Twin Cities E-Commerce Meetup


Dug Nichols is a co-founder and the Chief Executive KID at Kidizen.

Kidizen is the nation's largest social marketplace for sharing kid style. We're a marketplace for buying and selling children's clothing and goods, and we're a social platform for connecting Moms with one another based on their shared love of style and their shared experiences raising kids. Launched in January 2014, we're now over 300k users strong and all over the U.S.

Kidizen is a Twin Cities based venture-backed startup that recently closed a Series A round of financing, attracting capital from Chicago, New York, and Salt Lake City. This conversation will be about the learnings gained from three years of fundraising and how to navigate a difficult fundraising environment including communication strategy, business KPI's, and story telling.

Dug is a Minnesota native who spent 15 years of his career in Silicon Valley before returning to Minneapolis to co-found Kidizen. With a couple startups under his belt in the Valley he looked to Minneapolis to build his next company, and believes the grass really is greener here.

(Note change of venue to Apruve HQ - 110 N 5th St. Suite 420)



110 N 5th St, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN