Female founders who celebrated a startup acquisition

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Shared by Misty Gibbs, Founder of Empower Lounge

I’m a huge fan of Women 2.0 and their mission to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. I also have the honor of working closely with them as Austin leader for Founder Friday. They do a great job of shining the light on female tech founders who are innovative + fearless to mentor and inspire up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Every Friday, Women 2.0 will publish a list of women entrepreneurs to watch. Here’s a list of women to celebrate who have started technology companies and were acquired in the last few years.

Ada Chen Rekhi (Co-Founder, Connected)
Product marketer Ada Chen Rekhi co-founded Connected in April 2011 to provide contact management without the work. Connected was acquired by LinkedIn in October 2011 for an undisclosed amount. Follow Ada on Twitter at @adachen.

Wendy Tan White (Co-Founder & CEO, Moonfruit)
UK-based website and online shop builder Moonfruit was co-founded by CEO Wendy Tan White started the company with her husband in 2000. Moonfruit was acquired by Yell for $29 million in cash in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at @wendytanwhite.

Rashmi Sinha (Co-Founder & CEO, SlideShare)
Social software and interface designer SlideShare CEO Rashmi Sinha co-founded SlideShare in 2006 to share documents online. SlideShare was acquired by LinkedIn for $118M in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at @rashmi.

For the full list of Female Founders Celebrating A Startup Acquisition in the last few years visit Women 2.0.
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