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Away, the high-flying travel brand, just furloughed half its employees and laid off 10%

Pretty much everyone is getting socked by the COVID-19 shutdown. Among the latest to say so in a public way is Away, the trendy, five-year-old, New York-based travel brand that has raised roughly $180

Away co-founder Steph Korey, who allegedly fostered a toxic culture, is back

Away co-founder Steph Korey, the one who stepped down as CEO following reports of her role in creating a toxic culture, is back at the helm of the luggage startup, The New York Times reports. The orig

Equity Monday: Away’s CEO plans comeback while SaaS valuations rise and epiFI raises

Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if you’ve listene

Week in Review: Pet startups will be the death of Silicon Valley

Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into your inboxes yet again. I’m in Berlin. where TechCrunch just pulled off another great Disrupt event — we’ve got a lot of great Europe-fo

Daily Crunch: Away’s CEO is stepping down

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Away CEO is stepping down in light of reports of toxic culture

Away CEO Steph Korey is stepping down following The Verge’s report of toxic culture at the luggage startup. Taking her spot is Stuart Haselden, COO at Lululemon, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Jen Rubio to tell us the secrets behind Away’s success at Disrupt Berlin

If you’ve been to an airport recently, you’ve probably spotted a ton of iconic Away suitcases. The company has built one of the most successful consumer brands in recent years, and it’s just get

Trendy luggage brand Away packs on $100M, rolls past $1.4B valuation

Away's new lofty valuation proves how far you can get with excellent branding. 

A look at 42 women in tech who crushed it in 2017

What a challenging, exhilarating year it has been for women everywhere, starting from the women’s March on Washington to former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s eye-opening and now famous blog post to

Away nears 100K stylish suitcases sold as it raises $20M

What do people actually want in luggage? A phone charger, unbreakable exterior, and maximum packing space at a resonable price is what Away discovered. So it built a line of sleek but expansive polyca

Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million

Bringing down the cost of luxury goods through direct-to-consumer sales isn’t a new trend. We’ve seen companies like Warby Parker, Casper and more succeed in the space. But today, a new co