“Paint the big vision. Don’t be afraid to go bold in what you’re selling.”
— Lee Mayer
Everyone wants to have a beautiful home. But how many of us have the expertise (or money) to decorate like the pros?
Lee Mayer was an insurance executive with no design background when she moved from a tiny apartment in New York City to a multi-bedroom house in Denver.
With no idea how to furnish it, she looked into interior design services and was shocked at the pricing. Lee wanted to provide accessible, affordable online interior design services to the masses. With just $20k in seed money, Lee launched Havenly, which offers shopping and design services online — and has grown to become a market leader!
By taking an innovative digital-first approach, Havenly is perfectly positioned to serve the Millennial generation, who are entering into their home-buying years.
From figuring out who to hire (and when), dealing with professional conflict, facing growing pains, and finding funding while female, Lee lays it all out in this candid episode of The Business Society podcast.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
✔ How Lee dealt with the biggest challenges she faced after Havenly’s launch
✔ A detailed look at the growing pains that inevitably come with scaling up
✔ The challenges of finding VC funding as a female entrepreneur
About Lee Mayer: Lee Mayer is the founder of Havenly, an accessible online interior design service with affordable design program options. Havenly is a market share and category leader with a run rate of over $100 million.
01:46 Meet Lee Mayer
03:22 Using Havenly
04:31 The Havenly story
08:40 Biggest challenges
11:10 Havenly’s growth
13:48 Pandemic impact
15:31 The future is online
16:37 Funding while female
19:53 Havenly’s funding
22:18 Lee’s advice
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