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The Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 - Startup Daily

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The Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 - Startup Daily

  1. 1. Sunday was International Women's Day and a time to celebrate the achievements of women across all walksINSIGHTS
  2. 2. of life; and from a business standpoint, the amazing women creating world class ventures. The day is also a time to remember that although we may see more media exposure about women kicking butt and achieving their goals, there still remains a massive gap in gender equality in almost every industry. Each year, Startup Daily publishes its Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs List that looks at women building amazing companies who are under the age of 40. Unlike other lists of this nature, we use a wide set of metrics in putting this list together. This means that although financial turnover and capital raised are factors we look at, these are not the primary reasons an entrepreneur would make the list. In addition to revenue, the team looked at social influence, industry influence, company mission, current traction of the company (rather than age of the company) and of course, as a startup focused publication, the list is biased towards technology based business founders. All women on this year's list have utilised technology in some way to scale their ventures. Our 2015 Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs are: 1 Erika Geraerts Frank Body   Jess Hatzis Frank Body   Bree Johnson Frank Body This year, co-founders of ecommerce play Frank Body have taken out the number one spot. The business, which creates and sells its own brand of coffee based skin care products, will turn over a little more than $20 million in revenue this year. Revenue aside, the brand itself commands a social influence that is competitive to H
  3. 3. many hollywood celebrities, and is an example of how an Australian online retail play can reach a truly international market. Frank Body Team 2 Jane Lu Showpo 3 Thessy Kouzoukas Sabo Skirt
  4. 4.   Yiota Karalouka Sabo Skirt 4 Tammy May My Budget 5 Gen George One Shift 6 Marita Cheng 2Mar Robotics 7 Melanie Perkins Canva 8 Jodie Fox Shoes of Prey 9 Bridget Loudon Expert360   Emily Yue Expert360 10 Julie Stevanja Stylerunner   Sali Stevanja Stylerunner 50% of those in the Top 10 this year were ecommerce businesses. Collectively, Startup Daily estimates the revenue produced by these online retailers to exceed the $50 million mark this financial year. Marita Cheng debuts on this list this year with her company 2Mar Robotics which is changing the lives of those living with disabilities through computer science and robotic technology. Cheng earned the title of Young Australian of the Year in 2012 and also founded the not-for-profit organisation Robogals, which strives to introduce young women to the world of robotics.
  5. 5. Marita Cheng 11 Yasmin Walter Tagroom (acquired) 12 Jane Cay Birdsnest 13 Sarah-Jane Kurtini TinyBeans
  6. 6. 14 Holly Cardew Pixc 15 Lisa Winning HeTexted 16 Priyanka Rao Evolvex 17 Tara-Jay Rimmer The Van That Can 18 Sarah Hamilton BellaBox   Emily Hamilton BellaBox 19 Ali Baker Workible 20 Sarah Riegelhuth Wealth Enhancers 21 Sheryl Thai Central Ventures Another debut on the list this year is US based Australian entrepreneur Lisa Winning. Her startup HeTexted was recently backed by some of Silicon Valley's heavy weights and aims to change the way women approach the dating scene by delving into the realm of situational-based advice.
  7. 7. Lisa Winning 22 Rebekah Campbell Posse (merger) 23 Kate Kendall Cloudpeeps 24 Margaret Zhang Shine by Three
  8. 8. 25 Kath Purkis Her Fashion Box   Kerry Osborn Her Fashion Box 26 Nicole Kersh The Content Folk 27 Jessica Bailey Debtto10K 28 Zoe Pointon Open Agent   Marta Higuera Open Agent 29 Demi Markogiannaki WeTeachMe 30 Gabrielle Kelly Lodi This year was the most diverse list of female entrepreneurs when it came to racial backgrounds. There are 21 women on this list that come from backgrounds other than white-anglo heritage. Diversity is a topic that Startup Daily has been exploring a lot recently. Having analysed content we have published in the last 12 months, there is definitely an overwhelming racial disproportion, especially amongst female startup founders. That prompts us to ask a question are there more white-anglo startup founders than those of other heritage? Or does the media need to search harder to find stories that may not be as close to their own backyard? 31 Si-Si Dai Couchelo   Fei Yao Couchelo 32 Jacquie Bull Sidekicker
  9. 9. 33 Renee Welsh Booking Boss 34 Pip Jamieson The Dots 35 Kate Cotton Skinny Tan   Louise Ferguson Skinny Tan 36 Justine Flynn Thankyou 37 Anna Hopkins The Protein Bread Co 38 Janine Nguyen Mooberry 39 Pascale Helyar-Moray StyleRocks 40 Melissa Lee Joe Button   Modi Song Joe Button
  10. 10. Couchelo Team 41 Liz Kaelin YouChews 42 Mandi Gunsberger Babyology 43 Jen Bishop Interiors Addict
  11. 11. 44 Roxy Jacenko The Ministry of Talent 45 Alexandra Kinloch Cinch 46 Jade Green Velocity Consulting 47 Jemma Xu Tripalocal   Yiyi Wang Tripalocal 48 Kym Clarke Shes Empowered 49 Annie Slattery ConX 50 Charlotte Petris InvoiceBid 2.7kLike Share Tweet 1,165 Vote on Hacker News Share 652

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