Tag Archive: Andreessen Horowitz

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Conference 2013 Speaker Paula Long Raises $30 Million Series B Funding For DataGravity

    VC is not dead – CEO and co-founder Paula Long raises Series B for her big data startup DataGravity.

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

    After selling her previous company EqualLogic to Dell for $1.4 billion in 2007, Paula Long is at it again with big data startup DataGravity.

    She will be joining us at Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, fresh off the news of raising Series B funding

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    by Angie Chang

    Astia Angel To Offer Angel Investor Training Program This Fall

    The angel training program will take place in Silicon Valley over the following dates: October 25-26, November 1, November 15 and November 29.

    By Amy Gips (Founding Managing Partner, Astia Angel)

    As Women 2.0 reported last week, Astia recently announced the launch of a fund and angel investor network in early 2013.

    Astia Angel, an angel investor network that invests in women-led, high-growth ventures, welcomes both female and male

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    by Angie Chang

    Women: Start Businesses About Shopping

    By Tara Tiger Brown (Contributor, ForbesWoman)

    That’s what a woman, on a panel made up of women, said to a room full of women at a women’s tech conference. Wait, it gets better. The panel was titled “What if you could create a startup?” and the female panelist that provided this sage advice is a Partner at the Venture Capital (VC) firm Andreessen Horowitz.

    Imagine for a second what your reaction might be if you went to a panel to hear from other women about their experiences doing a tech startup and a VC, the person that funds startups, told you that she thinks that women should work on things

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    by Angie Chang

    Women App Developers And The Mentorship Continuum

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

    High school girls across the country gain hands-on programming experience — by building Android apps and writing business plans — at Technovation Challenges held nationwide.

    The 10 week program culminates in a pitch night where VCs ask tough questions — and the girls take it well! With a strong focus on mentorship and teamwork, the girls get empowered to start projects and build teams.

    Mentorship is a continuum —

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    by Angie Chang

    Mentorship and Networking Especially Important for Women Entrepreneurs (Stories of Leadership)

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

    Last week, Andreessen Horowitz invited women to their Menlo Park office to hear stories from leaders: Padmasree Warrior (CTO, Cisco), Marissa Mayer (VP Location & Local, Google), Freada Kapor Klein (Founder, Level Playing Field Institute), Angela Benton (Founder, NewME), and Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo).

    Panel moderator and TechCrunch writer Vivek Wadhwa conducted research with NCWIT, finding that the only difference between women and men to become entrepreneurs is that women feel discouraged from starting up.