Melissa Miranda

Startups, UX, Design, and Some World Travel

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Interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek

I was interviewed by Karen Klein on Bloomberg Businessweek. My blog post about being pregnant and becoming a mom while doing a start up caught her eye.

I tell my story because a lot of investors decide to fund companies based on pattern recognition. Paul Graham has admitted to be fooled by entrepreneurs who look like Mark Zuckerberg. The more success stories of women doing startups, pregnant or not, the better our chances of getting funded in the future. 

I also hope to inspire other women to take the risk of starting their own companies. Doing a startup means taking a huge risk, perhaps the risk is a little bigger if you’re a woman, but my story proves that it’s certainly possible to succeed.

Here’s Karen’s piece in Businessweek:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-14/pitching-a-startup-while-pregnant