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Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Bret Butcher ’04

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Bret Butcher ’04

bretWe all want to live in a home we love, but few of us have the time or vision to style it. That’s why The Swatch Box was created.

The Swatch Box (www.theswatchbox.com) is a subscription-based service that uses personal stylists to bring handpicked home decor to your doorstep in three easy steps.

  1. You take the style survey and get paired with a professional home stylist, who then gets to know you and your space.
  2. Next you’ll receive a box of curated home decor handpicked just for you.
  3. Keep what you love and return what you don’t. It’s that easy.

The Swatch Box was co-founded by Bret Butcher ’04 to address the lack of convenience and personalization when buying home décor. With The Swatch Box, you’re able to touch and feel the quality of the hand selected products in your home without any obligation to buy–all returns are free and easy.

The design process can be as collaborative as you like, or your personal stylist can use his/her judgment to select the items he/she feels will look best in your space. Each box contains six to 12 items with an average cost of $75-$200 apiece. Whether living in a five bedroom home or a studio apartment, The Swatch Box will keep your space looking fresh and interesting with a hassle-free process.

The Swatch Box raised $150,000 in an angel round and began beta testing in June. The past few months have shown that people truly love the service. It’s a natural extension of everything else that people have delivered to their home. Along with customer fanfare, media outlets have taken an interest; The Swatch Box was covered in Instyle only two months after its inception.

The company is beginning its seed round of funding to raise $1.5 million to take The Swatch Box to the masses. An overview of The Swatch Box can be found at www.theswatchbox.com and Bret Butcher can reached at bret@theswatchbox.com.

You grow as a person and your style evolves with you, don’t let your home get left behind. The Swatch Box–the preferred approach to home styling.

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Bret Butcher

Bret Butcher recently co-founded The Swatch Box (www.theswatchbox.com), a home décor service based out of Los Angeles, and serves as the company's CFO.Prior to The Swatch Box, Butcher worked in Chicago as a controller for the Contigo brand of Newell Rubbermaid.When not engulfed in art, sheets or plush throws at The Swatch Box, he enjoys taking in the surf and mountains of Southern California.
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