Tag Archive: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

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    by Angie Chang

    Mompreneurs: Power Moms In Tech And Entrepreneurship

    Meet these amazing “mompreneurs” in technology on Thursday at the Women 2.0 Conference!

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

    Tech-savvy moms have a long history of meaningful innovation. They keep it real by admitting their lives aren’t always perfect, but they sure as hell try and have a great time doing it. Perhaps having a cookie-cutter life is overrated, after all.

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    by Angie Chang

    Advice For First-Time Entrepreneurs From A Serial Entrepreneur

    “For a first-time entrepreneur, what people really look at and measure is your ability to make progress.”

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

    2012 PITCH competition judge Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks about her own experience and lessons learned in raising venture funding.

    She co-founded Yodlee in 1999 and raised $200M+ in venture capital for the company. Then, she was President of Asia Pacific and Latin America Operations at Google before becoming CEO at Polyvore. Today, she is the founder and chairwoman of Joyus, a venture-funded online video shopping experience company.

    The veteran chief executive gives advice to early-stage entrepreneurs:

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    by Angie Chang

    Emily Olson’s Foodzie Acquired By Video Shopping Site Joyus

    Joyus to expand branded categories of videos, adding “Joyus Food” with the acquisition of Foodzie.

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

    The third female-founded startup acquisition this week (and it’s only Tuesday!) is Emily Olson‘s small-batch product subscription service Foodzie – acquired by video shopping experience startup Joyus today for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.

    TechCrunch reports Foodzie will eventually become “Joyus Food,” joining Apparel, Home, Beauty, and Lifestyle as a branded category. Foodzie will continue to offer its signature tasting boxes on a one-off basis, discontinuing the subscription service post July.

    Foodzie had raised $1 million in funding from investors

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Follow In Fashion Tech Entrepreneurship

    From ModCloth to Moda Operandi, these tech startups in the fashion space are founded by women to watch.

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

    Democratizing fashion has never been so venture-fundable.

    With successes like Gilt Group and Ideeli, “a lot of women go to Harvard with the intent of working on the business side of fashion” said Snapette founder and CEO Sarah Paiji.

    Earlier this year, Xconomy proclaimed that “early successes coming out of Harvard, embodied by flash sale company Gilt Groupe, cofounded by Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank (both HBS ’04), seemed to have created an energy

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    by Angie Chang

    Serial Entrepreneur Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Gives Advice (Video)

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

    2012 PITCH competition judge Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks about her own experience and lessons learned in raising venture funding.

    She co-founded Yodlee in 1999 and raised $200M+ in venture capital for her venture, then worked as VP at Google and CEO at Polyvore. Today, she runs JOYUS.

    This is her advice for early-stage entrepreneurs:

    “When you want a company, the best thing

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Your Next Board Member Should Be A Woman

    By Aileen Lee (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)

     

    Good questions have been asked lately of tech companies without gender diversity on their boards of directors. While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up only 15.7% of Fortune 500 boards of directors, less than 10% of California tech company boards, and 9.1% of Silicon Valley boards.

    Why should we care? For one, women are the power users of many products and it’s just smart business to have an understanding of key customers around the table. Could you imagine a game company without any gamers on the leadership team or board?

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    by Angie Chang

    Photos From Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition 2012

    By Erica Kawamoto Hsu (Online Media Producer & Photographer, Kuishimbo)

    The 2012 Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition on Valentine’s Day was amazing – the agenda and speaker lineup made me realize it was something I had to be at.

    I brought my camera to the PITCH Conference on Tuesday to shoot candids at the event. But I kept stopping – to speak to the amazing women entrepreneurs I was meeting.

    Each person that I spoke to or I shot for the Sit With Me campaign had their own startup – and would show me what they were working on their smartphones.

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    by Angie Chang

    How Deal with Two Women Points to a Different Silicon Valley

    By Chris O’Brien (Business & Technology Columnist, San Jose Mercury News)

    Something happened last week in Silicon Valley that was remarkable simply because nothing about it was remarkable. Well, almost nothing. On Monday, a stealth startup announced it had raised $7.3 million from a prominent venture firm. The deal hinged on the long-term relationship between the founder, a serial entrepreneur, and a venture capitalist who has become a leading figure in e-commerce startups. They had worked together in the past and had become cornerstones of each other’s networks over the past decade.

    In other words, it’s the kind of thing that happens every day in Silicon Valley — except for one crucial detail: They’re both women.

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    by Angie Chang

    Former Polyvore CEO Launches Joyus, Raises $7.9M Series A

    By Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder & Chairman, Joyus)

    Eleven years after founding my first company, I’ve discovered that embracing my inner entrepreneur again is more difficult than I had imagined it would be. This whole experience leading up to the soft launch of Joyus has made me think a lot about why women don’t start companies at the rate men do — and why, despite the trend, here I am on my second startup.

    One thing I know for sure: It helps if entrepreneurialism is in the blood. My parents, both doctors, ran a medical practice for over 30 years. My father loved running a small business.