Being an entrepreneur and putting your life savings on the line is never an easy task. Just ask Leila Kashani, CEO of Sphynx razor.
If you haven’t heard of the Sphynx razor, you will soon know that name. Sphynx, favorite of Self Magazine, is a woman’s answer to a razor that has just about every amazing quality rolled into one package.
If the terms sexy and discreet don’t describe your current razor situation, then Sphynx is ready to change your mind.
The Sphynx Difference
It’s been a long day and you need to go from work, to the gym to a date night. You just noticed that you missed a spot shaving this am and you are sure to suffer a tragic death if you don’t take care of it. This is where Sphynx shines.
After hours and hours of intensive laboring, Kashani figured out the secret combination of features to make this razor truly stand in a league of its own.
- Shea butter soap that can be left on your skin
- Metal material that won’t rust
- Fewer blades for better skin reaction
- Designed to fit in your purse- fashionable and functional
You don’t need shaving cream or even a shower to benefit from Sphynx’s amazing shaving powers. It’s all built into one compact design that has resulted from thousands of prototypes to dial in the winning combination of Sphynx.
From Career to Entrepreneur
My husband once told me that you sleep like a baby when you are running a startup. I didn’t understand so I asked him to explain. His answer is so true. You sleep like a baby because you cry yourself to sleep every night,” exclaims Kashani.
Entrepreneurial life is no joke. For every moment of success you have ten more moments of fear and panic. The problem is that once an entrepreneur gets an idea in their head, it is hard to think about anything but tackling that idea. Idea to execution is a whole other ballgame, fit for only the toughest of risk-takers.
Leila put hours in working for a toy company where she learned everything about a product from start to finish, all on someone else’s dime.
“I was going to work everyday and then coming home and working until 2:00 am trying to get Sphynx off the ground. One day I just decided to quit my job and devote my time to Sphynx,” states Kashani.
Kicking It with Kickstarter
Lelia turned to Kickstarter to raise $25,000 in funds to propel Sphynx further and to gather up those trusty brand ambassadors from every corner of the world.
Kickstarter’s model has changed since the platform first launched, but one thing remains the same- Kickstarter drives awareness big time.
“It’s easy to feel like you are missing out on today and worried if you will be ok. Loosing a paycheck is a tough task,” says Kashani about the growing pains of starting a startup. She herself went all in with her life savings to get this one-woman show up and running. Women everywhere have started to take notice.
Something tells me that Sphynx won’t be the only winning product that springs from this up-and-coming product designer. If you love Sphynx as much as I do, you still have time to support the Kickstarter campaign.