Today, I am the co-founder of an enterprise software startup, SocialPandas, backed by a top-tier investor with an amazing support system of angels and advisors. This part of my story, which I rarely share, is about the distance I’ve traveled to get here. By Gretchen DeKnikker (Co-Founder & CMO, SocialPandas) At birth, my parents were [...]
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Women 2.0 profiles women angel investors in our weekly “This Is What An Angel Investor Looks Like” series. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) A former Salesforce.com senior executive, Jenny Cheng is now the Managing Director at Kaia Ventures which she founded to advise, consult and invest in cloud & software-as-a-service companies. The [...]
True Ventures invests in what TechCrunch calls “CRM tools to aid the forgotten sales person”. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) “Enterprise is sexy“, proclaimed SocialPandas co-founder Gretchen DeKnikker this week – and she’s right. Her social customer relationship management (“SCRM”) tool startup SocialPandas announced today raising $1.5 in seed funding from True [...]
Social and mobile are absolutely revolutionizing how the world connects and interacts. It did, however, take a lot of once-alluring hardware innovation and uber-sexy enterprise (and consumer) software to get here. By Gretchen DeKnikker (Co-Founder, SocialPandas) I think enterprise software is sexy as hell. There, I said it. I think creating value that customers will [...]
Social media marketing serving the masses means high-growth startups – creating lots of value and jobs. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) PITCH 2010 Startup Competition finalist Amita Paul pitched Objective Marketer onstage at the November conference. A few months later, Objective Marketer was acquired by Emailvision! This year, we’ve seen big exits [...]