March 28, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Christiane Lemieux - Founder and CEO of The Inside.

For the 86th episode of our podcast, I interviewed Christiane Lemieux, Founder and CEO of The Inside.

Christiane is a design entrepreneur with many accomplishments. Outside of starting companies, she is an author of multiple books and has been featured on TV as a co-host and judge on “Ellen’s Design Challenge” on HGTV.

As a serial entrepreneur, her last company DwellStudio was acquired by Wayfair in 2013, where she served as the company’s Executive Creative Director.

The Inside is a venture-backed, digitally native home furnishings brand. The company is disrupting the way consumers buy furniture with a custom, made-to-order approach that offers world-class design and limitless selection.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:

  • The two new books she’s currently working on.
  • Her background story, including a deep dive into her first company, DwellStudio, and its acquisition by Wayfair.
  • All the detail on The Inside and her thoughts on building a consumer brand.
  • Advice for non-technical founders, who are building a technology company.
  • Her thoughts on selecting the right investors for your business.
  • How she thinks about hiring and evaluating talent.
  • Plus, a lot more.

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.