Making sense of the market right now with Danny Rimer of Index Ventures
If you’re feeling confused about the state of startup investing, join the club. Public company shares have been relentlessly hammered in recent months amid rising fears of a recession, yet start
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
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
What a community means in the modern world of startups
"Community" has grown into one of those buzzy Silicon Valley terms over the years, but long-time advocates explain that the concept is fundamental in entrepreneurship and venture capital investments.
Tony Florence, the head of NEA’s tech practice, on building breakthrough brands
Tony Florence isn’t as well known to the public as other top investors like Bill Gurley or Marc Andreessen, but he’s someone who founders with SaaS and especially marketplace e-commerce co
Forerunner Ventures’ Kirsten Green demystifies the COVID-19 consumer era
“In general, the consumer has proven to be more resilient than I would have thought,” said Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, which has investments in breakout D2C stars like G
Extra Crunch Live: Join Kirsten Green today for a live chat right now
When the world is in an unprecedented state, it’s fair — and appropriate — to challenge the status quo. Right now, Jordan Crook and Natasha Mascarenhas are hosting a Extra Crunch Live chat w
Where top VCs are investing in D2C
If you’re looking for toothbrushes, skin-care face masks, mattresses, glasses or even socks, there’s a digitally-native, direct-to-consumer (D2C) company or two that can help you out. And thanks t
Startups rethink what it means to be high-touch during a pandemic
Glossier NYC, in normal times, is typically visited by more than 2,000 people every day, with lines of people from all over the world curling out the door. And when you enter, it’s tempting to touch
Female-founded startups landed more deals globally in 2019 than ever before
We all know the disruptive stories of female-founded startups like Glossier and ezCater. And we also know how those success stories belie the much harder time thousands of other women entrepreneurs ha
Why D2C holding companies are here to stay
Digitally-native, vertically-integrated brands pool resources, operational costs and institutional knowledge to accelerate growth and achieve profitability at a faster rate.
Founder-investor Natalie Massenet on how new brands win
Natalie Massenet, the fashion entrepreneur who founded the designer fashion portal Net-a-Porter, chaired the British Fashion Council for four years and today runs Imaginary Ventures, a venture firm th
How to use Amazon and advertising to build a D2C startup
Entrepreneurship in consumer packaged goods is being democratized. This article focuses on customer acquisition, particularly Amazon and online advertising, for the direct-to-consumer CPG venture...
Lattice raises another $15M to improve performance reviews
Sam Altman's little brother Jack is an entrepreneur, too. And yes, his startup is a YC grad.
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.
Glossier CEO Emily Weiss on why the company won’t sell on Amazon
E-commerce beauty startup founder, Glossier CEO Emily Weiss, dished on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 this morning about some of the company’s top competitors in the e-commerce space, inclu
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
Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet just launched a venture firm
In 2015, the fashion world was abuzz when Natalie Massenet, who founded the highly disruptive e-commerce fashion company Net-a-Porter, suddenly exited the scene weeks before a merger was sealed betwee
ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with $2M in funding
ADAY, a fresh entrant in the highly competitive world of direct-to-consumer fashion, has raised $2 million in new funding for its mission to simplify wardrobes with a line of durable, technical and ch