rachel Star

Senior Associate

Rachel is Senior Associate at Unusual helping to build and support the firm’s consumer investments. Rachel’s passion for business lies at the intersection of products and people. Rachel started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company with a focus on consumer brands, retailers, supply chain, and manufacturing. She then joined the Corporate Strategy team at Nordstrom Inc. Most recently, Rachel was an early-stage investor on the consumer team at Shasta Ventures. Rachel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a place that has given her a deep appreciation for the entrepreneurial journey. She was a part of the team that launched SparkTruck, a non-profit organization that brought design-thinking curriculum to students across the country via a mobile classroom. She has been a speaker at TED events, for the Aspen Institute, and at Autodesk University. Rachel holds a BS from Northwestern University where she studied Manufacturing Engineering and Psychology.

Why Unusual?

My favorite part of being an investor is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with entrepreneurs. I love the dedication the team Unusual shows towards being the best possible partner to the founders we work with – by creating thoughtful programing like the Academy and unique offerings like the Get Ahead Platform.


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