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Jane Lu

Founder of Showpo

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Jane Lu Biography

Being young has often been an advantage for Jane Lu, founder of online fashion retailer, Showpo.

"It's worked better in terms of getting PR," she told Mashable Australia. "And I think it helps me understand my demographic." For one thing, she definitely gets the importance of social media. Lu's personal Instagram account has more than 146,000 followers.

Her role as an entrepreneur began in 2010, after she quit her job in corporate finance to start her own business. The first venture failed, but she had no option but to try again.Now with a team of 14 based in Sydney, the company made more than A$10 million in sales in the last financial year, Lu said.

"When I was working in corporate, I spent most of my time either on Facebook or shopping online because I just hated my job," she said. "I saw a market gap ... for the fast fashion industry to be online, and it just exploded."

Lu said she has never found being a solo female founder without a technical background to be a disadvantage. In fact, the issue was raised only recently. "When we were hiring someone in-house to do our development, I had a recruiter tell me 'you're not going to get to where you want without a technical cofounder,'" she said. "Now I'm determined to prove him wrong."

Showpo has never taken funding, having been bootstrapped from day one. "By the time I really entered the startup community, I was already established," Lu explained. "I didn't have to deal with investors. Maybe that's where people have to deal with that prejudice. You have to justify yourself, and I think women are particularly hard on themselves."

Not taking funding has also meant she has not felt pressure to post big numbers for the benefit of outsiders. "The business can grow steadily. We don't have to be a $50 million business by next year because we need to impress our investors," she said.

In fact, most of the criticism she's experienced was from people who suggested she was crazy for getting into the fashion industry without fashion experience. "Not having a fashion background helps me understand things from a customer-perspective," she said. "I think people can get caught up with what they think and what they've learnt, rather than what the customer wants."

For Lu, success has also come from building a supportive, close-knit team. "It's about finding the right people in the first place who are self-motivated," she said. "That is something it is so hard to get right — how to hire the right people."

While she has now found a supportive network of entrepreneurs, she hasn't really had mentors. "I'm not very good at listening to other people who tell me what to do," she laughed.

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Jane Lu Biography

Being young has often been an advantage for Jane Lu, founder of online fashion retailer, Showpo.

"It's worked better in terms of getting PR," she told Mashable Australia. "And I think it helps me understand my demographic." For one thing, she definitely gets the importance of social media. Lu's personal Instagram account has more than 146,000 followers.

Her role as an entrepreneur began in 2010, after she quit her job in corporate finance to start her own business. The first venture failed, but she had no option but to try again.Now with a team of 14 based in Sydney, the company made more than A$10 million in sales in the last financial year, Lu said.

"When I was working in corporate, I spent most of my time either on Facebook or shopping online because I just hated my job," she said. "I saw a market gap ... for the fast fashion industry to be online, and it just exploded."

Lu said she has never found being a solo female founder without a technical background to be a disadvantage. In fact, the issue was raised only recently. "When we were hiring someone in-house to do our development, I had a recruiter tell me 'you're not going to get to where you want without a technical cofounder,'" she said. "Now I'm determined to prove him wrong."

Showpo has never taken funding, having been bootstrapped from day one. "By the time I really entered the startup community, I was already established," Lu explained. "I didn't have to deal with investors. Maybe that's where people have to deal with that prejudice. You have to justify yourself, and I think women are particularly hard on themselves."

Not taking funding has also meant she has not felt pressure to post big numbers for the benefit of outsiders. "The business can grow steadily. We don't have to be a $50 million business by next year because we need to impress our investors," she said.

In fact, most of the criticism she's experienced was from people who suggested she was crazy for getting into the fashion industry without fashion experience. "Not having a fashion background helps me understand things from a customer-perspective," she said. "I think people can get caught up with what they think and what they've learnt, rather than what the customer wants."

For Lu, success has also come from building a supportive, close-knit team. "It's about finding the right people in the first place who are self-motivated," she said. "That is something it is so hard to get right — how to hire the right people."

While she has now found a supportive network of entrepreneurs, she hasn't really had mentors. "I'm not very good at listening to other people who tell me what to do," she laughed.

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  • How to book Jane Lu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jane Lu for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jane Lu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jane Lu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jane Lu?

    Booking fees for Jane Lu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jane Lu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jane Lu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jane Lu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jane Lu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jane Lu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jane Lu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jane Lu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jane Lu for your event is available upon request. Jane Lu generally travels from Australia and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ankiti Bose, Diane Prince Johnston, Kevin Ma, David Roger and Bryan Meehan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jane Lu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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