Tag Archive: Women 2.0

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    by Jordan Hunter

    Sponsored: The Next Big Thing in Beauty Tech: You?

    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

    PITCH Finalist Mavatar, Co-Founded by Susan Akbarpour, Raises $1 Million Seed Funding

    Menlo Park-based Susan Akbarpour, co-founder and president of Mavatar, raised $1 million in seed funding this week!

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

    Smart comparison shopping company Mavatar was co-founded by Stanford Graduate School of Business grad Susan Akbarpour, who presented at Women 2.0 PITCH SF Startup Competition as a finalist earlier this year.

    The company today announced raising $1 million funding from former Facebook CPO Chris Kelly, former Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Jeffery Moore, Triton Systems CEO Ross Haghighat, and Dr. Afshin Graveli and his wife Anousheh.

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    by Angie Chang

    DailyWorth CEO and Founder Amanda Steinberg Raises Additional $1 Million Funding

    New York-based entrepreneur Amanda Steinberg nabs an additional $1 million in funding in an additional Series A raise led by DFJ Gotham.

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

    Financial media company DailyWorth announced this week that they have raised an additional $1 million in Series A funding led by DFJ Gotham. Previously, the company founded by Amanda Steinberg raised $2 million in Series A last year.

    Having been a programmer at many venture-backed NYC startup companies in her twenties, Amanda learned what makes an Internet startup successful: “a clear, simple revenue model; scalable technology; and a valid problem in a large market to solve.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Eventbrite, Co-Founded by President Julia Hartz, Raises $60 Million Funding

    Ticketing platform Eventbrite raises $60 million in Series F funding.

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

    Eventbrite, the leading self-service ticketing company co-founded by president Julia Hartz, announced today raising $60 million in financing led by Tiger Global Management. Eventbrite also announced new investment partner T. Rowe Price this week. The company’s total funding now stands at $140 million.

    The growth capital will be used to continue innovating, building and changing the landscape of ticketing. This includes accelerating international and mobile growth.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders to Watch Changing the World with Civic-Minded Startups

    Itching to fix problems and create efficiencies? Civic hacking – we can do it!

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

    Help solve big problems with new technology and drive big changes in the city you live in, maybe even the government!

    Here are some ways to get involved! Apply to join the National Day of Civic Hacking at the White House by 5pm on April 19 (yes, today!). Consider taking your civic-minded project to the next level by applying to join the Code for America accelerator by May 31. Or, participate in your local Hack for Change event on June 1. You decide.

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    by Angie Chang

    The RealReal, Founded by CEO Julie Wainwright, Raises $14M Series B Funding

    CEO Julie Wainwright raises $14 million Series B funding for her startup The RealReal, the online luxury resaler.

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

    The industry leader in luxury online resale, venture-backed startup The RealReal announced today raising $14 million in Series B funding to expand infrastructure and support its rapid growth.

    The Series B funding round was led by InterWest Partners with participation from all Series A investors – Canaan Partners, e.ventures and Greycroft Partners. In addition, The RealReal added strategic investments from Novel TMT Ventures, Panarea Capital, Suzy Welch and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy.

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    by Angie Chang

    Where Are the Women in Venture Capital That Blog?

    As gatekeepers of venture capital, where are the women in venture capital who blog?

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

    Thought leadership in technology, entrepreneurship and business is established by blogging and tweeting. Unfortunately, the blog rolls of venture capitalists are filled with mostly, well, men ranging from the partners at Andreesseen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and the pundits at TechCrunch… but where are the women?