Celebrate the women in gaming – female founders edition!
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
This week, GDC (Game Developers Conference) was held in San Francisco and brought with it thousands of gaming enthusiasts and designers/producers/artists – the whole gaming ecosystem! Women in gaming came out to represent as speakers and attendees. Special events brought together the women for networking.
Here are women entrepreneurs in the gaming industry to watch, many of whom we saw at GDC. And as always, let us know who we missed in the comments below!
Meet the female founders in the Google Ventures portfolio.
By Nina Gerwin (Founder & CEO, Eye Capture)
On Saturday, I went to my first ever hackathon, the MoboTurbo 2011 Mobile Game Hackathon + Conference. There are plenty of hackathons in Silicon Valley but this was the first hackathon to be organized by women, Shirley Lin and Bess Ho, and staffed with only female volunteers. It was being held at Color.com’s Palo Alto HQ. I’m not a hacker, but an idea person
By Holly Liu (Co-Founder, Kabam)
My social gaming startup Kabam has just raised $85MM in Series D funding from Google Ventures, totaling ~$125MM raised to date. Kabam has 4 offices worldwide and 500 employees, so it feels like we’ve come a long way — but still have so much more to go.
Sometimes I think about how we got here, and how much further do we still have to go with the startup? Are we still a startup? What is the end game?
Here are my big three startup lessons learned from Kabam:
By Cassie Phillipps (Executive Producer, Failcon)
Editor’s note: In 2006, we met Holly Liu who had just co-founded Kabam, a Google Ventures -funded social gaming startup that today employs over 400 across offices in San Francisco and Redwood City (California), Beijing (China), and Luxembourg.
Holly talks to Cassie at Failcon about turning mistakes and failures into learnings and future growth.
Holly Liu: The funny thing about failure is