Alba and Lee will be joining our already impressive list of formidable Disrupt speakers, which so far includes: TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Marc Benioff, super angel Ron Conway, Ben Horowitz, Vinod Khosla, Joel Klein, Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. We can’t wait and neither should you, so get your tickets here.
Alba and ShoeDazzle-founder Lee have partnered to create The Honest Company, raising $27 million in Series A funding for their shared vision. The Honest Company wants to make sure that parents have access to non-toxic, ecofriendly, beautiful and above all affordable family products. Alba and Lee will be talking onstage about their experiences building the startup, in addition to sharing their thoughts on the bright future of ecommerce.
This year’s Disrupt SF is seriously turning out to be one show you do not want to miss. We have already received Startup Battlefield applications in record numbers and have many many more announcements in the works. So stay tuned, and get your tickets while they’re hot!
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Co-founder & President, The Honest Company
Jessica Alba is an actress, activist, mother, wife and entrepreneur. Known throughout the world for her acting career, the mother of two daughters launched The Honest Company in January 2012. In an industry consumed by toxic and harmful products, The Honest Company responds to the need for safe, effective, and affordable products for the home, children, and babies. Honest conveniently delivers fashionable, eco-friendly products that “families need most” right to your homes. Ranging from diapers and wipes to household cleaning detergents and a full line of body care products for children, all of the products were created with children’s well being in mind and designed to represent a friendly, healthy and sustainable future.
Jessica fell in love with acting at a very early age and became active professionally at the age of 12. After studying at the Atlantic Theatre Company with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, she starred in James Cameron’s “Dark Angel,” gaining worldwide recognition. Her first starring role in a major studio film was the 2003 release, “Honey,” Universal Pictures’ contemporary urban drama that grossed over $60 million worldwide.
Co-founder & Chairman, The Honest Company
Brian Lee, co-founder and CEO of The Honest Company, brings with him an unparalleled expertise in launching successful e-commerce brands that leverage technology and social media to provide consumers with a highly customized, informational, and entertaining Internet experience. Founding ShoeDazzle in 2008, Brian perfected this innovative business model while serving the company’s more than three million members and one million Facebook fans. Forbes Magazine ranked ShoeDazzle as number 21 on its Most Promising Companies 2011 list. Brian also co-founded LegalZoom in 2001, an online consumer legal services company that has grown into a $150 MM+/year business and was ranked number 27 as the World’s Most Valuable Startups by Business Insider in 2011. Brian was formerly an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and a former Manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP before eventually earning the distinction as one of the 25 most notable Korean-American entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine in 2009. Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics/Business from UCLA and received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.