Tag Archive: Forbes

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    by Jessica Schimm

    What Entrepreneurs Don’t Talk About

     

    On top of the emotional roller coaster comes an absolute torrent of debt and financial stress. Founders are the last to get paid, and by the time the company ever makes it to a point where it can start paying the founder, it’s typically at a cost of that can almost never be repaid.

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    by Angie Chang

    Wealthy Women On The Rise Globally (Infographic)

    This “growing feminisation of wealth” is likely to continue as women become more educated and face less discrimination. Even if that’s a long way in coming, it’s still good news.

    By Nicel Jane (Contributing Writer, Femme-O-Nomics)

    After hearing that women are still poorly represented in the ranks of senior management, that they lack the necessary sponsors to get to the top, and that they are still susceptible to “maternal wall bias” in the workplace, there’s finally some good news.

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    by Angie Chang

    On Startup Boards, Laziness And Bias Trounces Gender Diversity

    Brad Feld and I are writing a book, Startup Boards, where we raise the fundamental question – can you proactively build an all-star, high-performing board?

    By Mahendra Ramsinghani (Contributor, Forbes)

    Today, no woman is giving a spirited “I have a dream…” speech to founders and entrepreneurs, seeking a balanced startup board. Such issues are best left for public company boards, non-profits or the likes of girl-scout cookie boards.

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    by Angie Chang

    Eventbrite’s Epic 2012 Raises IPO Flags For The New Year

    Eventbrite could be estimated at a $500 million market cap.

    By Meghan Casserly (Writer, Forbes)

    Ticketing agent Eventbrite released new numbers today showing gross ticket sales of more than $600 million for 2012, up $240 million in just one year and putting the total dollar amount on tickets sold through the six-year-old site at more than $1 billion.

    This great news must have given husband and wife co-founders Kevin and Julia Hartz much to celebrate

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    by Angie Chang

    Can Crowdfunding Live Up To Its Potential For Women Entrepreneurs?

    In the world of social good, a socially responsible enterprise provides a return while making the world a better place. Some women realize that and are educating themselves to assess investments rather than give their money away.

    By Geri Stengel (Contributor, Forbes)

    Recently I wrote about a new funding source for entrepreneurs: crowdfunding. Right now, small businesses can raise money from the online crowd in exchange for a give-away, such as a product or service. Hopefully sometime in 2013

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    by Angie Chang

    The Tortoise Is Still Right: Slow And Steady Can Win The Race

    Consumers are cooling to the Groupon approach. Website traffic for Steals.com grew 9% this May and June over last year compared to a 10% decline for Groupon.

    By Geri Stengel (Contributor, Forbes)

    Jana Francis and Rett Clevenger launched Steals in April of 2008, well before the rise of Big Boy daily deal sites, like Groupon and Livingsocial. Compared to Steals, Groupon and other’s product offerings are “a mile wide and inch deep,” said Francis.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Janet Hanson

    Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series.

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

    Janet was recently recognized on Forbes for changing the world of business. In the profile, she states -

    “When somebody says, ‘Well, what do you invest in?’ I could say, ‘I own stocks or bonds or mutual funds,’ but I say that I have invested in other women.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean In" More Aspirational Than Inspirational

    I’d love to read about Sandberg’s career moves at 29.

    By Meghan Casserly (Writer, Forbes)

    On Thursday, AllThingsDigital announced that Sheryl Sandberg’s first book, titled Lean In will be released by Knopf for publish in 2013. The title, described by Kara Swisher as a full of research and data and anecdotes of the experience of being one of the most talked-about women in tech, is meant to encourage and engage women in the workforce through the Facebook COO’s own story.

    But Lean In is no memoir — that wouldn’t do from the woman who challenges women to work harder-better-faster-stronger no matter the cost — although we’d sure curl up with a cup of tea and read it.

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    by Angie Chang

    Silicon Valley VC Firms Say They Welcome More Women

    Still, Sequoia concedes its lack of woman general partners. “We agree there’s an issue and we’re eager to work with more people from diverse and interesting backgrounds,” Kovacs said.

    By Connie Guglielmo (Contributing Writer, Forbes)

    Award-winning actress Geena Davis, who started a foundation to study how women are portrayed in the media, spoke at the Women Presidents’ Organization in April and said women make up just 17% of the population in Congress, among film narrators and in crowd scenes in movies.

    “It almost seems like you have to go deliberately out of your way to leave out that many women,” Davis said. Ellen Pao, a junior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is suing the VC firm over discrimination. Those aren’t the only places it seems that way.

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    by Angie Chang

    How Can We Increase Venture Capital Investments In Women-led Businesses?

    “Women are really good managers. People love working for them … Women attract teams that are very driven. That’s because they subvert their egos and allow other egos to shine,” said Tim Draper, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

    By Geri Stengel (Contributor, Forbes)

    Gender matters. It impacts the type of businesses entrepreneurs start, their aspirations for growing the business, and how they the fund it.

    Women tend to focus on industries with a slower rate of growth; they aspire to smaller companies, and seek outside funding less frequently than men do, according to Department of Commerce research.

    But, some women do go for the brass ring. These women need outside funding. Going after equity investment is part of their game plan.

  11. Sheryl Sandberg
    by Angie Chang

    Stop Comparing Female Execs And Just Let Sheryl Sandberg Do Her Job

    We haven’t advanced over these past two decades when it comes to views on women and leadership.

    By Kim Polese (Contributor, Forbes)

    When I first read Eric Jackson‘s post Wednesday on FORBES entitled, “Sheryl Sandberg is the Valley’s It Girl – Just Like Kim Polese Once Was”, my immediate thought was – how sad. How sad that as an industry and a society we haven’t advanced over these past two decades when it comes to views on women and leadership.

    As with all the past lazy, stereotype-ridden articles like this one, it gets the facts wrong. For example, writing about Marimba, the software company I co-founded and led as CEO, Jackson states that “after the bubble burst the company had no future

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    by Angie Chang

    How Women In Tech Are Losing From Top To Bottom

    Is a lonely road to blame for the dearth of women in tech?

    By Meghan Casserly (Writer, Forbes)

    According to a new survey the number of women in senior technology positions at U.S. companies is down for the second year in a row.

    The survey, published by U.S. division of the British tech recruitment group Harvey Nash, attests that just 9% of U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) are female, down from 11% last year and 12% in 2010. According to Reuters, 30% of the 450 American tech executives polled said their IT groups have no women at all in management positions. What’s more, when the same group of executives was asked whether women were underrepresented, roughly one half said no.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Women Entrepreneurs Don’t Receive Funding (Startups)

    The characteristics of successful entrepreneurs are often credited as male ones.

    By Candida Brush (Contributor, Forbes)

    I recently completed a webinar reporting the findings of our Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Women’s Report. This study compared women’s and men’s entrepreneurship in 59 economies around the world.

    One of the key findings is that women tend to close their businesses because they have challenges in getting funding. We know from earlier research on women led ventures seeking equity capital that a tiny percentage of women actually receive VC (estimates are less than 6% of all US venture-funded businesses are women led).

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs Not Being All They Can Be

    Women lag behind their male counterparts in using online marketing to generate ROI.

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Women entrepreneurs, take note: As a group, you are dragging your feet when it comes to using and building your confidence in online marketing. It’s a good bet that your foot-dragging is a drag on your revenue as well.

    The conclusion comes from Ditch Digital Dabbling: How Small Businesses + Nonprofits Can Master Online Marketing, a survey conducted by Ventureneer (my company) and Message Medium. Among the findings: the sad fact that women are lagging behind their male counterparts in using online marketing and generating a return on their investment.

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook, Under Fire For Lack Of Female Directors On The Board, Maybe Needs A List

    There are plenty of options for adding women directors to Facebook’s board.

    By Connie Guglielmo (Contributing Writer, Forbes)

    Facebook, preparing an initial public offering that could value the social network as high as $100 billion, has plenty of options for adding women directors to its board, say women tech executives who have offered up candidates CEO Mark Zuckerberg might consider.

    At the top of the list: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s own chief operating officer. Facebook, which filed for its IPO in February, has since been criticized by activist groups and shareholders for the lack of diversity on its board – most notably, the lack of a single women among its all male, all white directors.

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    by Angie Chang

    The People Of The Petabyte (Big Data, Big Money)

    Big data is big noney. And the “big” adjective is crucial, because that’s what justifies new infrastructure investments.

    By Venkatesh Rao (Contributor, Forbes)

    Speaking of data geeks, that’s the topic of this post. I’ve spent much of my first couple of days at Strata idly observing them (and wondering whether I am one of them), and speculating about the various species in the data scene (people-watching is how you stay awake between the interesting slides at conferences). So here is my informal taxonomy and anthropological survey of data-land.

    A Taxonomy for Data Land

    The taxonomy part is simple.

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Ways Startup Women Can Push Through the Glass Ceiling

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Jorge Calderon was a venture capitalist who wanted to invest where others weren’t. He found his under-served market: women- and minority-owned businesses.

    Only problem was, he couldn’t find entrepreneurs in that niche. He was sure they were there; he just couldn’t find them. So four years ago, he started Springworks to show women and minority innovators how to catch the eye of venture capitalists.

    What he’s really doing is rebuilding the eco-system

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook: A “Meritocracy Of Ideas,” Only 1% Done

    By Connie Guglielmo (Writer, Forbes)

    Didn’t have time to read Facebook’s 150-page prospectus?

    Katie Mitic, director of platform and mobile marketing, summed up Facebook’s mission, product philosophy and where the company thinks it stands in the market in a 30-minute presentation about lessons learned by the social-networking giant.

    Mitic, who joined Facebook in 2010, was speaking to women entrepreneurs gathered today for the Women 2.0 Pitch Conference & Competition at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, just down the road from Google.

    Here are a few excerpts.

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    by Angie Chang

    Friday Roundup: Women Entrepreneurs Make News This Week

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

    This week, Vivek Wadhwa on Inc.com featured and pictured Shaherose Charania in a story titled “The Face of Success: Women And Venture Capital”.

    Meanwhile, Women 2.0 PITCH Conference speaker Danielle Fong (pictured, right) is touted in Forbes magazine as a “24-year old wunderkind” and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla said he knew within 15 minutes that he wanted to invest, noting her “off-the-charts brilliance”. Khosla has invested $15M in Danielle’s energy startup.

    Asked what the word “success” means on Forbes