Aron Gelbard - Bloom & Wild

Aron Gelbard is the Co-­founder & CEO of Bloom & Wild, the online and mobile flower gifting service he launched in 2013. Bloom & Wild is using technology to re­imagine flowers. Their bouquets are trend­-led, being the first florist to create a constantly changing range at scale as ‘fast fashion for flowers’.  

Bloom & Wild's iPhone app, Android app and overall service are consistently 5­-star rated, meaning that they are already the UK’s top rated online florist with an 75% Net Promoter Score. They grew by 600% in 2015 and are now delivering several thousands of bouquets every week. They have had widespread national press coverage and last year closed a Series A venture capital funding round led by MMC Ventures. 

Prior to Bloom & Wild, Aron worked as a management consultant, advising technology, retail and consumer products companies at Bain & Company, having previously worked at Google and OC&C. Aron has an MA in Modern Languages from Jesus College, Oxford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.