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{made} community

{made} is an eco-friendly art community, market & lifestyle, committed to providing art {made} better.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

{made} is the brand and online venture that connects eco-friendly artists with eco-conscious consumers. These groups are connected through {made} promotes the marketplace, onboards artists, and manages business functions such as order fulfillment, inventory management, and payment processing. These services leave {made}'s artist partners to focus on what they love and do best – creating beautiful, functional, art.


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    Rachael Roewe
    Chief Executive Officer

    Founder Rachael Roewe began her career as a student at The University of Pennsylvania’s – The Wharton School, and moved into an eight year career in Private Wealth Management as a Vice President with Goldman Sachs in New York City. While a resident of New York City, Rachael honed her sense of style and eventually left banking to pursue a career in the arts. After this move, Rachael created the concept of {made} - and developed {made} into what

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    Tiffany Ralston
    Chief Operating Officer

    Founder Tiffany Ralston has extensive experience in the jewelry and art industries, both as a Sales Associate with M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, and as a graduate in Art History and Studio Art from The University of Iowa. Tiffany helped found {made} in the winter of 2012. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and three children.

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    Justin Vavroch
    Chief Financial Officer

    Justin Vavroch, partner and CFO, contributes years of business training to {made}, from his former career in healthcare consulting and as an MBA candidate in the Tippie School of Management. As with {made}'s other managers, Justin was raised in Burlington, Iowa, and currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa. He is excited to promote {made}'s concepts and to help enable art {made} better.


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    Jim Miller
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    Jim Egerton

Previous Investors

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    The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (grant of $5,000)
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    Rachael Roewe (co-founder)
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    Tiffany Ralston (co-founder)