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Global Petals LLC

Web marketplace unifying the flower world to exchange insight and products, which includes worldwide buyers, sellers, and enthusiasts.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Aurora, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

By leveraging expertise in niche markets, online marketing, and an innovative business model, Global Petals provides Ecuadorian flower farms with a platform to increase their international exposure, build a unique brand, consultation on building diverse revenue streams, and overall international business development. Global Petals provides retailers with transparency into their purchases and the means to build a long term efficient relationship.


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    Michael James Lyons
    President & CEO

    Majoring in finance and accounting, Michael worked at Walmart's Home Office in their Investor Relations department. There, he learned the value of operating on a tight budget and supply chain efficiency. In school, as a Business Honors student, he organized a trip for 27 students to have lunch with Warren Buffett and learn from the most successful investor alive. Modeling Walmart and Buffett, Michael is determined to make Global Petals a success.

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    Parth Kapadia

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    Jack Berg

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    Mike LaBelle
    Strategic Advisor

    While in school, Mike had internships as a Credit Analyst at Motorola and as an Assurance Intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Upon graduation, Mike started a career at William Blair and Company where he was an Investment Banking Analyst. After 3 years in this role, he moved to his current position at Madison Capital Funding as an Underwriting Associate. Mike provides professional insight and guidance into the strategic positioning and growth at GP.


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    Daniel T. Graham, Clark-Hill LLP

Previous Investors

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    Kern Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy