Tag Archive: ZipCar

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    by Jessica Stillman

    New Urban Ventures Accelerator Launches Applications for its First Cohort

    Are you an urban innovator (think Uber and Airbnb) trying to get your idea off the ground? A new nonprofit accelerator wants to help.

    By Clara Brenner and Julie Lein (Co-Founders, Tumml)

    Our company was born out of a women’s conference (no joke!). We founded Tumml in 2012 after working as co-directors of the MIT Sloan Women in Management Conference, the largest women’s event on campus that year, headlined by Marissa Mayer. We really loved working together, so we began looking for other opportunities to partner with one other.

    After the conference, we met with one of the speakers, a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley, who was interested in investing in the next generation of urban innovators (think Uber and Airbnb). Her passion for the space piqued our interest

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    by Angie Chang

    Avis To Acquire Female-Founded ZipCar For $491.2 Million

    Previous Women 2.0 Conference speaker Robin Chase founded ZipCar, which went public in April 2011 and announced plans today to be acquired by car rental giant Avis.

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

    The 1000+ Women 2.0 Conference attendees last Valentine’s Day remember Robin Chase’s story of going from concept to customers – from putting the first ZipCar car key under her doormat to prove the car-sharing concept, to getting investment for the first ZipCars from unexpected places.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Grace Hopper Celebration Attendees Celebrating Startup Acquisitions And IPOs

    Celebrating GHC attendees and women entrepreneurs who exit!

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

    This week, Women 2.0 has been attending the Grace Hopper Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland alongside literally thousands of women engineers, ranging from college students and academics to working professionals.

    Amidst the throngs of tech-savvy women, we’ve spied a few notable women, including Robin Chase who flew in from France

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    by Angie Chang

    Getaround, Founded By Jessica Scorpio, Raises $13.9M Series A

    Jessica Scorpio’s cleantech startup raises funding to solve car overpopulation and change the world.

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

    “Like Airbnb for cars” – social carsharing marketplace Getaround announced raising $13.9M in Series A funding today led by Menlo Ventures. In the list of investors includes Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. Getaround was founded by Jessica Scorpio who also serves as director of marketing.

    Getaround’s vision is “to make the world a better place through the power of disruptive technology, movements and ideas with a focus on collaborative consumption and sustainability.”

    Congrats to Jessica Scorpio and the Getaround team

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    by Angie Chang

    Joanne Wilson: An Angel Who Bets On Women-Led Companies

    By Suzanne Axtell (Technology Evangelist, O’Reilly)

     

    Blogger, mother, foodie, and hardcore New Yorker Joanne Wilson (@TheGothamGal) is one of a few female angel investors.

    Her approach to investing is unabashedly women-centric.

    As she explains in the following interview, she’s a believer in the power of the startup ecosystem to influence the economies of New York and beyond.

    Suzanne Axtell: What inspired you to move into the venture capital (VC) space?