After quitting her first job making nearly $100k fresh out of college (2013), with no savings and no job lined up, saying Kim is a risk taker is a bit of an understatement.
She had the bright idea to sign her husband, Tim, up for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Because what better way to make money than game show trivia? He went on to win $100,000 and invest in their first business.
Their journey into entrepreneurship was born. After their first failed startup of a niche social network, Kim vowed to make money on day one with their next business, and that she did. Kim and Tim, launched CurlMix (2015), which started as a Do-It-Yourself box for curly hair. Think “Blue Apron” but for curly hair products.
After two years of stagnation, and less than $300k in total revenue, Kim sought advisors and pivoted CurlMix with a newborn on her hip (Jan. 2018). With only a $25k investment from Backstage Capital, she turned their best-selling boxes into a hair care line.
In just 12 months (Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2018), CurlMix went from 0 to $1 Million in sales.
After an explosive year, Kim and Tim were featured on Season 10 of Shark Tank, a critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning reality show.
With a bachelor’s degree in Logistics & Marketing from the University of Illinois and a relentless drive, they have bootstrapped CurlMix to over $4 million in sales in just a few years.
In April of 2019, Kim and Tim raised $1.4 Million in venture funding from the CEO of LinkedIn and partners. Oh, and they have the cutest little one-year-old, Zuri.
CurlMix currently maintains 20+ Full-Time Employees and operate out of a manufacturing facility in Chicago.
They've amassed nearly $10 Million in sales in 3 short years and become the leading experts in their industry.
They are on a personal mission to break down barriers for people of color and educate other entrepreneurs on venture capital.