Tag: Startups

Katherine Ryder’s Women’s Health Startup Worth $1 Billion

by Angela Priestley There’s a new unicorn in town and this time it covers a space that’s typically been underserved in the entrepreneurial and tech startup world: women’s and family health. This startup, Maven Clinic, was founded by Katherine Ryder in 2014, to offer an on-demand virtual clinic dedicated to women’s and family healthcare services, including pregnancy and postpartum care. It…

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Melanie Perkins’ Startup Canva Gains Rapid Success

By Jessie Tu As a tech start-up entrepreneur, Melanie Perkins’ story is nothing short of remarkable. Last July, we reported her becoming one of the wealthiest women in Australia after her graphic design company Canva, which she co-founded with her husband Cliff Obrecht raised US$60 million in funding. This week, her company has hit an on paper valuation of $US15 billion ($19.7 billion) after securing a…

Why This ‘30 Under 30’ Fashion Founder Champions Reinvention

Why The Founder Of ‘30 Under 30’ Fashion Startup Choosy Believes Reinvention Is Critical Can a startup be considered both a fashion company and a tech company?  In the case of Choosy, that’s a resounding ‘yes.’ The brand that leverages artificial intelligence to identify fashion trends first launched in 2018, and has revolutionized the way women’s clothing is manufactured by…

How This ‘30 Under 30’ Startup Sustains Its Business Online

With many retailers currently forced to rethink their physical spaces, The Clear Cut is successfully sustaining its business via social media, online communication tools like FaceTime, and on the strength of its direct-to-consumer concierge approach.  Let’s get something clear: its remote approach to selling is not the result of the new retail landscape presented by COVID-19. In fact, The Clear…

This Is The Secret Ingredient For Small Business Success

Can you guess what the key ingredient is for small business success? I know what you’re thinking. No, it’s not funding, and it’s not a business plan. It’s confidence. A fascinating new study by Kabbage revealed that entrepreneurs, specifically small business owners, are battling underconfidence. The research shows that the majority of small businesses believe their revenue growth underperforms their peers. Specifically, 60%…

Female Founders Share Tips for Launching a New Business

Launching a new business is not easy, never mind bringing to market an entirely new product or service.  Joanna Parker could hardly believe that when she landed a deal for her new company, Yumble Kids, from Bethenny Frankel on Shark Tank. However, It was not just Shark Tank or Bethanny Frankel that made Yumble Kids successful. It was Parker’s foresight to test the market before…

5 Essential Steps For Aspiring Female Founders

Women start their businesses for a variety of reasons. According to research by SCORE, millennial women are often driven by market opportunity while baby boomers are driven by necessity. But regardless of the age group or primary driver, there are some universal considerations that apply to all potential woman entrepreneurs as they prepare to start a business. 1. Honestly assess yourself…

How Model Alexandra Cristin Built An 8-Figure Empire

Seven years ago, plus-size model Alexandra Cristin was watching her favorite YouTuber at her apartment when she decided to start selling hair extensions online. Today, she owns and operates one of the leading seamless hair extension brands in the beauty industry, Glam Seamless. Glam Seamless is an eight-figure company that offers more than 100 color options for high-quality hair extensions in…

Leadership Feature: Sarah Kunst Invests in Female Entrepreneurship

Leadership Feature: Sarah Kunst’s Venture Capital Fund Invests in Female Entrepreneurship. Anyone who’s ever tried to launch their own business understands that the startup world can be a tough space. But if you’re a woman, specifically a woman of color, looking to invest in a business, the industry often proves to be even harder; nonprofit organization All Raise reports that only 11 percent…