Advice For Entrepreneurs From Atoms Founder Sidra QasimSilicon Valley’s favorite everyday shoe startup Atoms has been donating shoes to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but wanted to do more. The small Brooklyn-based company recently shifted production resources toward making face masks to further help.
This 56-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Is Taking The Fitness Industry By StormLaura Schmitt’s enthusiasm and love of running is infectious. She is a cofounder of Thoroughbred, an extremely popular new treadmill studio startup with a cult-like following. The brand appeals broadly from folks just starting to run to elite athletes.
Caulipower Founder Gail Becker’s Advice For Aspiring Food EntrepreneursGail Becker is the founder and CEO of Caulipower, a food company on a mission to provide affordable healthy alternatives to highly processed foods. Learn about her experience breaking into the food industry, how she created a successful company, and her advice for other founders.
How This Female Founder Raised $1.7M From SequoiaSelene Cruz is the first Latina founder to raise pre-seed funding from Sequoia for her new company Re:store, the Shopify for physical space. She is also one of the first startup founders to secure funding through Female Founder Office Hours, a mentorship program led by women venture capitalists.
The Secret Lives Of Entrepreneurs RevealedThis month NPR’s How I Built This released a study titled “The Secret Lives of Entrepreneurs.” The researchers interviewed 600+ U.S.-based entrepreneurs to understand how entrepreneurship impacts their lives and found that entrepreneurs lead a life of trade-offs.
Female Founder Office Hours Is Changing The Venture EcosystemIt is a new age in the venture capital ecosystem. A group of women VC partners launches Female Founder Office Hours to connect the female founder and VC communities with the goal of kickstarting a virtuous cycle of women helping women and to increase the number of successful women-led companies.
Top 5 Communities For Female Tech FoundersToday our online lives offer the potential for greater connection by extending our capacity to build and maintain relationships. Created for women by women, the founders of these top 5 communities maintain positive engaging virtual spaces and are invested in helping female tech founders succeed.
The Power Of Purpose-DrivenPurpose-driven companies attract the best minds, have the most passionate customers, achieve wild success and change the world. When purpose and passion are combined, the impact is powerful not only for individuals, but also on the public they serve to help create a brighter future for everyone.
This Ex-Facebook Engineer Is Reinventing Dairy And Launching Superfood Cheeses Made From Sunflowers In Whole FoodsLaunching tomorrow in Whole Foods, Spero Foods aims to reinvent dairy and eggs from plants in order to fight climate change and transform consumer health. Their superfood cream cheese products are made from organic sunflower seeds.
A Female Founder’s Take On The Tragic Loss Of Iconic Moral Entrepreneur Leila JanahSamasource founder and iconic advocate for gender diversity in tech, Leila Janah, passed away at 37 yesterday. Leila’s tragic death should be a sobering reminder that life can be cut short at any time, and we should find fulfillment and happiness outside of work while we are building our startups.
Silicon Valley’s 5 Most Anticipated Books Of 2020From buzzy memoir Uncanny Valley to Susan Fowler’s tell-all about her time at Uber, 2020 is a highly anticipated year for book releases. I surveyed hundreds of women in tech working in Silicon Valley about what books they are most excited to read in 2020. Below are the 5 most anticipated books:
The Founder Of TLDW (Too Long Didn’t Watch) Is Changing How People Consume Video ContentLaunching this week, TLDW (too long didn’t watch) turns long videos into digestible summaries to help people consume video content easier and faster. Mariel Vargas, founder and CEO of TLDW, wants to change how billions of people around the world watch and consume video content.
Female Founder Launches AI Security System That Helps Prevent School ShootingsThis week Athena Security announces the successful launch and implementation of the world’s first AI security camera system capable of instantly and accurately recognizing an active shooter before they shoot, alerting law enforcement and verbally alerting the assailant that Police are en route.
The Art Of Persuasion: Effective Communication Strategies For FoundersAs founders, we tell stories to make our ideas come to life. We tell stories to pitch ideas, get buy-in from stakeholders, and convince people to join our companies. Effective communication and persuasion is essential in moving people to action and critical for any founder’s success.
5 Podcasts To Break Into Tech And ProductIncreasingly, podcasts have become an unparalleled source of actionable advice and education for those looking to break into product in the tech industry. Listen to these new up-and-coming podcasts to learn how to break into product and build impactful products at scale.
SoulCycle And Flywheel Powerhouse Ruth Zukerman On Resilience And ReinventionRuth Zukerman never imagined starting a company. After failing at a professional dancing career, she picked herself up and reinvented herself as a force in the fitness industry. Zukerman become a co-founder of cycling fitness giants SoulCycle and Flywheel.
Lessons Learned From The Youngest Woman To Take A Company PublicFor women-led startup valuations, 2019 has been a great year. The number of women-founded unicorns increased this year after Emily Weiss’s Glossier, Jennifer Hyman’s Rent the Runway, and Steph Korey’s Away achieved unicorn status, a marker of startup success.
This Female Founder Launches National Nutrition Day On January 29th To Celebrate Eating HealthyToday on January 29th, the founder and CEO of Wellory Emily Hochman launches National Nutrition Day to celebrate and encourage healthy eating nationwide. Her team at Wellory created the new national holiday to create a movement around making small healthier eating choices.
This 27-Year-Old Ex-Facebook Engineer Is Putting Healthy Dieting On AutopilotLaunching this week, Modern Basket aims to put your healthy diet on autopilot. Founded by ex-Facebook engineer Vera Kutsenko, the service provides a way to discover and shop for foods and brands based on your health needs and values.
From Zero To One: How Neka Pasquale Built Fresh Food Sensation Urban RemedyNeka Pasquale is the founder of Urban Remedy, an organic food company that provides ready-to-eat meals, juices, cleanses, and snacks. I spoke with Pasquale after the panels about her journey to founding Urban Remedy, how she’s overcome major roadblocks, and her advice for entrepreneurs.
HeForShe's Emerging Solutions For Gender EqualitySkylines in major cities dimmed this week to promote gender equality. The demonstration kicks off a #MorePowerfulTogether campaign, sparking a global dialogue about equality in conjunction with the release of HeForShe’s Emerging Solutions for Gender Equality Report to the UN General Assembly.
New Law Mandates Women Board Members (Men Don't Like It)After a new California law passed this month requiring all public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019, theBoardlist and Qualtrics surveyed 285 business leaders and board members asking them to weigh in on their sentiments about board quotas.
Ritual Is Reinventing Vitamins For WomenFemale founded Ritual––the LA-based, women’s once-daily vitamin company––launches Essential Prenatal, a completely reimagined prenatal vitamin that encases the 12 most critical, health-vital nutrients for mom and baby this month. Ritual is empowering women to become educated about prenatal health.