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PaletteApp, Inc.

PaletteApp is changing the way the architectural design industry selects, orders, delivers and manages sample inventory.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2012
  • Employees 8
  • Website PaletteApp.com

Company Summary

$10+B TAM disrupted by new SaaS system, PaletteApp. Top design firms and manufacturers agree that PA is an unmatched SaaS tool that revolutionizes the way the industry finds, selects and completes their projects. PA is a digital catalog and seamless app with over 225,000 products, 8000 design firms (and growing), ready to scale the co. New loading tool allows us to load 50-100 mfgrs/mo. and gives us new rev. options.

Team

  • Mr. Freeman is responsible for overseeing all firm operations and managing strategic relationships. Mr. Freeman has over 27 years of experience in design and manufacturing, both as a corporate executive and a successful entrepreneur. He has been a part of design teams that have won over two dozen American Institute of Architects (AIA) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) design and construction awards.

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    Director of Brand Managment

    Ms. Davis is responsible for all aspects of marketing, including product development and brand management. Ms. Davis has over 22 years of design and product management experience. most recently having served as Director of Product Management and Development at TCG. Prior to TCG, Ms. Davis held roles in design and project management at Lees Carpets, Branca, Inc., McClier/AECOM, Artista Records Nashville and William Morris Agency.

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    Grace Jeffers
    Board of Advisor

    Writer, Design Historian, Materials Specialist
    Writer, blogger and guru of the materials world. Grace is a key voice in the materials world for architects and designers.

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    Glenn Gottfried
    Board of Director

    Business Leader & CEO Advisor
    Glenn is an executive and strategist who identifies business models and develops teams that achieve accelerated growth through new business and product development. He has led divisions and core business units of Thomson Reuters and others in the business/consumer services, information services, and technology sectors.

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    John Rouse
    Board of Director

    Publisher
    A design publishing veteran of 27 years, John has total responsibility for business operations for Contract Magazine. John began with Interiors Magazine, becoming publisher in 1994. After a series of mergers, John joined Contract as publisher in 2001. In 2005, John began discussions that led to the launch of Contract China in 2006.

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    Jeannette Lenear
    Board of Advisor

    Director of Interiors - Senior Vice President - VOA
    Jeannette joined VOA in 2003 and has served many roles during her tenure. Her experience with the firm has taken her from design work on various types and sizes of projects to business development in the US and in the Middle East. As Director of Interiors, Jeannette is responsible for the overall leadership of the Corporate Interiors team in Chicago. Jeannette is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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    Jennifer McDermott
    Board of Advisor

    Senior Associate, Perkins Eastman
    Jennifer is a Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman, where she serves as an Interior Designer for Hospitality based Senior Living Communities. Prior to this, Jennifer worked as an interior designer for Soraya Planning & Design, working with Boutique Corporate firms. She holds a BA in Interior Design from Columbia College in Chicago.

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    Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEEP AP
    Board of Advisor

    Executive Vice President/CEO for IIDA
    IIDA is a professional networking and educational Association of 13,000 Members in 10 specialty practice forums and 33 Chapters around the world. As EVP & CEO for IIDA, Cheryl has extensive background in product and program marketing development and implementation, and has created sales and marketing programs for Reff, Inc. and the Federal Sales division of Knoll.

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    William Bouchey, IIDA
    Board of Advisor

    Director of Design, MMoser Associates
    Bill has been in the design community as a leader for over 20 years. He currently is Director of Design for MMoser Associates, one of New York's top design firms.

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    Kay Sargent
    Board of Advisor

    Kay Sargent is Director of Workplace Strategies at Lend Lease, one of the world's leading fully integrated property and infrastructure solutions providers. Lend Lease is committed to helping users of space amplify their places by building briefs for spaces of the future and increasing the connection between business strategy and the built environment.

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    Charlie Bell
    Board of Advisor

    General Manager - Teknion Studio Group
    Charlie has over 20 years in the furniture industry. As the former president of HBF, he gained insight into the A&D community, which makes him invaluable at Teknion.

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    Laurence Hayward
    Board of Director

    Areas of expertise include: business formation, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, angel investing, marketing, advertising, operations management, financial management, business planning, financial modeling, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, licensing agreements

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    Mike Clune
    Board of Advisors

    founder and CEO of Clune Construction, one if the US's largest construction companies, with locations in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, South Florida and Washington DC.

  • Mr. Furfine has over 28 years of Information Technology and Financial experience. He has been a founder or partner in 7 technology start-ups, the latest of which, Cardinal Technologies, Inc. was acquired by SM&A, Inc. in December, 2010. CTI was awarded the 2009 SBA Subcontractor of the Year for their exemplary work on the 2010 Census. As a CPA, PMP and CITP, he has a unique set of functional and technical skills that he brings to his ventures.

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    Sr Product Manager

    13 yrs experience as a Product Manager with apps and most recently 2 yrs as a Consultant with Deloitte as a Product Lead. Michael has an extensive background in the startup environment having worked for 2 startups, as Paylocity and ExpeneseWire where he was responsible the product lifecycle.

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    Developer

    Rob is part of the core development team at PaletteApp. He faces challenges head on and loves learning about new and exciting ways to better his development ability. In his previous career, Rob worked as an IT recruiter interviewing the entire spectrum of development roles from CTO to entry-level Developers. His career change to developer has given him a deeper understanding of product development and the intricacies of languages he works with.

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    Developer

    Jeff is part of the core development team at PaletteApp. With experience supporting enterprise healthcare software, he brings a long-term view with an emphasis on user experience and scalability.

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    Developer

    David is part of the core development team at PaletteApp. With experience supporting enterprise healthcare software, he brings a long-term view with an emphasis on user experience and scalability.

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    Developer

    Edgar is part of the core development team at PaletteApp. He has been always been curious throughout his career and is eager to seek out new ideas and experiences. In a previous career, Edgar worked for 10 years in education, engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math; which brought him to the world of web development.

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    Executive Services Administrator

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    John Ricci
    Advisor

    John experience working with entrepreneurs and angel investors has been very helpful.

Advisors

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    Doug Oguss at Brinks Hofer
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    Steven Cohen at PBG
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Previous Investors

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    Batterson Venture Capital
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    Omphalos Venture Partners
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    Bruce Ianni
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    Roger Hill
    CEO, GETTYS
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    Constentus Partners, Patrick Maliszewski
    Founder & Managing Partner
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    Tribal Ventures, Alan Matthew
    Managing Partner
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    Principal (Rise Electric)
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    Tony and Celeste Scolaro
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