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Clever Girls Collective

Clever Girls Collective is a technology-driven platform, creating a marketplace to connect 7000+ social influencers with brand partners.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location San Jose, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2009
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

Clever Girls Collective, Inc. (“CGC”) is a platform for 7000 (and growing) vetted social influencers to engage with brands and access advertising products that monetize content across social channels (70M PV and 38M uniques monthly). CGC’s platform enables brands and influencers to efficiently and quickly connect at scale. Lines of business include: advertising products, influencer marketing campaigns, and consumer research.


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    Sheila Bernus Dowd
    Co Founder/ CEO

    A serial entrepreneur, visionary, community builder, and speaker, Sheila leads Clever Girls Collective's overall vision and strategic alliances. Over the last 18 years, Sheila's led dozens of high-performance teams and raised over $10M in operating capital for social venture start-ups. While Executive Director of Public Allies (holding the same position as Michelle Obama), Sheila ran the Silicon Valley office, developing a new platform to train t

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    Stefania Pomponi Butler
    Co Founder/President/Chief Evangelist

    Stefania is a seasoned social media professional and nationally recognized blogger. She leads Clever Girls Collective’s business development and sales efforts and has been instrumental in inking several key deals. Named one of Forbes’ Ten Mommy ‘hood Gurus, Stefania has an extensive background in partner marketing/co-branding and social media consulting. She was on Disney’s Parenting Advisory Board,’s Marketing Advisory Boar

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    Cat Lincoln
    Co Founder/Chief Operating Officer

    Cat Lincoln is a respected marketing professional and lifestyle blogger with nearly 20 years of corporate marketing experience leading strategic, brand, and creative programs for Fortune 500 companies. Cat manages the Client Services functions, and is responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with enterprise retainer clients, including Toyota and Ubisoft. During tenures at ADP and Wells Fargo she directed B2B and B2C initiatives, and

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    Kristy Sammis
    Co Founder/ Chief Marketing Officer

    Kristy has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate marketing and communications, and is also an award-winning humor-life-mom-blogger. Kristy is responsible for Product Development and Marketing and leads Community Management, Communications, and Engagement. Prior to Clever Girls, Kristy ran the renowned BlogHer Conferences from 2006-2009 where she was responsible for all aspects of blogger communications and sponsor relations. Prominent sponso

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    Lindsay Silver
    VP Technology

    Lindsay Silver is the Clever Girls Collective's Vice President of Technology. In this role he is responsible for establishing our technology strategy and managing the development of CGC's portfolio of digital products. Previously, Lindsay was a co-founder at Koutali, a successful e-commerce and events company based in San Francisco. In addition to his position as Koutali's head developer, he also managed the strategic direction of the company. Hi

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    Tania Hyatt
    VP Sales

    Tania joins the team with over a decade of sales experience in media and e-commerce. She studied Criminal Justice at SUNY Brockport and graduated from MPC Police Academy, but traded the sirens for a suit. She found working with clients and building outstanding teams just as exhilarating. Tania spent the majority of her career with media powerhouse Clear Channel Broadcasting, managing radio stations in Northern CA. She was an integral part of laun


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    Deborah Ludewig, Esq.
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    Larry Smith of Smith CPAs

Previous Investors

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    Federated Media