COO at Shortlist recommended Lace Technologies where Ha is Co-Founder
I met Ha and Surat in Tim Berners-Lee's Linked Data Ventures class at MIT in 2013. SInce then I have been continually impressed by Ha's entrepreneurial spirit and Surat's technical aptitude.
Lace blends their 'superpowers' together into a product that serves a real consumer need. If they're successful, they could create a new category of ecommerce in fashion, much in the same way Houzz has created a new category of ecommerce in home goods / decor.
Ha's spirit and grit make her perfect to lead this. She understands her demographic well and can steer product.
Surat's one of the most gifted engineers I have ever met. He not only understands math better than almost any CS graduate, he can code in day things that take other engineers weeks.
As Surat's progress continues on the algorithm, Lace's tech may soon outclass everyone else in the market and enable visual search for fashion.
With so much online shopping going on, a successful Lace will be a huge business.