Tag Archive: Christine Tsai

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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?

  3. Unfair
    by Angie Chang

    Life Is Not Fair

    Know your worth, be loud about it, and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    Recently I tweeted this great quote: “In life, you do not get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.”

    This seemed to resonate with a lot of people. Why? Because at one point or another, everyone has witnessed and experienced that feeling. You work hard, people around you agree, and you produce awesome results. Yet somehow…

    • You get passed over for a promotion or raise
    • Others get credit for your work
    • Others take credit for your work
    • You can’t convince investors to believe in you and your company
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    by Angie Chang

    500 Startup’s Newest Class Includes 9 Women-Led Startups

    Mountain View-based accelerator/incubator 500 Startups adds 15 women entrepreneurs to the family.

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

    27 startups were announced as the 500 Startups spring class. 9 have a woman on the founding team (33%). Not bad!

    500 Startups partner Christine Tsai blogged yesterday: “They came from districts afar – Mexico, Brazil, the UK, Slovenia, Italy, Japan, Australia, Canada, India, Philippines, China, Austin, NYC, DC, Chicago. For the next 3 months, these 27 startups will fight to gain customers, revenue, and investor dollars. Welcome to the 4th Annual FUNDING GAMES.” Watch the FUNDING GAMES video here.

    Here are the 15 female founders currently contending

  5. 500
    by Angie Chang

    500 Startups: Moms We’d Like To Fund

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    Are you an entrepreneur looking to build something truly awesome that will positively impact millions of people’s lives? (And by the way, make a LOT of money?)

    If so, then I have a suggestion…

    Stop building yet another daily deal site or mindless social game or yellow filter so-lo-mo photo-sharing service. Instead, build something awesome for moms, dads, families, or kids. Believe it or not, there are a lot of them so make their lives easier and happier. Because, the best part is that they’ll probably pay

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    by Angie Chang

    Homework For A European Startup Ecosystem

    After publishing this article, her former employer’s website collapsed with the traffic in Germany.

    By Jenny Jung (Global Partnership Director, blackbox.vc)

    “How do you perceive German entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley?”

    The host kicks off a panel discussion featuring US VC fund managers and business angels. Carol Sands, Managing Member of The Angels’ Forum and The Halo Funds responds:

    “The German community is not well represented within the angel investing world. I’d love to see that improve because my number one investment this year was in a group of four Germans that came over (…) evidently because they had been trying to get some connections to the German community and got none, which I found interesting because

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    by Angie Chang

    Startuphood And Parenthood: Not For The Faint Of Heart

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    Editor’s note: In June 2011, Dave McClure said “women founders or co-founders are probably 20-25% of the [500 Startups] portfolio.” We thank 500 Startups for being supportive of Women 2.0 and women entrepreneurs in general over the years.

    Parenthood is the closest thing I’ve found to entrepreneurship. Looks cool from the outside but can be really messy inside. Everyone has advice, you work like a dog, the highs are amazing and lows horrendous, and it is the best thing ever.

    A 500 Startups company founder emailed me this recently and I found it to be the best analogy I’ve heard in a long time.

  8. 500
    by Managing Editor

    Zombies Invade 500 Accelerator, Hungry For BRAAAAAAAAINS

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    In recent weeks, residents of this quiet suburb have reported strange activity concentrated in the downtown area of Castro Street. There have been numerous sightings of zombies lumbering up and down Castro, mouths agape, in search of three things.

    Noted by many Castro St business owners, they hear only these words over and over: “BRAAAAAAAINS. CUUUUUUUUUSTOMERS. MOOOOOOOOONEY.”

    Extreme caution should be heeded. The 12th

  9. 500
    by Angie Chang

    500 Startups Announces New Accelerator Batch with 20% Women Founders

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    500 Startups has a new Accelerator batch that kicked off May 23. We have 20 startups in the program from May to September. Among the companies in this batch are:

    • 20% women founders: LaunchBit, Snapette, Vayable, Cardinal Blue, Culture Kitchen and DailyAisle have women founders. In particular, 100% of the founding teams for LaunchBit, Snapette and Culture Kitchen are women.
    • 30% international founders: Zerply (Sweden, Estonia), Welcu (Chile), Ovia (Mexico), AppGrooves (Japan), Cardinal Blue (Taiwan), vvall (Hong Kong), and BugHerd (Australia). A number of our startups are from outside the valley: DailyAisle, LaunchBit, Snapette (Boston), ToutApp (NYC), LaunchRock (Philadelphia), HelloWorld (Austin), and Scoopola (Seattle).

    In January 2011, 500 Startups opened its doors to an underground group of racers. For several months, they built product. They burned the midnight oil. They hustled their asses off. Finally, they demoed to a captive audience of investors during Demo Days. Fast forward to today. A new crew is ready to take down the streets of Silicon Valley and beyond. They are the epitome of #500STRONG. 30% international. 20% women. 100% AWESOME. Scheming and plotting. Don’t mess w/ them.

    Here are 6 teams in the 500 Startups accelerator with at least one woman on the team:

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    by Managing Editor

    Never Been a Better Time for Women Entrepreneurs

    By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)

    It’s been a great 12 months for our business, taking a $2.25M Series A round from Stephens(US) for international growth, backing from Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups, relaunching Moonfruit to focus on SMB’s who expect better DIY design tools to build better designed websites, record revenues and the Everywoman Entrepreneur of the Year award. There has never been a better time to be a women entrepreneur, get out there and set up your own business!

    Women-led firms are the fastest growing sector of new venture creation in the US. The trend is international, in Brazil there are more female than male entrepreneurs and China has created half of the female billionaire entrepreneurs globally a direct result of women’s economic empowerment. I believe there is also growth opportunity for women in the UK. As business owners, women in the UK still have a lot of ground to make up on our American cousins.

    Recent statistics have shown that if the UK had the same level of female entrepreneurship as the US, there would be approximately 600,000 extra women-owned businesses, contributing an estimated additional £42 billion to the economy. To put it into perspective, with businesses started by men in the UK too, an extra 150,000 start-ups would be created per year if women were to meet their number of businesses started.