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Apple Acquires Chomp, App Search Engine Startup Co-Founded By CTO Cathy Edwards, For $50 Million

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By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

This week, Apple confirmed the acquisition of app search engine startup Chomp for $50 million.

Chomp was co-founded by Cathy Edwards. She is the CTO of Chomp, leading the engineering team to build the “proprietary algorithm [that] learns the functions and topic of apps”.

She spoke at the 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Conference last week at the Computer History Museum, ardently advocating product launches within 90 days. Her conference slides are below.

Edwards blogged on Women 2.0 about Technical Tips for Early-Stage Startup CTOs last year. She has also been an active role model for entrepreneurs and technical women in our community, leading a Founder Friday in San Francisco and participating at the last two Women 2.0 Startup Weekends as a judge of the final presentations.

Congrats to Cathy Edwards and the entire Chomp team!

For the full rundown of lessons learned from the speakers at Women 2.0 PITCH Conference, click here.

Photo credit: ZatPhoto.

About the guest blogger: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006 with Shaherose Charania. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management, web UI design, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.