BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "How Women Entrepreneurs Bypass Obstacles To Fund Innovation @Ventureneer #startup. How Women Entrepreneurs Bypass Obstacles To Fund Innovation. Women are creating companies that meet the needs of the market.
Not that men don’t, but women have an edge: Women make the vast majority of consumer buying decisions so they have a handle on what the market wants. Some like Kara Goldin of hint, Cybele Pascal of Cybele’s Free to Eat, and Wendy Strgar of Good Clean Love created products to meet their own personal needs. Others, like Sara Andrews of Bumbleroot Foods and Courtney Nichols Gould of SmartyPants Vitamins wanted to make a difference in something they were passionate about. Some of these enterprising women have companies in very early stage, like Bumbleroot, others are running companies with tens of millions of dollars in sales, like hint. So what’s the problem? Women still face obstacles that seem ludicrous, given their proven performance. Katy Lynch sur Twitter : "Meerkat announces $14 million in funding #livestreaming #video #startup via @CNNMoney.
Livestreaming startup Meerkat snatches $14 million in funding - Mar. 26, 2015. On Thursday, Periscope, the livestream app acquired by Twitter, made its public debut.
But livestreaming front-runner Meerkat didn't let the launch steal its spotlight for long. During a Meerkat session on Thursday, founder Ben Rubin confirmed that his startup has raised "around $14 million" in funding. The funding was led by venture capital firm Greylock Partners (Greylock's Josh Elman joined the Meerkat's board). There was also an eclectic mix of contributing investors, including Jared Leto, David Tisch and Chad Hurley, cofounder of YouTube. Other funds in on the deal were Aleph, Broadway Video Ventures, CAA Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Entree Capital, Raine Ventures, Sherpa, Slow Ventures, Sound Ventures, Universal Music Group, UTA, Vayner/RSE, and WME. The most exclusive boys' club: America's largest startups. It’s no secret that the Fortune 500 is led mostly by men.
Only 25 Fortune 500 companies have a woman as CEO, and 23 had all-male corporate boards when Fortune conducted an analysis earlier this year. But according to a new analysis by Fortune, America’s largest and most powerful private companies might be the most exclusive boys’ club of all. Just 6.2% of board seats are held by women within U.S. -based “unicorn” companies, that rare breed of private firms whose value is more than $1 billion, based on fundraising. America’s 55 unicorn companies collectively represent 354 board director seats, the Fortune analysis shows, and only 22 are held by women. A full 60% — or 33 — of the U.S. unicorn companies have all-male boards, as compared with nearly 5% of Fortune 500 companies. None of the 55 companies have more than one woman on their board. BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "7 Things Successful Women Never Do @LaRaeQuy #startup #entrepreneur.
7 Things Successful Women Never Do. Often I was the only female FBI agent on my squad.
I learned how to be successful amidst a variety of situations and circumstances. Most importantly, I learned what not to do if I wanted to compete in a male dominated environment: Here are 7 things successful women never do: BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "Want More Women in Tech? Start With Girls @ventureneer #tech #startup. Want More Women in Tech? Start With Girls.
You know the old adage: Seeing is believing.
Seventeen girls from five New York high schools participated this past summer in a one-week program in which they not only got to see and hear stories from entrepreneurs, but they also got some hands-on entrepreneurial experience. The girls teamed up to conceptualize entrepreneurial ventures. The winning team won Kindles. The program was the brainchild of Lori Hoberman, the chair of MIT Enterprise Forum New York chapter and Hal Goldstein, NYC Promise. Hoberman, chair of the Emerging Companies / Venture Capital practice at Chadbourne & Parke, was frustrated by how few women attended MIT Enterprise Forum events. “I want to encourage girls to stay engaged in math and science,” she said. BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "5 Ways to Build a Better Business @alizasherman #smbiz #startup... 5 Ways to Build a Better Business. Starting and running a business takes stamina and determination in order to navigate often unpredictable terrain.
No matter how many times I’ve started and run a new company, I find myself faced with things I didn’t expect that I must address. BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "5 Awesome Ways to Build a Better Business @AlizaSherman #startup... 5 Awesome Ways to Build a Better Business. Starting and running a business takes stamina and determination in order to navigate often unpredictable terrain.
BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "5 Awesome Ways to Build a Better Business @AlizaSherman #startup... 5 Awesome Ways to Build a Better Business. Starting and running a business takes stamina and determination in order to navigate often unpredictable terrain.
No matter how many times I’ve started and run a new company, there were always unexpected things that had to be handled. Despite the myriad of experiences one can have as a business owner, there are ways to build a solid foundation for your entrepreneurial venture. Here are five ways to strengthen any business. 10 Ways to Destroy Fear While You Startup. You stand at the edge of the deep-sea of your life, afraid to cast sail.
You know you should, but it seems oh so safe in the harbor. But is it truly safe? If you listen to the crashing waves, you just might hear the words of Maud Muller echoing in your ears: For of all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these. 7 Ways to Get More Meaning Out of Your Social Media. We’re living in a social media laden world.
Our days are filled with never-ending waves of content – text messages, news feeds, app notifications, Twitter streams, Instagram uploads, videos in our email. How do you get past the information overload – both consuming it and creating it – and return to making real connections for your business? Here are 7 ideas for recalibrating what you’re doing in social networks and how you’re using social media tools. 1. Find your focus. 7 Ways to Get More Meaning Out of Your Social Media. We’re living in a social media laden world. Our days are filled with never-ending waves of content – text messages, news feeds, app notifications, Twitter streams, Instagram uploads, videos in our email. How do you get past the information overload – both consuming it and creating it – and return to making real connections for your business?
Here are 7 ideas for recalibrating what you’re doing in social networks and how you’re using social media tools. 1. Find your focus. 7 Ways to Get More Meaning Out of Your Social Media. BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : 7 Things Successful Women Never Do @LaRaeQuy #startup #entrepreneur... 7 Things Successful Women Never Do. BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : There is no better time for a woman to build a business @ventureneer @BizWomenExperts #startup.
7 Ways to Get More Meaning Out of Your Social Media. Witter / ? 5 Ways to Protect Your Business When a Client Does Not Pay. Business is based on relationships. Framing each of your business transactions with an eye toward the relationship you have with the other party – client, vendor, employee – is important to the health of your business. But what do you do when a business relationship goes sour? Hypoxic founder shares secrets to Kickstarter success. Let’s start a Kickstarter campaign! Maybe people will give us money to build the company! While many founders have tried and failed this route, there are a few that brought in the cash to take their company to the next level. AZTB talked with local startups that have had success with crowdfunding campaigns and shared some tips and tricks. We begin part one of our series with founder Mark Kirschenbaum, Hypoxic, a company that creates innovative aerial camera products, and the Kickstarter “Turned On” project.
The “Turned On” campaign ended on June 5 with 269 backers, surpassing its goal of $30,000, by hitting $43,049, or 143 percent of its target. Kirschenbaum offers these words of wisdom for your next campaign. 7 Startups to watch from #Startupfest 2014 via. 2013 Women of Power Virtual Summit. Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your message or comments. Please enter the code as shown on the image. Please select the date you would like to attend. Designs, secrets, and kiteboarding: Canva's AU$3m seed fund tale. Startup founders have repeatedly been told not to hide their ideas away, or they'll risk not giving venture capitalists (VCs) enough information to make an investment.
Why Mindshare Matters More Than Time Share. Every year, several million startups are launched. There will be well over 12,000 posts published on TechCrunch alone this year. In the U.S., approximately 1,500 startups get funded by venture capitalists every single year. Another 50,000 get angel funding. That’s 51,500 funding announcements annually. Do Older Or Younger Entrepreneurs Have The Greater Advantage? Small Business News: Crowd-Funding Sites Prepare for a Boom. 8 Startup Lessons You Could Learn from Gotham Gal. The Startup Toolkit - for founders in search of a business model.
HOW TO: Attract Early Adopters to Your Social Startup. Shane Snow is a technology journalist in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @shanesnow.