Tag Archive: TaskRabbit

  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 Jessica Stillman

    Got Big Goals? Female Founders on How to Maintain Big Motivation

     Big dreams equal epic to-do lists, so how can you keep going even when there’s so much ground to cover?

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    If you’re running a mile or checking a handful of items off your daily to-do list, keeping your motivation up is simple. The finish line is right there in sight to compel you to keep going. But many startups are more like a marathon. If you’re out to upend your industry or change the world, it can feel like even the most jam-packed days barely make a dent in the pile of work that stands between you and your ambition.

    So how can you keep going?

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    by Angie Chang

    Women At The 2012 Crunchies Awards, Tech’s Academy Awards

    Women took the 2012 Crunchies Awards stage as presenters, winners.

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

    Attended by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (accepting the award for “Best CEO of 2012″) and kicked off by presenter and sponsor Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, the 2012 Crunchies Awards in San Francisco last night did not disappoint.

    Women represented onstage, from Kleiner Perkins

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    by Angie Chang

    Get Mentored At Lunchtime At The Women 2.0 Conference – Learn From A Baker’s Dozen Of Experienced Entrepreneurs On Feb. 14

    Meet the female founders joining us as lunchtime mentors at the Women 2.0 Conference on February 14 in San Francisco.

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

    Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs – and aspiring entrepreneurs! Join us at lunchtime mentoring on Valentine’s Day! Dozens of experienced entrepreneurs will be joining us at lunchtime on February 14 at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference and will be serving as mentors.

    Here are a handful of the mentors coming on February 14 to join us at the Women 2.0 Conference – get your ticket now for the conference before prices go up after January 31!

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    by Angie Chang

    Crowdsourced Children’s Apparel Startup One Jackson, Founded By CEO Anne Raimondi, Acquired By TaskRabbit

    Children’s clothing startup to shut down as team joins TaskRabbit.

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

    Former SurveyMonkey VP of Marketing Anne Raimondi launched One Jackson earlier this year to disrupt the $1.5 billion kids clothing market by enabling independent designers to produce lines of clothes through design challenges and consumer voting contests.

    The early-stage children’s clothing startup had raised a $2 million in seed capital. These investors include four high-profile women investors who also happen to be moms – Aileen Lee (Kleiner Perkins

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch Creating Noteworthy iPhone Apps

    Meet 5 women who created amazing apps for the Apple app store.

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

    As Leah Busque reminds us, you can skip the line at the Apple store by using her TaskRabbit iPhone app to summon a TaskRabbit to stand in line for your new iPhone 5.

    Here at Women 2.0, we thought about the variety of ways women have successfully built on Apple’s success over the years, from creating viral games and useful apps

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    by Angie Chang

    Google I/O Session "Designing for the Other Half: Sexy Isn’t Always Pink" (Video)

    Watch a panel of women in technology and entrepreneurship talk about building products for inclusion.

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

    After the powerhouse Women Techmakers panel of Googlers kicked off Google I/O festivities in San Francisco, a panel of women in technology and entrepreneurship were featured at Google I/O talking about “Designing for the Other Half: Sexy Isn’t Always Pink”.

    Panelists for the session included TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque, Women 2.0 Director of All Things Offline Sepideh Nasiri, Polyvore co-founder and CEO Jess Lee, Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou, and Playmatics CEO Margaret Wallace.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Google I/O 2012 Edition

    Women entrepreneurs speak at Google I/O 2012 about hackathons and designing for inclusion.

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

    Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, wraps up today, culminating 3 days of fly-in demos and $847 worth of free schwag for the attendees. I am putting it on my list to get a press pass for next year… you should go too!

    Women 2.0 partnered with Google I/O to assemble the designing for inclusion session featuring a panel of women in tech from entrepreneurs to engineers. We had a full house!

    Here are the women founders we saw at Google I/O as speakers – let us know if we’re missing any in the comments

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    by Angie Chang

    How Did Your Dad Influence You To Become An Entrepreneur?

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their dads’ influence.

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

    Alice Brooks, one of the co-founders of Kickstarter project Roominate, grew up visiting her father’s robotics lab and when she was young, she had her own saw so that they could work side-by-side. She built her own doll with that saw. Her co-founder Jennifer Kessler grew up playing Mastermind and Chess with her father. The two spent hours solving puzzles together.

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their fathers and how they influenced them. Check out the varied responses from these intrepid

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Helping Small Business Owners

    Here are useful tools for small business owners built by women entrepreneurs.

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

    Starting your own business comes with a unique set of challenges. Early-stage startup entrepreneurs are no stranger to these challenges.

    These notable women entrepreneurs, each equipped with a background in computer science and penchant for problem-solving, have built profitable tech startups making the business of, well, business more efficient.

    From making it easy to outsource tasks (cleaning, pickup, groceries, buying lunch) so you can focus on running your company to finance/accounting software, these women have built

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    by Angie Chang

    Leah Busque: How To Market To Women Without Losing Men

    Revamping the TaskRabbit site to cater to women but continue to court men.

    By E.B. Boyd (Silicon Valley Reporter, Fast Company)

    Whenever TaskRabbit got press, lots of young, professional men signed up. But regular users of the site – which connects members with people willing to do their chores for a small fee – were women. So Leah Busque has been revamping the site to strike a balance: Cater to women but continue to court men.

    SEE REAL PEOPLE
    To make the service feel less abstract and more trustworthy, women needed to see photos of actual job-doers. When photos were posted, sign-ups doubled almost immediately.

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Ways To Achieve Work-Life Balance (Hint: Outsource Errands)

    From Laundry Locker to TaskRabbit, you can outsource as many trivial tasks as possible.

    By Becky Cruze (Co-Founder, BeCouply)

    Today, women have the opportunity to have it all: a high-powered career, fulfilling relationship, children and the HGTV-worthy home.

    So what’s the problem? “Having it all” is much easier said than done. Sure, it might be possible to have the career, family and life you always wanted, but how do you juggle everything on your plate without losing your mind?

    As the co-founder of BeCouply, a San Francisco-based startup that helps couples have epic social lives, I understand the struggle to find work-life balance.

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    by Angie Chang

    Young CEOs Of Startups Find Benefits, Challenges By Hiring Employees 40 And Older

    Young startups tend to hire younger workers.

    By Nate C. Hindman (Writer, Huffington Post)

    Eric Grosse’s rite of passage at TaskRabbit, a San Francisco-based web startup, came late last year at the company’s annual holiday party. It was just one month after TaskRabbit hired Grosse, who was previously a senior executive at Expedia, the online travel giant. Someone at the party turned on the office’s Xbox and popped in the game Dance Central. Suddenly, Grosse, who is 42, found himself in a virtual dance-off with his co-workers, most of whom are in their 20s.

    Despite some dexterous dance moves, Grosse is still considered the old guy at the office. Had he remained in corporate America, his age would be unremarkable, but young companies