How I Got Here: Care.com's Sheila Marcelo

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Harvard Business School grad and Care.com founder and Chief Executive Officer Sheila Marcelo worked at two Internet companies before finding the confidence to go out on her own. While building Care.com, Marcelo called on lessons learned both in B-school and in her consulting career. To date, the website, which matches families with caregiving professions and launched in 2006, has raised $111 million in investment funds. Marcelo currently sits on the alumni board at HBS and is a finalist judge for the school’s annual business plan competition. As part of Bloomberg Businessweek’s “How I Got Here” series, Kate Abbott spoke with Marcelo about her upbringing, her career path, and how she has stayed involved with her alma mater. Some quotes have been edited for length and clarity.

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