Jane Lu

Jane Lu

Showpo CEO & Founder

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In 2010 Jane Lu founded Showpo in her parents’ garage.  Today her dream has over 1 Million Instagram followers and $30 million in sales per annum.  It has also created 32 local jobs and is shipping to Show Ponies worldwide with a mission “To be her go to place to shop!”

Jane was inspired to “ditch the cubicle life” and has since become one of “The 10 Coolest People In Australia Tech” according to Life Hacker and one of 7 entrepreneurs to watch according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

What started off with a laptop and two shelves of clothing is now an online global fashion empire, shipping to 70 countries. Through being disruptive in the retail space and capitalizing on the use of social media, Showpo now boasts a cult social following of over 1.6 million.

Beyond Showpo, Jane is extremely passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and women in business. She co-founded the group “Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine“, a business group that promotes and encourages girl bosses around the world. Since its inception in August 2015, the group has experienced enormous traction with 30,000+ members and meet up events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, LA and San Francisco.

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Recent Awards and Media

  • Mashable – 4 Exciting Australian startups to watch
  • Lifehacker – The 10 Coolest People in Austrailan Tech
  • Sydney Morning Herald – 7 Entrepreneurs to watch
  • The Australian – Founding women’s group Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine
  • Forbes Asia – Under 30 Summit Asia
  • Business Insider – Startup story
  • Power Retail – Friendship factor drives retail success
  • Elle Magazine – So your thinking about launching a startup
  • Pearcey Tech Entrepreneur Award 2016
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016
  • SmartCompany Hot 30 Under 30 2013-2016
  • Cosmopolitan’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
  • Startup Daily 50 Entrepreneurs Under 40 2015
  • BRW Fast Starters 2014
  • Smart Company Top Retailer of the Year 2014
  • Smart Company’s Smart50 2014
  • Cleo Magazine’s 30 Under 30 2014
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2014
  • Best Use of Social Media – SmartCompany Web Awards 2014
  • Startup Daily’s Top 50 Australian Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 2014
  • Australian Startup Awards Online Category 2014
  • Anthill 30 under 30 Young Entrepreneurs 2012, 2014
  • Australian Small Business Championship 2012
  • General Assembly Highest Achieving Female Founder Award 2012
  • The Entourage Success of the Year 2012
  • Sydney Business Award Finalist 2012 & 2011

Celebrating 1 Million Followers on Instagram

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How Showpo grew from a shop in my parents garage into $30 million

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In 2010 Jane Lu founded Showpo in her parents’ garage.  Today her dream has over 1 Million Instagram followers and $30 million in sales per annum.  It has also created 32 local jobs and is shipping to Show Ponies worldwide with a mission “To be her go to place to shop!” Jane was inspired to “ditch […]

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