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KnowBuy, Inc.

KnownBuy is a social commerce website that makes it safe and easy to buy and sell “stuff” by transacting with people you are affiliated. KnownBuy leverages s...

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2013
  • Employees 0
  • Website knownbuy.com

Company Summary

KnownBuy is a social commerce website that makes it safe and easy to buy and sell “stuff” by transacting with people you are affiliated. KnownBuy leverages social connections and profile information in order to create a personal marketplace. KnownBuy eliminates consumer concerns such as safety and lack of confidence that are often associated with sites such as Craigslist and eBay and the hassles of dealing with consignment shops and yard sales.

Team

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    Lisa Tanzer
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Lisa has spent more than 20 years working in consumer-facing businesses with a focus on strategy, marketing, and business development. Most recently, Lisa was CMO for The Princeton Review. Previously, she was SVP of Marketing for Cookie Jar Entertainment and led Product Management and Marketing for SmarterKids.com. Lisa also held marketing positions at Gillette, Hasbro and Staples. Lisa has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from HBS.

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    Mike MacEwen
    Co-Founder & CTO

    Mike has worked in technology and software product development for more than 20 years. He co-founded Beacon Interactive Systems in 1994. As the CTO, he manages strategic planning, product development and R&D. His expertise is in process analysis and the application of technology to solving business challenges. Prior to starting Beacon, Mr. MacEwen held several positions at General Electric. Mike has a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA

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    ML Mackey
    Co-Founder

    ML is CEO of Beacon Interactive Systems and manages corporate development and strategic planning. She is on the Board of NSBA and is the Small Business Division’s Vice-Chair of Legislative Affairs and Policy for NDIA. Ms. Mackey also founded and now Chairs SBANE’s Women’s Business Network and is a recent WEST Leadership Award winner. Prior to starting Beacon, ML worked for DEC. ML holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.