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Creative Allies

A "Design Sell" Marketplace for Entertainment Brands Changing the Way Artists Collaborate Around Merchandise.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2009
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

Creative Allies is changing the way branded merchandise is designed and sold. We’ve leveraged our music industry relationships to create an online community of over 43,000 designers and to complete hundreds of design contests with an ever-growing collection of artists ranging from Miles Davis to Jack Johnson. Now any band can tap that community to effortlessly create product designs to sell online.


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    Sean O'Connell
    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Sean O’Connell is founder of Music Allies and Creative Allies. He has extensive experience in concert promotion, radio, artist management, record label promotions and new media business development. In addition to overseeing Cretive Allies, Sean continues to consult some of the most prestigious names in independent music including Jack Johnson, Justin Timberlake, Ani DiFranco, the Bonnaroo Music Festival, and the Hangout Music Festival.

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    Greg Lucas
    Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer

    Entrepreneur with extensive experience in marketing and sales, operations, strategy and the financial management of small high-tech and entertainment businesses. Professional knowledge spans satellite telecommunications, contemporary musician management, small business valuation, web-based product development and media arts.

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    Jay Sanders
    Chief Technical Officer

    Jay oversees all technical design for including programming, server management, systems design, application architecture and presentation.

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    Kevin Carroll
    VP of Business Development

    Seasoned management professional with a keen eye for spotting top talent and motivating them to deliver dramatic, bottom-line results. Track record of success in the music industry, launching the careers of some of the biggest names in popular music today. Exceptional team leader and relationship builder, seeking to apply broad marketing/promotion, project management, business operations, and client relationship management skills within any indus


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    Fred Hutchison at Hutchison Law Group
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    Shon Norris at Gould Killian LLP

Previous Investors

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    Inara Ventures
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    Advantage Opportunity Fund