Tag Archive: Cassie Phillipps

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    by Angie Chang

    Kabam Co-Founder Holly Liu on Early Startup Failures

    By Cassie Phillipps (Executive Producer, Failcon)

    Editor’s note: In 2006, we met Holly Liu who had just co-founded Kabam, a Google Ventures -funded social gaming startup that today employs over 400 across offices in San Francisco and Redwood City (California), Beijing (China), and Luxembourg.

    Holly talks to Cassie at Failcon about turning mistakes and failures into learnings and future growth.

    Holly Liu: The funny thing about failure is

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Get Mentored, Men Get Sponsored: The Failure of Mentors

    By Cassie Phillipps (Executive Producer, Failcon)

    I believe it’s not that women need more mentors; it’s that we need to change our relationship with mentors. Erin Wolf made the distinction, and I think it is very valid, that “Women get Mentored. Men Get Sponsored.” If you want to get ahead in business, you need to find mentors who are far more advanced than you, who can (and will) actively influence things in your favor.

    This also reflects the problem with the statistic above: that only 25% of people had active mentors. If someone has not agreed that they are your mentor, they will not go to bat for you or seek