Founder and CEO, chloe + isabel
The latest player on the direct-sales jewelry scene, chloe + isabel helps sellers set up virtual store fronts and offers them a range of jewelry to hawk using their social networking savvy. Sellers make 30% of every sale. Waterbury, who has over 14 years of experience developing jewelry for retailers like Macys, Old Navy and LVMH's DFS Galleria, has an impressive lineup of investors (including Ashton Kutcher) who've ponied up $12 million in funding.
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