Tag Archive: AngelList

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Why You Can’t Hire

    The CEO of AngelList argues that the problem isn’t too few developers; it’s too many founders. Time to “throw out the old cap tables.” 

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    by Jessica Stillman

    SEC Says Yes to Some Crowdfunding Platforms

    Legal uncertainty has hung over crowdfunding but now letters from the SEC have lifted this cloud of doubt from several platforms.

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Crowdfunding may have been exciting entrepreneurs for awhile, but whether the idea would be as appealing to regulators has been an open question. Now the SEC has given the green light to two platforms, lifting doubt and firing the starting gun on further crowdfunding innovation.

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    by Angie Chang

    So You Want To Be An Angel Investor?

    Healthcare startups are unique in that they offer double-bottom line benefits, cash and social impact. The same goes with angel investing in healthcare.

    By Dana Rosenberg (Director of Business Development, Rock Health)

    Last month, Rock Health and Fenwick & West hosted the first of a workshop series on angel investing for clinicians — Rock Health Angels — dedicated to educating doctors and other healthcare professionals on angel investing.

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    by Angie Chang

    Getting Your Startup Funded Online (Infographic)

    Four proven options online that can get you as much as $10 million in funding (that’s the record so far).

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    For all the hype that crowdfunding has caused, there are very few startups that have been crowfunded. Yet. The future is looking very good for crowdfunders.

    You have four proven options that can get you as much as $10 million in funding – or at least that’s the record so far.

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    by Angie Chang

    Congratulations To The 10 Finalists Of The Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition (Pitching Live February 14)

    The finalists have been selected to PITCH on February 14!

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Prerna Gupta

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

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

    Out of Atlanta, Georgia – Khush founder and CEO Prerna Gupta received funding from 500 Startups as part of the Mountain View, California-based startup seed fund and accelerator program in early 2011. By year’s end, the intelligent music app startup Khush was acquired by Smule for an undisclosed amount.

    As CEO of Khush, Prerna oversaw the growth of Khush and its merger with Smule. Together, the companies’ apps have reached over 50 million users worldwide.

    She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 2004 with a degree in Economics, and

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    by Angie Chang

    Do’s & Don’ts For Raising Money As A First Time Founder

    Get a mentor! Actually, get a couple. One who is light years ahead of you and one who is not quite as far along to help you take things one day at a time.

    By Courtney Powell (Founder & CEO, PublikDemand)

    One day I hope to describe in greater detail my lessons from fundraising for PublikDemand. It has been an extraordinary experience.

    Have more do’s and don’ts? Tell me at [email protected] or @CourtneyPowell.

    In the meantime…

    On AngelList:

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Tech Earning $125,000+ A Year Should Consider Investing In At Least One (Female-Founded) Startup

    500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure challenges women to invest in startups – to WIN.

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

    Founding partner at 500 Startups Dave McClure wants every woman in tech to become an angel investor, saying “Stop talking about the problem and become part of the solution.” He challenges women working in the technology sector who either drive a nice car, own a nice house or earn over $125k a year to become an angel investor – and invites you to accept his challenge to make three (3) investments of $5k each in a startup businesses this year.

    We at Women 2.0 hope at least one of those three investments is in a startup with at least one female founder.

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    by Angie Chang

    VolunteerSpot Founder And CEO Karen Bantuveris In An Exclusive Interview With Women 2.0 About Raising $1.5M Series A

    VolunteerSpot’s simple sign up application makes it easy to participate and say YES to volunteering.

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

    Austin-based management consultant and working mom Karen Bantuveris became a Girl Scout leader and PTA board member when her daughter entered school. She was shocked at all the “little things” that made volunteering a hassle. Fueled by frustration with reply-all emails, clipboards, online groups and late night reminder messages, Karen set out to do something about it in 2009…

    Fast forward a few years – VolunteerSpot announced $1.5M Series A funding from ff Venture Capital in New York with participation from angels in the Central TX Angel Network, Nebraska

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    by Angie Chang

    How To: Fundraising For Your Hardware Startup

    Although the fundraising process for software startups is largely formulaic, the same isn’t true for hardware.

    By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures)

    The hardware ecosystem is flourishing. But hardware is hard, and conventional wisdom is that VCs don’t like to invest in it. So how do you fund your hardware startup?

    During the Hardware Unconference, the session on fundraising was one of the most widely-attended. The challenge of raising money is on the minds of many people in the hardware community. Some fall into the “Maker” category, others are trying to build companies, but they’re encountering similar issues.

    Kickstarter is attracting a lot of hardware

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Founders’ Valentine’s Day PITCH

    By Chitra Rakesh (Writer, Mountain View Patch)

    Some of the smartest women in Silicon Valley – and beyond – celebrated women entrepreneurs on Valentine’s Day at the in Mountain View.

    Women 2.0, an organization committed to increase the number of female founders of tech startups, held its fifth annual PITCH Conference & Competition on Tuesday, February 14. The turnout far exceeded expectations and the event sold-out with 1000 participants.

    The competition received 172 applications from 12