Jules Pieri

Boston, MA
CEO, The Grommet

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Why XFactor?

“Arbitrage, baby. Until the market catches up with the exceptional population of female founders, there will be more great deals than we can handle. I hope XFactor becomes extinct in my lifetime.”


Companies Founded


VC Pitches Done


Total $ Venture Capital Raised



Areas of Interest for Investing
Marketplaces, consumer products, social networks, product development platforms, marketing platforms, D2C businesses
Advice for XX Entrepreneurs
You are ready. You were born ready, you just did not know it.

Jules Pieri is Co-Founder and CEO of the product launch platform The Grommet. The company’s Citizen Commerce™ movement is reshaping how consumer products get discovered, shared, and bought. Jules started her career as an industrial designer for technology companies and was subsequently a senior executive for large brands, such as Keds, Stride Rite, and Playskool. The Grommet is her third startup, following roles as VP at Design Continuum and President of Ziggs.com. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and people tell her she is the first designer to graduate from Harvard Business School, where she is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence. Jules was named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013. In June, 2014, Jules was invited to the White House Maker Faire to launch The Grommet Wholesale Platform, connecting Makers with Main Street Retailers. She writes a personal blog at jules.thegrommet.com, and the “CEO Unplugged column on Inc.com. She posts as @julespieri on Twitter and Instagram.