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Fady "Fred" Helou

Founder & CEOVagaro Inc

Pleasanton, CA

Member Since December 2021


Software Development
Product Design


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.

Published content

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Is your business ready to go international? Recognizing when the time is right


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What my company learned from hosting a conference


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How building digital marketplaces can help service industries thrive like retailers


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


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Company details

Vagaro Inc

Company bio

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.



Area of focus

Business Management
Business Software

Company size

51 - 200

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