PUBLISHED APR 24, 2019

Skimm'd from the Couch: Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah

The Cuyana co-founders told us to look for someone who “inspire[s] you every day.”

Shilpa Shah and Karla Gallardo are the co-founders of Cuyana, the fashion brand that’s all about “fewer, better things.” Aka high-quality clothes and bags at a price that doesn’t hurt your wallet. Shilpa spent the first part of her career building web and mobile apps for Fortune 500 companies. Karla grew up in Ecuador and had a quick career in finance before she and Shilpa met at business school. And decided to start Cuyana together. It paid off. Earlier this year, they closed their Series C round of funding. On the Couch, they talk to us about how to find a cofounder (7:00) and why fundraising is so hard (19:33). Plus we put them to a cofounder compatibility test that a VC gave us (30:52). They passed.


PS: The spring refresh has officially hit our bookshelves. We’re adding “The Hill to Die On” by Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer to our list. Get it here.

hosts and the cofounders of Cuyana on the Couch

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