Wednesday morning we had the pleasure to attend the Wim Accelerator Founder’s Breakfast with special guest Chrysi Philalithes. Chrysi is the Chief Digital Officer at (RED) which was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to help contribute to the Global Fund. (RED) works to partner with brands such as Apple, Starbucks, Beats and Shazam to raise awareness and money to provide treatment for AIDS in Africa. The organization has a goal of helping make the first AIDS-free generation by 2015. read more »
Customization is a huge trend in fashion tech and one company is doing it in a smart and innovative way. Meet Bow & Drape, the company that is allowing women to design their own made-to-order dresses. We are thrilled to have Bow & Drape founder and CEO, Aubrie Pagano, speak on our “Founders Tell All” panel about public relations in the fashion tech space. read more »
We are delighted to announce our second panelist who will be participating in our “Founder’s Tell All” panel next week in San Francisco. Lindsey Guest is the Founder & CEO of Beauty Army, a monthly beauty subscription brand that lets customers fill out a beauty profile, receive product recommendations, and choose up to six beauty samples for $12/month to be delivered right to their door. read more »
We are thrilled to have Steph Palmeri, Principal at SoftTech VC, joining us in San Francisco for our “Founders Tell All” panel next week to discuss funding in the fashion tech space.
At SoftTech, Steph invests in early stage consumer internet companies, including next-generation commerce, mobile services, and SaaS. SoftTech’s impressive portfolio includes Fab.com, Eventbrite, True & Co, and Twitter (yes, Twitter) to name a few. read more »
Want to know everything there is to know about the state of fashion tech? Grab some popcorn and enjoy our founder, Liza Kindred’s keynote on the subject. read more »
Called the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the Internet’s version of the Oscars. While high accolades, praise, and gold stars were heaped on Humans of New York, Pinterest, Mashable, Tumblr, the New York Times, and other leaders in every industry, what we want to know is: how did fashion tech do, and what do these awards mean for our industry? read more »
We’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve launched the world’s first fashion tech database. Not only that – we’ve launched the first ever monthly fashion tech reports. Now you can know everything we know!
Our database has over ten thousand data points about more than 650 companies in it – can you believe that? And our monthly report is 38 pages of in-depth fashion tech content including industry news, comprehensive investment information, and detailed trend analysis as well as innovator profiles and our recommendations.
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We hear about new fashion tech startups popping up left and right every day. But what we don’t hear about is how the industry is like right now. Everything is a haze. Numbers are tossed around, but there’s no clear way to keep track of them, or even to keep tabs on trends. With all the information available on the web, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of data.
Liza Kindred, our founder, took this bull by the horns at this past Tuesday night’s “The State of Fashion Tech” keynote event, sponsored by Condé Nast, LIM College, and Cayrum – and put our questions to rest. Here is her presentation broken down to a pseudo Q&A format. (You can follow along on Liza’s slides here if you like.) read more »
The fashion industry is growing at an exponential rate, but it’s not just the big brands that are reaping the benefits; small fashion businesses are popping up everywhere and changing all preconceived notions of how the market’s served. Recently, we produced a piece on the ways crowdsourcing is changing the way fashion startups gain insight and grow in their space. The newest venture that we can’t get enough of, and has seamlessly integrated crowdsourcing in their funding plans, is Manufacture New York. This NYC incubator and factory hybrid is empowering designers through collaborative spaces and access to production.