The startup community mourns the loss of ecomom founder Jody Sherman

By Michael Carney , written on January 28, 2013

From The News Desk

It is with a heavy heart that I must report that ecomom founder and CEO Jody Sherman has passed away. Details are scarce at this time. The only information available comes via a Facebook post left on Jody’s profile by his wife, which reads:

"This is Jody’s final post, and it isn’t coming from Jody. He’s gone. This is not a bit of his wonderful twisted humor. This is sad and real and forever. He didn’t say goodbye to anyone because he knew he couldn’t. So I’m saying it for him. If you are reading this it’s because you are connected to Jody in some way. He loved you, respected you, admired you, valued your presence in his life, or felt some combination of any or all of these things. And he would want each and every one of you to know and understand exactly that. Please post anything you have to say to or about Jody here."

Sherman was 47-years-old and leaves behind his wife Kerri. He founded ecomom in 2008, in his company’s words, as “the brainchild of parents and professionals who saw an unexplored area of parenting and shopping and wanted to bridge the gap between making healthy choices and making easy choices.” It was as much a project of passion as one of business.

Sherman was a beloved member of the Los Angeles and Las Vegas startup communities and will be sorely missed. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

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  • Below are several personal tributes from those whose lives Jody touched. We will continue to add these as a running memorial as they become available. Please share those you see in the comments. 

Goodbye Jody. You Really Were Awesome – Mark Suster

Take the weekend off. Make time for dinner – Sarah Lacy

Jody Sherman Rest In Peace – Matthias Galica

Goodbye Jody – Shahed Khan

Some thoughts about Jody – Christina Allen