Imagination Machine

Imagination Machine

  • Environment / Sustainable Development, IT / Digital
  • Nantes, Paris
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Smala (ex ll Etait Plusieurs Fois) is the second-hand children's brand which offers a first-hand shopping experience. Their e-commerce website allows the team to buy and resell second-hand clothing certified in excellent condition for children from 0 to 14 years old, the service is designed to make life easier for parents. The teams take care of everything: sorting, ironing, photos, shipping, quality service for all parents. Our goal: to be the specialist of the second-hand children's market… A colossal one!

Smala (ex Il Etait Plusieurs Fois) has commitments: to give a second life to clothes already worn: a small step towards wiser consumption.

Commitment to our partner charities: the Secours Populaire or, Sous le Soleil du Sénégal, and thanks to the “Orphelins verts” organization, clothes experience a second youth among those who need it most!

Commitment, to our employees and clients, to convey the values we defend: sincerity, accessibility, humor & kindness.

The most beautiful second hand pieces to dress children as fast as they grow up


Imagination Machine is a startup studio: they come up with big ideas, recruit talented entrepreneurs to work on them with them, and act as a cofounder for the long-term. They provide initial financing, a powerful network of partners in France and Silicon Valley, and intense hands-on help.

Imagination Machine is specifically focused on big ideas that improve our societies and planet. They see massive opportunities to innovate in enabling healthy daily life with good food, clean products, and healthy habits; in bringing people together to spend more time with friends, family and community; in doing more with less, by reusing goods in the circular economy or optimizing their use of existing infrastructure; in applying renewable energy technologies to new sectors and consumer populations; in bringing great lifelong education and smart media to a mass audience; and many more domains where their values align with big economic opportunities. Imagination Machine is run by Rob Spiro, an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley who made his way to France, and his team.

What they are looking for

Imagination Machine is looking for talented entrepreneurs to partner with them on their next ideas or join the teams that are growing rapidly. Entrepreneurs can be engineers, designers, business generalists, or anything else... as long as they have an entrepreneurial spirit (ready to take risks and/or with prior experience of entrepreneurship) and a strong ambition to improve the world. Entrepreneurs need to have at least 5 to 7 years of experience in their field, as their work cycles are very short and they need to rely on their expertise to go fast and be agile.

Good to know

They are remote first! Which means you can join them and work from wherever you want (or need) to be.

The Imagination Machine community is wide and strong: changing the world and building your own startup will not be a lonely process, for sure!

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