Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson cofounded Gilt Groupe with Kevin Ryan, Mike Bryzek, and Phong Nguyen. Both have BAs from Harvard College and MBAs from Harvard Business School. They live in Manhattan with their husbands and children.
"First, Gilt Groupe's cofounders changed the way we shop by recreating the excitement of a sample sale online. Now they've let us in on their innovative creative process. Anyone who hopes to understand the world of tech entrepreneurship--or upend it--would be wise to read it."
"There's no garage in this entrepreneurial thriller--the adventure starts with a sample sale."
--Dan Heath, coauthor of Switch and Made to Stick
"Alexis and Alexandra have created something original and amazing, and they did it in the simplest way possible. They found something they loved, and they figured out how to bring it to the massive amount of people they knew would love it too."
--Mark Cuban, serial entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks
"By Invitation Only is a must read for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who will be inspired by their journey and how passion, purpose and partnership fueled a revolution in shopping!"
--Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc
"An exciting story about an exciting start-up. Alexis and Alexandra saw a fantastic opportunity in the luxury space and took it."
--Tony Hsieh, bestselling author of Delivering Happiness, CEO of Zappos.com