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ZipFit Denim

ZipFit matches guys' butts with jeans

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website zipfit.me

Company Summary

ZipFit uses technology to help men find great fitting jeans. We integrate stores with an e-commerce site for easy repeat purchases. The flagship Chicago store opened in October 2012 and was profitable immediately. To date, we have fit over 1500 men and achieved greater than $250K in revenue. We're seeking growth capital to open additional locations, to continue building our e-commerce site and to expand our fit technology to other clothing lines.

Team

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    Liz Kammel
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Liz came up with the idea for ZipFit while carpooling to and from Chicago Booth with 7 male classmates two years ago. Liz knows fit and math, so she's responsible for the methodology behind ZipFit and the strategic direction of the company. Liz previously worked for her family's startup and in consulting at Mercer. Liz's undergrad was in Math, Econ & Italian from Emory and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She's working on her MBA at Chicago Booth

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    Seth Pychewicz
    Co-Founder & CTO

    Seth is our tech superstar. He makes sure our site works. Seth is well-versed in UI, Web Apps Frameworks, Testing Frameworks, Databases and anything else technical. Seth has experience with Tribune Interactive and Peak6 as a Senior Software Engineer. His BA is in Computer Animation from Columbia College.

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    Alex Batdorf
    CMO

    Alex is always dressed to the nines. She's worked with various fashion companies helping build their brand image. In a sales capacity, Alex makes sure that you both look and feel good in what you're wearing. She's worked with various apparel stores. She has a BA in Sociology from the University of Chicago.

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    Katie Easterly
    COO

    Katie brings 6 years of process
    management and group leadership experience from serving as an active-duty Navy lieutenant. She received her undergraduate marketing degree from
    the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and her MBA from Chicago Booth in
    2012. When she’s not chasing down logistical details for ZipFit, Katie enjoys
    running along the lakefront and quoting movies at inopportune times, and learning how to play the piano.

Advisors

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    Jim Jerue
    Lawyer
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    Jeremy Dubow
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Blue Cedar Ventures
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    Great Oaks Ventures
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    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business - Polsky Center
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