Turo Shifts Into High Gear

Today, Turo shifts into high gear with a new brand and a $47M Series C round to expand its peer-to-peer car sharing platform internationally. It’s an exciting milestone for the company formerly know...

thredUP Looking Picture-Perfect

Startups often begin their lives like fuzzy pictures where you can make out some of the major features, such as the founders, market size, and customer pain point, but where there is blurriness around...

Sexism in Silicon Valley

As a woman venture capitalist since 1999, I initially read “What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women” in Newsweek with great interest, and then with increasing sadness. The scenarios depicted in t...

Mobile Commerce In 2015

Last year represented a tipping point in mobile commerce investment, so as we begin a new year, we wanted to take stock by updating our m-commerce market map and offering our predictions for 2015.

Leaping In

In her blockbuster book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg implores women to seek out new career challenges and opportunities, rather than shy away from them, even as they juggle work with marriage and motherh...

What Do (Digital) Women Want?

In September, 2011, in the Design District of San Francisco, Patricia hosted a panel and networking event for entrepreneurs and senior executives marketing to women online and through mobile devices. ...

Is The Web A Woman’s World?

In the last two years, a trio of online services has experienced eye-popping hypergrowth:  Groupon, an aggregator of daily deals; Zynga, a producer of social games; and Gilt Groupe, a purveyor of...

Why E-Commerce Is Flourishing

Recent headlines that retail sales shrank in June for the second straight month were a grim reminder of how the Great Recession has torpedoed traditional retailers. Thousands of stores closed last yea...