Co-Founder & CEO of Women 2.0, One of Fast Company's Most Powerful Women in Tech
Shaherose Charania Bio
Shaherose guides promising startups as a Product & Brand Strategist at 23 Design and Advisor for Republic.co, an AngelList affiliate.
Shaherose' career is full of "firsts" in the technology industry.
She launched Women 2.0, a globally recognized media company sparking a movement reaching over 1 million technology influencers and entrepreneurs to advance women-led startups in 25 countries. She created Founder Labs, a pioneering 5-week "founder bootcamp" based on Lean Startup Principles that launched 25 diversely founded startups.The top 30 pre-seed startups from the Women 2.0 and Founder Labs network have raised over $100M to date.
In her early days as a product manager, Shaherose developed TalentHouse, the first online marketplace for artists. She also led product management and marketing for Jajah, a highly targeted mobile VoIP solution (acquired by Telefonica) and Ribbit, a first-to-market visual voicemail and SMS analytics platform (acquired by British Telecom).
By catering products and brands to an increasingly diverse global customer base, Shaherose has opened up brand new markets, created investment opportunities for top VCs and investors such as Sequoia Capital, Andreesen-Horowitz, Google Ventures, Y-Combinator, 500 TechStartups, and attracted business partnerships with the best technology companies in Silicon Valley.
As a luminary on design thinking for innovation, empathy-driven product development, and the ROI of diversity, Shaherose has delivered over 100 talks and keynotes for conferences including the MIT Technology Review, TedxBayArea, Dent, SoCap and others. She has spoken to founders and executives in 10 different countries. Her vision and leadership has been widely covered by the Wall Street Journal, Inc Magazine, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, BBC, Vogue, Glamour, Huffington Post, USA today, NPR, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch, Bloomberg TV, and CNBC.
Shaherose received her BA in Business Administration from the University of Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. She sits on the boards of Women 2.0 and Good World Solutions.
Shaherose has shared her insights with:
Square, Eventbrite, LumoBack, Adroll, Tumblr, Betterment, ClassPass, Yelp, and Udacity just to name a few!