PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Philadelphia-based AboutOne (http://www.AboutOne.com), a Microsoft BizSpark featured startup, today announced that founder and CEO Joanne Lang will speak tomorrow at Philadelphia‘s inaugural Women in Tech Summit (http://www.phillywomenintech.com/), a gathering of women from the technology industry to inspire, share, learn, and connect with one another. The April 21, 2012 event includes a diverse schedule of panels, presentations, and workshops led by some of the Philadelphia area’s most engaging women in tech (http://www.phillywomenintech.com/speakers).
At the event, Lang will announce the launch of the beta version of AboutOne’s new online organizer and the exclusive companion Family Organizer app for Windows Phone. This latest version of AboutOne’s online organizer incorporates a year’s worth of customer feedback. According to Lang, “AboutOne turns Windows Phone into a remote control for everyday tasks by adding online filing and reporting to customers’ existing calendar and contact tools to provide fast, easy access to family memories and household paperwork. AboutOne automatically combines and formats this information so it’s instantly useful – anytime, anywhere.”
“As a Philadelphia entrepreneur, I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to launch the new version of AboutOne at a Philadelphia event that celebrates women as technology innovators,” says Lang. “It’s a wonderful fit for us since we received funding from Philadelphia-based investment groups Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, as well as Golden Seeds, a network of angel investors dedicated to investing in early stage companies founded and led by women.”
Majority women-owned and managed AboutOne received over $1.8 million in funding in its oversubscribed Series A financing round led by Golden Seeds.
AboutOne (http://www.AboutOne.com) is the fast, easy way to manage your busy life – no matter where you are – guiding you along the path to organization and rewarding you for being organized. Its online organizer provides one place to quickly store and manage memories and household paperwork, then builds on calendar and address book tools you’re already using, enhancing them with document filing and reporting tools to make the information you store there work for you in a way that other apps don’t, and making it readily available for informed decisions and fast response in an emergency.
Golden Seeds is an investment firm dedicated to delivering above-market returns for investors through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. Its Angel Forum, consisting of approximately 200 investors, is the fourth largest in the U.S., and its second fund, which has invested in AboutOne, closes in December. http://www.goldenseeds.com
The Mid-Atlantic Angel Group II, LP was created to provide capital to seed and early-stage, technology-based, high-growth companies. Fund members consist of investors interested in realizing a high return on invested capital in Regional technology companies and being a key part of Regional growth. http://www.magfund.com
Karen Griffith Gryga