Tag Archive: Wildfire

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    by Angie Chang

    Who Said Women Entrepreneurs Don’t Raise Venture Capital?

    Victoria Ransom has crossed all those supposedly insurmountable obstacles: starting up, bootstrapping to validation, raising venture capital to scale, building a solid revenue stream, and finally, achieving a successful exit.

    By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)

    A blog post that I wrote on the subject in October 2010 still garners readership and discussions. Meanwhile, our 1M/1M virtual incubator continues to work with women entrepreneurs actively, and I am happy to report that women ARE starting up

  2. victoria-ransom
    by Angie Chang

    Founding CEO Victoria Ransom And Wildfire Interactive Team Join Google In $250M Acquisition

    Google beefs up their social efforts with acquisition of social marketing startup Wildfire Interactive today.

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

    Google declared on its blog today that they will be “sparking better conversation with Wildfire”, announcing the acquisition of social marketing startup Wildfire Interactive today. Wildfire was co-founded by Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard (both pictured).

    In an interview, Victoria talked about growing up on a farm in New Zealand “in the middle of nowhere”. She caught the entrepreneurship bug and in the midst of her second or third company, she realized that even as a business person without technical skills, she wanted to create an online platform to scale the social media marketing efforts for everyone. Wildfire Interactive was born.

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    by Angie Chang

    How to be a Tech Entrepreneur Without Knowing How to Program

    By Laura Forrest (Marketing Manager, Mozilla)

    Don’t have a computer science degree? Don’t worry.

    Don’t let that stop you from founding your own start-up. There are many examples of successful non-technical co-founders who didn’t let the lack of knowing a programming language stop them from creating something great.

    In this case study, we look at Victoria Ransom who co-founded Wildfire along with Alain Chuard in 2008. Together they took an idea and transformed it into a thriving venture-backed company 140 employees strong. Enter Victoria Ransom:

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders to Watch in the Facebook Ecosystem

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder, Women 2.0)

    Who doesn’t have a love and hate relationship with Facebook? Love it because it can be a source of business and new job creation by female founders!

    Here are 5 female founders of tech startups making money off Facebook:

    Annie Chang (Co-Founder & Head of Products, LOLapps)
    “Don’t be fooled by the name of her startup” warned Fast Company. Annie Chang co-founded LOLapps, a leading yet under-the-radar social-apps publisher. Follow her on Twitter at @lolapps.

    Carina Koo (Co-Founder, Momentus Media)
    Former Microsoft software engineer Carina Koo co-founded Momentus Media to build software tools helping brands connect with fans virally. Follow her on Twitter at @carinacarinakoo.

    Lucy Zhang (Co-Founder & President, Beluga)
    Former Google software engineer & mobile developer Lucy Zhang co-founded group messaging app Beluga (acquired by Facebook in March). Follow her on Twitter at @lucidlogic.

    Victoria Ransom (Founder & CEO, Wildfire)
    Wildfire was founded by serial entrepreneur Victoria Ransom to build a platform for companies to run interactive promotions on the social web. Follow her on Twitter at @victoria_ransom.

    Do you know more female founders of Facebook-related startups? Let us know about them in the comments below.