Episode 36: Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO of Zola & Angel Investor

This week’s guest is Shan-Lyn Ma, Co-Founder and CEO of Zola and angel investor in New York City. Zola is re-inventing the Wedding Registry for the modern couple.

Shan elaborates on the great success of Zola in becoming the fastest growing wedding registry and how she and her team used their learnings from their time at Gilte Group to design the business model. She also describes the funding of Zola, which recently raised it's Series C round. Each round was very different- seed, Series A, B & C and investors wanted to see different things at each interval. Fascinating stuff.

Lastly, Shan describes her recent foray into angel investing. For anyone thinking of getting into investing at some point her approach is extremely thoughtful and sharp.

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