Tag Archive: LUMOback

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    by Angie Chang

    Cowboy Ventures Founder Aileen Lee Leads Panel On Disruptive Women-Led Startups At Women 2.0 Conference 2013

    Today’s Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, 2013 is being livestreamed here today and video will be available post-event.

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

    “We were told by the smartest people in the Valley that this was a good idea but it wasn’t going to work,” said Jessica Scorpio, co-founder of Getaround. Over 25 million cars sit idle for 22 hours a day. She wanted to apply the big-picture thinking taught to her at Singularity University (the challenge: create a solution

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    by Angie Chang

    LUMO BodyTech Co-Founder Monisha Perkash Raises $5M Series A Funding, Speaking At Women 2.0 Conference On February 14

    Smart sensor and big data company LUMO BodyTech raises Series A.

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

    Good posture starts with the lower back, which is what the LUMOback sensor and mobile app monitors to track posture and activities, providing actionable feedback with real-time vibrations.

    LUMOback was co-founded by CEO Monisha Kerpash and announced raising $5 million in Series A funding.

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    by Angie Chang

    Launching The Indiegogo Campaign For EnJai Earbuds

    “With the help of my family and many years of R&D… over three additional years, we had a product that worked.”

    By Nancy Vartanian (Founder & CEO, shenYon)

    When I was 19 years old, I had a dream (literally) about a product idea. I quickly woke up and wrote it down in my notebook. I thought it was such an exciting idea and assumed that it was already on the market.

    After searching, I couldn’t find anything close to it on the market! I had studied Macro Economics

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch Creating Noteworthy iPhone Apps

    Meet 5 women who created amazing apps for the Apple app store.

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

    As Leah Busque reminds us, you can skip the line at the Apple store by using her TaskRabbit iPhone app to summon a TaskRabbit to stand in line for your new iPhone 5.

    Here at Women 2.0, we thought about the variety of ways women have successfully built on Apple’s success over the years, from creating viral games and useful apps

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    by Angie Chang

    LUMOback Funded On Kickstarter – The Benefit Of Being Open

    We have pre-orders of over $175,000, and counting (3 days to go on our campaign!)

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    My startup LUMOback, a smart posture sensor, recently launched a campaign on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Our experiences thus far have reinforced my team’s deep belief in being open rather than stealthy.

    More than anything else, Kickstarter has served as a great “test” and validation point for us. As passionate entrepreneurs, we become susceptible to drinking our own Kool-aid and thinking that what we’ve built is the best thing ever. Putting it out there on Kickstarter has been an opportunity for us to test market demand and

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Entrepreneurs Fundraise For Products, Companies (Ubeam, Love With Food, OUYA…)

    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

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Health Innovation

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

    Rock Health hosted the 2012 Health Innovation Summit in San Francisco this week, showcasing a remarkably gender-balanced set of interdisciplinary innovators in the burgeoning health/tech space.

    As keynote speaker Mitch Kapor stated, “It is possible to go up the learning curve yourself without the basics of the domain you’re in.” The health tech space is still very new, he reminded the audience, and recommended for early entrepreneurs to educate yourself of the ecosystem, overcome your fears and find a way to “dive in” – find advisors that know about the space, can help you learn, and figure out how to build the right partnerships.

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    by Angie Chang

    LUMOback Founder Monisha Perkash Wins DEMOgod Award (Video)

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    My startup went into the DEMO Fall 2011 Conference honored just to share our vision with such a large audience, and came out of it completely blown away when we received a DEMOgod award for our product LUMOback.

    While it’s very cool being immersed in emerging technologies, meeting luminaries across many fields, and interacting with other entrepreneurs, the clear highlight of DEMO is the high-pressured 6 minute demonstration in front of over 1,000 attendees. This is not because of the brief moment of fame (although that part is fun too), but because those 6 minutes are the exhilarating

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    by Angie Chang

    Serial Entrepreneur Reframes “Having It All” (Work/Life Balance)

    By Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, LUMOback)

    “You can have it all, just not at the same time.”

    These were the words of advice from a well-intentioned mentor who was trying to help me figure out how to pursue an entrepreneurial career and also start a family.

    I knew she was trying to be reassuring, but I bristled at her words. To start with, I disliked being told that there were any limits to what I could pursue. Further, I wondered, if your 30s are when