Tag Archive: Care.com

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Female Digital Health CEOs You Should Know

    Meet three female CEOs of digital health companies that received over $2 million in venture funding recently.

    By Amy Puliafito (Research & Marketing Manager, Rock Health)

    Earlier this week, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 was Ada Lovelace Day, a day dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women in technology and technology policy. Ada Lovelace is considered by many to be the world’s first computer programmer.

    To celebrate, we are profiling three outstanding

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    by Angie Chang

    Social Babysitting Marketplace UrbanSitter Raises $6 Million

    Congrats to UrbanSitter on raising Series A for the social babysitting marketplace founded by four parents in San Francisco.

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

    Social babysitting marketplace UrbanSitter co-founders include Andrea Barrett (Product), Lynn Perkins (CEO, both pictured), Hadar Wissotzky (CTO) and Daisy Downs (Operations). The $6 million Series A round was raised from Canaan Partners, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners.

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    by Angie Chang

    Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo Raises $50M Series E Funding

    Institutional Venture Partners and others invest $50M in Care.com, founded by Sheila Lirio Marcelo.

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

    PITCH 2012 conference speaker Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO of Care.com, raised $50M in Series E funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, NEA and Trinity Ventures. IVP’s General Partner Sandy Miller joins the board of Care.com as a result of the additional funding.

    To date, Care.com has raised $101M in venture funding since being founded in 2006 by CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo. The TechCrunch funding announcement whispers of a coming IPO for Care.com which will be exciting…

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    by Angie Chang

    Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo At PITCH 2012 (Video)

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

    Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO of Care.com, talks about Women 2.0 and female entrepreneurship. She admits it is a challenging and lonely road, and supports Women 2.0’s goal of cultivating a support network for early-stage entrepreneurs.

    Marcelo advises entrepreneurs not let challenges in one’s head overcome them – for example, you don’t have to have clean dishes at home. She believes having the wrong vision in one’s head – one of perfection – will prevent you from moving forward and taking risks.

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    by Angie Chang

    Friday Roundup: For The Love Or The Money?

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

    This week, we learned that social networking site Pinterest reached record-breaking pageviews in an ungodly amount of time. Almost simultaneously, we heard that Pinterest has been generating revenue – a feat achieved by few early-stage startups.

    Alicia Navarro‘s venture-funded startup Skimlinks powers the monetization of Pinterest’s pins through affiliate marketing.

    Blogger Penelope Trunk comments on Sheryl Sandberg and brings up Jeff Atwood, founder of Stack Overflow:

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    by Angie Chang

    Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo: “The Seat Next To Me Is Open”

    By Sheila Lirio Marcelo (Founder & CEO, Care.com)

    Editor’s note: Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO of Care.com, will be speaking at the PITCH Conference on February 14, 2012 in Mountain View, CA. Get your ticket now!

    2012 has already proven to be a newsworthy year for women’s empowerment, from politics to business to social issues.

    This year we will see the greatest number of female incumbents and nominees up for re-election in the Senate. Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, just oversaw the largest initial public offering for a company when the social media giant filed this month.

    The New York Times recently reported on the boon of entrepreneurs, many of them female, who are leading