"You can be a success and have a small business that operates off cash flow. As a matter of fact, most businessses in the world fit into that category, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. You can operate a profitable hot dog stand and, guess what? You are an entrepreneur and don’t let anyone take that from you."
- Cyan Banister is the American founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zivity, a platform for models and photographers. She is a prolific angel investor along with her husband Scott Banister who is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.
Cyan was born in the United States into a family of artists and grew up around paint, photography and music. From these beginnings, she developed a life-long appreciation for the arts that eventually inspired the Zivity platform. Cyan has held many leadership roles throughout her career, from leading technical operations teams in an enterprise software company to helping women master technology as CTO of a nonprofit organization.