Tag Archive: Accel Partners

  1. Speak_up_by_motherwarxx
    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

    The London Startup Advantage

    This supportive community, that ranges from behemoths like Google, to active and innovative individuals like James Governor, is a testament to the sheer potential of London’s startup tech marketplace.

    By Francesca Krihely (Community Manager, MongoDB)

    I moved to London in May and after living there for six months, I was pleasantly surprised at the market opportunity and community for startups in London. There have been a number of wildly successful London-based startups, namely Canonical, supporters of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and Last.fm, which was acquired

  3. Lynda-Weinman
    by Angie Chang

    Co-Founder Lynda Weinman Raises $103 Million Venture Capital For Eponymous Online Learning Platform lynda.com

    The female-founded edutech company receives a huge first round of outside funding, with big plans for expansion.

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

    Co-founded by Lynda Weinman in 1995 and profitable since 1997, online learning platform lynda.com has big plans to scale and grow internationally with its first round of outside funding – $103 million from Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners.

    lynda.com earned over $100 million in revenue in 2012.

  4. housetrip
    by Angie Chang

    London-Based HouseTrip, Co-Founded By CFO Junjun Chen, Raises $40M Series C Funding

    Congrats to HouseTrip on the additional VC funding raised!

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

    Holiday rental website HouseTrip for booking your vacation rental online raised $40 million Series C funding, led by Accel Partners and joined by return backers Balderton Capital and Index Ventures.

    Junjun Chen co-founded HouseTrip in 2009, and has served as Chief Financial Officer since the company’s inception.

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet PITCH 2012 Online Judge Sara Lannin Of Accel Partners

    Meet one of 30+ judges reviewing applications for PITCH – Sara Lannin is a venture partner at Accel.

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

    You have six more days to finish your application for this year’s PITCH 2012 Startup Competition – I’m excited to introduce online application judge Sara Lannin of Accel Partners.

    Accel Partners focuses on early stage opportunities in information technology and health care.

    Before joining Accel, Sara honed her interest in technology through work experience in product management, corporate communications and social media at OpenTable, Facebook and Yahoo!

  6. Alexa_von_Tobel_twittersmall
    by Angie Chang

    Women’s Startups Lack Access to Capital (Women Don’t Ask)

    By Jessica Naziri (Reporter, CNBC)

    When Alexa von Tobel found herself frustrated with the lack of personal finance resources and tools available to her, she took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in 2008 to pursue her dream of creating a way for women to gain control of their finances.

  7. birchbox
    by Angie Chang

    Birchbox Raises $10.5 Series A to Disrupt Cosmetics Industry

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

    Birchbox announced today they raised $10.5M to continue product development and possibly branch into other verticals.

    Birchbox was founded by Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Harvard Business School grads (pictured).

    Accel partner Theresia Gouw Ranzetta says, “The team has forged partnerships with some of the world’s leading cosmetic brands to give consumers a fun, monthly beauty sampling experience. We believe Birchbox has many opportunities for continued growth, and we look forward to aiding their success.”

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    by Angie Chang

    How Deal with Two Women Points to a Different Silicon Valley

    By Chris O’Brien (Business & Technology Columnist, San Jose Mercury News)

    Something happened last week in Silicon Valley that was remarkable simply because nothing about it was remarkable. Well, almost nothing. On Monday, a stealth startup announced it had raised $7.3 million from a prominent venture firm. The deal hinged on the long-term relationship between the founder, a serial entrepreneur, and a venture capitalist who has become a leading figure in e-commerce startups. They had worked together in the past and had become cornerstones of each other’s networks over the past decade.

    In other words, it’s the kind of thing that happens every day in Silicon Valley — except for one crucial detail: They’re both women.