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Jada Beauty

Jada enables the sale and purchase of professional hair and beauty products while educating, inspiring and connecting stylists and consumers

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  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Carmel, IN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

Jada Beauty provides an ecommerce platform targeted to the 420,000+ independent stylists to sell hair care products to consumers on the internet. Jada also provides rich content to consumers regarding hair and beauty tips. Our company is committed to enriching the relationship between a consumer and their stylist by encouraging both audiences to discover great content, be inspired, and ultimately engage sy selling and purchasing through Jada.


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    Janell Shaffer

    Janell has 10+ years of business development, project management, and sales experience. She is a visionary entrepreneur who was recognized by L'Oreal in 2012 as a Top 10 Honoree for L'Oreal's Women in Digital Award for her work at My Best Friend's Hair. Janell is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned a BS in Business Management.

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    Danielle McDowell

    Danielle is experienced in working with and marketing tech startups. Danielle spent 3 years in marketing at ChaCha specializing in brand development and mass consumer acquisition. Danielle is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she earned a BBA in Marketing at the Mendoza College of Business and was a member of their NCAA Division 1 nationally ranked Rowing Team.

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    David Kerr
    COB and Interim COO

    David Kerr brings 20+ years of experience in executive management, business development, marketing and sales. Kerr most recently served as GM of eCommerce for Angie’s List. Kerr has served as President of GHX Europe, a healthcare eCommerce solution provider. Kerr joined GHX in August 2006 when GHX acquired NoInk LLC, where he served as president and CEO. Kerr earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.

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    Robert Harris
    Director of Technology

    Robert Harris has 10+ years of experience technology leadership. Harris was a co-founder at NoInk where he was the lead on product management and development. Harris participated in the sale of NoInk to Everypath and to GHX. Harris launched RH Consulting and has done product development work for the United Nations, GHX Europe, WL Gore and many other start ups. Harris is a graduate of Rose-Hulman with a degree in Computer Engineering.


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    Kristine Danz
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    Tom Gabbert

Previous Investors

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    Gravity Ventures
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    Elevate Ventures
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    Various Angels & Family