Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer announced the the "Grow Your Business Boot Camp". These seminars, supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs in 25 different cities, are funded by a commitment of $500,000 from Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores. Topics to be covered in these boot camp sessions include financial planning, accessing capital, marketing, and growth strategies. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Rosalind Brewer receive the 2013 YWCA Woman of Achievement Award.
Kenandy, founded by Sandra Kurtzig who is also the company's CEO, raised $33 million in Series B Funding. Sandra is an experienced executive who founded ASK Computer Systems which grew into one of the ten largest software companies in the world. Read more in the marketwire press release.
Hullabalu, founded by Suzanne Xie who is also CEO of the company, raised $1.8 million in funding. Suzanne is an experienced entrepreneur whose first company was sold to iLike, then on to Google. Read more about the deal on techcrunch.com.
85 Broads, the women's network founded by Janet Hanson, is being bought by Sallie Krawcheck (pictured). Sallie is the former President of the Global Wealth & Investment Management Division at Bank of America. Janet is an entrepreneur and a former Executive of Goldman Sachs. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
GiveCorps, a funding platform co-founded by Jamie McDonald to help make giving easier and to help organizations raise funds online, raised $822,ooo in seed funding. Jamie is CEO of the company. Read more...
HipLogiq, the social media marketing software company co-founded by Lindsey Madison, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Lindsey's expertise is product design and development and she has extensive sales and marketing experience. Read more about the deal on prweb.com.
Najafi Companies announced that it has invested in and "become a significant strategic shareholder" of MeeGenius, co-founded by Wandy Hoh (pictured) who is also CEO of MeeGenius. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
OUYA, the new video game experience for the television founded by Julie Uhrman who is CEO of the company, raised $15 million in new funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Julie is an game insudtry veteran. Watch Julie talk about her game console.
Sramana Mitra, Founder of 1Million by 1Million, has come up with the answer for the "other 99%" of entrepreneurs who can't get attention from great incubators like Y Combinator. Her solution - "Incubator-in-a-Box". Read more.. Watch Sramana explain her program versus the Y Combinator program.
Madison Color, co-founded by Amy Errett who is also CEO of the company, raised $4 million in new funding led by True Ventures. Amy is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Read more about the deal on allthingsd.com. Watch Amy talk about venture capital and funding women entrepreneurs, "businesses by women for women".
Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is hosting Donna Novitsky, CEO of Yiftee, at the Apple Retail Store in SoHo, NYC, on Wednesday, May 15 for a conversation, "Meet the Innovators: The Venture Capitalists", where Donna and others will discuss funding early-stage ventures. Read more about the event. Watch Donna talk about why marketing should be measured to evaluate your tactics.
RockThePost, the investment crowdfunding platform connecting entrepreneurs and investors, appointed Barbara Corcoran to its Board of Directors. Barbara is the Founder of the Corcoran Group and stars in the ABC TV show "Shark Tank". Read more in the Business Wire press release. Barbara, who has invested in numerous startups, advises us not to be afraid of failure. Watch what she has to say about it.
Eventbrite, the ticketing company co-founded by Julia Hartz, raised $60 milllion in new funding led by Tiger Global Management. Julia is President of the company. Read more about the deal on techcrunch.com.