Female Founder Feature – Inger McDowell-Hartye

Inger McDowell-Hartye is the founder and creator of With Love, From PDX and With Love, From Reno, two companies built on creating local gift collections and meaningful relationships. Inger launched With Love, from PDX in 2015 and was able to combine her passion for community and locally-made goods into a successful company, despite the many [...]

Female Founder Feature: Heidi Metz – IMANI

Heidi Metz is the founder and CEO of IMANI, a platform enabling banking for the unbanked through a safe, inexpensive, cloud based mobile payment system. She has an MBA in International Marketing and Finance, and has 13 years of experience in global senior leadership roles. Connect with Heidi on LinkedIn. Tell us about your company. [...]

Female Founder Feature: Gabriela Alban Hidalgo – Capuli Club

Gabriela Alban Hidalgo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Capuli Club Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? My first passion, architecture, helped me cultivate a longing to make people happy with my work. In learning more about entrepreneurship I became convinced that business can be so much more than an [...]

Female Founder Feature: Juliet Horton – Everly

Juliet Horton is the Founder & CEO of Everly. Armed with a wealth of experience in technology and finance, Juliet launched her entrepreneurial career with Everly after realizing something was missing from her career – passion. Everly is completely changing how couples plan their wedding by providing all the personalized support of a wedding planner [...]

Female Founder Feature: Melissa Strawn – MyPeopleNow, Inc.

Melissa Strawn is the Founder & CEO of MyPeopleNow, Inc. Her incredible journey is a testament to the power of resilience, as you can learn from her genuine, down to earth, no-holds-barred, must-read blog. “If you have a passion for building a better freelance economy, a mission toward ending poverty and social service dependence, or [...]

Female Founder Feature: Priyanka Raha – PopSmart Kids

Priyanka Raha is the CEO of PopSmart Kids, an educational technology startup. The company was founded earlier this year and has been a big proponent of promoting Digital Citizenship through the company’s newsletters and media posts. The first app is a collaborative story-writing app for children that will launch in January 2019. Recently, Priyanka has [...]

Female Founder Feature: Frances Dewing – Rubica

Frances Dewing is the CEO of Rubica, a cyber security startup whose mission is to protect individuals’ ‘digital rights’ and ultimately reduce the incidence of cybercrime. Rubica launched back in December 2016 and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Since launching, Rubica has closed on $5.6M of investment on January 4, 2017, has offices in San [...]

Female Founder Feature: Yasmin Ali – Skillspire

Yasmin Ali is the founder and CEO of Skillspire, an education startup that offers technology boot camps and specifically targets immigrants, refugees and women. Skillspire launched back in April 2016 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Since launching, Skillspire has five employees and classes are largely taught by part-time instructors who work in technology and [...]

Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Laura Oden – Pandere Shoes

Laura Oden is the founder and CEO of Pandere Shoes, a startup that has created expandable shoes. Pandere Shoes launched in June 2016 and is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Learn more about Laura and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about Pandere Shoes? What inspired you to start the company? [...]

Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Elaine Kwon – Chanlogic

Elaine Kwon is the founder and CEO of Chanlogic, Global SaaS product for eCommerce channel managers. Chanlogic launched this year and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more about Elaine Kwon and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about Chanlogic? What inspired you to start the company? Chanlogic was partially [...]