Tyra Banks

  • Tyra Banks on startup investing and her new TV show

    Tyra Banks rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco this afternoon. The supermodel turned entrepreneur and startup investor was there to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Tyra Beauty. Tyra Beauty is both “beauty business and badassery,” Banks quipped in a video chat with TechCrunch. It’s a “cosmetics experience, not… Read More

  • Tyra Banks On Her New Startup And Why Every Woman Needs “F-You” Money

    Tyra Banks On Her New Startup And Why Every Woman Needs “F-You” Money

    “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks talked about her new business venture Tyra Beauty, “smizing” and empowering women entrepreneurs with “f-you” money onstage at the Wall Street Journal Live conference today. “Every woman needs ‘f-you’ money’ to be able to do things independently,” she explained to an audience… Read More

  • For On-The-Go Clothes Stalking, The Hunt Releases An iOS App

    For On-The-Go Clothes Stalking, The Hunt Releases An iOS App

    To better serve a smartphone-happy user base that skews young and female, the fashion site The Hunt has released its first iPhone app. The startup closed a Series A round of $5.5 in early July led by Javelin Partners, having accumulated a roster of high profile venture round investors including Ashton Kutcher and Tyra Banks. Read More

  • Personalized Shopping Startup The Hunt Adds Tyra Banks As Investor

    Personalized Shopping Startup The Hunt Adds Tyra Banks As Investor

    The Hunt, a website designed to help shoppers find specific items to buy online, has added Tyra Banks to its list of high-profile backers. This is not the first time Banks has expressed interest in the tech startup community. The former model added an investment sector to the Tyra Banks Company, Fierce Capital LLC, and told Betabeat she would have liked to have invested in startups such as… Read More