Lisa Q. Fetterman
Meet the women entrepreneurs of Thryve, Foodily, Local Dirt, Cookooree, Revolution Foods and more.
Good news: women raise funding for companies, and women entrepreneurs make waves on Kickstarter.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
FUNDS RAISED: 22 year old Meredith Perry raising $1M from Founders Fund and other angels for her startup. The Ubeam founder and CEO gave a popular TEDx talk earlier this year on “how to be a technology innovator – without an engineering degree or Asperger’s”.
Previous PITCH applicants and conference attendees may recognize this woman – Aihui Ong raised $645k in seed funding for her startup Love With Food, a subscription food box with a philanthropic twist.
FUNDRAISING: New Android-powered game console
The team attended Haxlr8r, a hardware accelerator in Shenzhen, China, and currently have the fastest launching Kickstarter project “Nomku” in the food category to bring sous vide into your kitchen.
By Lisa Q. Fetterman (Co-Founder, Nomiku)
A week into our 111-day hardware incubator program, Haxlr8r, in Shenzhen, China, my then-fiancé and I were living in a world of slack-jawed euphoria.
We had put our beloved full-time jobs on hold and made the leap to work exclusively on our dreams. It felt truly romantic – it was us against the world. We were trying to manufacture our unique product in an exotic landscape. Only I could speak the language and it was as if we had really become each other’s whole lives.