Tag Archive: Carina Koo

  1. b2b-583x310
    by Angie Chang

    Better Luck Bootstrapping with B2B Businesses

    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.

  2. annie-chang
    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders to Watch in the Facebook Ecosystem

    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.

  3. appnation
    by Angie Chang

    Partner event: APPNATION 2011 for Mobile Developers

    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)

    Check out mobile developer Sophia Perl presenting her mobile app Eventabulous at the AppCircus on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:20pm.

    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:

    DEVELOPERS: Submit your app and have a chance to pitch at the AppCircus@Appnation on April 27! Powered by dotopen, this is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each participant a chance to get a nomination to the annual Mobile Premier Awards at Mobile World Congress. Click here for full details, rules and submission information. Deadline for entry is April 17.

    Women 2.0 members save 40% with discount code “APWN40″.