Tag Archive: DailyWorth

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    by Angie Chang

    DailyWorth CEO and Founder Amanda Steinberg Raises Additional $1 Million Funding

    New York-based entrepreneur Amanda Steinberg nabs an additional $1 million in funding in an additional Series A raise led by DFJ Gotham.

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

    Financial media company DailyWorth announced this week that they have raised an additional $1 million in Series A funding led by DFJ Gotham. Previously, the company founded by Amanda Steinberg raised $2 million in Series A last year.

    Having been a programmer at many venture-backed NYC startup companies in her twenties, Amanda learned what makes an Internet startup successful: “a clear, simple revenue model; scalable technology; and a valid problem in a large market to solve.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Change Your Relationship To “Failure”

    In business, failure is not possible – it’s inevitable. Expect it.

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    A couple of years ago, I had the worst day of my entrepreneurial life. DailyWorth was two years old, I’d been trying to raise investment capital for nine months, and I had two toddlers and a marriage on thin ice. A group of investors had verbally committed to putting major money into the company, but the close was dragging out. So like any good salesperson, I threw out a date for finishing the deal.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH NYC 2012: DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg Talks Marketing, Growth Hacking And Building 6 Companies

    Live from PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition –

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

    At the 2012 PITCH NYC Conference, DailyWorth CEO and founder Amanda Steinberg talks from her experience of building over 200 websites. DailyWorth is her sixth business and she aimed to share tips with the audience at Women 2.0

    “The most important lesson I learned is that as CEOs and founders, we make things too complicated,” said DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg.

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    by Angie Chang

    DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg Speaking At Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference On November 14

    November 14′s PITCH Conference speakers include DailyWorth founder and CEO Amanda Steinberg.

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

    We are just weeks away from Women 2.0′s first PITCH Conference in New York featuring a full day of successful women entrepreneurs as speakers. Meet CEO Amanda Steinberg, founder at DailyWorth.

    Amanda will be presenting a case study about user acquisition alongside women entrepreneurs and executives

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    by Angie Chang

    Marissa Mayer For President

    Isn’t it funny how that “How do they do it?” question is never really “How does HE do it?” This is particularly frustrating to those women, like myself, who ARE doing it.

    By Jennifer McFadden (Co-Founder, Skillcrush)

    We, at Skillcrush, salute the inimitable Marissa Mayer as she takes on her new role as CEO of Yahoo! We can’t think of a better, more fierce, and overall awesome lady to take hold of the reins.

    She not only has some serious experience in engineering and operations; but also excels at design and product, and has deep domain expertise in location-based services and mobile.

    All skills that make her the perfect fit to lead Yahoo! back from the brink. Of course, that’s not ALL we have to say

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    by Angie Chang

    A Letter To Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer

    The media seems to have this “corporate moms neglect their kids” story going, and (sadly) you’ll have a lot of people gunning for you. Please ignore.

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    Marissa,

    At 37, you’ve opted to become CEO of struggling tech giant Yahoo. And you’re seven months pregnant.

    With a Master’s degree in computer science from Stanford, you don’t need anyone’s advice on efficiency planning or system engineering. But you’re going to get a lot of input on nannies, sleep training, and the buzzword/cliche du jour — “having it all.”

    I’ve had it all and then some.

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    by Angie Chang

    Leaping The Venture Capital Gender Gap: DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg

    “Women tend to start so-called lifestyle businesses, meaning companies that stay small enough to allow their owners to have a life outside the business, while investors are looking for startups with the potential for huge scale, so there is often a mismatch.”

    By Anne Fisher (Writer, Crain’s New York Business)

    “Venture capital has always been a guy’s game,” entrepreneur Amanda Steinberg said recently.

    Too true: Although women own about one-third of all U.S. small businesses and start companies at twice the rate of men, a scant 11% of venture capital funding goes to female entrepreneurs, according to Dow Jones VentureSource.

    Yet Amanda, CEO of DailyWorth, which she founded in early 2009, has raised more than $3 million in outside capital

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    by Angie Chang

    How Did Your Dad Influence You To Become An Entrepreneur?

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their dads’ influence.

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

    Alice Brooks, one of the co-founders of Kickstarter project Roominate, grew up visiting her father’s robotics lab and when she was young, she had her own saw so that they could work side-by-side. She built her own doll with that saw. Her co-founder Jennifer Kessler grew up playing Mastermind and Chess with her father. The two spent hours solving puzzles together.

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their fathers and how they influenced them. Check out the varied responses from these intrepid

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    by Angie Chang

    My Startup Cost $25,000 For Its Entire First Year, Funded That Start Myself (And Now The Business Is Worth Millions)

    DailyWorth is now a multi-million dollar business. But for its first year, the founder bootstrapped the venture herself with only $25,000. Here’s how she did it.

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    I launched DailyWorth, now a multi-million dollar online community for women, by spending less than $25,000 in our first year of operation back in 2009.

    How did I do it? My business focused on community over product.

    DailyWorth is a community of women who talk money. We help women earn more, save more and spend smarter, daily by email.

    DailyCandy, possibly the most recognized “daily email” business, sold to Comcast for $125M, so there is a big opportunity here.

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    by Angie Chang

    Founder Friday Mixers (February 3 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, NYC, Madrid & Barcelona)

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Corporate Sponsorships & Events Director, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 is hosting six global Founder Friday networking mixers for women entrepreneurs and their friends on Friday, February 3, 2012 in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, Madrid and Barcelona.

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    by Angie Chang

    A Former Web Engineer, CEO Amanda Steinberg Talks DailyWorth

    By Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    I’ve always been interested in creating businesses, inspired by my single mother, who always stressed the importance of financial self-sufficiency. I launched my first e-commerce website when I was 21, and throughout the years built Web agencies like CitySoft and Soapbxx to $1 million-plus in revenue.

    As a web engineer throughout my twenties, I worked as the programmer and lead technical strategist to many venture-backed Internet startup companies in New York City.

    I learned what makes an Internet startup successful:

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    by Angie Chang

    DailyWorth Raises $2M From Joanne Wilson, Howard Lindzon

    By Ben Popper (Contributor, BetaBeat)

    65% of women are the CFOs in their household, meaning they make the principal financial decisions.

    When serial entrpreneur Amanda Steinberg was looking to create an email business, she fixated on improving women’s financial smarts, something she had struggled with as a new mother buying a new home. And so DailyWorth, a sort of DailyCandy for money, was born.

    The company has just raised $2 million from a group of angel investors led by Joanne Wilson and

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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.

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    by Angie Chang

    Call for Applications: Investors’ Circle Committed to Women-Led Social Enterprises, Seeking More To Apply By August 5

    By Nick Flores (Director, Investors’ Circle)

    Hopefully you’ve seen the recent press, highlighted in established periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal and Inc., that cites a study focused on the role of women in angel investment organizations. The University of New Hampshire discovered that when these groups have more than 10% women in their membership, the number and/or size of investments increase, thereby dispelling the stereotype that female investors are more cautious.

    Perhaps this is the reason why Investors’ Circle, which is 28% female, has already funded 10 companies this year — five of which are led by women.

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    by Angie Chang

    VC Funding: It’s Time to Invest in Female Entrepreneurs

    By Laura Vanderkam (Writer, 168 Hours)

    New York – It was a scene straight out of the 1990s: A web start-up, flush with nearly $1 million in new investor cash, threw a party at a downtown bar to toast that success. But here’s the 2011 twist to the story of DailyWorth, a daily e-mail newsletter of financial tips: the founder, Amanda Steinberg, isn’t a 24-year-old male Stanford dropout. She’s a thirtysomething mom of two who is determined to change the image of what a serious entrepreneur looks like.