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  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • French Birchbox competitor JolieBox enters UK with acquisition of Boudoir Privé

    JolieBox, which is essentially a Birchbox clone in France, has acquired a British competitor, Boudoir Privé. The news comes a few weeks after JolieBox raised 1 million euros from Alven Capital and Oleg Tscheltzoff. Boudoir Privé will soon become JolieBox UK and the existing team will be maintained. Read More

  • French Birchbox Competitor JolieBox Enters UK With Acquisition Of Boudoir Privé

    French Birchbox Competitor JolieBox Enters UK With Acquisition Of Boudoir Privé

    JolieBox, which is essentially a Birchbox clone in France, has acquired a British competitor, Boudoir Privé. The news comes a few weeks after JolieBox raised 1 million euros from Alven Capital and Oleg Tscheltzoff. Boudoir Privé will soon become JolieBox UK and the existing team will be maintained. Read more at TechCrunch Europe. Read More

  • Birchbox Co-Founders on the Second Wave of Ecommerce

    (Founder Stories) Birchbox: On The Second Wave Of Ecommerce

    Wrapping his interview with Birchbox founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Chris Dixon tosses out some interesting statistics. Roughly “92% of commerce is still offline and actually Amazon only has 6% of the online.” Dixon believes the first online wave of commerce revolved around hard goods (tickets, books and dvd players) and we are potentially entering a second wave where… Read More

  • Birchbox Co-Founders on Commerce Subscription

    (Founder Stories) Birchbox: Helping People “Find What They Didn’t Know They Wanted”

    In part II of Chris Dixon’s interivew with Birchbox founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Dixon asks if Birchbox fits into what could be considered the trend of subscription commerce. Beauchamp believes they do. Barna meanwhile points out “there are a lot of different flavors” of subscription. In comparison to Diapers.com, Barna says Diapers solves… Read More

  • Birchbox Co-Founders on the Inspiration Behind Their Business

    (Founder Stories) Birchbox: Selling Subscriptions To Surprise Beauty Samples For $10 A Month

    Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp are co-founders of Birchbox and stopped by our studio to tape Founder Stories with Chris Dixon. The idea for Bichbox sprung from real-life experience. Barna’s friend was a beauty editor and asked Barna to test top products that she had curated for her. Wanting to recreate the experience for others, Barna says they launched “a subscription… Read More

  • Accel Leads $10.5M Round In Cosmetics Discovery Platform Birchbox

    Accel Leads $10.5M Round In Cosmetics Discovery Platform Birchbox

    Birchbox, a startup that serves as a makeup discovery retail platform, has raised $10.5 million in Series A round of funding, led by Accel Partners with First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, Forerunner Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Sam Lessin, Consigliere, Gary Vaynerchuck, Dave Morin, Stanford University Endowment and Andy Dunn participating in the round. Similar to Foodzie, Blissmobox, BeachMint… Read More

  • E-Commerce: Beyond The Metrics

    For all the excitement around commerce these days, there have been only a few really big changes in the last 100 years. Sears pioneered the mail-order catalog, chains like Walmart consolidated big box retail, and Amazon brought inventory online. After more than 10 years of growth, e-commerce only accounts for about 8% of total commerce in the US. Clearly, we have a long way to go in moving… Read More

  • They're at it again – Samwer brothers launch BirchBox-clone GlossyBox

    The rumors are true. The Samwer brothers, who are famous for executing the perfect copycat startup, have now jumped onto the BirchBox train, creating GlossyBox, their own European clone of the beauty product subscription service. The news was first reported by the German site Gruenderszene. Over the last few months there have been several investors, incubators and entrepreneurs thinking… Read More

  • Makeup Discovery Service BirchBox Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round


    Have you ever walked into your neighborhood Sephora only to feel utterly inundated by a sea of colorful beauty products? There are literally thousands of slots filled with bronzers, eye palettes, brushes, moisturizers, foundations, creams, creating a dizzying kaleidoscope of shades and scents. As someone who doesn’t pour over fashion magazines for the latest product and make-up tips… Read More