Audrey Mandela (https://twitter.com/audreymandela)
Co-Founder, Multimap / Chair & Acting COO, Informilo / independent Consultant
Audrey Mandela is an entrepreneur, consultant, and angel investor. She chairs Informilo, a technology news site that links business with innovation; and Women in Telecoms & Technology, a networking group. She's also on the Steering Committee for Global Board Ready Women, an initiative that brings together the senior executive women from around the world into a searchable database and discussion and exchange forum.
Audrey was Co-Founder of Multimap, one of the world’s leading online mapping providers. Multimap was sold to Microsoft in December 2007. Audrey will give a two-part presentation: first she'll talk about founding, growing and selling a tech start-up and the lessons learned along the way. She'll then talk about the issues women face in the tech sector, and as founders of tech start-ups, and discuss some activities that aim to improve the situation.
Microsoft Buys Multimap for a Reported $50 Million (http://techcrunch.com/2007/12/12/microsoft-buys-multimap-for-a-reported-50-million/)