Tag Archive: Interview

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    by Angie Chang

    Interview With PITCH NYC 2012 Speaker Cheryl Swirnow Of Brooklyn-Based Health Startup Sherpaa

    Tips from the venture-funded startup founder, told to Kate Kendall.

    By Kate Kendall (Founder & CEO, The Fetch)

    In anticipation of PITCH NYC 2012 Conference tomorrow, I chat with speaker Cheryl Swirnow about her Brooklyn-based healthtech startup Sherpaa, a venture funded-company that facilitates email- and phone-based personalized medical advice and access to doctors (or Guides as they call them), meaning patients no longer have to make a trip into the office.

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    by Angie Chang

    For The 99% – Online Engagement As The New Democracy

    PopVox CEO Marci Harris talks about increased political engagement via the Internet.

    By Ellie Cachette (Founder & CEO, ConsumerBell)

    While the female entrepreneur momentum brews within the community, I had a chance to sit down with Marci Harris of PopVox to talk shop about her startups focused on political transparency. Marci agreed not all female founders are limited to the “Pink Ghetto” and how her life of inspiration has evolved into a flourishing product.

    Listed as one of 15 Female Founder startups to watch in 2011, Marci ramps up PopVox just in time for the election season, we had to ask – what does the future hold?

    Women 2.0: What do you think is the single most

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    by Angie Chang

    Choose Investors Thoughtfully: The Levo League Founders

    Video interview with Levo League founders Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot.

    By Pemo Theodore (Founder, Ezebis)

    Founded in 2011, Levo League’s mission is to help young professional women to thrive in the workplace without compromising their identities as women.

    Caroline Ghosn is co-founder and CEO who spent over three years at McKinsey, where Caroline met co-founder and CIO Amanda Pouchot on the first day of the job. The two were the youngest in their respective assignments and frequently the only women. They have raised $1.25M in their initial round of funding.

    Below is a partial transcript of the video interview

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    by Angie Chang

    No Traditional Business Plan Needed: Interview With Jenn Vargas, Founder Of Accompl.sh

    By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)

    I met Jenn Vargas, the founder of Accompl.sh, when we were both college interns at Yahoo! Inc in 2007.

    Since then, she’s been a star product manager at Yahoo! and Etsy, and now has her own venture, Accompl.sh.

    Jenn is a powerhouse developer-entrepreneur, and I look up to her immensely as an inspiring female founder. She dishes to me on her strategies for user engagement, why she’ll never write a business plan, and what female founder she admires most.

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    by Angie Chang

    Microsoft Bing’s Betsy Aoki At PITCH 2012 (Video)

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

    In an interview at the 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Conference, Betsy Aoki, former Xbox product manager now runs startup outreach for Microsoft Bing, talks about previously working at a startup in Seattle, the need for women-focused events in a male-dominated industry, and appreciating the networking opportunities at Women 2.0 events.

    For more sage advice from the speakers at Women 2.0 PITCH Conference, click here.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Talks With Liza Falzone: Her Startup Revel Systems Edged Out Square For Business iPad App Award At MacWorld

    By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)

    Last week, female-founded Revel Systems won the Business iPad App of the Year Award at MacWorld’s iWorld, where users vote to finalize the verdict.

    With the triumph of Revel Systems, led by Lisa Falzone, over its opponent Square, led by Jack Dorsey, some are calling this a “David & Goliath” story.

    So, how did this powerful female come to take down the payment systems giant? We caught up with Lisa to find out.

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    by Angie Chang

    Moving To Silicon Valley Helped Suzanne Xie Sell Weardrobe

    By Jay Gould (Founder, FoundVille)

    In this interview, Suzanne Xie, Co-Founder of Lollihop, a subscription business that curates healthy snacks for subscribers, discusses what motivates her as a founder, the ah-ha moment for Lollihop, as well as her previous startup Weardrobe, which she sold to Like.com, which was then sold to Google.

    At nine minutes into the video, Suzanne also tells us how luck

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    by Angie Chang

    Meredith Perry Harnesses Beamed Energy For uBeam

    Women 2.0 talks to Meredith Perry, Founder and CEO of uBeam, a company aiming to charge your electronics without the cords. Meredith graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2011 with a degree in Paleobiology.

    Women 2.0: How did you first come up with the idea for uBeam?

    Meredith Perry: My school, The University of Pennsylvania, has an invention competition every year, and I told myself I wanted to invent something cool before I graduated. I kept an idea book

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    by Angie Chang

    Interview With Mobile Matchmaking Startup RndVoo Founder Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

    Editor’s note: Sophie-Charlotte Moatti is Co-Founder and CEO of Rendez-Vous Labs, creator of RndVoo. The a mobile service encourages people to connect with friends of friends and find activities to do together offline. RndVoo open beta is available free on most smartphone browsers here.

    Women 2.0: How did you come up with the idea for your mobile startup RndVoo, and how did find your co-founder?

    Sophie-Charlotte Moatti: The idea for RndVoo came about earlier this year, when my long-time friend and now co-founder Michel moved to San Francisco.

    I kept trying to set him up with friends and we’d always ended up in a coffee shop, on my cell phone, looking up my girlfriends’ Facebook profiles. Then, he’d ping me to get my take

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg On Women Lacking Ambition (Close The Gap)

    By Rip Empson (Writer, TechCrunch)

    By this point, women in technology, especially those in powerful positions, are probably tired of hearing about: women in technology.

    But, tonight, during a conversation with Charlie Rose, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was asked exactly that: If the tech industry is today a place where women can find the level of opportunity that she, as a top executive at one of the world’s most well-known companies, would like them to be able to find.

    Sandberg holds that women have made

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    by Angie Chang

    Interview with NY Entrepreneur Cindy Gallop by Pemo Theodore

    By Pemo Theodore (Founder, Ezebis)

    I interviewed Cindy Gallop of IfWeRanTheWorld about the New York startup scene and funding for women. She also gave a great tip for those pitching for investment.

    Pemo Theodore: Cindy, lovely to meet you in person.

    Cindy Gallop: Lovely to meet you in person as well, Pemo.

    Pemo Theodore: I was wondering if you could tell me how the startup scene is going for women in New York. I know that you’re the heart and life of that, and

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    by Angie Chang

    Cisco Tech Chief Outlines Women’s Advantages in Tech

    By Bianca Bosker (Technology Editor, The Huffington Post)

    Cisco Systems’ chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior is one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley.

    She is responsible for around two-thirds of Cisco’s revenues, which totaled $43 billion in the most recent fiscal year and, with her colleague Pankaj Patel, oversees more than 22,000 engineers.

    But Warrior nearly bypassed a career in business altogether — turned off from the tech industry by the dearth of women in the field, she instead aspired to be part of academia.

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    by Managing Editor

    Ellie Cachette on Building Tables and Creating More Seats

    By Leslie Bradshaw (Co-Founder & President, JESS3)

    I first met Ellie Cachette through a mutual friend and fellow entrepreneur, Nick O’Neill, and later came to know her thanks to a long weekend at sea through Summit Series. Her company, ConsumerBell, has been one of the few startups that I’ve been introduced to that has been so clear in its vision (making recalls easier), signed up top tier clients and investors, and already had case studies and revenue clocked before most startups even have a prototype.

    Once you read Ellie’s philosophy and approach, it will all make perfect sense why they are out of the gates so strong.

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    by Managing Editor

    Interview with LOLapps Co-Founder and Head of UX Annie Chang

    Editor’s note: LOLapps co-founder and head of user experience Annie Chang talks to Women 2.0 about her startup, one of the fastest growing social companies with over 1MM user generated applications and 4 very large social games.

    Women 2.0: How did you get started on LOLapps?

    Annie Chang: I sat in the audience as Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Facebook platform in May 2007, and I was inspired. Many web applications that I had pondered building, as well as several projects that I had worked on previously, required

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    by Angie Chang

    Kabam Co-Founder Holly Liu on Early Startup Failures

    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

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    by Angie Chang

    Hilary DeCesare (Founder, CEO, Mom) Shares 3 Keys for Success

    Women 2.0 talks to Hilary DeCesare, co-founder and CEO of Everloop about being an entrepreneur and having it all.

    Hilary won the 2010 DEMOgod Award, AlwaysON Global 250 and ONHollywood for Digital Media. Hilary was also a finalist for the 2010 Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition.

    Women 2.0: How did you know Everloop was an idea worth exploring? Was their early user or family feedback that encouraged you in creating the product?

    Hilary DeCesare: I am a mom of two 14-year-old twins and a tween daughter. As my twins began to use the internet, I saw first-hand that they had nowhere to safely call their “home base” and connect with their friends online. I saw the lack of security and information for children on how to stay safe online and disturbing online trends including teen suicide (attributable to the internet), predators and cyber-bullying.

    Rather than wait for someone else to solve these

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    by Angie Chang

    An Interview with Angie Chang of Women 2.0 (Audio Podcast)

    By Meg Campbell (Founder, GirlHack)

    Editor’s note: Angie Chang will be moderating a panel of successful women entrepreneurs at the WITI Summit on Tuesday, October 4 in San Jose, CA. Check out the schedule here.

    Welcome to GirlHack Origins, a podcast celebrating women being geeky, girly or whoever they want to be.

    This podcast is in collaboration with Women in Technology International. I’m your host, Meg Campbell for an interview with one of the co-founders of Women 2.0, Angie Chang.

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    by Angie Chang

    Support Women Running Growth Businesses

    By Karen E. Klein (Contributing Writer, Businessweek)

    Women represent only 35 percent of startup owners in the U.S., even though 50 percent of college students and 46 percent of the U.S. workforce is female.

    Women’s startup businesses also “tend to experience less growth and prosperity than do firms started by men,” according to a paper released this week by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers” notes that increasing numbers of highly qualified women work in science and technology, industries that frequently

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    by Managing Editor

    Doing It for Themselves: The Self-Made Woman

    By Colleen Leahey (Reporter, CNN)

    Chelsea Handler, comedian and television personality, is a known quantity. But allow us to introduce you to Chelsea Handler, businesswoman.

    In 2009, Handler co-founded Borderline Amazing Productions with Tom Brunelle, the head writer of Handler’s late-night show. The company has produced four shows.

    Celebrities with production companies are as common as starlets with fluffy, teacup-sized dogs.