Tag Archive: Wanelo

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    by Angie Chang

    Wantworthy, Co-Founded By CEO Lauren McDevitt, Raises $1M Seed Funding

    NYC-based Wantworthy graduates from TechStars, raises seed funding to accelerate product development.

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

    Wantworthy announced raising $1M in seed funding, led by RRE Ventures, Google Ventures, Quotidian Ventures, and several NYC-area angels also participated.

    2011 NYC TechStars graduate Wantworthy aims to help you keep track of everything you want to buy, and is working on a feature to alert you when prices drop. Similar sites for social shopping/bookmarking include Pinterest and Wanelo.

    Co-Founder and CEO Lauren McDevitt is a

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    by Angie Chang

    What Is The Problem With Shopping?

    The data science-driven approaches that work are actually rooted in social context. Wanelo links products, stores and people in a single network.

    By Deena Varshavskaya (Founder & CEO, Wanelo)

    Human beings are fundamentally social. We’re born into a rich set of cultural notions that range from when it’s appropriate to yawn to our definitions of success. Our ideas and notions are deeply rooted in social dynamics developed over thousands of years and are specific to this cultural moment in time. We literally make sense of our entire lives through the social context of everything around us.

    When we look at a piece of content, we want to know who created it, who likes or hates it, who uses it and so on. The social context around content is a critical source of information

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    by Managing Editor

    Stop Reading Startup Advice – Learn By Doing!

    By Deena Varshavskaya (Founder & CEO, Wanelo)

    Startup culture encourages startup advice. Entrepreneurs want to write it. Other entrepreneurs want to read it.

    You can read all sorts of things from people who know exactly what they are talking about. Don’t raise funding. Raise as much as you can. Build an amazing product and they will come. NO, don’t worry about your product, just figure out your distribution – it’s the only thing that matters. And so on.

    This creates a temptation to learn by reading

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    by Angie Chang

    From Siberia to Silicon Valley: Wanelo’s Deena Varshavskaya Shares Five Startup Lessons Learned

    By Deena Varshavskaya (Founder & CEO, Wanelo)

    I like to think that my entrepreneurial training started when I was born in the far east of Siberia, Russia — one of the coldest places on Earth where humans live (see #5 on this list). My family had been adventurous enough to willingly move to Siberia for the extra opportunities the region offered.

    I moved to the US when I was 16. Right after college, I started working on my first startup — an online directory of actors on video. Like any other problem I’ve ever wanted to solve, this one was motivated by a personal pain. At the time, I produced