"When you're fundraising, there are three critical factors your investors should be looking at: the market, the product, and the team. The market has to be interesting, so gather data about market size. The profuct has to be compelling, so paint a picture of your product vision using hookups, or better yet, a demo. And your team has to be capable. So just remember that your investors are investing in you and your team. This is especially true point in Series A investments when all you really have is the team and the product can change later." -- Jess Lee
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Prior to Polyvore, Jess was a product manager at Google, where she worked on Google Maps and launched features like My Maps and draggable driving directions. After 4 years at Google, Jess became hopeless addicted to making Polyvore sets and decided the only cure was to join the Polyvore team. Jess has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Fun fact: Jess enjoys drawing and owns over 1000 comic books.