Shan-Lyn Ma

She's built the second-biggest wedding planning site in the U.S.

Company name:
Zola
Location:
New YorkNY 
Founded:
2013
Industry:
All Things Consumer
Co-founder:
Nobu Nakaguchi
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Shan-Lyn Ma launched Zola in 2013 with one product: a wedding registry. Four years later, after multiple customers requested it, she released a suite of free tools to help plan weddings. Couples could now use Zola to create wedding websites that managed guest lists and other details. It was a runaway hit. “I think pretty much the day we launched in 2017, it just took off,” says Ma, who leveraged that traction to close a $100 million Series D round in May 2018. In the past 12 months, Zola released three more products and became the nation’s No. 2 wedding site behind the Knot. More than a million couples have plotted matrimony on Zola. “We started to expand our vision. We want to serve couples throughout the entire wedding planning journey,” says Ma. “Everything we do fits about five or six categories, and over time we want to be that one-stop shop.” --Guadalupe Gonzalez

MORE COMPANY INFORMATION

Twitter:
@Zola
Website:
zola.com