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Golden Seeds

How Women Angels Investors Are Taking Flight

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Jun Rowley

It was a late night in New York City when two of my friends and I sat in the corner of a loud, bustling restaurant in the West Village discussing how to get on top of the glass ceiling in our entrepreneurial community.

Golden Seeds Takes Bold Steps to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Emmie Twombly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Emmie Twombly

On the second day of the Summit, 25 companies presented business updates to Golden Seeds investors. I was able to sit down with Golden Seeds partner, Jo Ann Corkran before, after and during the Summit for first-hand insights. Here is a glimpse on how one of the leading angel investors is making her mark on the industry.

The Golden Standard

Emmie Twombly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Emmie Twombly

The investment firm Golden Seeds has an angel network close to 300 men and women. It is the fourth largest angel group in the United States. The firm is unique because they invest in early stage, start-up companies that have women in leadership positions

As for Innovation: My Bet Is on Women in STEM

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The problem of women being left out of the innovation economy is real and the more we connect the dots, not just among entrepreneurs in these fields, but with academics, corporations, researchers and governments looking for public private partnerships, the more successful we will be.

The New Girls Network: Building A Bigger Pie For High-Growth Women-Led Companies

Women 2.0 | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

There are incredible things happening in the startup world for women entrepreneurs.

Leadership: It's a Female Thing

Monika Mitchell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

The event marked a shift in action -- we are tired of waiting for men to open the door for us. Ladies and gentlemen ... in the 21st century, we are opening the doors for ourselves.

Breaking the Venture Ceiling

Jack Hidary | Posted 11.14.2011 | Women
Jack Hidary

The WIE conference comes at a critical point for women in leadership, and I hope it can encourage more women to join the top ranks of startups, angel groups and venture firms.

Back to School for Startups Too!

Angela Haines | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Angela Haines

In 2004, Esther Psarakis founded her imported specialty foods company, Taste of Crete, out of her love for Greece. She married a Greek, and very qu...

Veteran Investors Share Their Top Pitch Pet Peeves

Angela Haines | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Recently, two seasoned women investors shared their experience about why some pitches don't persuade investors to write checks.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Challenge the Barriers

Angela Haines | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Maria Lores-Browne, a Colombian immigrant, began dreaming about her own business during her years working as a laborer on construction sites, doing ev...

Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are High Quality Imports

Angela Haines | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Overlooked in the recent raucous debate on illegal immigration is the powerful role of legal immigrants on both innovation and job creation.

The Best Exits Start Early

Angela Haines | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Perhaps one of the least well understood parts of being an entrepreneur is how to incorporate an exit strategy. With all the demands start-ups face, exits often appear low on the "to do" list.

From Neckties to Nuclear Waste: The U.S. Government Is Open for Business

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Haines

The Small Business Administration has announced its Women-Owned Small Business Procurement Programs. It just got a little easier to add to your client list the country's biggest spender: the US Government.

British Airways Gives Entrepreneurs A Ticket To Global Expansion

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

With its Face of Opportunity program, British Airways offered 250 entrepreneurs, selected out of 1500 entries, on the basis of video or written essays, one round-trip ticket to a destination of their choice anywhere in the world to forge new business relationships.

Winning Women

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

For 24 years Ernst and Young, a global company with 144,000 employees,which specializes in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services, has he...

Competitions Galore: And the Winner Is...

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

TV game shows may have declined in recent years, but idea contests are riding a wave among big corporations. That's because competitions arise when problems loom large -- so no surprise they're currently on the uptick.

The Mom Motivation

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

A new breed of entrepreneurs is gaining steam: moms who decide to create new businesses after giving birth. While pundits ponder why women are u...

Tech Transfers: Turn-Offs or Start-Ups?

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

This December marks the 30th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act which in effect gave birth to the idea of tech transfer.

How to Invest in Life Sciences

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

No area of investing has greater potential pay-offs than companies in the life sciences sector. Who doesn't want to contribute to a cure for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease?

Spotters for Starter Uppers: Helping CEO's Make the Pitch

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

On one of the last sweltering days of summer in New York, a group of 21 eager entrepreneurs gathered for an all day boot camp on how to position their fledgling companies to attract investors.

How to Start a Business: Be Willing to Fail!

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Entrepreneurs! How have you failed lately? And how did you benefit from your failures? Tell us the tales behind your batting average. If yours is less than 50%, you're in the same league as Babe Ruth and other successful heavy hitters!

Open Door for Women Entrepreneurs

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Over the past few years Golden Seeds, a rare angel investor group devoted exclusively to funding women-led and owned businesses, has poured more than $16 million into 26 companies.