Tag Archive: Elaine Wherry

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    by Angie Chang

    In Case You Missed Out: Overheard at Women 2.0’s SXSW Interactive Events

    Founders discussed how design is manifested into their physical office spaces, a few things they did right or would have done differently with regards to design in the early stages of their company, how design is integrated into their company cultures, and what their general design philosophies are.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Women 2.0 Conference Rocked My World

    Exchanging information, celebrating each other’s successes, the act of learning as a group – all this collective experience feels like a powerful counteraction to the plain-as-day fact that startup culture is not exactly women-friendly.

    By Angelina Strosahl (Co-Founder, DonationPay)

    I was lucky enough to attend the Women 2.0 “The Next Billion” Conference last Thursday and it was a profound, fun, energizing, endlessly fascinating experience.

    Some personal highlights include Lynda Weinman (yes, that Lynda!) name-checking our shared alma mater

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored By 10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Celebrated Their Startup’s Acquisition – Join Women 2.0 For Lunch On Thursday!

    Get mentored on V-Day by an entrepreneur who has exited!

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

    Entrepreneurs are respected for their moxy, their grit, their determination and faith. How many tech companies start in a garage or dorm room to become the next Google or Facebook?

    Many have ideas and inventions brewing, but few will actually quit their day jobs and live the dream… for years

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Google Acquisitions

    Celebrating Google’s birthday – and the female founders acquired by Google over the last 14 years.

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

    This week, Google announced partnering with Women 2.0 with the launch of the new Google for Entrepreneurs program.

    We celebrated Google’s 14th birthday and reflected on the 118 mergers and acquisitions made by Google over the last 14 years.

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    by Angie Chang

    The First Idea

    “In school, design classes made us practice generating 100 solutions to a problem in 15 minutes which helped avoid the habit of falling in love with your first idea.”

    By Elaine Wherry (Co-Founder, Meebo)

    When I ask folks why there aren’t more funded females entrepreneurs, I typically hear one of two responses: 1) the ideas from female teams aren’t good – they are all beauty review sites or 2) females lack the technical expertise to get things going.

    I don’t have an answer for #2. I certainly wish there were more females in tech – especially when engineering talent is so scarce.

    However, I think that reason #1 – female ideas aren’t good – is misleading. It’s true – if you attend a women’s entrepreneurial event, there’s a 99% likelihood that someone is launching a beauty review

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    by Angie Chang

    Meebo, Founded By CTO Sandy Jen And Developer Elaine Wherry, Acquired By Google For A Rumored $100M

    Congratulations to co-founders Sandy Jen and Elaine Wherry for the acquisition of Meebo by Google today!

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

    Six years ago, we invited Meebo co-founders Sandy Jen and Elaine Wherry as speakers for the first Women 2.0 conference in April 2006. I remember how excited the Women 2.0 team was to meet the two female engineers (and co-founders of a tech startup) that day. They proved that you can use AJAX to build a scaleable, multi-client IM service. Meebo was a huge hit; everyone was using it; VC funding ensued; the rest is history.

    Fast forward 6 years and today, Meebo announces on their blog that they have been acquired by Google – congrats to Meebo!

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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 New Year & New Beginning: Meebo Co-Founder Elaine Wherry

    By Elaine Wherry (Co-Founder, Meebo)

    It’s a New Year and I’m looking ahead to new beginnings.

    In 2011, I found myself with a set of Meebo responsibilities that no longer comprised a 40-hour work-week and a nagging feeling that this was the right point to start gracefully unwinding from my formal tasks.

    In October, I started transitioning into an advisory role. It was a difficult decision but nothing makes you prouder than seeing the next generation of leaders take the company to new heights and witnessing the company grow from three people to