Ep45 – Gilt and Glamsquad co-founder Alexandra Wilkus Wilson on how to launch

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is someone who could be described as a “serial entrepreneur.”

She co-founded a major retail disruptor–the flash-sale website Gilt in 2007. She then moved on to launch Glamsquad, which—with the tap of an app—sends hair and make-up professionals to your home.

But Alexandra loves a challenge and, in early 2018, she made a major pivot—from being her own boss, to working at Allergan, the mega-successful pharmaceutical company which makes Botox, among other products.

In this episode, Alexandra shares with Linda her key strategies to launching a start-up, why she thinks networking is critical and she offers some fundraising advice—from how to time the pitch to how to handle a blow-off.