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Dragonwing girlgear

Excellent fitting, age-appropriate sports underwear for athletic 8-17 year old girls to meet the technical demands of the sports they play.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2010
  • Employees 2
  • Website dragonwinggirl.com

Company Summary

We design, manufacture and sell underwear specifically for athletic girls. We provide a better product: better fit, better performance and more age-appropriate than our competitors’ substandard clothing, which is primarily unisex, boys, or women’s styling. Our target customer base is athletic girls ages 8-17, numbering approx. 22.5 million in the US. We estimate annual US category spend of $71 bn, a subset of the $420 bn youth sports market

Team

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    MaryAnne Gucciardi
    Founder and CEO

    Founded and operated, Pacific Rim Trading Partners, hotel supply firm specializing in sales of US textiles into Asia. Brand manager,Johnson and Johnson, Hong Kong and fundraiser Stanford and UNC. MaryAnne is an engine who gets things done and has the ability to see new uses for existing products and conceptualize and actualize new products. She has the communication and leadership skills to build a loyal and motivated team and customer base.

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    Maia Peponnet
    Design, Development and Production Specialist

    Graduated with honors ESMOD College of Design, Paris, Worked for global trend firm that provided research and product development. Maia has won numerous product awards in outdoor active industry. Is a true brand architect, taking a brand’s DNA and making it visual through excellence in design. Supported by group of manufacturers globally, Travels often to ensure the translation of the vision into product

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    Cindy Parlow Cone
    Spokesperson

    Former Head coach for Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League and a retired American professional soccer player and two-time Olympic Gold medalist. Member of the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic teams and 1999, 2003 Women's World Cup team.

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    Mary Ann Hill
    Customer and Corporate Communications

Advisors

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    Bryan Skelton, Alston & Bird, LLP, Helga Leftwich, Hutchinson Law
    Lawyer
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    Advisor, Former Senior Executive at Jogbra and Thorlo Socks

Previous Investors

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    Founder, MaryAnne Gucciardi
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    Cindy Parlow Cone
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    Kerry Brandewie, Lisa Siganto
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