Female Founders To Follow: Women In Gaming From YetiZen
Meet the women founders working in and on Yetizen, the SF-based social gaming startup accelerator.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
There is no shortage of accelerators and incubators today. Best part is, many of these are extremely focused and specialized for the industry.
Try Rock Health founded by CEO Halle Tecco for startups in the health space, Enrique Allen’s The Designer Fund for designers starting startups, Blackbox.vc for European startuppers seeking an immersive Silicon Valley experience, Microsoft’s Kinect accelerator for the like, and the list goes on.
Here are the female founders from Yetizen to watch:
Margaret Wallace (Founder & CEO, Playmatics)
Margaret founded Playmatics to bring rich games and applications to the Internet. She is a mentor at Yetizen, advising startups on fundraising. Follow her on Twitter at @MargaretWallace.
Taylor Louie (Co-Founder, Skillville Games)
East Coast transplant Taylor co-founded Skillville Games, a skill gaming website that brings people together to compete tournament-style for cash, prizes. Follow her on Twitter at @t_louie.
Let us know about gaming startup founders who are women in the comments below – thanks!
About the writer: Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. 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.