Gemvara | Matt Lauzon

Founder: Matt Lauzon, 25

Company: Gemvara

Year founded: 2010

Location: Lexington, MA

2010 Revenue: Undisclosed

2011 Projected Revenue: Undisclosed

Employees: 40

Website: Gemvara.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/Gemvara

Twitter: @Gemvara

If Matt Lauzon has his way, his online custom jewelry company will one day "take on Tiffany's head to head." That may seem like a bold prediction, but consider that Gemvara, which is just more than a year old, had a $10 million run rate at the end of last year and, as of this spring, is venture capital funded to the tune of MORE THAN $25 million. Gemvara allows consumers to customize jewelry by design, stone, and metal, and offers more than a billion styles from which to choose.
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