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Women in NYC Tech: Chaya Cooper of Click2Fit

Today we speak with Chaya Cooper, two-time entrepreneur and current CPO at Click2Fit. As early as 1999, Chaya has been involved with tech and the …

Diversity

Women In Venture (WIV) Universe

Solving the Implicit Bias Problem in the Startup Industry

I got a deep dive into neuroscience when I was working on my startup, NeuroFocus. For years I pored over brain studies and thought about how the …

UC Berkeley

This Women-Led VC Fund Wants To Show The Valley What Real Gender Equality Looks Like

XFactor Ventures, which launches today, has recruited nine female founders and CEOs to invest $3 million in 30 female-led companies.<p>If there’s one thing we’ve been reminded of over the past few months in Silicon Valley, it is that chipping away at sexism depends on addressing the issue of …

700 Women Founders

Analyzing 700 women founders, and the VCs that invested in them.<p>On Friday, I awoke to a trickle of twitter updates about an article in The …

Venture Capital

I Have More Work To Do.

<b>Update:</b><p>Yesterday, the New York Times wrote that, back in 2009, a woman I knew well at the time accused me of touching her face at a mutual friend’s …

Diversity

Speaking up about sexual harassment is hard.  But we must start a new chapter.

<i>Disclaimer: Like with everything else on my blog, these opinions are solely mine and are not representative of my employer.</i> Like everyone else in the …

Feminism

Fierce Founders Bootcamp

Every founder can be a fierce founder. Applications are now open<p>This fast-paced program is open to passionate entrepreneurs with a tech or tech-based …

Startups
Venture Capital

The funding is female: 18 founders and VCs changing the tech landscape

In honor of International Women's Day, we've created a list of 18 female entrepreneurs and venture investors making their presence felt in the tech …

Venture Capital
Ivanka Trump

StandUp Ventures starts new fund for women-led seed-stage companies

Stephany LaPierre didn’t think of herself as a female founder until she tried to raise venture capital for her tech startup, Tealbook. A successful …

Venture Capital

Harvard Study Shows Why Women Don't Get Funding

Both men and women are more likely to invest in men, contributing to only 7 percent of women receiving VC funds.<p>Did you know that out of the current crop of "Unicorn" companies, less than 10 have a woman on the founding team, and only a small percentage include any women in their advisory …

Venture Capital

Inside the Mind of a New York VC: Sutian Dong of Female Founders Fund

Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In the hot …

Startups

30 Surprising Facts About Female Founders

By Lisa Calhoun<p>In several global studies, the United States leads the world in high-performance entrepreneurship. Female founders in particular …

How Ingrained Is Sexism in Silicon Valley? Ask the Women Trying to Get Funding

A few years ago, Heather Marie, the founder and CEO of the e-commerce platform Shoppable, attended a conference that matched entrepreneurs with …

Venture Capital
Venture Capital

In 2017, only 17% of startups have a female founder

The percentage of startups that have at least one female founder was flat in the first quarter of 2017.<p>Crunchbase’s inaugural study on female founder representation of U.S.-based companies was published in May 2015. As the discussion on the lack of women in engineering teams gathered pace, we …

The Truth Behind Women and Funding in NYC: 2017 Edition

Today, I take an updated look at the numbers behind female-founded companies and their respective place in the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem in …

Venture Capital

Women in IT: The Facts Infographic

Startups

The Truth Behind Women and Funding in NYC

<i>Authors note: At the suggestion of someone whom I have a lot respect for, I’ve furthered the analysis to include startups with women-only founding</i> …

Venture Capital

30 Surprising Facts About Female Founders

The U.S. leads the world in high-performance entrepreneurship. Female founders, in particular, contribute some of the greatest stats in growth in revenue, growth in employment, and financial efficiency.<p>In several global studies, the United States leads the world in high performance …

Venture Capital

First Round 10 Year Project

For Women, By Women: The Female Founders Fund Targets Funding for Female-Led Startups

Two and half years ago, Anu Duggal started the Female Founders Fund. A serial entrepreneur, Duggal started her journey by launching India’s first wine bar in Bombay called The Tasting Room. After that she went to business school, followed by co-founding an e-commerce company called Exclusively.com …

Startups

Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i></i><i>Gené Teare</i> <i>(@geneteare) a past female founder, heads up the venture program and content for CrunchBase.</i> <i>Ned Desmond</i> <i>(@neddesmond) is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase.</i> <i>This report is the first in a series looking at female founders.</i><p>Anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Used This Simple Trick to Cut Down on 'Manterrupting'

Not even Supreme Court justices are safe from the “manterruption” pandemic.<p>A new study of oral arguments from researchers at Northwestern University …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New Proof That More Female Bosses Equals Higher Profits

Still not convinced that gender diversity is good for the bottom line? Maybe this will do it.<p>On Monday, the Peterson Institute for International …

Determine

Women in Leadership are Driving Profits

Adding more women to the top of the org chart could help boost your company’s bottom line. According to a recently published study from the Peterson …

Marissa Mayer