Tag Archive: IndieGoGo

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    by Angie Chang

    Danae Ringelmann’s Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo Raises $15M

    The indie film fundraising site raised $15 million series A to take the crowdfunding platform mainstream.

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

    Today, Indiegogo announced a new $15 million Series A round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures – with the participation of existing Indiegogo investors Metamorphic Ventures, MHS Capital, ffVenture Capital, and Steve Schoettler. Indiegogo had raised a $1.5 million seed round a year ago.

    Co-founder and COO Danae Ringelmann‘s initial idea was to set up an independent film investment fund but during her tenure at UC Berkeley‘s Haas School of Business, she met fellow MBA Eric Schell and his former colleague – and together

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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 Managing Editor

    What Pink Ghetto? Women Start Technology Companies

    By Marian Mangoubi (Founder & CEO, Sassy CEO)

    There’s an image of entrepreneurial women focusing on their startups on beauty, shopping, and fashion (“Pink Ghetto“). However, after a year of studying tech companies founded by women, I can say emphatically that this is a misrepresentation.

    Last year around this time there was a lot of discussion, “where are all the women in tech?” Each time I heard or read this. I noticed there were never statistics provided on the number of tech companies founded by women.

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    by Angie Chang

    Help Us Raise Funds To Make The Founder Labs Documentary

    By Resmi Arjunanpillai (VP Marketing, Founder Labs)

    Sponsor an educational video series from Founder Labs and get one hour of 1:1 time with startup luminaries and VCs like Steve Blank, Eric Ries and Ann Miura-Ko: Details here.

    Founder Labs is a pre-incubator focused on the first phase of launching a mobile startup. In five weeks, Founder Labs participants build a founding team, validate an idea and create a working prototype of their product, creating successful companies like Spoondate and Cake Health.

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    by Angie Chang

    Help A First-Time CEO Get to Astia in NYC!

    By Tara Hunt (Co-Founder & CEO, Buyosphere)

    Hi, I’m Tara Hunt, co-founder and CEO of Buyosphere, a Montreal-based bootstrapped startup that is aiming to positively impact the world by giving consumers access to their buying history. All sorts of revolutionary stuff is going to come of it and we’re just getting started, but we’ve already gotten lots of people excited!

    Earlier this year, me and my company applied to be part of the prestigious Astia program in NYC. It’s a really great program for first time women CEO’s of which I’m one. From their website:

    “Astia is a unique, global not-for-profit organization. We provide innovative programs that ensure companies gain access to capital, achieve and sustain high-growth, and develop the executive leadership of the founding team.”

    When we applied, I thought we’d have raised some seed money by now… and because of the high number of applications and great candidates, it was a long shot to get into the program at all. I applied, then waited. Then found out we were short-listed and had to get to New York to present in front of a panel of judges. When I found out we got through the screening and were one of the chosen few accepted to the program, I was elated… yet saddened.

    Entry to the program costs $5000. And we just don’t have that kind of money. We’re so bootstrapped we are sandal-strapped (see my TEDxConcordia talk)! And though we do what we can to keep paying the awesome people building Buyosphere, I can’t justify paying for this program out of our teensy bits of bootstrapped money left because it would mean not paying a developer or designer.

    So… I’ve come here to see if I can micro-fund my participation in this program!