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Queenly

Y Combinator LogoW21ActiveMarketplaceE-commerceSustainable Fashion

Leading marketplace for formalwear

Live on iOS, Android and our web app (queenly.com). Queenly is the leading online marketplace for the formalwear industry. We are a Y Combinator company and backed by some of the top VC's in Silicon Valley such as Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), NextView Ventures, The House Fund, and more. We were recently featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, WWD, Vogue Business, Refinery29, Yahoo Finance, ABC News, and NextShark as well as being featured as the top YC companies to watch out for in 2021. The Queenly cofounders were also recently featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30: Art and Style cover for 2022. At Queenly, our mission is simple: make every woman look and feel like a queen. We strive to empower women and to feel confidently beautiful in their own skin by providing cutting-edge technology, seamless logistics, white-glove customer service and unique expertise within the industry. Also backed by the former CTO of Uber, CPO of Uber, CEO of Lambda School, CEO of Mercari, CEO of FitBit, CMO of ScentBird, CEO, CTO, & COO of Caviar, Head of ML at Pinterest, Head of Strategy at Pinterest, and more.

Queenly
Founded:2019
Team Size:13
Location:San Francisco

Active Founders

Trisha Bantigue

Trisha Bantigue is the CEO and co-founder of Queenly, the leading online marketplace for the formalwear industry. She was recently featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2022 list and she was the cover for the Art & Style category. Prior to founding Queenly, she has worked at some of the biggest tech companies like Google, Facebook and Uber. She found her initial inspiration for starting Queenly from seeing so many women struggle to find and afford their dream dress and experiencing it herself.

Trisha Bantigue
Trisha Bantigue
Queenly

Kathy Zhou

CTO and Cofounder, Queenly Forbes 30 Under 30 2022 Former full-stack eng @ Pinterest and Venmo University of Pennsylvania '15, BA Computer Science + Environmental Science Miss New England Earth '21

Kathy Zhou
Kathy Zhou
Queenly

YC Sign Photo

YC Sign Photo

Selected answers from Queenly's original YC application for the W21 Batch

Describe what your company does in 50 characters or less.

Marketplace & ML search engine for formalwear

How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person?

We have been friends since 2014, when we first met by working at an early stage tech startup called InfoScout (acquired 2017, now Numerator). We stayed in touch while we were both at our universities (Cal and Penn) and after graduation, as we both eventually settled in the Bay Area to continue our careers. Kathy has been very supportive of all my pageant endeavors, and last year, I (Trisha) was able to successfully convince her and mentor her through her very first pageant last year. This has been life changing for Kathy and this led to us having a shared passion to solve this very problem in this industry.

YC W21 Application Video

YC W21 Demo Day Video