Good news: women raise funding for companies, and women entrepreneurs make waves on Kickstarter.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
FUNDS RAISED: 22 year old Meredith Perry raising $1M from Founders Fund and other angels for her startup. The Ubeam founder and CEO gave a popular TEDx talk earlier this year on “how to be a technology innovator – without an engineering degree or Asperger’s”.
Previous PITCH applicants and conference attendees may recognize this woman – Aihui Ong raised $645k in seed funding for her startup Love With Food, a subscription food box with a philanthropic twist.
FUNDRAISING: New Android-powered game console
TEDxNashville talk “How to be a technology innovator – without an engineering degree or Asperger’s”
Women 2.0 talks to Meredith Perry, Founder and CEO of uBeam, a company aiming to charge your electronics without the cords. Meredith graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2011 with a degree in Paleobiology.
Women 2.0: How did you first come up with the idea for uBeam?
Meredith Perry: My school, The University of Pennsylvania, has an invention competition every year, and I told myself I wanted to invent something cool before I graduated. I kept an idea book