Behind the Brilliance 099: Doreen Bloch


This week’s guest is Doreen Bloch, founder and CEO of Poshly, a data company focused on beauty. Besides being one of my favorite people, Doreen is whip smart, super talented, and very passionate.

During this chat, we talk about her journey to turning her passion into a career path and her best advice on pitching, raising capital, managing setbacks, and more.




Doreen Bloch |  Poshly

Doreen-Bloch1Doreen Bloch is the CEO & Founder of Poshly Inc., a data analytics company focused on consumer intelligence. Inc. Magazine named her one of the 30 Under 30 CEOs of 2015, and she is the winner of L’Oreal’s NEXT Generation Women in Digital Award.

Doreen is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (Class of 2010), where she was awarded the Jack Larson Fellowship for Entrepreneurship & Innovation for her work founding BARE magazine, one of the nation’s first collegiate fashion publications. She was a three-time Yahoo! Inc. intern during college, and after graduation she worked at SecondMarket, where she helped on auctions for shares of pre-IPO companies, including Facebook Inc.

Doreen is also the Author of “The Coolest Startups in America” published February 2012, and a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Her work is regularly featured by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., ForbesWoman, Feministing, Women 2.0, and more.




TOPICS COVERED (partial list)

-Doreen’s experience growing up in Silicon Valley

-Doreen’s thoughts on the American education system

-Pitching tips and tricks

-Where the idea for Poshly came from

-How she handles tough times

-and much more!


STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE (clickable links below)

Doreen Bloch on Twitter


CNBC article

Eve Lom


Stowaway Cosmetics


The Black Swan (Doreen’s book pick)

Tribe (Doreen’s book pick)

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Doreen’s book pick)

The Age of Spiritual Machines (Doreen’s book pick)

  • Writely So

    I loved this! Especially the discussion on education. The poor state of the American educational system has been a topic of concern of mine since I was in high school and that has been over 20 years now. As always great job Lisa.

    • Right?! Thanks so much for the comment and kind words! Happy to have you!