Startup Directory


Jason Lau ’17SEAS was brainstorming business ideas based on his skill sets and passions when he soon found another startup enthusiast in a fellow classmate in the MSOR program, Alexander Jiamin Chen ’17SEAS. Chatting about their mutual interests in technology and fashion, they soon founded KALO.
Kalo is a social fashion platform where users can share, and directly monetize their social contents. Their mobile app lets users tag product info on pictures and earn commissions while others shop directly through these posts. It creates an ecosystem that connects influencers with brands and shoppers through converting social media contents into shoppable contents. It also brings in a new, exciting way to shop through others’ inspirations (closets).
The engineering duo executed their ideas by developing the app, forming partnerships with fashion brands, creating a huge fashion product data systems, collecting user feedback from a 2000 users beta, and are now working to publicly launch their platform. Their paying clients include anything from H&M to Bloomingdales
KALO is fundraising to fuel the next stage of development and to gain users tractions. The company is also looking to fill a Digital Marketing position and additional Software Developers. If anyone in the community is interested or has any referrals, please contact them at
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