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FutureDerm

Most beauty companies pander to women. FutureDerm empowers them with scientific knowledge and scientifically proven products.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 5
  • Website futurederm.com

Company Summary

The beauty industry is currently $460B, set to increase with double-digit growth through 2015. Yet few (if any) beauty companies have empowered women with scientific knowledge and the ability to customize their own products. FutureDerm educates women on the science behind beauty products on its award-winning site and sells its own clinically-proven products. In Q4 2013, FutureDerm will release the first customizable moisturizer (patent-pending).

Team

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    Nicki V Zevola
    CEO

    Nicki Zevola is a third-year medical student (M.D.) at the University of Pittsburgh from the prestigious eight-year B.S./M.D. program, to which only 3-5 students per year are accepted. Nicki has seven years' of research experience in dermatology and biochemistry. Her research has won many honors, including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Award, and the Tylenol Scholarship.

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    Jonathan D. Zipkin, M.D.
    CTO

    Dr. Jonathan D. ZIpkin, M.D. has ample professional coding and consulting experience, working with brands including Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Reed Elsevier, Lexis Nexis, Bowker, and many others. He has worked on FutureDerm.com for four years, where he is instrumental in ensuring the security and ongoing maintenance of the site. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston University, and over 12 years of coding experience.

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    Sinead Norenius
    Advisor

    Sinead Norenius is the CEO of Beautisol, a self-tanning company that sells on HSN. As a 16 year skin care industry veteran and licensed aesthetician, Norenius has been at the helm of the beauty industry’s trends and newest developments. She is valuable to FutureDerm after taking her self-tanning blog, www.SelfTanningQueen.com, into a profitable venture as Norenius used the blog to help propel Beautisol™ in 2009.

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    Laura Van Valkenburg
    Sales Business Development Manager

    Laura Van Valkenburg is a national sales manager with over ten years' experience. Over the course of her career, Laura has managed multi-million dollar accounts and strategized start-up sales strategies for continuous double-digit growth. She has also worked for eight major manufacturers and sold to many national big-box retailers.

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    Judy Feild
    Advisor

    Judy Feild is the Vice President of Sales and Account Management at Zoltun. She most recently served as Director of Business Development for Brunner. Judy brings an impressive list of accomplishments for high-growth organizations, including leadership in the development and management of new business efforts. She has worked with Xerox, CBS, MultiScope, Type & Print, and Brunner.

Advisors

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    Brandon T. Greenland
    Lawyer
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    Bryan Brown
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Alicia McGinnis
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    Innovation Works
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    CGR Holdings LLC
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