Mariam Naficy on Business Rockstars

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Mariam Naficy

Mariam Naficy

Today on Business RockstarsKen Rutkowski talks with Mariam Naficy, the co-founder of, which she sold to Idealab for over $100 million. Named one of the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, her latest company, Minted is crowd-sourcing design.

Mariam Naficy is the Founder and CEO of Minted.  She has pioneered new consumer Internet models since 1998, when she co-founded, the first online retailer of cosmetics. was sold successfully in 2000.

Minted, the business Mariam founded in 2007, is a global design community and e-commerce site.  Minted holds open competitions to source design and art from independent artists.  Winning designs are sold to consumers as printed paper goods: wall art, cards, and stationery addressing the $10 billion stationery market and the $48 billion art market.

Mariam received her BA in Political Economy from Williams College and her MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She sits on the Board of Directors of and Every Mother Counts.

Read more about Mariam Naficy and other entrepreneurs at Business Rockstars and listen to the show today from 2-4 pm on KFWB News Talk 980 or the online stream.

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