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This article was published on May 13, 2009


    Top 30 Female Internet Entrepreneurs

    Top 30 Female Internet Entrepreneurs
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    IncomeDiary has published the unscientific but interesting ‘Top 30 Female Internet Entrepreneurs’ list today.

    The list seems rather random to me (UPDATE: its alphabetical and I’m an idiot) and there is no extra information in the original post that explains the ranking. But I’m impressed with the list anyway and think it is always good to point out that there are great women in technology so I’m reposting it here in its full glory.

    Do check out the original post + comments.

    NameCompanyFoundedWhy She Matters
    Amanda Marcotte

    Pandagon26-Nov-01Amanda runs one of the most talked about feminism and politics blogs. Marcotte shot to fame when John Edwards asked her to run the presedential blog.
    Ariana Huffington

    Huffington Post09-May-05
    Is perhaps one of the most successful female Internet entrepreneurs ever and is the founder of the top blog in the world according to Technorati!
    Ashley Qualls

    What Ever Life2004Attracting millions of monthly visitors earning the 18 year old 7 figures a year.
    Barbara Feldman

    Surfnetkids.com29-Jun-05
    Founder of Surfnetkids, the website attracts more than 600,000 visitors a month, her newsletter lists are over 80,000 strong, and her self-published e-books are sold on dozens of sites.
    Carrie Wilkerson

    The Bare foot Executive2007
    In 2 years Carrie has gone from in debt to 7 figure Internet entrepreneur with over 100,000 followers!
    Caterina Fake

    Flickr26-Jun-05
    Caterina co-founded Flickr with Stewart Butterfield which was later acquired by Yahoo! for a high 8 figure deal.
    Catherine Cook

    MyYearBook.com27-Jun-05
    Start 4 years ago when she was 15, MyYearBook has grown to 3 million members worldwide and rakes in annual sales in the seven figures!
    Cyan Ta’eed

    Eden Creative2006Ta’eed is the co-founder of Eden Creative Communities which attracts over 10 million visitors to their blog network every month earning her 7 figures a year.
    Eileen Gittins

    Blurb26-Jun-05
    Elieen is the co-founder and CEO of Blurb, a print on demand publishing service. The company’s revenue grew from $1 million to $30 million in two years.
    Elaine Wherry

    Meebo01-Sep-05Elaine co-founded Meebo, a instant messaging service you use in your browser. Meebo attracts 40,000,000 monthly users.
    Erin Jansen

    NetLingo.com21-Jun-05
    Founder of an Award-Winning Web Site since 1994, Erin is a Internet entrepreneur veteran.
    Gina Bianchini

    Ning01-Oct-05
    Gina is the Co-founder and CEO of Ning. There are 1,000,000 social networks on the Ning Platform, growing at a rate of almost 4,000 new social networks each day.
    Gina Trapani

    Lifehacker01-Jan-05Gina Trapani is a technology blogger, book author, and programmer. The founding editor of Lifehacker.com, a daily weblog on software and personal productivity, Gina authored a book based on the web site which is in its second edition: Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better!
    Heather Armstrong

    Dooce01-Feb-01
    One of the biggest mommy blogger’s out there attracting millions of readers to her blog and has recently passed 500,000 Twitter followers.
    Juliette Brindak

    Miss O and Friends22-Jun-05
    Juliette came up with the idea for Miss O and Friends at just 10 years old, now 19 her business is worth over $15 Million and is visited by millions of girls every month.
    Justine Ezarik

    iJustine27-Jun-05
    It all started with a 300 page iPhone bill, now she is a social media rock star with millions of YouTube views and over 500,000 twitter followers!
    Kim Polese

    SpikeSource25-Jun-05Kim Karin Polese is CEO of SpikeSource, and was one of the most prominent Silicon Valley executives during the dot-com era. In 1997, she made Time Magazine’s list of “The 25 Most Influential Americans”.
    Lisa Stone

    Blog Her01-Feb-05
    Lisa is the founder of BlogHer which reaches more than 14 million women monthly through its conferences, Internet site and publishing networks.
    Lisa Sugar

    Pop SugarApril 2006Lisa’s blog network is funded by Sequoia – the guys who funded Google and Youtube. Now one of the biggest celeb blogs on the net, Lisa sure is a top female blogger!
    Louise Wannier

    MyShape26-Jun-05
    Louise runs an online women’s apparel retailer that finds clothing for women based on their physical measurements and style and fit preferences
    Maria Andros

    Social Media Traffic Blueprint
    Maria helps people create a buzz with social media. Recently she took 100 people into her mentoring program for $2500 each.
    Meg Frost

    Cute Overload2005Although she hasn’t got a pet herself, attracts 100,000s of visitors daily to her cute animal blog.
    Meg Hourihan

    Blogger.com21-Jun-05
    Meg Hourihan is the cofounder of Pyra Labs, the company that launched the Blogger personal blogging software that was acquired by Google for for a 8 figure deal.
    Mena Trott

    Six Apart23-Jun-05
    Mena is a co-founder of Six Apart, creator of Movable Type and TypePad.
    Michelle Malkin

    Michelle MalkinJune 2004Michelle blogs about news and politics which attracts nearly 200,000 visitors a day to her site.
    Penelope Trunk

    Brazen CareeristMarch 2006With multiple start-ups and over 30,000 RSS readers on her personal blog, Penelope is one female to follow.
    Nancy J Price

    she knows1999
    Nancy co-founded SheKnows which attracts 7.5 Million Monthly Unique Visitors and 76 Million Monthly Page Views!
    Natalie Massenet

    Net-A-Porter22-Jun-05
    Eight years ago she’d never even been on the internet. This year Natalie Massenet turned over £37 million with Net-a-Porter, the fashion website that has become a global phenomenon.
    Rachna Kingston

    Entheos30-May-08
    Is a pregnant work at home mum who runs a web design resource website that attracts over a million visitors a month!
    Xeni Jardin

    Boing Boing22-Jun-05Xeni is the editor of one of the top 5 blogs in the world, Boing Boing.