The following web and mobile technology startups have contributed enormously to the growth of businesses and have also helped many consumers and individuals as well. You can also share some of the best female founded startups you know in the comment box below.

23andMe allows its clients/users to study their ancestry, genealogy, and inherited traits. The company also markets to researchers and scientists, for whom they provide neatly categorized and easily searchable data. A startup founded by Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Affectiva envisions a world where effective opt-in emotion measurement and communication increases understanding and improves lives. They strive to transform products, processes and lives by making emotion measurement and communication affordable and respectful. Co-founded by Rana el Kaliouby & Rosalind Picard.

BaubleBar is an ecommerce platform that sources high-end fashion jewelry from leading designers and manufacturers and sells it to consumers without the high mark-up charged by brick-and-mortar retailers. Previously, the concept was tested out as eight1six. Founded by Daniella Yacobovsky and Amy Jain.

BirchBox is a monthly subscription service that delivers beauty product samples to users on a monthly basis. The site offers relevant editorial content and a e-commerce site. Founded by Hayley Barna and Katie Beauchamp.

CloudFlare seeks to make websites better. With a single change to DNS, sites are instantly protected from a wide range of online threats, see an increase in page load speeds, and have their content dynamically optimized across the Internet. Founded by Michelle Zatlyn, Matthew Prince and Lee Holloway.

Daily Grommet  is an online marketplace where you can discover and buy unique, new products and learn about the stories behind them.

Eventbrite  gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets. With Eventbrite, organizers can create a customizable event page; spread the word with social media; collect money; and gain visibility into attendees and sales. Founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage.

EverloopA social networking site built for kids to connect with friends, play games, and share videos and photos. Targeting tween girls and boys ages 8 to 13, Everloop’s mission is to give tweens a protected space where they can connect with friends they know, express themselves, play games, collaborate on projects and discover talents. Co-founders Kim Bruce, Hilaray DeCesare & Paige McCullough.

Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. It’s the easiest way to find and share the foods you love. Instead of reading and writing restaurant reviews, you can share photos of specific foods you recommend and see what’s good around you wherever you go. Co-founded by Alexa Andrzejewski.

Get Satisfaction powers the world’s best brands to solve problems, give a voice to champions, bring out the best ideas and drive better business. Get Satisfaction is a simple way to build online communities that enable productive conversations between companies and their customers. Co-founded by Amy Muller.

Gilt Groupe   is a shopping website  offering its members merchandise, food, clothing, home decor, artisanal ingredients; travel etc. It provides instant insider access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. Founded by Alexis & Alexandra.

GOTRYITON allows guests the ability to share photos of themselves and get an honest opinion on their look before they go out. Guests can either ask the community, or keep their look private and just ask their friends for feedback.  Founded by  Marissa Evans.

HarQen is Voice-to-Web audio  media company. HarQen’s  Intelligent Voice Service enables meetings, interviews and other conversations to be captured, enriched, organized, navigated, shared and analyzed, improving collaboration and adding a new layer of business intelligence to existing data management systems.Co-founder Kelly Fitzsimmons.

inDinero creates software to help small businesses better track and manage their finances. Indinero aims to provide its users with instant insights into the finances of their companies, leading them to save on unnecessary expenses and to earn more money for their companies. Founded by Jessica Mah.

LearnVest  is a fun, interactive, personal finance tool that fills the gap between complicated books and expensive financial advisors. LearnVest walks users through personal financial issues step-by-step via dynamic LearnVest Checklists. Founded by Alexa von Tobel.

Entertaining over 100 million users per month, Lolapps provides the largest network of social games and applications on Facebook. Founded by Annie Chang, Arjun Sethi and Brian Rue.

MyLikes is a word-of-mouth advertising platform that connects the long-tail of Influencers on the web to advertisers. Influencers choose to write and recommend Sponsored Likes to their audience through their blog, website or Twitter account. Founded by Bindu Reddy.

Obopay lets consumers and businesses purchase, pay, and transfer money through any mobile phone using Obopay’s mobile application, text message, mobile Web, or Founded by Carol Realini.

Rent the Runway is a site which allows you to rent a dress for the night. They buy pieces directly from top designers and then offer rentals at just 10% of retail prices. Users add it to their basket, tell them when you’d like it delivered, and it’ll appear on your doorstep. co-founders Jen Fleiss & Jen Hyman

Ushahidi- An open source project which allows users to crowdsource crisis information to be sent via mobile. Ushahidi offers products that enable local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, while simultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events. Co-founder, Juliana Rotich.


  1. These are all great – but some a bit dated and obvious! Look to ReFashioner — THE curated swap site for designer and vintage clothing, founded by professional writer, boxer and former editor Kate Sekules.

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