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From Melody McCloskey: You’re Going to Be Bad at Fundraising

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Startups have no shortage of priorities, tasks, and fires to put out within the first few years. However, eventually they will need to acquire customers or users, which can be both costly and time-consuming. This week at Innovate! And Celebrate we heard from Melody McCloskey, CEO…

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San Francisco

Melody McCloskey: the Stylish Side of Business at Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Sep 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! Acquiring funding, attracting customers, and spreading your brand are all very important for startups, and taking this journey in…


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Everything StyleSeat Does is for the Beauty Professionals

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Melody McCloskey might not be the most technical person in the whole world, but that hasn’t slowed her down one bit. It didn’t halt her dreams when she launched StyleSeat in 2011, and it’s not stopping her now that the platform just closed a massive…


The Ultimate Tech Guide for Planning Your Wedding

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

Your wedding day should be one of the most special occasions in your adult life. All the planning leading to that special day can be a little bit stressful: deadlines, family drama, and unresponsive vendors. We’ve created a list of apps and websites to…



Melody McCloskey Absolutely Had to Start StyleSeat

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

When Melody McCloskey had the idea to start StyleSeat she had no experience as a technical founder or as an engineer. She had been working with engineers for the better part of 10 years, but in order to move her idea into the real world…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: Bootstrapping Was Difficult Yet Important for Growth

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

StyleSeat’s co-founder and CEO Melody McCloskey was in Miami this week to talk about her entrepreneurial journey during Tech Cocktail Sessions.  McCloskey spoke to an audience of industry leaders and entrepreneurs about beauty-booking app StyleSeat, and how she decided to pursue her passion. “It got…



StyleSeat’s Melody McCloskey: On Proving Naysayers Wrong and Raising $14.9M in Funding

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

How do you raise US $14M in venture capital from bald investors for a startup that deals with hair? For starters, you get high-profile investors like Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush and Guy Oseary on your side. Just ask Melody McCloskey, co-founder of the online…

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Interview with StyleSeat founder Melody McCloskey

By | Jun 4, 2010 at 10:26 am

In this episode, I’m chatting with Melody McCloskey, founder of StyleSeat, a San Francisco based company that provides online tools for beauty, health, and wellness professionals to build and grow their businesses. I met Melody the first night of the Big Omaha conference at…