Tag Archive: 500 Startups

  1. Image: Cynthia Schames at PITCH 2013
    by Cynthia Schames

    500 Startups: What’s it Really Like for a Female Founder?

    The winner of our 2013 Las Vegas PITCH Competition thought she “got” the whole 500 startups thing… then realized the “bro-tastic cliquey crap” stereotype was not at all the truth.

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    by Angie Chang

    Where Are the Women in Venture Capital That Blog?

    As gatekeepers of venture capital, where are the women in venture capital who blog?

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

    Thought leadership in technology, entrepreneurship and business is established by blogging and tweeting. Unfortunately, the blog rolls of venture capitalists are filled with mostly, well, men ranging from the partners at Andreesseen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and the pundits at TechCrunch… but where are the women?

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    by Angie Chang

    Vietnam-Based Greengar, Co-Founded by CEO Thuy Truong, Joins 500 Startups in Mountain View

    PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalist company Greengar, based in Vietnam, lands in Mountain View to begin the 500 Startups accelerator program today!

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

    Most know her as “the girl in the white dress” at the Women 2.0 Conference a few months ago. Greengar CEO and co-founder Thuy Truong flew in from Ho Chi Minh City to pitch her startup in front of a thousand people on Valentine’s Day, and today she lands in Mountain View with her team to join the 500 Startups accelerator program in Mountain View, California!

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    by Angie Chang

    How I Met 75 Investors and Raised $650,000 For My Startup

    There is no cookie cutter formula to fundraising but I believe the common denominator in fundraising is perseverance.

    By Aihui Ong (Founder & CEO, Love With Food)

    Love With Food graduated from 500 Startups accelerator program about a year ago and we raised $650,000 in June of 2012. It was 3 painful months of fundraising. If you think fundraising is a piece of cake just because we were a 500 alum, think again! When I first began fundraising, all I heard was discouragement.

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    by Angie Chang

    2013: The Year Of The Female Entrepreneur?

    It is no surprise then that four of the major global consumer tech businesses – Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter – have more female customers than male. However, each suffers from a lack of female representation at board level, and this is true throughout the business world.

    By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)

    A recent poll from The Telegraph found that while almost a fifth of young women would like to run their own business, just 3% wanted to become a CEO of a company.