Tag Archive: Sarah Paiji

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    by Angie Chang

    L’Oréal Supports Women Entrepreneurs, Offers $25k Cash Prize

    L’Oréal will award one finalist team at the PITCH NYC Conference & Competition a $25,000 cash prize!

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

    This year, we’ve seen an energetic new wave of businesses focused on the female market, thanks to the L’Oréal Women In Digital Program which put a stake in the ground, focusing on women working in technology and digital marketing by providing recognition, testing opportunities and recruitment opportunities from the beauty industry.

    Recently, the L’Oréal Women in Digital Program awarded five women entrepreneurs identified as pioneers in the new beauty industry: Bettina Hein (Founder & CEO, Pixibility), Doreen Bloch (Founder & CEO, Poshly), Kathryn Minshew (Founder, The Daily Muse), Sarah McIlroy (Founder & CEO, FashionPlaytes) and

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Follow In Fashion Tech Entrepreneurship

    From ModCloth to Moda Operandi, these tech startups in the fashion space are founded by women to watch.

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

    Democratizing fashion has never been so venture-fundable.

    With successes like Gilt Group and Ideeli, “a lot of women go to Harvard with the intent of working on the business side of fashion” said Snapette founder and CEO Sarah Paiji.

    Earlier this year, Xconomy proclaimed that “early successes coming out of Harvard, embodied by flash sale company Gilt Groupe, cofounded by Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank (both HBS ’04), seemed to have created an energy

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders of Snapette Not Your Typical Geek Entrepreneurs

    By Tomio Geron (Writer, Forbes)

    The founders of Snapette are not your prototypical start-up entrepreneurs. At least in the minds of some Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

    The two founders, Jinhee Anh Kim and Sarah Paiji, are not prototypical young, male engineers from Silicon Valley. They’re women with business backgrounds from the East Coast and other parts outside the Valley. But that’s a plus according to those who did invest in the company’s $1.3 million seed round. Investors include Brian Lee, founder and CEO of Shoedazzle.

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    by Angie Chang

    How to Build Collaborative Relationships with a Startup

    By Mika Herrera (Founder, Apparel Dream)

    Two months ago, I came to the Silicon Valley without knowing anyone and eager to start my 99designs project for fashion called Apparel Dream. Right from the start, I believed that one of the most important things was to start building relationships with entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

    Shortly after moving to Silicon Valley, I received an invitation to collaborate with Welcu‘s team for a few months in return for experience and feedback. Through Welcu, I met many other interesting entrepreneurs.

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    by Angie Chang

    500 Startups Announces New Accelerator Batch with 20% Women Founders

    By Christine Tsai (Partner, 500 Startups)

    500 Startups has a new Accelerator batch that kicked off May 23. We have 20 startups in the program from May to September. Among the companies in this batch are:

    • 20% women founders: LaunchBit, Snapette, Vayable, Cardinal Blue, Culture Kitchen and DailyAisle have women founders. In particular, 100% of the founding teams for LaunchBit, Snapette and Culture Kitchen are women.
    • 30% international founders: Zerply (Sweden, Estonia), Welcu (Chile), Ovia (Mexico), AppGrooves (Japan), Cardinal Blue (Taiwan), vvall (Hong Kong), and BugHerd (Australia). A number of our startups are from outside the valley: DailyAisle, LaunchBit, Snapette (Boston), ToutApp (NYC), LaunchRock (Philadelphia), HelloWorld (Austin), and Scoopola (Seattle).

    In January 2011, 500 Startups opened its doors to an underground group of racers. For several months, they built product. They burned the midnight oil. They hustled their asses off. Finally, they demoed to a captive audience of investors during Demo Days. Fast forward to today. A new crew is ready to take down the streets of Silicon Valley and beyond. They are the epitome of #500STRONG. 30% international. 20% women. 100% AWESOME. Scheming and plotting. Don’t mess w/ them.

    Here are 6 teams in the 500 Startups accelerator with at least one woman on the team: