Tag Archive: TechCrunch

  1. Girl on Mobile Smart Phone
    by Jordan Hunter

    Getting Girls To Code: How Google Plans on Rectifying The Gender Gap

    Google just released their workforce demographics, which revealed only 30 percent of their employees were women. Now the tech giant has a new $50 million initiative to close the gender gap.

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    by Jordan Hunter

    Sponsored: Is Your Startup The Next Big Thing in Beauty Tech? Enter L’Oreal USA’s Women In Digital “Next Generation Awards”

    Have a startup that’s going to be a game changer in beauty tech? Know someone who does? Nominate the company to win L’Oreal USA’s Women In Digital “Next Generation Award.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Calling All Women 2.0 – We Need YOU To Be A Mentor

    “You should have had more women on that panel”

    By Heather Harde (Vice Chairman, sf.citi)

    “You didn’t have enough female-founder companies competing in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt”… “You didn’t have enough women nominees for the Crunchies Awards”… “Your blog is not doing enough to advance women in technology”…

    These were all regular refrains I heard when I was the CEO of TechCrunch for five years.

  4. Vivek-Wadhwa-Lounging-Around
    by Angie Chang

    Vivek Wadhwa Announcing Results Of Women Entrepreneur Study At Women 2.0 Conference (February 14 In San Francisco)

    Researcher and academic Vivek Wadhwa is a researcher of topics and issues in entrepreneurship, including minority, immigrant and women entrepreneurs.

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

    Vivek Wadhwa is not afraid of going on TechCrunch to write about the Silicon Valley as a white boy’s club. He made quite an impression with “Silicon Valley: You And Some Of Your VC’s Have A Gender Problem” on TechCrunch a few years ago.

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    by Angie Chang

    No Women In Computer Science? Well, Not For Long

    Since 2009, the number of female undergraduates majoring in CS at Stanford has increased 9.5%. The introductory course has reached gender parity.

    By Billy Gallagher (Writer, TechCrunch)

    “Dude, I think that girl sitting in front of us is a CS major.”

    “Nah, look at that glittery shit in her hair.”

    Bonnie McLindon, a junior computer science major at Stanford University, fumes as she works in CS 103, her hardest class

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    by Angie Chang

    Nominate Women 2.0 For "Biggest Social Impact" 2012 Crunchie

    Nominate Women 2.0 for the “Biggest Social Impact” Crunchie!

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

    Do you find Women 2.0 a source of inspiration, education and connection? Then nominate “Women 2.0″ for “Biggest Social Impact” Crunchie – we have until December 6, 2012 to garner enough nominations to become finalists for the TechCrunch award!

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    by Angie Chang

    Tired, But Happy

    Many women I know have a hard time putting themselves first.

    By Naama Bloom (Head of Marketing, Harvest)

    I’m staring down the barrel of 40. And my life has never been more uncertain or exciting than it is today. Five years ago, I was a newlywed with a secure corporate job at a Fortune 100 company. Today, I am a mother of two, married to a tech entrepreneur (same guy), and I lead marketing at a fast-growing software company. Oh, and I have a business on the side that I run “in my free time.” This type of massive shift was not what I expected for my 40th year but I’m happy.

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    by Angie Chang

    In The World Of Tech, Women Can Have It All

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Michal Tsur (Co-Founder & President, Kaltura) & Leah Belsky (VP of Strategy, Kaltura)

    The blossoming tech startup generation, and the new wave of professional women seeking success in the workplace and at home don’t always cross paths. Tech industries suffer from a noticeable lack of strong female leadership at the top, while powerful women have mostly flocked to traditional industries. Although the concept of “having it all” might itself be elusive, it’s time that women who value both a rich home life and a fulfilling career explore the tech startup world.

    In July/August 2012 the Atlantic Monthly featured an article that soon became the publication’s most popular piece

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    by Angie Chang

    Craftsvilla Raises $1.5M Series A To Become “The Etsy Of Asia”

    There is a huge opportunity to bring supplies to global customers through a tech-enabled platform.

    By Sarah Perez (Writer, TechCrunch)

    Craftsvilla, a Mumbai-based startup that wants to become the “Etsy of Asia,” is announcing it has received a $1.5 million in new funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Nexus Venture Partners in India. The new round, closed in April, is an addition to a smaller, seed stage investment back in June 2011.

    Like Etsy, Craftsvilla is a large, online marketplace unique handmade and handcrafted products. Currently, there are over 50,000 products from over 1,000 Indian sellers on its site, and it’s shipping to over 20 countries worldwide.

    The site was founded in January 2011 by husband and wife team Manoj Gupta and Monica Gupta.

    » Read the full article at TechCrunch.

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    by Angie Chang

    VolunteerSpot Founder And CEO Karen Bantuveris In An Exclusive Interview With Women 2.0 About Raising $1.5M Series A

    VolunteerSpot’s simple sign up application makes it easy to participate and say YES to volunteering.

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

    Austin-based management consultant and working mom Karen Bantuveris became a Girl Scout leader and PTA board member when her daughter entered school. She was shocked at all the “little things” that made volunteering a hassle. Fueled by frustration with reply-all emails, clipboards, online groups and late night reminder messages, Karen set out to do something about it in 2009…

    Fast forward a few years – VolunteerSpot announced $1.5M Series A funding from ff Venture Capital in New York with participation from angels in the Central TX Angel Network, Nebraska

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    by Angie Chang

    Revel Systems Debuts An iPad Point-Of-Sale In A Box

    The Revel Router works in conjunction with the company’s previously launched point-of-sale software.

    By Sarah Perez (Writer, TechCrunch)

    Revel Systems, an iPad point-of-sale company backed by $3.7 million in funding, is today introducing a new hardware product designed to take the place of an Ethernet router.

    The “Revel Router,” as the device is being called, is an Apple-certified “made for iPad” technology that allows shops to run their POS through an Apple iPad. The router connects other components in a retailer or restaurant’s POS setup, too, including coin dispensers, barcode scanners, scales, kitchen display systems, kitchen printers, receipt printers, and more. And the company is selling

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    by Angie Chang

    Lover.ly Founder & CEO Kellee Khalil On Partnerships, Revenue (Video)

    Founder Kellee Khalil has big plans for the company, hoping to eventually follow a woman through all the big life stages, like wedding, pregnancy, moving into a new homes, and being a newlywed.

    By Jordan Crook (Writer, TechCrunch)

    In a world where Pinterest is filled with wedding gear and the economic downturn has scratched “wedding planner” off of the affordable options list, it was only a matter of time before a wedding planning service sprouted up on the web. That service is called Lover.ly.

    Lover.ly has recently partnered with various brands like Nordstrom, Kwiat, and Minted to let users buy exactly what they see online. This makes the site a place where tasks actually get executed, rather than simply planned out (or worse yet, dreamed about). Not to mention, Lover.ly is generating revenue by capitalizing

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    by Angie Chang

    Ex-Googlers Launch Avocado, An App For Couples

    Not only are Wetherell and Bilotta founders, of course, but they’re also users — and the app has helped them get through the process of a major house renovation.

    By Ryan Lawler (Writer, TechCrunch)

    There’s a growing market for mobile apps designed to help couples stay closer. The phenomenon first came to my attention with the launch of Pair at Y Combinator’s most recent demo day. But since then, I’ve seen a whole bunch of new apps popping up, all seeking to offer up a tight little social network for two. The latest such app to launch is Avocado, which was created by a couple of former Googlers looking for a way to get closer and better organize their life together.

    Avocado, available on the iPhone and Android mobile devices for $1.99, was created by ex-Google employees Chris Wetherell and Jenna Bilotta, who first met while working on Google

  14. MariaSeidman
    by Angie Chang

    Yapp Founder Maria Seidman On The Rise Of App Creation And Being A Pregnant Founder

    Seidman said she never felt any hesitation from her co-founder or investors, but that she believes it may be an issue for some female founders, and that it’s important to have a conversation around the issue as women begin to found more and more companies.

    By Jordan Crook (Writer, TechCrunch)

    Yapp has been around for a little over two months, offering consumers an easy way to create and publish mobile apps based around events. But the vision is much bigger than some conference or your weekly book club — eventually Yapp will allow any consumer to make almost any kind of app to broadcast as they please. It’s founder Maria Seidman’s big bet on trends.

    She dropped by the studio to tell us about where she sees app creation (rather than consumption) going in the next few years, and being 36 weeks pregnant, she also filled us in on what it’s like to found a company while a baby grows inside of her.

    » Watch the video interview at TechCrunch.

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    by Angie Chang

    Got 99 Competitors And Bit.ly Is One

    “You refer stuff, you earn rewards. No shenanigans (Hat tip: Twilio).”

    By Danielle Morrill (Co-Founder & CEO, Referly)

    When you launch a company, suddenly everyone is a competitor, or so it feels.

    Then you realize everyone you thought was a competitor might also be a partner at best, and a distraction at worst. Next you realize your idea is changing so rapidly, fueled by customer feedback and sleepless nights hacking on new features or just eating your own dogfood, that you aren’t totally sure how you fit with anyone anymore.

    TechCrunch wrote that my company Referly is making gains against Bit.ly after their recent redesign stumble. We saw

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    by Angie Chang

    Kleiner Perkins Adds Megan Quinn As Newest Investment Partner

    Appointment adds weight to KPCB’s stated focus on pioneering gender diversity and equality.

    By Colleen Taylor (Writer, TechCrunch)

    Megan Quinn, the web exec who most recently served as the Director of Products at credit card processing tech firm Square, has joined Sand Hill Road venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as an investment partner. The hire was announced by KPCB in a press release today.

    Quinn’s talents and experience, of course, stand on their own: A graduate of Stanford, she spent seven years in product management at Google before joining Square in mid-2011. At Kleiner she will focus on consumer internet

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    by Angie Chang

    True&Co Takes $2M Seed Funding From First Round, SoftTech, Others To Shake Up The Bra Industry

    True&Co co-founders Aarthi Ramamurthy and Michelle secure funding from investors for bra shopping.

    By Ingrid Lunden (Writer, TechCrunch)

    The women’s liberation movement once taught ladies to cast off their bras in solidarity and empowerment; now a new startup, founded by two women, is inverting that formula to make sure that when you put it back on, that bra fits like a glove.

    True&Co is launching an online bra fitting service and shop that takes a very traditional (and tedious) process — finding bras you like that actually fit well — and makes it quick and kind of fun, and it is doing it with $2 million in seed funding from a great list of investors: First Round Capital, SoftTech VC, Aileen Lee, Softbank Capital

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    by Angie Chang

    How Poornima Vijayashanker Fell In Love with Building Software

    This article has been syndicated from TechCrunch.

    By Semil Shah (Operations, Votizen)

    “In the Studio” continues this week with an engineer who began programming at the end high school, double-majored in CS/EE in college, dropped out of Stanford’s graduate CS program to become the second employee at Mint.com, and after spending some time at Intuit (which acquired Mint), now has her own company focused on building software for the small-medium business market.

    Poornima Vijayashanker is not your average engineer. Growing up in a household where electronics were regularly taken apart for fun, she started coding toward the end of high school and