Tag Archive: London

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    by Angie Chang

    BBC Worldwide Labs London Launches, Seeks Digital Media Companies

    Three of our six companies in BBC Worldwide Labs have women founders – and two women CEOs!

    By Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide)

    As a company, we started BBC Worldwide Labs to help do our part in the burgeoning London startup scene. In much the same way that the BBC has historically supported the independent television sector, we set out to create a similar support structure for digital media companies. Labs is a business accelerator focused on helping early stage companies reach that next level of commercial success

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    by Angie Chang

    The London Startup Advantage

    This supportive community, that ranges from behemoths like Google, to active and innovative individuals like James Governor, is a testament to the sheer potential of London’s startup tech marketplace.

    By Francesca Krihely (Community Manager, MongoDB)

    I moved to London in May and after living there for six months, I was pleasantly surprised at the market opportunity and community for startups in London. There have been a number of wildly successful London-based startups, namely Canonical, supporters of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and Last.fm, which was acquired

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet 10 Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Finalists (Infographic)

    Hailing from Vietnam to London, New York to Los Angeles, the finalists for the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition are flying in to present LIVE at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14!

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

    In less than two weeks, the finalists of PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition will be pitching live onstage at the 6th annual Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco for prizes which includes meetings with angel investor Esther Dyson and

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    by Angie Chang

    VirtualMob Selected As 6th PITCH SF Startup Competition Finalist, Co-Founded By CEO Chaya Jadhav

    The sixth PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalist has been selected – congrats VirtualMab and CEO/founder Chaya Jadhav!

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

    Congrats to London-based VirtualMob and co-founder and CEO Chaya Jadhav for being selected to present live at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco! The sixth startup to be announced out of a total of 10 finalists presenting, VirtualMob bring a new dimension to mobile experiences with augmented reality.

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    by Angie Chang

    London-Based TableCrowd Revolutionizes The Way We Dine Out

    TableCrowd is a real life social network – meet people over food.

    By Kate Jackson (Founder & CEO, TableCrowd)

    I qualified as a commercial lawyer in a top London practice, working for clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations – always much more interested in the former, with my firm being way more focused on the more profitable latter! I left in 2007 with an idea and bags of enthusiasm, co-founding and launching ClickTonight.

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    by Angie Chang

    Starting A Startup At Charity Hack In London

    If you have a game changing idea for a charity or one that will help a lot of charities and are wondering where to go to make it happen, then Charity Hack might be a good start.

    By Trang Du (Co-Founder & Designer, PositiveBid)

    As a co-founder of PositiveBid, people are often surprised when I tell them that our product PositiveBid started at a Charity Hack run by Ebay and PayPal almost a year ago.

    A lot has happened in that year – from starting as a hackathon idea, to getting funding from NESTA and now getting ready

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    by Angie Chang

    London-Based HouseTrip, Co-Founded By CFO Junjun Chen, Raises $40M Series C Funding

    Congrats to HouseTrip on the additional VC funding raised!

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

    Holiday rental website HouseTrip for booking your vacation rental online raised $40 million Series C funding, led by Accel Partners and joined by return backers Balderton Capital and Index Ventures.

    Junjun Chen co-founded HouseTrip in 2009, and has served as Chief Financial Officer since the company’s inception.

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Lessons Learned Expanding Internationally (Putting The “Brit” In Eventbrite)

    Join us at Founder Friday San Francisco on May 4, 2012 with host Julia Harz from Eventbrite!

    By Julia Hartz (Co-Founder & President, Eventbrite)

    Eventbrite, the online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable, has been used internationally.

    By creating an easy-to-use product and integrating with PayPal, we have enjoyed organic usage in over 170 countries. In fact, before making any efforts at localizing our site, over 20% of our total transactions were occurring outside of the US. So naturally, we saw a big opportunity in the global events space.

    In 2010, we decided to make a concerted effort to localize our site and expand internationally. We knew that the UK would

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    by Angie Chang

    Interview With Michelle You, Co-Founder And Chief Product Officer Of Sequoia-Funded Music Startup Songkick

    From philosophy to product, the Songkick founder explains it all.

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

    In 2007, frequent concert-goer and music fan Michelle You wanted to make a website to scan her iTunes library and email her when concerts come to town.

    Today, the English and philosophy major is known for co-founding the concert info startup Songkick, second only to Ticketmaster’s Live Nation for concert information. Her title: Chief Product Officer.

    We caught the London-based startup founder at SXSW in Austin.

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    by Angie Chang

    Joanne Lang, About One, Woman Entrepreneur

    By Joanne Wilson (Blogger & Angel Investor, Gotham Gal)

    How can you not be blown away when you speak to a woman who has four boys under seven years old who has set out to create a company around cloud technology for families and moms? Having four kids under seven years old is an enormous task in itself but creating a start-up among the chaos is not only impressive it is inspiring. I literally did a little diligence to make sure that Joanne was the real deal but rest assured…she is. But lets go back to the start.

    Joanne grew up in Manchester, north of London England. She studied at New Castle University and after graduating got a job

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    by Angie Chang

    The Story Behind Third Door (Co-Working in London)

    By Shazia Mustafa (Co-Founder & Director, Third Door)

    Third Door has been lucky with the amount of press coverage we have had since we launched the business back in May 2010. We have been covered by BBC Radio London Breakfast show, BBC London News, The Guardian (twice!), FT, Nursery World (three times), won a few awards along the way (best Start Up, best local business by Lloyds TSB, Smarta 100 2011 winner…).

    It’s been great and really helped us stamp ourselves as the first in the UK to enter the area of merging a workspace for the self-employed/home workers with a flexible onsite nursery.