HelloAva

Creates personalized skin care regimens for users.

Founder:
Siqi Mou, 29
2017 Revenue:
$350,000
Industry:
Retail
Founded:
2016
12
Raised:
$1.5 million
HelloAva founder Siqi Mou. Photo Credit: Christopher Schoonover

When Siqi Mou was in college, she suffered from acne and other skin conditions. Her friends recommended over-the-counter products they liked--but none worked. "Why is there no personalized solution?" Mou remembers thinking. Later, when she was a news anchor in Indonesia, a skin care company asked her to star in an ad. She turned it down after learning the products were loaded with harsh chemicals. Her frustrations led to HelloAva, which creates personalized skin care regimens. Users answer questions about their skin via chatbot, attach a selfie, and receive recommendations. (They can also consult with an aesthetician.) The company takes a cut of online sales made through its platform. "If I had never gone through this experience" of having bad skin, says Mou, a concert pianist who once performed on the Great Wall of China, "I would have never figured this out." --Emily Canal

 

 

 

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Website:
helloava.co