Pallavi Golla from Lark Adventurewear on CEO Money

Pallavi Golla
Founder and President
Lark Adenturewear
www.larkadventurewear.com

Pallavi Golla is a mompreneur who founded Lark Adventurewear, which launched in July 2017 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. As a new mother of an active four-month- old son, she noticed a gap in the marketplace for non-synthetic, breathable activewear for little ones. Because all adult activewear is made from synthetic fabric, not suitable for a child’s sensitive skin, Pallavi began a journey to create a soft, special knit that would keep children cool and comfortable without skin irritation. After she spent months searching for safe textiles that wick moisture, it was clear that she had to develop something brand new. Made in the USA, Lark Adventurewear is a result of Pallavi’s tireless work with textile experts to develop a unique, natural cotton-bamboo fabric with a capillary knit that wicks moisture and is UPF50+, breathable and premium quality to easily endure the daily life of an active child. The innovative fabric is not currently used in any adult or children’s clothing in the market.

Before launching Lark Adventurewear, Pallavi had a successful career in the hedge fund industry in New York and Los Angeles and in wine production in California. Six months before graduating from business school, she created an e-commerce platform with an algorithm that discovered new wines based on the customers’ preferences. She ultimately decided to move on from the business and was instrumental in the growth of a similar site called Winc.com, which has hundreds of thousands of members today. Pallavi graduated from New York University Stern School of Business with a BS in Finance and received
an MBA from University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management with a concentration in Marketing. She lives in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her family.