Tag Archive: Golden Seeds

  1. barn
    by Angie Chang

    Barnard Program Expands Entrepreneurship Activities for Pre-College Girls

    Barnard College launches 10-day residential Entrepreneurship Program for pre-college students. A Barnard parent discusses the new pre-college bootcamp on Women 2.0.

    By Adam Quinton (Barnard Dad ‘13 & Angel Investor)

    Being based in New York City it is no surprise that Barnard College, the most sought-after liberal arts college for women (full disclosure: my daughter is a very happy student there), sees its home city as the global capital for women entrepreneurs!

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet 8 Women Entrepreneurs Who Launched Beauty Startups (Colour Me Beautiful)

    Beauty startups make sense for personalizing beauty to one’s individual skin tones, allergies, schedules and tastes – with technology.

    By Suhair Khan (Co-Founder, Developyst)

    As someone who panics regularly at Sephora and ends up with bags of beauty products that I don’t need and that do not work for me – bronzer that leaves my face looking a putrid shade of apricot, lip gloss that didn’t seem as garishly glitterish when dabbed on my hand – I am constantly telling people that I am not a makeup person.

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    by Angie Chang

    An Angel Investor’s 3 Rules For Investing

    New York angel investor reveals three personal, less standard, emerging “rules of the game” in investing in early-stage entrepreneurs.

    By Adam Quinton (Managing Director, Golden Seeds & Angel Investor)

    Pretty cool seeing two Women 2.0 posts on two companies I invested in (appearing on the same day) celebrating $1 million funding rounds for FlixMaster and The Muse, respectively. I signed up for these two last year, my first full year as an active angel investor, along with three other investments (EpiEP, Consensus Point and Thrive Metrics).

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    by Angie Chang

    FlixMaster CEO And Co-Founder Erika Trautman Secures $1.125M Seed Funding Led By Golden Seeds

    Before founding FlixMaster, Erika founded an Emmy-Winning production company and worked as a filmmaker.

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

    FlixMaster, a creative platform for enterprise online video, today announced raising $1.125 million in additional funding from a syndicate of investors led by New York-based Golden Seeds. Founded by CEO Erika Trautman, FlixMaster is a graduate of TechStars and Astia that makes online video an interactive experience.

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    by Angie Chang

    2013: The Year Of The Female Entrepreneur?

    It is no surprise then that four of the major global consumer tech businesses – Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter – have more female customers than male. However, each suffers from a lack of female representation at board level, and this is true throughout the business world.

    By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)

    A recent poll from The Telegraph found that while almost a fifth of young women would like to run their own business, just 3% wanted to become a CEO of a company.

  6. pitch nyc
    by Angie Chang

    Get Introduced To Startup Ecosystem Leaders At PITCH NYC 2012 – NY Tech Meetup, 85 Broads, Girl Develop It, Springboard Enterprises, Pipeline Fellowship, Startup Weekend, Girls Who Code, Golden Seeds

    Representatives from organizations will be attending PITCH NYC 2012.

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

    We are a little more than a week away from Women 2.0’s first PITCH Conference in New York – a full day of successful women entrepreneurs speaking about starting up and going big!

    Along with mentoring at lunchtime, we will be introduced to the startup ecosystem in New York on November 14 during lunch by:

  7. pipeline
    by Angie Chang

    Investors Share Advice With Entrepreneurs At Pipeline Fellowship Conference

    Female angel investors come together to share expertise at first ever Bay Area conference.

    By Carolyn Gerin (Co-Founder, Adorii)

    “Never invest in anyone you wouldn’t have to your home for dinner,” quipped Cyan Banister, Uber and Zivity investor, setting the tone for an intensely fun and resonant day at the Pipeline Fellowship Conference, making one thing abundantly clear: female investors put a huge emphasis on relationship-building with the seed-stage companies they help launch.

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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

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Sara Weinheimer

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

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

    Los Angeles-based angel investor Sara Weinheimer finances women-led startups, with a keen interest in social media and cleantech. She has invested in about a dozen women-led companies through her participation in the Golden Seeds angel investor network and is an LP in the Golden Seeds Fund II.

    She established the southern California chapter for the Golden Seeds angel investor network investing exclusively in women-led early stage companies. At Golden Seeds, she manages deal flow, mentors and advises female-led startups, leads deals, finances

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    by Angie Chang

    Women In Tech Earning $125,000+ A Year Should Consider Investing In At Least One (Female-Founded) Startup

    500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure challenges women to invest in startups – to WIN.

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

    Founding partner at 500 Startups Dave McClure wants every woman in tech to become an angel investor, saying “Stop talking about the problem and become part of the solution.” He challenges women working in the technology sector who either drive a nice car, own a nice house or earn over $125k a year to become an angel investor – and invites you to accept his challenge to make three (3) investments of $5k each in a startup businesses this year.

    We at Women 2.0 hope at least one of those three investments is in a startup with at least one female founder.

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    by Angie Chang

    This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like – Kelly Hoey

    Women 2.0 profiles women (from angel investors to venture capitalists) who invest in women.

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

    The numbers are bleak – 11% of investment partners at venture capital firms are women and 15% of angel investors are women. And according to this handy infographic on investing in women, women investors are far more apt to be directly connected to and able to attract female-led ventures. Women invest in women where there are women to be found.

    A solution to the low rate of women entrepreneurs receiving investment to go big with their ventures would be to increase the pipeline of women angel investors and venture capitalists.

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    by Angie Chang

    Triptrotting Founders Raise $1.8M For "eHarmony For Like-Minded Travelers And Locals"

    Golden Seeds and Chinese VC firm WI Harper join previously announced investors for the seed round.

    By Michael Carney (Writer, Pando Daily)

    Proud of their home in Los Angeles and of their early success as women entrepreneurs, Shana Zheng and Aigerim Shorman were adamant that they wanted to bring onboard investors that represented these strengths.

    This latest funding announcement adds the Los Angeles chapter of the women entrepreneur-focused angel network Golden Seeds and the Chinese VC firm WI Harper to the previously announced seed round investors, Google Ventures, 500 Startups, IdeaLab, Safa Rashtchy, and Eric Chen.

    Triptrotting has now raised a total of $1.8 million including

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    by Angie Chang

    Can Angels Help Women Shatter Glass Ceilings?

    Women have shied from seeking outside funding to grow their companies, resulting in slower growth.

    By Geri Stengel (Founder, Ventureneer)

    Money is a key ingredient for high-growth, job-creating companies. Traditionally women have shied away from using outside funding. As a result, their businesses have grown slowly and created fewer jobs.

    But that seems to be changing. For the last two years, angel investors have funded more women-owned businesses than ever before – more than 1,600 per year – which could mean that women-owned, high growth, job-creating companies are finally coming into their own.

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    by Angie Chang

    Are More VCs Betting On Women To Make A Buck?

    Capital will always move toward the greatest rate of return.

    By Leah Eichler (Contributing Writer, Femme-O-Nomics)

    I felt no “Dragon’s Den” vibe when I met Vincent Gasparro for coffee at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto recently.

    The very approachable managing director of The Green Tomorrow Fund, an independent private equity fund that invests in sustainable business, clean energy projects, and businesses that support the green economy graciously gave his time to offer me advice on raising capital for my new venture. Yet, the conversation quickly turned to the issue of gender and investing.

    In his current role, roughly 60% of businesses

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    by Angie Chang

    The New Girls Network: Building A Bigger Pie For High-Growth Women-Led Companies

    By Joshua Henderson (Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises)

    There are incredible things happening in the startup world for women entrepreneurs.

    Media platforms like Women 2.0, The Daily Muse, EZebis and The Next Women are showcasing the talents and expertise of women founders and entrepreneurs.

    Investment firms like BELLE Capital, Golden Seeds, Phenomenelle Angels, KC Women’s Capital Connection, Illuminate Ventures,

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    by Angie Chang

    The Huffington Post: Women Entrepreneurs On The Rise

    By Jack D. Hidary (Co-Founder, Dice)

    What do Gilt, Foodspotting and TaskRabbit all have in common? They were all co-founded by women. This is an encouraging sign in a field that has too few female entrepreneurs.

    A recent article in San Francisco Magazine highlights a new crop of women-led startups in the Bay Area.

    These include: One Kings Lane, Silver Tail, Modcloth, Slideshare and Allvoices. We are seeing more startups co-founded by women on the east coast as well such as Birchbox, Clothia,

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Women Have To Work Harder To Build Successful Startups

    By Julia Hu (Founder & CEO, LARK)

    Much of business involves emotionally connecting with your audience. That’s why women build companies that emotionally connect with consumers: Much of consumerism is driven by women.

    But the “audience” when you’re raising a round of VC funding is, well, men. Women can’t possibly emotionally connect with men as well as other men can. That’s probably why female VCs fund women-led companies more.

    If the VC and angel communities achieve more gender balance, you’d see more female-led companies VC funded.

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    by Managing Editor

    Style for Hire Accepted Into the Golden Seeds Portfolio

    By Elissa Rose (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)

    Style for Hire was accepted to Golden Seeds’ portfolio. Style for Hire is a platform for curated personal wardrobe stylists to assist people with finding their style and keeping it current.

    Celebrity stylist Stacy London, the founder of Style for Hire, is best known for her appearance in TLC’s What Not To Wear. The fashion powerhouse started her career as a fashion editor at Vogue and has been a stylist for celebrities and designers.

    Golden Seeds is a network of angel investors