Lona Alia is the Founder & CEO of Style Lend a fashion rental marketplace. For the past 8 years she has dedicated her time building and prototyping various fashion/tech startups in Silicon Valley. She founded StyleLend.com 6 years ago to help women around the world have access to the world’s most coveted closets and in the process promote sustainable fashion consumption.
Lona has been in the fashion space for 10 years first as a model for Wilhelmina and later as a marketer and has worked for brands such as Versace, Levi's, Guess, GM etc. She holds an MBA and is one of the few female founders of Y combinator.
Her curious nature has taken Lona to 77 countries, and led her to learn 7 languages.
If you ask Lona where she is from, she would probably answer "the world!" Born in Albania, Lona has spent the majority of her life living, working or studying in the US, Paris, London, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paolo.