Tag Archive: Slideshare

  1. Image: Cynthia Schames at PITCH 2013
    by Cynthia Schames

    500 Startups: What’s it Really Like for a Female Founder?

    The winner of our 2013 Las Vegas PITCH Competition thought she “got” the whole 500 startups thing… then realized the “bro-tastic cliquey crap” stereotype was not at all the truth.

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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

    Get Mentored By 10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Celebrated Their Startup’s Acquisition – Join Women 2.0 For Lunch On Thursday!

    Get mentored on V-Day by an entrepreneur who has exited!

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

    Entrepreneurs are respected for their moxy, their grit, their determination and faith. How many tech companies start in a garage or dorm room to become the next Google or Facebook?

    Many have ideas and inventions brewing, but few will actually quit their day jobs and live the dream… for years

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    by Angie Chang

    Rashmi Sinha, CEO And Co-Founder Of SlideShare (Acquired By LinkedIn) Speaking At Women 2.0 Conference February 14

    Entrepreneur and angel investor Rashmi Sinha of SlideShare fame coming to Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 – join us!

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

    Women 2.0 is excited to welcome entrepreneur Rashmi Sinha, CEO and co-founder of SlideShare, to 2013 Women 2.0 Conference on February 14. She will be speaking on a panel that includes founding members of Flipboard, LUMO BodyTech and Easilydo about “The Next Billion”, this year’s conference theme.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Help Startups Succeed. When Will VCs Notice?

    SlideShare, led by Rashmi Sinha, is being acquired by LinkedIn for $119 million. New research suggests that successful startups have more women in top management.

    By John Tozzi (Writer, Businessweek)

    Successful startups have more women in senior positions than unsuccessful ones, according to a new analysis by Dow Jones (NWSA) VentureSource of more than 20,000 venture-backed companies in the U.S. between 1997 and 2011.

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    by Angie Chang

    Is It Time To Rethink The Stigma For Tech Companies Led By Couples?

    Two other recent acquisitions by companies led by couples: Kush sold to Smule, and Yell bought Moonfruit.

    By Liz Gannes (Writer, AllThingsD)

    Romantically involved tech company co-founders are having a good year.

    In the past four months of big-ticket tech exits, Wildfire, co-founded and led by the engaged couple Victoria Ransom (CEO) and Alain Chuard (head of product management), was bought by Google for at least $250 million; Michael (CEO) and Kass (COO) Lazerow’s Buddy Media sold to Salesforce for $745 million-plus; and LinkedIn purchased married couple Rashmi Sinha (CEO) and Jon Boutelle (CTO)’s SlideShare for $119 million.

  7. Rashmi Sinha (SlideShare, Inc.) on stage at Web 2.0 Expo SF 2010.
    by Angie Chang

    Calling Global Women Hackers, Hear Her Hack

    Join the LinkedIn DeveloperHer hackday in Mountain View, California -or- Delhi, India on June 30!

    By Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare)

    There is no better way than a hackday to highlight and celebrate women who are hackers and creators, and to encourage women who are watching from the sidelines to join in.

    A few weeks ago, we announced LinkedIn’s first global women’s hackday in Mountain View from June 30th to July 1st, a little over a week from now. I am excited to announce that by popular demand, we have now added in a second venue. There will be a parallel DevelopHer hackday in Delhi, India, over the same weekend.

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    by Angie Chang

    LinkedIn To Acquire Rashmi Sinha’s SlideShare For $118M

    SlideShare co-founder and CEO @rashmi tweets “Yes it’s true” this afternoon.

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

    In breaking news, LinkedIn has announced plans to acquire SlideShare for $118.75M, in a combination of approximately 45% cash and approximately 55% stock.

    SlideShare was founded in 2006 by CEO Rashmi Sinha, who commented, “We built SlideShare to help professionals share presentations and connect people through content. What we can build with LinkedIn, the largest professional network on the Internet, is the most natural extension of this vision. I am excited about what we can build together.” Congrats to Rashmi and the entire SlideShare team!

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    by Angie Chang

    The Huffington Post: Women Entrepreneurs On The Rise

    By Jack D. Hidary (Co-Founder, Dice)

    What do Gilt, Foodspotting and TaskRabbit all have in common? They were all co-founded by women. This is an encouraging sign in a field that has too few female entrepreneurs.

    A recent article in San Francisco Magazine highlights a new crop of women-led startups in the Bay Area.

    These include: One Kings Lane, Silver Tail, Modcloth, Slideshare and Allvoices. We are seeing more startups co-founded by women on the east coast as well such as Birchbox, Clothia,