Monica Mehta is an author, investor and sought after expert on finance, small business and the economy. She is a managing principal at investment firm Seventh Capital. Ms. Mehta has written columns for WSJ, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, INC and Entrepreneur Magazine and appears on Real Time with Bill Maher, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, BBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, ABC News. She is the author of award winning book The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business (McGraw-Hill 2012). Throughout her career, Ms. Mehta has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs on a pro-bono basis to write business plans and secure loans through her work with the NY Business Solutions Center and the Wharton Small Business Development Center. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.