Tag Archive: Simone Brummelhuis

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    by Angie Chang

    10 Lessons On Attracting Investors (Getting Your Startup Funded)

    From Astia, here are 10 lessons learned in raising funding for women-led high-growth ventures.

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen & VP Europe, Astia)

    This week, I am leading the Astia Entrepreneur Programme in New York. A very special group of 14 entrepreneurs are going through a rigourous week of panels, workshops, business clinics, in order to prepare to grow their respective high-growth businesses with are currently in a start-up phase.

    Accelerator programmes are everywhere now, as for many investors it’s the pipeline that is created through the accelerator programme that is interesting. The programme gives the entrepreneurs the time and chance to re-think their business and work

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    by Angie Chang

    What Can Walmart Expect From Marissa Mayer As A Board Member?

    This week, Google’s VP of Local Marissa Mayer has been nominated for Walmart’s Board of Directors.

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    Walmart Stores announced yesterday that its board of directors has nominated Marissa Mayer, the female face of Google for election as a new member of the company’s board at Walmart’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 1, 2012. If elected, Mayer would become the sixteenth member of the board.

    What can Walmart expect from Marissa Mayer? Vision, passion, excitement, drive and loyalty?

    Walmart Chairman Rob Walton conceded in the statement that Marissa’s insights and expertise in the technology

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    by Angie Chang

    Entrepreneur Nikki Durkin Launches 99Dresses At Y Combinator

    Female-founded fashion startup launches out of Y Combinator Demo Day.

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    Australian entrepreneur Nikki Durkin has re-launched 99Dresses at the Y Combinator Winter 2012 Demo Day. Tech pundits Robert Scoble and Ben Parr (former editor at Mashable) have already named 99Dresses their favourite company to come out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 program.

    Nikki Durkin, Founder of 99Dresses, said Y Combinator had helped provide the perfect platform for their global expansion.

    “The last three months in Mountain View, California, have been a tremendous experience for myself and the talented

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    by Angie Chang

    20 Angel Investors-In-Training To Invest In Your Business Soon

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    A new group of angel investors are entering the world of informal investments.

    The Pipeline Fellowship – which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice – has just announced its 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellowship class:

    Fradel Barber
    Fradel is the Visionary Entrepreneur and Director of Expansion World Financial Group. She is a member of the Leadership Network of World Financial Group — a group of hand selected individuals

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    by Angie Chang

    104 Million New Female Entrepreneurs In 59 Countries

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    Necessity drives women to start their own businesses in developing countries, new research from Babson College finds. In more-developed countries, 72% of women started businesses because they saw an opportunity for entrepreneurship.

    The findings, reported in the Babson Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2010 Women’s Report, show that more than 104 million women between the ages of 18 and 64 were involved in starting new businesses in 59 countries in 2010. In addition, as of 2010, another 83 million women had owned their own businesses for at least three years.

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    by Angie Chang

    10 Tips For Rising to the Top and Being Influential (Dare to Dream)

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    TheNextWomen met up with rising talents at the Women’s Forum and talked with them about their ambitions and aspirations. Rising talents know what they want. They breed one-liners on life, such as:

    “You have to dare to dream”, says Suchi Mukherjee, who will start a new venture in India after a corporate carreer with Lehman Brothers, Skype, and GumTree and eBay.

    “I used to plan, I used to communicate my plans, get allies and sponsors for them, and I always ended up at a better place than the plan”, says Cindy Lin, 39, Taiwanese

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    by Angie Chang

    10 Lessons From Starting a Business, Lots of Coffee and More

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    Elizabeth Hodgson is founder of Civic Boom, a startup that is building the world’s first true community and audience assignment system that connects people with stories with people who need them. A journalist, blogger, publisher or media organisation asks for stories. The audience responds directly with videos, photo, audio and text.

    Reflecting on her startup experience and entrepreneurial journey, Elizabeth Hodgson uncovers these 10 lessons learned from starting a Civic Boom:

    1. Caffeine is serious business. No matter how
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    by Angie Chang

    Marissa Buys Nina: Google Buys Zagat

    By Simone Brummelhuis (Founder, TheNextWomen)

    ZAGAT, the pioneer restaurant review site has been bought by Google.

    It was announced by Marissa Mayer, VP Local on Google’s blog as follows:

    With no other context, I instantly recognized and trusted Zagat’s review and recommendation. So, today, I’m thrilled that Google has acquired Zagat. Moving forward, Zagat will be a cornerstone of our local offering -—

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    Never Been a Better Time for Women Entrepreneurs

    By Wendy Tan White (Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)

    It’s been a great 12 months for our business, taking a $2.25M Series A round from Stephens(US) for international growth, backing from Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups, relaunching Moonfruit to focus on SMB’s who expect better DIY design tools to build better designed websites, record revenues and the Everywoman Entrepreneur of the Year award. There has never been a better time to be a women entrepreneur, get out there and set up your own business!

    Women-led firms are the fastest growing sector of new venture creation in the US. The trend is international, in Brazil there are more female than male entrepreneurs and China has created half of the female billionaire entrepreneurs globally a direct result of women’s economic empowerment. I believe there is also growth opportunity for women in the UK. As business owners, women in the UK still have a lot of ground to make up on our American cousins.

    Recent statistics have shown that if the UK had the same level of female entrepreneurship as the US, there would be approximately 600,000 extra women-owned businesses, contributing an estimated additional £42 billion to the economy. To put it into perspective, with businesses started by men in the UK too, an extra 150,000 start-ups would be created per year if women were to meet their number of businesses started.