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With New Startup Gaining Traction Morgan Linton & Teammates Decide to Quit Their Day Jobs and Go For Broke

Congratulations to Morgan Linton are in order on a couple of fronts today. First (by a mile) is his impending marriage Saturday (August 18) to his lovely fiancée and business partner Daina Burnes

While that is the personal high of a lifetime, the second thing is extremely cool too, especially when you consider that Morgan said it represents he and Daina "finally living their dream" in a business sense as well. 

As most of you know, Morgan is a serial entrepreneur who is all about domain development, as is Daina. One of their current projects (dreamed up by Daina), FashionMetric, aims to revolutionize the way men buy their clothes - or more precisely where they buy their clothes. Currently only 

Morgan Linton & Daina Burnes
will be married Saturday (August  18,2012)

7% of men's clothes shopping is done online - largely because of concerns over getting the right fit. FashionMetric has come up with a solution for that. 

Morgan and Daina aren't the only ones who think they are on to something big. Daina entered FahsionMetric in the Lean Startup Machine competition in Santa Monica, California a few weeks ago and won. From there they went on join hundreds of other collaborative developers at AngelHack and came away with both a spot in the finals and a new web app that caught the attention of the prestigious Microsoft BizSpark Blog that published an interview with the FashionMetric founders today.

They told the author, "This has been a dream of ours for a long time now. After winning Lean Startup Machine and making it to the AngelHack finals we realized we had a unique opportunity to turn our dreams into a reality. Morgan and developer James Baca are quitting their day jobs and Daina is leaving her PhD program at UCLA to make this happen. Daina and Morgan 

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are excited to get married in August and want nothing more than to work together full time. Team synergy is the key, we all are ready to take a risk to change our lives and do something that we love."

They added, "We set out to bridge the gap between the physical and online worlds, enabling men to buy shirts online that not only fit their body type but also match their personal style...our hack is the foundation of something much bigger that we think is going to change the way people buy clothes online." 

That would be one BIG fish to reel in and if the FashionMetric team is successful, the rewards will be astronomical. Knowing the drive Morgan and Daina have, I think they have an outstanding chance to make it happen. Check out the full Microsoft BizSpark interview here

(Posted August 13, 2012)   

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