By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
The seventh startup to be announced out of a total of 10 finalists presenting, Modalyst is a wholesale, B2B marketplace connecting emerging designers and independent boutiques. Tapping into the changing needs of retailers, the Modalyst platform is based on collective buys which allows owners and those involved in purchase-making decisions to place orders through their vetted platform with other merchants for greater efficiency.
Jill Sherman, CEO and Co-Founder of Modalyst, spent over 11 years working in luxury fashion. Most recently, she ran the Miu Miu Visual Department at Prada USA and Asia Pacific, accountable for the strategic development of the brand’s image and expansion within all boutique and wholesale accounts throughout the US and Asia.
Prior to Prada, Jill worked at Harvey Nichols managing the Buying Team, at Vogue Magazine as a Fashion Assistant in the Accessories Department, and at Italian Vogue as a Stylist Assistant on the photoshoots. Jill has lived in Asia for 5 years and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Business.
Congratulations to team Modalyst for making it to the PITCH SF Startup Competition Final Round! The startup competition finalists will pitching live on February 14 at the Women 2.0 Conference in San Francisco for prizes and feedback. Get your discounted ticket and join us!
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.