Jane Park, CEO of cosmetics e-commerce startup Julep.
Jane Park, CEO of cosmetics e-commerce startup Julep.

[Editor’s Note: GeekWire is pleased to present the latest episode of The Next Big Thing, the popular podcast by Seattle media entrepreneur Jenni Hogan, produced by our partners at KIRO Radio and MyNorthwest.com. Jenni’s guest this week, Jane Park, is also one of the speakers at the upcoming GeekWire Summit.]

In this week’s Next Big Thing, I speak with Jane Park, the CEO and Founder of Julep, which is a Seattle-based startup that has grown to become a national e-commerce powerhouse.

Park tells me about how important it is to connect with their community through social innovations to keep a company relevant and easy to market. She also let me in on something secret that Julep is working on.

Julep is funded by Maveron, Howard Schultz’s venture capital firm, and Andreessen Horowitz, a heavy-hitter in Silicon Valley. It also gets support from several celebrity investors like Jay Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Listen above or via this MP3 file.

Follow Jenni Hogan’s Next Big Thing on KIRORadio.com, and subscribe in iTunes. Follow Jenni @jennihogan and jennihogan.com.

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