Tag Archive: Serial Entrepreneur

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    by Angie Chang

    Aquto Founder And CEO Susie Kim Riley Raises $8 Million Series A

    Boston-based serial entrepreneur Susie Kim Riley raises Series A for her mobile startup Aquto to disrupt how we look at mobile data plans.

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

    Susie Kim Riley is a serial entrepreneur. After rising in engineering ranks at companies, she founded and led technology development at Camiant as CTO, pioneering a new market for policy control and successfully deploying product with 45 carriers worldwide. Camiant was acquired by Tekelec for $130 million in April 2010.

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    by Angie Chang

    Timing Is Everything, And More Eternal Truths Of Entrepreneurship

    By Margaret Wallace (Founder & CEO, Playmatics)

    Over the past few years, I have had many opportunities to speak with up-and-coming entrepreneurs, both in San Francisco and in New York City. I get as much out of it as I hope they get. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience in founding startups and raising investment money. I also find a lot of inspiration from all of the creative and visionary people I meet along the way.

    On Friday, December 2, 2011, I was fortunate to be asked to co-host a Women 2.0 Founder Friday event along with fellow entrepreneur Ellie Cachette and Women 2.0’s Jazmin Hupp.

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    by Angie Chang

    Serial Entrepreneur Shares 10 Tips for Raising Venture Capital

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

    Founders and CEOs of early-stage startups are frequently faced with the daunting task of raising venture capital for their companies. Many face that challenge ill-equipped, just as serial entrepreneur Carol Realini had in 1997 when she co-founded her first company.

    Since then, Carol has successfully raised over 175 million in financing for her companies.

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    by Angie Chang

    Patents, Pivots, (Good) People: DNA Guide’s Evolution

    By Alice Rathjen (Founder & President, DNA Guide)

    My latest company DNA Guide is a physician/patient engagement tool for personal genetic data. We’ve built a full genome browser for the iPad and eventually want to offer an electronic medical record (EMR) solution that uses a person’s DNA for their user account and has a map of both their genome and their body.

    Most Health 2.0 entrepreneurs have a similar story as mine. They or someone they cared about suffered from a disease and they want to change the world. We’re on a mission to create companies that force those responsible for our current health care system to change the way they do business or find themselves out of a job.

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    by Angie Chang

    9 Startup Lessons Learned From a Serial Entrepreneur

    By Stella Huh (Founder, SecondLeap)

    When I started on the entrepreneurial journey over two years ago, I had this naive notion that I could do everything on my own and that I needed to keep my ideas a secret.

    Three websites and a startup incubator program later, I learned some lessons I wish I knew at the beginning as an entrepreneur.

    9 Lessons I Learned About Starting a Startup

    Lesson #1: An idea is worth nothing.

    A company consists of many moving parts at any point in time — an idea is simply a starting point. Given an idea, it snowballs into many different ones and you can go in a 100 different direction. The outcome depends on many variables, akin to what makes predicting the weather an inexact science. Imagine you have an idea for a building — the HOW, WHERE, and the CONTEXT are much more important than the WHAT. It’s very easy to have ideas — you can have a 100 ideas a week.

    There are almost seven billion people in the world. The chance that your idea is original is virtually zero.

    This is why an investor will never fund a startup simply based on an idea, but examine other factors such as the team (ability to execute), the competition, and early traction.