Tag Archive: Forbes

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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

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    by Angie Chang

    Millennial Women Are Burning Out At Work By 30… And It’s Great For Business And Entrepreneurship

    By Meghan Casserly (Writer, Forbes)

    A recent Kauffman poll shows that Gen-Y may be poised to be the most entrepreneurial bunch the world has seen. “54% of the nation’s Millennials either want to start a business or already have started one,” says Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.

    Paired with data on the rise of female entrepreneurs, the outlook for young women is promising. As Lesa Mitchell, Kauffman’s vice president of innovation pointed out “Women’s entrepreneurship is an economic issue, not a gender-equity issue.”

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    by Managing Editor

    Female Founders To Watch In Forbes “Impact 30”

    By Elissa Rose (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)

    Forbes has created their Impact 30, a list of social entrepreneurs, defined by Forbes as “people who use business to solve social issues.” They have chosen their 30 entrepreneurs, nine of whom are women, with a panel of diverse experts.

    These are the people using business and non-profits to solve real world social problems in innovative ways. They give healthcare to freelancers, keep babies warm without electricity, provide affordable housing, and offering high value advice to promising businesses in low income areas. These are people who

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    by Managing Editor

    Forbes Contributing Writer Attributes Attractiveness, Children and Housekeeping to “Why Women Do Not Become CEOs”

    By Gene Marks (Contributer, Forbes)


    I run a small technology firm. We do business with a lot of larger technology companies. I meet plenty of women in senior positions. But it’s rare that I come across a female CEO. Why is that?

    Look, I’m not surprised. I’m a guy. I know why.

    Reason 1: One Friday night I picked up my teenage son at the movies along with four of his teenage friends. The ride home was filled with laughter, profanity, burps, flatulence and a few head slaps. It took a week for the smell to dissipate.

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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 Managing Editor

    Crowdsourcing Conversation on the Startup Funding Gap

    By J. Maureen Henderson (Contributor, Forbes)

    Australian entrepreneur Pemo Theodore spent five years in London trying to drum up venture capital funding for her digital matchmaking start-up. She came away empty-handed, but with a desire to explore the well-documented gender gap in funding for female-led startups.

    Theodore interviewed dozens of venture capitalists, female founders and tech industry experts (both female and male), quizzing them on the challenges facing female founders and soliciting their perspectives on what was driving the female funding shortfall. In the end, she packaged a cross-section of these interviews

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders of Snapette Not Your Typical Geek Entrepreneurs

    By Tomio Geron (Writer, Forbes)

    The founders of Snapette are not your prototypical start-up entrepreneurs. At least in the minds of some Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

    The two founders, Jinhee Anh Kim and Sarah Paiji, are not prototypical young, male engineers from Silicon Valley. They’re women with business backgrounds from the East Coast and other parts outside the Valley. But that’s a plus according to those who did invest in the company’s $1.3 million seed round. Investors include Brian Lee, founder and CEO of Shoedazzle.

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    by Angie Chang

    New Retail Startup Aims to Disrupt Fashion Industry

    By Raquel Laneri (Writer, Forbes)

    After months of late-night brainstorming sessions, cold-calling designers and raising $100,000 in seed capital from friends and family, Cerulo and Mazur launched Of A Kind, a retail site devoted solely to limited-edition items by emerging designers.

    Of a Kind operates at the break-neck speed of an online sample sale, with its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it items, which come in editions of five to 50. But it has the soul of a local artisanal shop.

    Each week Cerulo and Mazur spotlight

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    by Angie Chang

    Seed Funding: The Debt Versus Equity Debate Continues

    By Tina Baker (Contributing Writer, Forbes)

    Early stage funding for startups is getting complicated. In the past several years, many companies have raised initial seed funding through convertible loans instead of selling shares. In this type of funding, the loan, together with interest, automatically converts into the shares a company sells in its next funding round at a discount (ranges are between 10% and 30%) and there may be specific limitations on the size of that funding.

    The primary reasons for their popularity are that using the note structure postpones a valuation discussion and