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Three female founders speak out on the ways culture fails women who seek to accrue wealth -- and how to fix this 'investing gap.'
This marks one of the biggest Series B rounds raised by women founders in recent memory, and takes total investment in The Wing to over $42 million. In April, the startup raised an $8 million Series A round.
After Bumble founder Herd turned down a $450 million buyout offer from the Match Group earlier this year, the dating giant approached the company again this fall to discuss a valuation well over $1 billion. It'd make the 28-year-old a centimillionaire.
These entrepreneurs have raised millions of dollars in funding between them. They’ve built game-changing platforms, apps, and bots. They've launched exciting new products across categories as varied as vibrators, kitchenware and nail art.
Twenty-three employers, including Uber and Levi's, have publicly committed to ensuring their workers have access to birth control coverage in the face of an ongoing attack on women's healthcare rights by the Trump admin.
Hayley Barna will take the role of general partner at First Round Capital, while Rebecca Kaden has moved from the west coast back to New York as the first female partner at Union Square Ventures.
Harbinger Ventures, which focuses on female-founded companies, led the round. It couldn't come at a more competitive time for the burgeoning natural tampon market.
"There's tons of bias, there's discrimination, there's not enough inclusion and diversity in all business, in all environments," said Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures. "We have got to keep fighting for it."
As well as attempted murder and child abuse, the 29-year-old founder of Vungle has been charged with oral copulation of a person under 14, a lewd act upon a child, and assault with a deadly weapon.
"Our customer is always clamoring for more," said Mented Cosmetics' cofounder and CEO KJ Miller. "Our end goal is that women of color feel prioritized in the world of beauty.
This 'RTR Update,' as the service is called, will aim to win over twentysomething women, Midwesterners, and those from households with an annual income of $75,000 and up rather than $100,000.
Rather unusually for a Silicon Valley funding round, just over $1 million of this investment comes from 'power users' of UrbanSitter, which links families to on-demand babysitters and nannies: a dozen influential women.
Whitney Wolfe told a capacity audience at Forbes' Under 30 Summit why she decided Bumble's differentiating factor would be its women-first branding and functionality.
Naturally competitive -- especially so as one of four sisters, she said -- supermodel Karlie Kloss became fascinated by coding as the 'secret language' of STEM. She wanted in.
"When I showed up in Silicon Valley, Apple was a one story building with a pirate flag, and the average age was 22," Sculley said during a panel at Forbes' Under 30 Summit in Boston, where he dispensed business advice accrued over decades.
Removing a resume from the equation helps boost job prospects for talented software engineers from diverse socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds who may not have had the chance to attend MIT.
In the third of Forbes' quarterly Top Influencers lists, meet the power players who've turned their social media audiences on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook into fortunes and empires across Fashion, Pets and Parenting.
Grumpy Cat tops Forbes' ranking of Top Pet Influencers, joining a list that includes such web luminaries as Pomeranian stars Jiff and Boo and precious cats Nala and Lil Bub.
There can't be a much better endorsement for a fashion blogger-turned-influencer looking to be taken seriously as a business person than a Harvard Business School case study looking into the success of her website.
What's Up Moms is the number one parenting channel on YouTube; Meg Resnikoff and Elle Walker now run a team of 12 and can command seven figures for a partnership. They've also been fielding acquisition offers.