11/15/12 | Uncategorized

Crowdsourced Children's Apparel Startup One Jackson, Founded By CEO Anne Raimondi, Acquired By TaskRabbit

Children’s clothing startup to shut down as team joins TaskRabbit.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Former SurveyMonkey VP of Marketing Anne Raimondi launched One Jackson earlier this year to disrupt the $1.5 billion kids clothing market by enabling independent designers to produce lines of clothes through design challenges and consumer voting contests.

The early-stage children’s clothing startup had raised a $2 million in seed capital. These investors include four high-profile women investors who also happen to be moms – Aileen Lee (Kleiner Perkins / Cowboy Fund), Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate), Patricia Nakache (Trinity Ventures) and Theresia Ranzetta-Gouw (Accel Partners).

One Jackson CEO and founder Anne Raimondi is now CRO at TaskRabbit, which has raised $37.7 million in venture funding to date. The One Jackson product will shut down and the team will take posts at TaskRabbit, aiding with marketplace development efforts.

“I recognized very early that a world-class team is the most critical factor in driving the success of any organization,” said Leah Busque, TaskRabbit’s Founder and CEO. “That’s why I’m excited to bring on more incredibly talented people who will help TaskRabbit achieve its enormous potential.”

Women 2.0 readers: What do you think of acqui-hires? Let us know in the comments.

Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland, an intern with Women 2.0, was on the StartupBus. She studies neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College, where she is trying to merge a passion for tech and the brain into a new wave of cognition-based technology

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