How I navigated my pregnancy as a Series A founder
While the experience wildly varies from woman to woman, and there is no "correct" path to take, I want to share what worked for me while I was a pregnant founder and CEO.
How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech
On Lafayette Street in SoHo, young, fashionable women lined up around the block to enter a minimalist, millennial oasis, the most perfect Instagram feed brought to life. Staff members glided around th
TechCrunch+ roundup: The Kindbody TC-1, Glossier’s mistakes, calculating startup runway
With a focus on education that addresses the fragmentation associated with infertility care, Kindbody is growing at a remarkable pace, but it's also helping many patients feel seen and heard for the f
What Glossier got wrong
The fundamental disconnect: Software-enabled businesses don’t necessarily monetize the same way that software businesses do.
Glossier just laid off one-third of its corporate employees, mostly in tech
Glossier, the popular beauty brand led by former blogger Emily Weiss, let go of 80 of its corporate employees today, according to an internal email obtained by Modern Retail. The cuts, which amount to
Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET
Rent the Runway and Glossier became unicorns within the same week in June 2019. That same year, only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went toward female-founded companies. Silicon Valley’s disconnect
Thirty-one women who ‘run the world’ and what can be learned from them
Today, a new book called “Girls Who Run the World” hits real and virtual bookshelves, and for anyone with a middle-school aged kid or looking to inspire a high-schooler, it might be worth
Lyft’s IPO is hot, YC Demo Day, two new unicorns and what’s Boy Brow?
This week on Equity: Glossier and Rent The Runway enter the unicorn club and YC debuts 200 startups.
Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round
The direct-to-consumer beauty brand has secured new investment from Sequoia Capital at a valuation of $1.2 billion.
Glossier launches its first spin-off brand, a line of Instagram-friendly ‘dialed-up’ beauty extras
Glossier Play, inspired by 70s' nostalgia, steers away from the brand's no makeup aesthetic with blue eyeliner, multi-purpose glitter gel and more.
Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores
Uppercase is launching out of stealth with $3.5 million in VC funding to help direct-to-consumer brands expand into the physical world. Lerer Hippeau has led the round, with participation from CRV and
These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women: Part 1
For the last several years, we’ve compiled profiles of women founders and investors at the end of each year because they’ve either raised substantial amounts of money or otherwise achieved
Emily Weiss and Kirsten Green will join us on the Main Stage at TC Disrupt SF
Since forever, companies have made products for people to buy, but the evolution and reach of the internet has given rise to entirely new brands, some of which are growing at unprecedented speeds than
Q1 2018 global diversity investment report: Investing trends in female founders
In this report, we look at venture and seed investment trends in female-founded startups over the last five quarters.
Beauty startup Glossier will start shipping to Canada, the U.K. and France, with more countries to come
Glossier, the direct-to-consumer beauty startup that’s raised $34.4 million in funding so far, will kick off its international expansion this month.
Outdoor Voices and Glossier are cleaning up by making fashion inclusive
The founders of Glossier and Outdoor Voices, Emily Weiss and Tyler Haney, respectively, spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York today about how they're taking a bite out of the massive beauty and appa
Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney to talk shop at TC Disrupt NY
Disrupt NY is fast approaching, and the agenda is shaping up to be a real doozy. Alongside speakers like Handy's Oisin Hanrahan, Managed By Q's Dan Teran, WayUp's Liz Wessel, Ford's Raj Nair and Angel
How to build a brand in 2017: Tips from Glossier CEO Emily Weiss
There's no shortage of women's beauty brands, yet for many millennial women in particular, the cosmetics company Glossier seems to stand out. Having products that customers like is undoubtedly one lar
Glossier CEO On Building A Skincare, Cosmetics Empire Online At Disrupt NY
The world’s major cosmetics companies like L’Oreal and Shisheido are at least a century old. But a New York-based startup from a former fashion assistant at Vogue and W is making waves.