Melody shares how her frustration with finding a stylist inspired her to build the platform. She also talks through the challenges of reaching an audience who isn’t in front of a computer all day, and how the web helps them grow their business and improve their client relationships.
Melody McCloskey’s advice on when it’s time to start your own thing:
I started a company because the excitement about doing it suddenly outweighed the fear. I’d been fearful for two years; I sat on the idea for two years. Then finally it was like no I really want to do this, and I don’t care if I fail.
Kevin Rose is a general partner at Google Ventures. You can watch Kevin’s prior Foundation episode, an interview with Tom Conrad, CTO of Pandora, here.
- Current Companies ngmoco, Sofa Labs, about.me, i/o Ventures, Chomp, Google
- Bio Kevin Rose is a Partner at Google Ventures, where he primarily focuses on early-stage and seed investments. Prior to joining Google Ventures, Kevin co-founded Milk, a mobile application development company in San Francisco. Previously Kevin was the founder of Digg, and co-founder of Revision3, and Pownce (acquired by Six Apart). In addition, Rose is the founder of Foundation, a private newsletter …
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- Current Companies StyleSeat
- Bio Melody McCloskey is co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the largest online marketplace for beauty and wellness services. Prior to StyleSeat, Melody led digital distribution for Current TV. In 2011, after feeling frustrated that there was no easy way to book beauty appointments, Melody founded StyleSeat with Dan Levine. More than 200,000 beauty professionals in nearly 15,000 cities use the platform today …
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- Founded May 2011
- Total Funding $14.9M
- Overview A social network for beauty and wellness professionals to attract clients and grow. StyleSeat is the online destination for beauty & wellness professionals and clients. Professionals can showcase their work, connect with new and existing clients, and build their business. Clients can discover new services and providers, book appointments online, and get inspired.
- Founders Melody McCloskey
- Website http://www.styleseat.com
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