Tag Archive: Caterina Fake

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    by Angie Chang

    Where Are the Women in Venture Capital That Blog?

    As gatekeepers of venture capital, where are the women in venture capital who blog?

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

    Thought leadership in technology, entrepreneurship and business is established by blogging and tweeting. Unfortunately, the blog rolls of venture capitalists are filled with mostly, well, men ranging from the partners at Andreesseen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and the pundits at TechCrunch… but where are the women?

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    by Angie Chang

    Groupon Blog: Women 2.0 PITCH Conference

    By Emily Moss & Kathleen Meil (Product, Groupon)

    Last week, we visited the Computer History Museum in Mountain View for the fifth annual Women 2.0 PITCH Conference. PITCH is a conference for women in tech to gather and mingle and learn from one another. As Groupon employees we were excited to spend the day schmoozing with developers, designers, and startup mavens and learning from some of the most influential women in the tech world.

    The Women 2.0 crew pulled in the big guns for the thousand attendees, recruiting the founders and CEOs of some of the most well-known startups in the world as speakers and panelists. These women waxed poetic — literally, Caterina Fake of Flickr

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Redpoint Ventures Invested $7.5M In Caterina Fake’s Pinwheel

    By Boonsri Dickinson (West Coast Reporter, Silicon Alley Insider)

    Redpoint founding partner Geoff Yang invested $7.5 million into Caterina Fake‘s new startup, Pinwheel. Fake was the cofounder of Flickr and Hunch, and announced Pinwheel last week.

    Yang said Redpoint is interested in the convergence of mobile, social, and local, so Fake’s startup, which lets you leave virtual notes around the world, was an obvious choice.

    “Pinwheel fits perfectly at the intersection of all three. Up to now through the social web, you have been able to

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    by Angie Chang

    Caterina Fake: Fast Growth For A New Social App A Bad Thing

    By Liz Gannes (Writer, AllThingsD)

    Social Web entrepreneurs with successful careers just can’t seem to find their way to a happy and boring retirement.

    Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake just announced Pinwheel, joining Ev Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter and now Obvious, Joshua Schachter of Delicious and now Jig, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube and now Delicious, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning of Napster and now Airtime, among others, back at the drawing board.

    Sure, the new startups from these people have a long way

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    by Angie Chang

    The Huffington Post: Women Entrepreneurs On The Rise

    By Jack D. Hidary (Co-Founder, Dice)

    What do Gilt, Foodspotting and TaskRabbit all have in common? They were all co-founded by women. This is an encouraging sign in a field that has too few female entrepreneurs.

    A recent article in San Francisco Magazine highlights a new crop of women-led startups in the Bay Area.

    These include: One Kings Lane, Silver Tail, Modcloth, Slideshare and Allvoices. We are seeing more startups co-founded by women on the east coast as well such as Birchbox, Clothia,

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    by Angie Chang

    You Can’t Just Listen, You Have To Feel (PITCH Sketchnotes)

    By Alexis Finch (Pencil, GraphiteMind)

    1000 women in one room, and every one of them ready to start something. PITCH was enough to leave you gasping, at the pure potential, at the achievements, at the wisdom you could pick up from eavesdropping alone.

    How do you capture an experience like this so you can look back at it clearly? Grabbing business cards, scribbling notes in the margins of the program… With speakers as powerful as Caterina Fake and Robin Chase, that’s not enough.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Your Next Board Member Should Be A Woman

    By Aileen Lee (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)

     

    Good questions have been asked lately of tech companies without gender diversity on their boards of directors. While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up only 15.7% of Fortune 500 boards of directors, less than 10% of California tech company boards, and 9.1% of Silicon Valley boards.

    Why should we care? For one, women are the power users of many products and it’s just smart business to have an understanding of key customers around the table. Could you imagine a game company without any gamers on the leadership team or board?

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 PITCH Conference Rocks The House

    By Megan Conley (Founder & Principal, Social Tribe)
    When I signed up for the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference a few months ago, I wasn’t entirely clear on what I was getting myself into.

    I was pretty sure of two things: women + startups = I’m in.

    In the Bay Area, startup buzz is omnipresent…pretty much like God (or coffee, whatever your religion). Everyone’s working on a small, stealth, no-name company that’s going to change the world… or how you take notes, which will eventually change the world. With so much noise, it can be hard to separate the talk from the walk.

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    by Angie Chang

    For The Men Who Missed It – The Women 2.0 PITCH Conference

    By Jenna Hannon (Writer, TechZulu)

    Just like the sky scraping investment banks of Wall Street, the technology industry tends to be a sausage party. A Silicon Valley conference is a room full of suits, with the occasional skirt suite. So when I heard about Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, I couldn’t help but feel like it might be a hall of crickets with a few passionate women warming the front row. I was mistaken.

    A 50 car line stacked up the street from the conference entrance filled with women idling, applying mascara, brushing their hair, and finishing early morning conference calls.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Daily Muse Names Five Startups To Watch From PITCH 2012

    By Adrian Granzella Larssen (Writer, The Daily Muse)

    When Shaherose Charania came to Silicon Valley from Canada a decade ago, she was shocked to find that the start-up scene was overwhelmingly male. So, she turned her awe into action, and co-founded Women 2.0, a network and media company for female entrepreneurs.

    Fast forward to today: What started as a “connector network meeting over cheap Trader Joe’s wine” at her co-founder’s house has evolved into a massive international organization. Now, Charania has seen and helped over 300 early-stage

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH 2012 Conference: Women Talk About Shipping Products, Not Shopping For Products

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

    On February 14, Caterina Fake delivered the opening keynote at Women 2.0′s PITCH Conference stating the need and opportunity to “humanize technology before it dehumanizes us.” She underlined that “the Internet is built on a culture of generosity” and fear of missing out, urging the audience to build technology products that bring people together instead of driving them apart:

    “Make it human, make it fun, work hard.”

    Another keynote speaker, ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase emphasized having focus in product development:

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet The Winning 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Competition Teams

    By Patricia Araque (Co-Founder, Ellas 2.0)

    The 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Conference has proved to be so impressive that a thousand people, mostly women, gathered yesterday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA to hear inspiring presentations by entrepreneurs.

    Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake and ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase headlined a day full of talent, ideas, networking and world-changing aspirations to innovate with great products.

    Here are the four winning teams from the 2012 PITCH Startup Competition:

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    by Angie Chang

    9 Lessons Learned From Women 2.0 PITCH Conference 2012

    By Emily Gonzales (CTO, Bookigee)

    As I sat in the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference yesterday surrounded by close to a thousand female tech entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, investors and supporters, I couldn’t help but feel like we were making history.

    As a tech entrepreneur flying in from Miami to learn as much as possible from the speakers and mentors, they exceeded every expectation I had for inspiration and practical advice. In short, I was blown away.

    Here are some of the gems I’m taking home with me:

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    by Angie Chang

    A Labor Of Love & Passion (Entrepreneurship And Women 2.0)

    By Sonya Lee (User Experience Design Consultant, Mowie Media)

    Being amongst hundreds of women at Women 2.0 PITCH Conference has been the most exciting opportunity for me in 2012. Not only has it been an honor to attend, it has also been a personal opportunity to instill a sense of pride and validation in my work as a UX designer and solo entrepreneur.

    For the past two years, I have worked diligently in my home-office developing a concept and business strategy for Wine and Food Travel, an online community and marketplace for artisanal and boutique businesses around the world.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Chief Product Officers

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

    Do you remember when serial tech entrepreneur Caterina Fake graced the cover of Newsweek magazine for founding Flickr?

    Women are often identified as consumers of market goods, but seldom recognized for their ability to create products – from consumer goods like Giddy Snacks in Whole Foods stores to venture-funded tech startups like Songkick.

    We at Women 2.0 are celebrating product innovators that happen to be women on Valentine’s Day – join us for a day of speakers on product innovation.

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Be The Next Marissa Mayer (A Great Product Manager)

    By Mollie Vandor (Product Manager, BetterWorks)

    Think of building a website like building a house.

    There’s the engineers, who are akin to construction workers, actually putting the nuts and bolts of the structure together. The site’s designers are like decorators, making sure the house looks and feels put together and polished. And, the marketing team are the real estate agents, making sure the house attracts buyers — or, users — and driving up the house’s value as much as possible.

    But, before any of that can happen, there has to be an architect. A person with the vision to plan the house out

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    by Managing Editor

    Women-Founded Businesses That Make Technology Simple

    By Cheryl Isaac (Contributor, Forbes)

    Some have addressed the “lack of women in tech startups,” or mentioned that women should stop blaming men for the lack of women startups.

    Recently, I read a post from three-time-start-upper Penelope Trunk, founder of Brazeen Careerist, about why she stepped down from her startup. Interestingly enough, Penelope also thinks that women don’t want to do startups because they are under pressure to have children.

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    by Angie Chang

    Take Our Daughters to Tech Events (Change The Ratio)

    By CV Harquail (Blogger, Authentic Organizations)

    What is the best, purest way to get more girls interested in tech (and more women employed in tech)?

    Get them deeply interested in what tech can do and what problems tech can help us solve.

    When girls (and boys) become genuinely interested and genuinely curious, they will pursue careers in tech not because ‘that’s where the jobs are” or because “that’s what smart people do”, but because that’s what they *want* to do.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women’s Startups Lack Access to Capital (Women Don’t Ask)

    By Jessica Naziri (Reporter, CNBC)

    When Alexa von Tobel found herself frustrated with the lack of personal finance resources and tools available to her, she took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in 2008 to pursue her dream of creating a way for women to gain control of their finances.