Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.
By Melissa Ablett (Marketing & Events Coordinator, BostInnovation)
Today at Microsoft’s second annual Women’s Leadership Forum there was no cheer-leading about “girl power,” rather just powerful women who are making a difference.
Organized by Microsoft, MITX, the Commonwealth Corporation, and others, the NERD Center was filled with women (and a few very lucky, seemingly lost men) eager to attend the long line-up of speakers, panels, one-on-ones, and networking.
Sara Spalding, Microsoft’s Cambridge Site
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
The new Habit Labs focuses on contextual computing for health behavior change. Jen McCabe is now CEO of Habit Labs, while co-founder Buster Benson serves as CTO. The merger will take Habit Labs from San Francisco to Seattle, where Jen’s background in patient advocacy and social design will work with Buster’s expertise in personalized recommendations and gamification techniques.
“There’s something really interesting happening in Seattle with local startups, particularly in health and education. I’m gratified to find such a supportive community here.
By Jennifer Lum (Angel Investor, Apricot Capital)
I’ve been angel investing for a year now and I’m thoroughly enjoying it! I started investing so that I could collaborate with top entrepreneurs and investors.
I invest through Apricot Capital with my co-founder Peter Wernau. We’ve invested in 8 companies and are thrilled to be working with a stellar group of entrepreneurs. Our first investment, Peekaboo Mobile, was acquired in April 2011 and our second investment, OnSwipe, closed a Series Awesome in June 2011.