By Carina Koo (Co-Founder, Momentus Media)
Now that we’re a startup with some success, we meet a lot of people who want to learn from our story. Since we started playing with Facebook over a year ago, we’ve built Facebook apps and marketing campaigns used by millions of people. But one of the things people find most interesting is how we are bootstrapped.
The short version: We built a simple product that was meant to be sold right from the get-go.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder, Women 2.0)
Who doesn’t have a love and hate relationship with Facebook? Love it because it can be a source of business and new job creation by female founders!
Here are 5 female founders of tech startups making money off Facebook:
Annie Chang (Co-Founder & Head of Products, LOLapps)
“Don’t be fooled by the name of her startup” warned Fast Company. Annie Chang co-founded LOLapps, a leading yet under-the-radar social-apps publisher. Follow her on Twitter at @lolapps.
Carina Koo (Co-Founder, Momentus Media)
Former Microsoft software engineer Carina Koo co-founded Momentus Media to build software tools helping brands connect with fans virally. Follow her on Twitter at @carinacarinakoo.
Lucy Zhang (Co-Founder & President, Beluga)
Former Google software engineer & mobile developer Lucy Zhang co-founded group messaging app Beluga (acquired by Facebook in March). Follow her on Twitter at @lucidlogic.
Victoria Ransom (Founder & CEO, Wildfire)
Wildfire was founded by serial entrepreneur Victoria Ransom to build a platform for companies to run interactive promotions on the social web. Follow her on Twitter at @victoria_ransom.
Do you know more female founders of Facebook-related startups? Let us know about them in the comments below.
APPNATION (April 27 – 28 in San Francisco) is an ambitious and bold thought leadership conference and exposition focusing exclusively on the consumer applications revolution and global app economy. Featuring speakers and exhibitors including Digital Chocolate, Marvel Entertainment, Jumptap, Nielsen Mobile, RIM, Intel, Outfit7, Sequoia Capital, WIP, Fox Broadcasting, Greystripe, Norwest Venture Partners, and Wall Street Journal.
On Thursday, April 28 (1:15pm – 1:50pm on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine at Moscone South @ APPNATION) join us for the “Monetization Strategies” panel with open Q&A – presented by Women 2.0 & Founder Labs!
Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder, Women 2.0 & Founder Labs) will be leading the discussion on monetization of mobile apps with the following panelists:
- Cathy Edwards (Co-Founder & CTO, Chomp)
- Jean Hsu (Android Developer, Pulse)
- Rob Coneybeer (Co-Founder & Partner, Shasta Ventures)
- Raj Singh (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, SRI)
We will also be showcasing 5 mobile developers from the Women 2.0 community in at the APPNATION expo with their own developer demo pods:
- Anna Billstrom (Developer, Momentus Media) at 49B
- Carina Koo (Co-Founder, Momentus Media) at 49C
- Lisa Seacat (Founder, SplitTix) at 49A
- Sophia Perl (Founder & Developer, Eventabulous) at 49D
- Veda Rogers (Developer & CEO, AppDay) at 49E
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