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Sarah Liebel


Sarah Liebel joined 1stDibs.com in late 2015. The firm is an online marketplace, founded in Paris in 2001, that connects high-end antiques dealers to the global marketplace.

Perviously, Sarah was the Head of Operations and Business Development at ideeli, a $100M+ fashion ecommerce site that Groupon acquired in January 2014. In this role she led the fulfillment, event production, customer service, business operations, and business development groups.

Prior to this role, Sarah was a Senior Manager in the Corporate Development Group at Groupon, where she worked on the ideeli transaction. She was responsible for developing strategy, investments, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions for the company globally. She resides in NYC, after spending 4 years at the Groupon's HQ in Chicago.

Before Groupon, Sarah was in a variety of finance and operating roles at early stage companies including Narrative Science, and Pipeline Financial. She also has experience in early stage investing through her work at City Light Capital and New World Ventures. She spent over two years at the accessories retailer Claire's Stores working on global Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Sarah holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management with a dual major in finance and entrepreneurship. She also holds a BS from Tulane University, magna cum laude, in finance and business law.

Sarah is a member of Class 16 and served her fellowship in Corporate Development at Groupon under the mentorship of Jason Harinstein.