Darrell Cavens
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Darrell Cavens

is CEO at zulily.

Zulily stock soars on report of higher sales, profit

In a conference call following the earnings announcement, CEO Darrell Cavens recalled Zulily’s first day online four years ago. The company went live with a limited number of products—from three vendors—and made something like $1,800. Since then, those moms have shopped — a lot. The ...

One of these entrepreneurs could become Ernst & Young's next winner

Now the company’s co-founder and CEO Darrell Cavens is a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff made Seattle proud when he won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award last year in the "services" category. And, judging by ...

Zulily surges in market debut

“We had hoped we’d see a great market response as I spent the past two weeks talking to investors and the story was resonating,” Darrell Cavens, chief executive officer of Zulily, said by phone from the Nasdaq. “But this is far in excess of my expectations.” Zulily’s glowing reception ...

Biz Break: Zulily scores, Bay Area biotechs stutter in uneven IPO market

"This shows that an e-commerce company with a strong, specific focus can be a success," CEO Darrell Cavens told The Wall Street Journal. "It's a good sign for others. " Experts expected Twitter to be a good sign for others, as well, but that didn't turn out so well for textbook-rental ...

Zulily raises IPO target as high as $230 Million

Zulily, led by co-founders Darrell Cavens and Mark Vadon, is backed by venture-capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Maveron and August Capital. Cavens, Zulily’s chief executive officer, holds more than 20 percent of the voting power at the company, while Vadon, the chairman, owns ...

Zulily seeks $207 million in first sale of stock

The company, led by co-founders Darrell Cavens and Mark Vadon, is backed by venture-capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Maveron and August Capital. Cavens, Zulily’s chief executive officer, holds more than 20 percent of the voting power at the company, while Vadon, the chairman...

Zulily files to raise $100M in IPO

Co-founders Darrell Cavens and Mark Vadon formerly held senior positions at Blue Nile, an online jewelry retailer that debuted in 2004. Blue Nile’s shares are up about 85 percent from their IPO price. Zulily is also backed by venture-capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Maveron and August ...

Zulily, Not Gilt Groupe, Will Be the First Flash-Sale Site To IPO Jason Del Rey

Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens still owns 20.9 percent of the company, while chairman Mark Vadon owns 30.4 percent. Cavens was previously the CTO of online diamond seller Blue Nile, where Vadon served as CEO...

Zulily rockets to billion dollar valuation with $85M from Andreessen Horowitz

“Zulily is all about moms — in under three years, we’ve seen tremendous growth combined with the loyalty and passion of our customers, which inspires us to do more every day,” said CEO Darrell Cavens, “The vast majority of purchases come from repeat customers, and we need to continue to ...

Zulily Closes First Day As A Public Company At $37.70 A Share, Marking A Win For Flash Sales

Mark Vadon and Darrell Cavens were CEO/founder and CTO at Blue Nile, respectively, before launching Zulily. “They knew what they were getting into in terms of what it takes to scale up a business. One of the things they said about Blue Nile — and the idea carries over to Zulily — is the ...

Why the tech press is ignoring Zulily's huge IPO The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Zulily was founded by CEO Darrell Cavens (40 years old) and chairman Mark Vadon (43 years old). And they've both done this before with Blue Nile ( NILE ). So no questions about if they're mature enough to run a publicly-traded company, nor any gossipy tales of backstabbing and ...

Flash Sales Site For Moms, Zulily Files For $100M IPO

Zulily was co-founded by Darrell Cavens, the former senior vice president of marketing and technology at Blue Nile, and Mark Vadon, the chairman and founder of Blue Nile in 2009. Zulily raised $139 million from Maveron, Andreessen Horowitz, Trinity Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners. ...

Red Tricycle, A Digital City Guide For Parents, Raises $1.5 Million From Bob Pittman And Others

It took several years before Red Tricycle evolved into a scalable business model.” The $1.5 million is led by Maveron and angels include Jason Calcanis, Dave McClure, and Darrell Cavens at Zulily. Calcanis, for his part, became a brand evangelist after searching for email lists for ...

IPO Surge Makes Zulily Founder a Billionaire

CEO and cofounder Darrell Cavens, 43, owns more than 21 million shares of the company, worth about $750 million. He also worked with Vadon at Blue Nile. Zulily could not comment because of the post-IPO quiet period...

zulily's CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Results

With me today are Darrell Cavens, Chief Executive Officer; Marc Stolzman, Chief Financial Officer; and Mark Vadon, Chairman. Each will be available for Q&A following today's prepared remarks. Before we began, I would like to remind you that we will make forward-looking statements during ...

Zulily IPO, Keeping Busy Moms Busy Shopping

Co-founder Darrell Cavens has served as Zulily's President and CEO since 2009. Mr. Cavens previously served as the director of BizTalk Server and SQL Server at Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) and in various positions with Blue Nile( NILE ), an online retailer of fine jewelry, most ...

Zulily leading the next trend in e-commerce

Some of the key players from Blue Nile are now running the Maveron-backed Zulily that is part of one of the hottest trends in e-commerce – Private Sales. I spoke with the lead partner at Maveron, Jason Stoffer, for the Zulily investment as well as Zulily’s CEO, Darrell Cavens.

Zulily Quiet Period Expiration May Provide Shopping Cash [eBay Inc, Target Corporation]

Darrell Cavens co-founded the mom-centric site, and has served as its President and CEO since 2009. Mr. Cavens owns 25,000,000 shares with a current value of $875,000,000. This stake provides him with a lot of incentive to continue to grow this exciting company. Zulily's great IPO ...

Flash-sales site Zulily raises $85 million

"The capital allows us to continue to stay aggressive with the business," said Chief Executive Darrell Cavens. "We want to continue to grow and add people to the team who can think big. " Zulily's list of potential customers who receive its daily emails recently topped 10 million ...

Flash Sales Site For Moms, Zulily Raises $85M From Andreessen Horowitz; Valued At $1B

Zulily was co-founded by Darrell Cavens, the former senior vice president of marketing and technology at Blue Nile, and Mark Vadon, the chairman and founder of Blue Nile. “Zulily is one of the fastest-growing businesses we’ve ever encountered, which really shouldn’t be a surprise given ...

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