Fady "Fred"  Helou

Member Since 2021

Fady "Fred" Helou

Founder & CEO

Vagaro Inc


Fady "Fred" Helou was born and raised in Lebanon, and moved to the United States as a teenager. Following his interest in technology, he ascended to become director of software development for Novellus, where he led all development of 15 products. He is the founder of Vagaro, a fast-growing platform helping businesses in beauty, fitness, and wellness.


  • Software Development
  • Product Design
  • CRM


November 4th, 2022

Big companies are calling to partner—should you say yes?

When you’re first getting a startup off the ground, it’s normal to seek out and pitch partners. If your foundation is strong enough, the tables may turn, and big-name businesses will approach you instead.

July 20th, 2022

How building digital marketplaces can help service industries thrive like retailers

Marketplaces can work just as well for service companies as they do for retail companies.

May 17th, 2022

Stay hungry, stay current: maintaining a startup mentality after success

Holding onto a hungry, product-focused attitude keeps you relevant and competitive.

March 10th, 2022

The playbook that brought us to unicorn status despite a pandemic

Becoming a unicorn company takes dedication even in the best of circumstances. But our story demonstrates that you can succeed even in the toughest of situations.


Vagaro Inc

Vagaro Inc. is a leading business management platform and online marketplace that powers the needs of the beauty, fitness and wellness industries. More than 126,000 service professionals across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia use Vagaro to manage, market and grow their business. The platform runs on any device and has the ability to accept online bookings, schedule clients, run marketing campaigns and manage overall business operations. Payment processing is seamlessly integrated into the platform and engineered to support fully contactless payment methods. Consumers choose Vagaro to search for and book wellness services on any device. In 2020, more than 76 million appointments were booked through Vagaro.


  • Business Management
  • Business Software
  • CRM