Tag Archive: Amanda Steinberg

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    DailyWorth CEO and Founder Amanda Steinberg Raises Additional $1 Million Funding

    New York-based entrepreneur Amanda Steinberg nabs an additional $1 million in funding in an additional Series A raise led by DFJ Gotham.

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

    Financial media company DailyWorth announced this week that they have raised an additional $1 million in Series A funding led by DFJ Gotham. Previously, the company founded by Amanda Steinberg raised $2 million in Series A last year.

    Having been a programmer at many venture-backed NYC startup companies in her twenties, Amanda learned what makes an Internet startup successful: “a clear, simple revenue model; scalable technology; and a valid problem in a large market to solve.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Change Your Relationship To “Failure”

    In business, failure is not possible – it’s inevitable. Expect it.

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    A couple of years ago, I had the worst day of my entrepreneurial life. DailyWorth was two years old, I’d been trying to raise investment capital for nine months, and I had two toddlers and a marriage on thin ice. A group of investors had verbally committed to putting major money into the company, but the close was dragging out. So like any good salesperson, I threw out a date for finishing the deal.

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    From The Startup Trenches: Top 10 Articles From Entrepreneurs About Starting Up On Women 2.0 In 2012

    The most read articles on Women 2.0 by entrepreneurs in 2012.

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

    Women 2.0 is a place for women to share stories from the startup trenches: building a startup, debating when to quit the full-time job to pursue the entrepreneurial passion full-time, getting invited to the vice president’s house…

    These entrepreneurs explain what they learned

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg Talks Marketing, Growth Hacking And Building 6 Companies

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, DailyWorth CEO and founder Amanda Steinberg talks from her experience of building over 200 websites. DailyWorth is her sixth business and she aimed to share tips with the audience at Women 2.0

    “The most important lesson I learned is that as CEOs and founders, we make things too complicated,” said DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg.

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    by Angie Chang

    DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg Speaking At Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference On November 14

    November 14’s PITCH Conference speakers include DailyWorth founder and CEO Amanda Steinberg.

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

    We are just weeks away from Women 2.0’s first PITCH Conference in New York featuring a full day of successful women entrepreneurs as speakers. Meet CEO Amanda Steinberg, founder at DailyWorth.

    Amanda will be presenting a case study about user acquisition alongside women entrepreneurs and executives

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Janet Hanson

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

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

    Janet was recently recognized on Forbes for changing the world of business. In the profile, she states –

    “When somebody says, ‘Well, what do you invest in?’ I could say, ‘I own stocks or bonds or mutual funds,’ but I say that I have invested in other women.”

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    Female Founders To Watch: Women With Solid Technical Chops – And Own It

    For a thorough list of technical women founding companies (CTOs, CEOs, VPs of engineering and more), check out this list.

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

    Of the five finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine’s ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR award, there is a female founder – Limor Fried.

    The MIT-educated electrical engineer (pictured) started electronics hobbyist company Adafruit Industries to distribute DIY electronics toys like littleBits and Arduino items. Vote for her for “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the eponymous magazine – go on, go do it!

    It’s been pointed out on Twitter that the recent Mashable list of 44 female founders includes hardly any technical

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    by Angie Chang

    Marissa Mayer For President

    Isn’t it funny how that “How do they do it?” question is never really “How does HE do it?” This is particularly frustrating to those women, like myself, who ARE doing it.

    By Jennifer McFadden (Co-Founder, Skillcrush)

    We, at Skillcrush, salute the inimitable Marissa Mayer as she takes on her new role as CEO of Yahoo! We can’t think of a better, more fierce, and overall awesome lady to take hold of the reins.

    She not only has some serious experience in engineering and operations; but also excels at design and product, and has deep domain expertise in location-based services and mobile.

    All skills that make her the perfect fit to lead Yahoo! back from the brink. Of course, that’s not ALL we have to say

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    by Angie Chang

    A Letter To Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer

    The media seems to have this “corporate moms neglect their kids” story going, and (sadly) you’ll have a lot of people gunning for you. Please ignore.

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)


    At 37, you’ve opted to become CEO of struggling tech giant Yahoo. And you’re seven months pregnant.

    With a Master’s degree in computer science from Stanford, you don’t need anyone’s advice on efficiency planning or system engineering. But you’re going to get a lot of input on nannies, sleep training, and the buzzword/cliche du jour — “having it all.”

    I’ve had it all and then some.

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    by Angie Chang

    Leaping The Venture Capital Gender Gap: DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg

    “Women tend to start so-called lifestyle businesses, meaning companies that stay small enough to allow their owners to have a life outside the business, while investors are looking for startups with the potential for huge scale, so there is often a mismatch.”

    By Anne Fisher (Writer, Crain’s New York Business)

    “Venture capital has always been a guy’s game,” entrepreneur Amanda Steinberg said recently.

    Too true: Although women own about one-third of all U.S. small businesses and start companies at twice the rate of men, a scant 11% of venture capital funding goes to female entrepreneurs, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

    Yet Amanda, CEO of DailyWorth, which she founded in early 2009, has raised more than $3 million in outside capital

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    How Did Your Dad Influence You To Become An Entrepreneur?

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their dads’ influence.

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

    Alice Brooks, one of the co-founders of Kickstarter project Roominate, grew up visiting her father’s robotics lab and when she was young, she had her own saw so that they could work side-by-side. She built her own doll with that saw. Her co-founder Jennifer Kessler grew up playing Mastermind and Chess with her father. The two spent hours solving puzzles together.

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their fathers and how they influenced them. Check out the varied responses from these intrepid

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    My Startup Cost $25,000 For Its Entire First Year, Funded That Start Myself (And Now The Business Is Worth Millions)

    DailyWorth is now a multi-million dollar business. But for its first year, the founder bootstrapped the venture herself with only $25,000. Here’s how she did it.

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    I launched DailyWorth, now a multi-million dollar online community for women, by spending less than $25,000 in our first year of operation back in 2009.

    How did I do it? My business focused on community over product.

    DailyWorth is a community of women who talk money. We help women earn more, save more and spend smarter, daily by email.

    DailyCandy, possibly the most recognized “daily email” business, sold to Comcast for $125M, so there is a big opportunity here.

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    Notes From CEO Joanne Lang: Presenting At Founder Friday

    By Joanne Lang (Founder & CEO, AboutOne)

    A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a friend Ellie Cachette, CEO of ConsumerBell (one of AboutOne’s strategic partners) asking me if I was interested in being a presenter at the Women 2.0 Founder Friday in New York. I am very proud to be a member of Women 2.0 and the work they do, so I changed my schedule to be there.

    Women 2.0 hosted six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, February 3, 2012 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mixers (February 3 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, NYC, Madrid & Barcelona)

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 is hosting six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, February 3, 2012 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, Madrid and Barcelona.

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    by Angie Chang

    A Former Web Engineer, CEO Amanda Steinberg Talks DailyWorth

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    I’ve always been interested in creating businesses, inspired by my single mother, who always stressed the importance of financial self-sufficiency. I launched my first e-commerce website when I was 21, and throughout the years built Web agencies like CitySoft and Soapbxx to $1 million-plus in revenue.

    As a web engineer throughout my twenties, I worked as the programmer and lead technical strategist to many venture-backed Internet startup companies in New York City.

    I learned what makes an Internet startup successful:

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    Five Lessons Learned From Raising Series A For My Startup

    By Joanne Lang (Founder & CEO, AboutOne)

    It’s been an amazing journey to get AboutOne where it is today. Through the process of developing an award winning app and raising an over-subscribed Series A with lead investors Golden Seeds, I’ve navigated quite a few hurdles and learned many lessons while juggling my roles as tech start up founder and mom to my four young boys.

    As I celebrate the closing of my first series A funded by Golden Seeds and MAG, I thought I would give you a sneak peak at five lessons I’ve learned about the funding process.

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    DailyWorth Raises $2M From Joanne Wilson, Howard Lindzon

    By Ben Popper (Contributor, BetaBeat)

    65% of women are the CFOs in their household, meaning they make the principal financial decisions.

    When serial entrpreneur Amanda Steinberg was looking to create an email business, she fixated on improving women’s financial smarts, something she had struggled with as a new mother buying a new home. And so DailyWorth, a sort of DailyCandy for money, was born.

    The company has just raised $2 million from a group of angel investors led by Joanne Wilson and

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    by Angie Chang

    Joanne Wilson: An Angel Who Bets On Women-Led Companies

    By Suzanne Axtell (Technology Evangelist, O’Reilly)


    Blogger, mother, foodie, and hardcore New Yorker Joanne Wilson (@TheGothamGal) is one of a few female angel investors.

    Her approach to investing is unabashedly women-centric.

    As she explains in the following interview, she’s a believer in the power of the startup ecosystem to influence the economies of New York and beyond.

    Suzanne Axtell: What inspired you to move into the venture capital (VC) space?