Tag Archive: Sheila Lirio Marcelo

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Female Digital Health CEOs You Should Know

    Meet three female CEOs of digital health companies that received over $2 million in venture funding recently.

    By Amy Puliafito (Research & Marketing Manager, Rock Health)

    Earlier this week, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 was Ada Lovelace Day, a day dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women in technology and technology policy. Ada Lovelace is considered by many to be the world’s first computer programmer.

    To celebrate, we are profiling three outstanding

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    by Angie Chang

    Social Babysitting Marketplace UrbanSitter Raises $6 Million

    Congrats to UrbanSitter on raising Series A for the social babysitting marketplace founded by four parents in San Francisco.

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

    Social babysitting marketplace UrbanSitter co-founders include Andrea Barrett (Product), Lynn Perkins (CEO, both pictured), Hadar Wissotzky (CTO) and Daisy Downs (Operations). The $6 million Series A round was raised from Canaan Partners, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners.

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    by Angie Chang

    Learn From Successful Women Entrepreneurs In Tech (Premium Videos From February’s PITCH 2012 Conference)

    Get inspired by these women leaders sharing stories of fundraising, team building and more.

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

    The sound bytes that were tweeted from February’s PITCH 2012 conference were golden.

    “Know what you have to prove,” said ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase on building a minimum viable product. Just the minimum and then iterate fast. Katie Mitic at Facebook agreed, recommending entrepreneurs to “let go of the idea of a perfect product.”

    Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo delivered a strong message for women to let go of “that image of perfection” because this will give you more confidence and help take risks.

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    by Angie Chang

    Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo Raises $50M Series E Funding

    Institutional Venture Partners and others invest $50M in Care.com, founded by Sheila Lirio Marcelo.

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

    PITCH 2012 conference speaker Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO of Care.com, raised $50M in Series E funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, NEA and Trinity Ventures. IVP’s General Partner Sandy Miller joins the board of Care.com as a result of the additional funding.

    To date, Care.com has raised $101M in venture funding since being founded in 2006 by CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo. The TechCrunch funding announcement whispers of a coming IPO for Care.com which will be exciting…

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    by Angie Chang

    Learn From Leaders Of Product Innovation: Women 2.0 PITCH 2012 Videos Now Available Online

    For $30, get full access to Women 2.0 premium videos for the next 30 days online.

    By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

    We have exclusive videos from PITCH 2012, our 1000 person conference last February in Silicon Valley. We recorded all the conference talks, panels and pitches for you so you can pop some popcorn and make it a night of learning and inspiration.

    We are excited to be sharing this exclusive content with you. A 30 day subscription to premium Women 2.0 videos will give you access to 6 videos – that’s 3 hours of great talks – from female founders including Zipcar’s Robin Chase, Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo (pictured), Chomp’s Cathy Edwards (acquired by Apple)

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneurs Work The Second Shift: Interview With Sarah McIlroy, Founder Of FashionPlaytes

    By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)

    Sarah McIlroy is an entrepreneur based near Boston (specifically Salem, MA) who launched FashionPlaytes over three years ago. FashionPlaytes’s first product enabled girls to design clothing through FashionPlaytes’s online tools and then purchase and receive the customized garments.

    She has raised over $5 million in venture capital for the business, after leaving a steady job and having a house full with three children.

    I interviewed her

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    by Angie Chang

    Groupon Blog: Women 2.0 PITCH Conference

    By Emily Moss & Kathleen Meil (Product, Groupon)

    Last week, we visited the Computer History Museum in Mountain View for the fifth annual Women 2.0 PITCH Conference. PITCH is a conference for women in tech to gather and mingle and learn from one another. As Groupon employees we were excited to spend the day schmoozing with developers, designers, and startup mavens and learning from some of the most influential women in the tech world.

    The Women 2.0 crew pulled in the big guns for the thousand attendees, recruiting the founders and CEOs of some of the most well-known startups in the world as speakers and panelists. These women waxed poetic — literally, Caterina Fake of Flickr

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    by Angie Chang

    Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo At PITCH 2012 (Video)

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

    Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and CEO of Care.com, talks about Women 2.0 and female entrepreneurship. She admits it is a challenging and lonely road, and supports Women 2.0’s goal of cultivating a support network for early-stage entrepreneurs.

    Marcelo advises entrepreneurs not let challenges in one’s head overcome them – for example, you don’t have to have clean dishes at home. She believes having the wrong vision in one’s head – one of perfection – will prevent you from moving forward and taking risks.

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    by Angie Chang

    Raising Money And Moving Past Imperfections

    By Sonya Lee (User Experience Design Consultant, Mowie Media)

    Being Asian, I have learned from my Chinese parents and family to aim for perfection. The viral Troll.me image of “You are the 99? Why not 100%?” strikes a deep cord in my soul because it is so true!

    It is this sense of perfection has both helped push me to owning a design consulting business but also held me back in taking my next new venture, Wine and Food Travel, to the next level.

    Sheila Lirio Marcelo of Care.com hit the nail on the spot when talking about raising capital for startups. She elaborates, “When are you ready to raise money and start a business, it isn’t

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 PITCH Conference Rocks The House

    By Megan Conley (Founder & Principal, Social Tribe)
    When I signed up for the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference a few months ago, I wasn’t entirely clear on what I was getting myself into.

    I was pretty sure of two things: women + startups = I’m in.

    In the Bay Area, startup buzz is omnipresent…pretty much like God (or coffee, whatever your religion). Everyone’s working on a small, stealth, no-name company that’s going to change the world… or how you take notes, which will eventually change the world. With so much noise, it can be hard to separate the talk from the walk.

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH 2012 Conference: Women Talk About Shipping Products, Not Shopping For Products

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

    On February 14, Caterina Fake delivered the opening keynote at Women 2.0’s PITCH Conference stating the need and opportunity to “humanize technology before it dehumanizes us.” She underlined that “the Internet is built on a culture of generosity” and fear of missing out, urging the audience to build technology products that bring people together instead of driving them apart:

    “Make it human, make it fun, work hard.”

    Another keynote speaker, ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase emphasized having focus in product development:

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    by Angie Chang

    9 Lessons Learned From Women 2.0 PITCH Conference 2012

    By Emily Gonzales (CTO, Bookigee)

    As I sat in the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference yesterday surrounded by close to a thousand female tech entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, investors and supporters, I couldn’t help but feel like we were making history.

    As a tech entrepreneur flying in from Miami to learn as much as possible from the speakers and mentors, they exceeded every expectation I had for inspiration and practical advice. In short, I was blown away.

    Here are some of the gems I’m taking home with me:

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    by Angie Chang

    Friday Roundup: For The Love Or The Money?

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

    This week, we learned that social networking site Pinterest reached record-breaking pageviews in an ungodly amount of time. Almost simultaneously, we heard that Pinterest has been generating revenue – a feat achieved by few early-stage startups.

    Alicia Navarro‘s venture-funded startup Skimlinks powers the monetization of Pinterest’s pins through affiliate marketing.

    Blogger Penelope Trunk comments on Sheryl Sandberg and brings up Jeff Atwood, founder of Stack Overflow:

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    by Angie Chang

    Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo: “The Seat Next To Me Is Open”

    By Sheila Lirio Marcelo (Founder & CEO, Care.com)

    Editor’s note: Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO of Care.com, will be speaking at the PITCH Conference on February 14, 2012 in Mountain View, CA. Get your ticket now!

    2012 has already proven to be a newsworthy year for women’s empowerment, from politics to business to social issues.

    This year we will see the greatest number of female incumbents and nominees up for re-election in the Senate. Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, just oversaw the largest initial public offering for a company when the social media giant filed this month.

    The New York Times recently reported on the boon of entrepreneurs, many of them female, who are leading