Tag Archive: Susan Akbarpour

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH Finalist Mavatar, Co-Founded by Susan Akbarpour, Raises $1 Million Seed Funding

    Menlo Park-based Susan Akbarpour, co-founder and president of Mavatar, raised $1 million in seed funding this week!

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

    Smart comparison shopping company Mavatar was co-founded by Stanford Graduate School of Business grad Susan Akbarpour, who presented at Women 2.0 PITCH SF Startup Competition as a finalist earlier this year.

    The company today announced raising $1 million funding from former Facebook CPO Chris Kelly, former Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Jeffery Moore, Triton Systems CEO Ross Haghighat, and Dr. Afshin Graveli and his wife Anousheh.

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet 10 Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Finalists (Infographic)

    Hailing from Vietnam to London, New York to Los Angeles, the finalists for the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition are flying in to present LIVE at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14!

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

    In less than two weeks, the finalists of PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition will be pitching live onstage at the 6th annual Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco for prizes which includes meetings with angel investor Esther Dyson and

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    by Angie Chang

    Susan Akbarpour: From Stanford Graduate School Of Business To Startup Founder, A Smart Shopping Cart Is Born

    Editor’s note: Susan will be pitching Mavatar on February 14 at Women 2.0 Conference as a PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalist!

    By Susan Akbarpour (Co-Founder & CBDO, Mavatar)

    When I entered Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2009 at the age of 40, it didn’t take me long to notice that my closet was not configured for student life. No matter how hard I tried, I showed up to my classes overdressed! I didn’t have the time and the interest to go shopping.

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    by Angie Chang

    Congratulations To The 10 Finalists Of The Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition (Pitching Live February 14)

    The finalists have been selected to PITCH on February 14!

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    by Angie Chang

    Mavatar, Co-Founded By Susan Akbarpour, Selected As 9th PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Finalist

    The ninth PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition finalist has been selected – congrats Mavatar co-founder Susan Akbarpour!

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

    Congrats to Mavatar and co-founder Susan Akbarpour for being selected to present live at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco! The ninth startup to be announced out of a total of 10 finalists presenting, Mavatar will be pitching their smart shopping cart that organizes online shopping and saves money.