Tag Archive: Sophia Amoruso

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  2. by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Inspiring & Crowdfunding The Next Gen

    Celebrating women entrepreneurs “doing well by doing good”, as microfinancing guru and entrepreneur Candace Klein would say.

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

    It’s been a good week for the passionate entrepreneurs who work to improve the lives of the next generation - Adafruit CEO and founder Limor Fried was announced as Entrepreneur magazine‘s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. She was truly inspirational on the cover of Wired magazine last year

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    by Angie Chang

    Sophia Amoruso’s Los Angeles-Based Fashion Retail Website Nasty Gal Raises $40M Series B From Index Ventures

    From eBay store to major online retail destination, CEO Sophia Amoruso goes big with Nasty Gal.

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

    Los Angeles-based shopping site Nasty Gal raises $40M Series B from Index Ventures.

    In 2006, Nasty Gal started as an eBay store “Nasty Gal Vintage” curated and painstakingly grown by founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, who hired friends as employees to grow Nasty Gal into its own web domain and major online retail destination. Forbes reports that without outside financing or marketing, Nasty Gal took in $28M in revenue in 2011, up from $10M in 2010.

    Index Ventures’ portfolio companies include UK-based