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American MoJo

Mojo was started with the goal of delivering massive-impact social change, helping to break the generational cycle of poverty.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Not Set
  • Location Lowell, MA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

American Mojo is a socially responsible, for-profit manufacturer of apparel, home and jewelry products that sells to consumers, corporations and colleges. The Company was founded in January of 2010 in Lowell, Massachusetts where manufacturing began in August of 2010. In March of 2012, headquarters will be moved to Oakland, California alongside a new production facility. Mojo was started with the goal of delivering massive-impact social change,


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    Cara Aley
    President, COO and Co-Founder

    Cara has worked tirelessly over the last 2 yrs to build a successful lean mfg business in Lowell that addresses the needs of a demo her own mother fell into. Cara was recently invited to be an Aspen Institute Fellow for a new fellowship dedicated to helping single mothers and their children ascend out of poverty. She expects MoJo to have massive social impact, and this fellowship will be instrumental in achieving that. BA in English, Stanford

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    Tom Aley

    Tom has spent that last 20 years investing in, building and managing companies in the software and Internet industry. He has worked for global multinationals and also small, tiny little companies with big ambitions.

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    Darr Aley

    Darr has spent the last twenty years building companies in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer technology, software, and Internet segments. Most recently, Darr sold a business intelligence company, called Generate, to Dow Jones / News Corp in April, 2008. He and his brother Tom Aley had started and funded the company in 2005. While at Dow Jones, he was responsible for managing the sales and marketing of the unit.

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    Valerie Wilson
    VP, Business Development

    As a passionate advocate for impoverished demographics, Val encouraged the students in her business & writing classes at Syracuse University to investigate the ill-effects of the “suburbanization of poverty.” After researching, studying, & talking-the-talk for 25 years, Valerie decided to walk the walk, as well. Joining forces with the Aley family, Val drove over 50% of MoJo revenue in 2011 and just won the Obama account (expected 1MM+ in 2012).