Meet chelsea moore shannon, ceo, and jenni olivero, coo, co-founders of boxfox, inc.

TODAY, WE HAVE AN EXCITING TREAT FOR YOU, A DOUBLE GUEST INTERVIEW! WE ARE DELIGHTED TO INTRODUCE THE REMARKABLE FEMALE CO-FOUNDERS OF BOXFOX, A PERSONALIZED, CURATED GIFT BOX COMPANY. MEET CHELSEA MOORE SHANNON, THE CEO, AND JENNI OLIVERO, THE COO.

CHELSEA AND JENNI EMBARKED ON THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY IN 2014, ALONGSIDE THEIR FRIEND AND THIRD CO-FOUNDER, SABENA SURI. THEIR MISSION WAS CLEAR: TO FOSTER STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH PERSONAL GIFTS, EMPOWERED BY USER-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCES. NEARLY EIGHT YEARS SINCE ITS INCEPTION, BOXFOX’S E-COMMERCE SITE ALLOWS CUSTOMERS TO CHOOSE EXPERTLY CURATED OPTIONS OR BUILD THE PERFECT GIFT BOX FOR ANY OCCASION USING THEIR PROPRIETARY “BUILD A BOX” PLATFORM. WHETHER THE GIFT IS FOR PERSONAL OR CORPORATE PURPOSES, EACH BOX IS ADORNED WITH A HEARTFELT HANDWRITTEN NOTE BEFORE BEING SHIPPED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

ONE QUOTE FROM THE BOXFOX WEBSITE STANDS OUT: “MODERN TECHNOLOGY POWERS THE BOX-BOX BUSINESS, BUT IT’S ALSO WHY OUR WORLD NEEDS COMPANIES LIKE OURS.” WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE. AT BRIDGET, WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS AND FOSTERING BETTER COMMUNICATION IN THIS TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN ERA.

JOIN US AS WE EXPLORE THE INSPIRING STORIES OF JENNI AND CHELSEA, THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVORS, AND THE VALUABLE INSIGHTS THEY’VE GAINED ALONG THE WAY. STAY TUNED FOR AN ENGAGING CONVERSATION THAT WILL INSPIRE AND EMPOWER YOU.

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in this episode:

[02:46] CHELSEA AND JENNI INTRODUCE THEMSELVES, AND TALK ABOUT THEIR CHILDHOODS, SIBLINGS, AND WHAT THEY WANTED TO BE.

[18:35] INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE THAT STAND OUT OR MARKED A TRANSITION POINT IN THE LIVES OF BOTH CHELSEA AND JENNI.

[20:24] AS AN EMPLOYER, DO CHELSEA AND JENNI FEEL INFLUENCED BY THESE PEOPLE?

[27:15] DID EITHER CHELSEA OR JENNI HAVE ANY BARRIERS, OBSTACLES, OR DIFFICULT MOMENTS IN THEIR YOUNG ADULTHOOD THAT SHAPED WHO THEY BECAME?

[32:02] “THERE’S DEFINITELY WAYS TO STILL KEEP GROWING AND KEEP CHALLENGING YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT.” – JENNI

[32:11] WE EXPLORE WHEN CHELSEA AND JENNI BOTH STARTED AT UCLA AND THEIR EXPERIENCES AS FRIENDS.

[40:56] HOW DID CHELSEA AND JENNI FIRST MEET?

[43:49] DO CHELSEA AND JENNI HAVE ANY FUN EXPERIENCES FROM THEIR TRIP?

[45:59] CHELSEA AND JENNI’S EXPERIENCES IN THEIR SORORITIES AT UCLA.

[52:42] THE ORIGINAL INSPIRATION BEHIND BOXFOX.

[55:57] WHERE DID THE NAME COME FROM?

[58:53] WHAT WERE THE EARLIEST BOXES SENT OUT? WHAT WERE THE FIRST INVESTMENTS MADE TO GET THE BUSINESS GOING?

[01:03:38] WHEN STARTING BOXFOX, WHAT WAS A MOMENT WHEN CHELSEA AND JENNI FELT LIKE THIS WAS WORKING AND THEY WANTED TO EXPAND?

[01:18:59] HOW HAVE CHELSEA AND JENNI MANAGED TO WORK TOGETHER?

[01:21:44] CHELSEA AND JENNI TALK ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR THIRD CO-FOUNDER, SABENA SURI.

[01:23:35] FAST FIVE QUESTIONS.

[01:26:07] FOR CHELSEA AND JENNI, WHAT WAS ONE QUALITY THAT THEY HAD AS YOUNG WOMEN THAT THEY DIDN’T TAKE PRIDE IN THEN BUT ARE GRATEFUL FOR NOW?

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WHEN A FRIEND FELL ILL, CHELSEA MOORE, WANTED TO SEND A GIFT MORE PERSONAL THAN A BOUQUET OF GET-WELL FLOWERS OR A GENERIC BASKET. WHEN SHE REALIZED SUCH A CURATED, SEAMLESS GIFTING EXPERIENCE JUST DIDN’T EXIST, SHE AND HER CO-FOUNDERS DECIDED TO CREATE THEIR OWN IN BOXFOX: AN ALGORITHMICALLY POWERED GIFTING PLATFORM THAT ENABLES CUSTOMERS TO BUILD CUSTOM BOXES. THE COMPANY HAS SHIPPED BOXES TO OVER 20 COUNTRIES AND IS PROJECTING $6 MILLION IN REVENUE FOR 2018.

BOXFOX COFOUNDERS JENNI OLIVERO GOT THE IDEA FOR HER LOS ANGELES COMPANY, WHICH CRAFTS AND SHIPS PERSONALIZED GIFT BOXES, AFTER STRUGGLING FOR WEEKS TO DELIVER A CARE PACKAGE TO A SICK FRIEND. FRUSTRATED, SHE AND HER CO-FOUNDERS KNEW THEY COULD MAKE GIFT-GIVING EASIER FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO SHOW AFFECTION WITH THE PERFECT PRESENT. THEIR IDEA WAS A HIT. SINCE STARTING UP IN 2014, BOXFOX HAS SHIPPED MORE THAN 60,000 BOXES TO GIFT RECIPIENTS IN OVER 20 COUNTRIES.

WHILE CHANGE IS ON THE HORIZON, JENNI SAYS ONE CONSTANT REMAIN: A SHARED DESIRE TO HELP “MORE AND MORE PEOPLE STRENGTHEN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS, SHARE GRATITUDE, AND SPREAD THE LOVE WITH OUR BOXES.”

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