The Art of Living Now with Valentina Milanova, Founder of DAYE: Episode 3 artwork
The Art Of Living Now

The Art of Living Now with Valentina Milanova, Founder of DAYE: Episode 3

  • S1E3
  • 1:18:29
  • March 21st 2021

Valentina Milanova is the founder of DAYE, the women’s health research and development company on a mission to close the gender pain gap and overcome historical gender biases in medical research and product innovation. 

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Valentina moved to London in study business, economics, and law at the University of Buckingham.

After considering careers in journalism and event planning, Valentina soon found herself drawn in by the start-up world, working first at Techstars and then as a venture associate for Founders Factory. Meanwhile, she began working on her own idea for a company. After 200 pitches to investors, Valentina managed to raise £4.23 million in seed funding, and in 2018, DAYE was officially born.

Valentina joins us on the podcast to discuss how financial insecurity growing up has made her cautious with money, not-to-mention overly appreciative of fresh orange juice; what her parents' complicated yet enduring marriage taught her about love; how moving out at 14 to live with her then-boyfriend gave her a premature exposure to adulthood and why she's always fought to challenge ideas, and people, she disagrees with.

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This podcast has been created in partnership with our favourite jewellery brand, Missoma and a brilliant initiative started by the Prince's Trust, Women Supporting Women.

Do you find yourself wondering how the people you admire have designed their lives? How they approach not just their careers but love, money, their home?

The Art of living now is a new podcast exploring just that. Throughout this in-depth interview series, Her Hustle co-founder, Emma-Louise Boynton, is joined by leading women at the top of their game to discuss the rules by which they live. 

Do they love intensely or stay clear from romance in fear of a broken heart? Do they have a career plan or do they relish the unknown? Do they save or do they splurge? Do they work as hard as they can, or do they slow down to smell the roses? These are some of the questions the show will be delving into as we seek to understand the guiding principles that structure how our favourite women live.

The Art of Living Now podcast is brought to you by the women’s career platform, Her Hustle, in partnership with our favourite jewellery brand, Missoma, and the brilliant initiative created by the Prince’s Trust, Women Supporting Women.