Meryl Job
Co-Founder of Videdressing

Frédérique Veysset

Q: What do you hope for the future?

A: I hope that more women will be inspired to become entrepreneurs, in tech and in other fields.

Onwards and upwards

Before starting my own company, I worked in the luxury sector and often attended sample sales with my friends and colleagues. Taking advantage of the great prices, I bought a lot of pieces and gradually ran out of room in my closet. I had to sell some of my clothing to free up space, but couldn’t find suitable websites on which to do so. There was clearly a need for a specialized site that allowed fashion lovers to securely buy and sell their pre-loved treasures. I then had the idea to launch Videdressing. I was fortunate to have found a great business partner whose skills complemented my own, which I think is vital to building a successful startup.

Stagnation and complacency are major hindrances to success, especially in the tech sector where innovation is at the heart of all that we do. I try to constantly find ways to improve our product and services and to encourage my team to do so as well. Success is also so much dependent on talent, including finding the right people, motivating them and giving them the space in which they can innovate and bring the company forward.

Meryl Job, 36, is an American of Indian origin who grew up in Minnesota. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and a Master of Marketing and Communication from ESCP Europe in Paris. She launched in 2009 with her partner, Renaud Guillerm. Videdressing is a leading community platform for people to buy and sell fashion and luxury items. It operates as a trusted third party between buyers and sellers, securing all steps of the transaction and guaranteeing authenticity of all items.

This article was published in ‘the Hundert Vol. 8 – Female Startup Founders Europe’, May 2016.