Mareza Larizadeh -- Superstar Founder of Doostang

August 12 2009

Here's why I'm so lucky to know so many superstar young women through 85 Broads. In 2005, Stacey Borden interned with us in Greenwich. She was the President of Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) and her energy and enthusiasm were absolutely off the charts.

Stacey just completed her first year at Harvard Business School and is working on launching ChickRx, a fantastic new site with great medical info and content for savvy young women.

When I wanted to reach out to the top folks at Doostang, I emailed Stacey who I remembered knew some of the guys who had founded the company. Stacey connected me to one of her Harvard friends who connected me to Mareza.

Every so often you meet someone who is an absolute visionary. Mareza is that and then some. He is also, without doubt, one of the nicest guys on the planet! I hope his mother is reading this as I know she would agree with me!

Given that he's both a Stanford U. and a Stanford GSB grad and lives in the Valley, he could have been... well... completely full of himself. The fact that he isn't but could be is what makes him one of the coolest guys on the planet.

We are really enjoying figuring out all the cool ways Doostang and 85 Broads can partner together. STAY TUNED!
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