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Stilettos Invade Startups as Niche-Shopping Sites Attract Women

Stilettos Invade Startups as Niche-Shopping Sites Attract Women | Well Loved Woman | Scoop.it

Alexis Maybank, co-founder of the shopping website Gilt Groupe Inc., says her 5-inch stilettos are meant to send a message: being feminine and starting a technology company aren’t mutually exclusive.

“Women are driving most of the consumer activity on the Web today,” said Aileen Lee, a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who devotes about half of her investment portfolio to startups founded by females.

“I can’t relate to Mark Zuckerberg, and I can’t relate to Steve Jobs,” she said, referring to the co-founders and CEOs of Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc, respectively. “Having a community where people look like you -- seeing other role models implicitly tells someone they can do it.”


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Majority Women-Owned and Managed AboutOne Announces $1.6 Million in Series A Funding

Majority Women-Owned and Managed AboutOne Announces $1.6 Million in Series A Funding | Well Loved Woman | Scoop.it
Majority Women-Owned AboutOne Announces $1.6 Million in Series A Funding http://t.co/J6DiSguR #womenentrepreneurs #startups #women...

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AboutOne CEO, Joanne Lang, was listed by Forbes as one of Ten Female Entreprenuers And Mompreneurs To Watch in March 2011. Women building strong businesses and acquiring funding is no easy task as most funding goes to men. I tend to believe its not a biased perspective, its about women accepting the challenges of applying for funding. The new service from AboutOne, AcornPoints, will add to family content organization and includes photo storage.

 

Congratulations to AboutOne!

 

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http://j.mp/tW2qcS

 


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Inspiring Future Generations to Innovate

Inspiring Future Generations to Innovate | Well Loved Woman | Scoop.it

So much for trade secrets. Limor Fried has based a business around the idea that everyone can do it themselves.

"For the most part, everyone finally agrees that open source software has been a success. It runs the net, it runs Google, it runs everything," Fried said. "Millions of companies and billions of dollars are made possible by open source software. Open source hardware is just starting to take off."

--- @Nakeva $0.02 ---
Fried is awesome as an innovative woman in business! A degree in electrical engineering from MIT and leads the DIY arena. Check out her website, amazing design that fits her industry - http://www.ladyada.net/


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