Tag Archive: Aileen Lee

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Your Next Board Member Should Be A Woman

    By Aileen Lee (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)

     

    Good questions have been asked lately of tech companies without gender diversity on their boards of directors. While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up only 15.7% of Fortune 500 boards of directors, less than 10% of California tech company boards, and 9.1% of Silicon Valley boards.

    Why should we care? For one, women are the power users of many products and it’s just smart business to have an understanding of key customers around the table. Could you imagine a game company without any gamers on the leadership team or board?

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    by Angie Chang

    2012 PITCH Startup Competition Finalists Announced

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

    The run-up to Women 2.0 PITCH Conference on February 14, 2012 is defined by Women 2.0′s fifth annual Startup Competition for early-stage tech startups.

    Watch the finalists of the 2012 Women 2.0 Startup Competition pitch live on February 14. Hear first-hand feedback from panels of real investors on what makes a successful pitch for investment.

    Here are the 10 finalists of the 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition:

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    by Angie Chang

    Social Proof Is The New Marketing, Says Prominent VC Aileen Lee

    By Aileen Lee (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)

    As I’ve written before, we’re in an amazing period of the consumer Internet. Despite a shaky economy, many web companies are in hypergrowth. This is reminiscent of the five-year period over a decade ago when companies like Amazon, Netscape, eBay, Yahoo, Google and PayPal were built.

    One challenge, which isn’t new, is the battle for consumer attention. If you’re looking to grow your user base, is there a best way to cost-effectively attract valuable users? I’m increasingly convinced the best way is by harnessing a concept called

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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.

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    by Angie Chang

    85 Broads, Women 2.0 Announce #itswomen Campaign Launch

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    Today, 85 Broads launched a global media campaign called It’s Women to encourage companies, VC’s, super angels, and high net worth investors to dramatically increase their investment in startups founded by women entrepreneurs.

    On October 19, 2004, 85 Broads staged a one-day “Buycott” as a symbolic gesture to encourage Fortune 500 companies to pay greater attention to the enormous purchasing power of women. Business Week covered the Buycott and Trendsight summed up our impact!