Balu C

Balu C

Founder in Miami Beach


Founder on a mission to grow the global fashion economy and connect the world's cultures. 1st gen immigrant to America. Rare Academy of Art U MA in Fashion Design + Wharton MBA.


MA Fashion Design Portfolio at Academy of Art University

Designed, knitted, sewed and printed a bunch of garments, textiles and other things.

Inventory advisory at Levi's Strauss

My last project at Partcle Labs. Helped retail leaders deal with excess inventory.

Dressbarn advisory at Dressbarn

MBA project. Advised the leaders of Dressbarn around whether to rebrand.

Work Experience

2023 — Now
Founder at Cut & Sold
Miami Beach, FL

Building for my favorite industry

2019 — 2022
New York, NY

T-shaped chief of staff, get things done role. Worked with internal teams and incredible suppliers across 12 countries. Touched and learned just about every aspect of the fashion creation process.

2013 — 2016
Director Content, Strategy, Biz Dev at Partcle Labs
San Francisco, CA

Built multiple software products alongside two great co-founders. Failed, and learned a lot.

2012 — 2013
Director of Sales at Lokalty
Philadelphia, PA

Directed sales and marketing for this local rewards startup. Fell in love with local businesses.

2007 — 2010
Chicago, IL

Advised leaders and teams across fashion retail, CPG, healthcare and private equity. 1-yr project for Macys.


2008 — 2010


2017 — 2019
2010 — 2012