Last week we revealed our annual Silicon Valley 100 list of people doing the coolest things in tech.A few women stood out as movers and shakers last year.
Sheryl Sandberg could become a self made billionaire as the COO of Facebook. Ernestine Fu, a Stanford student, was named San Francisco’s youngest venture capitalist by Forbes.
Mary Meeker, one of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' most prized partners, joined a lot of high-profile boards last year--including SoundCloud, as part of its $50 million round.
She's one of the most knowledgeable tech gurus in the valley--so be sure to see her knock-out presentation on the state of the web from the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco last year.
CEO and Founder, Minted.com
During the first dotcom bubble, then 28-year-old Naficy and her cofounder Varsha Rao sold their online makeup company Eve for $110 million to Idealab.
Now Naficy is back in the startup scene. She founded San Francisco-based Minted.com, an e-commerce company that sells emerging designers' work, and raised a $5.5 million Series B round in 2011.
Sarah Lacy left TechCrunch last year to found her own news site called PandoDaily. She said she wants to build the 'site of record' for startups in Silicon Valley, and she raised $2.5 million from a ton of investors to do it.
Ernestine Fu became the youngest venture capitalist in Silicon Valley and graced the cover of Forbes.
CEO and Cofounders, Eventbrite
Eventbrite raised $50 million last summer, opened an office in London, and hired ex-Googler Stephanie Hannon, as VP of International. It might even toy with the idea of an IPO in late 2012.
It was founded by husband-wife team, Kevin and Julia Hartz.
Cofounder, Sugar Inc.
Sugar is a ladyblog empire. In 2011, cofounders Brian and Lisa Sugar put some serious muscle behind its video production, and millions of unique viewers found their way to the content.
CEO and cofounders, GetAround
GetAround was the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt 2011. It allows users to rent cars from each other. If you don't mind getting eye rolls, you can call it the 'AirBNB of car rentals.'
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
In 2011, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grew the company's ad business to a $4 billion revenue run rate. When Facebook finally sells stock to the public this year, she has a chance to become one of the world's few self-made billionaire women.
It was a wildly tumultuous year at HP and Whitman was right in the middle of it all. Lane fired new CEO Leo Apotheker and installed Whitman. She's trying to restore order to the company which was rocked by the sudden departure of Mark Hurd.