Third Wave Fashion descended upon San Francisco for their second fashion tech meetup in the Bay Area entitled “Founders Tell All” in an intimate setting provided by sponsor Orrick. One-on-one interviews conducted by none other than founder (and gifted orator), Liza Kindred, had fashion tech pros in the hot seat sharing their experiences and dropping knowledge to a diverse crowd comprised of entrepreneurs, brands, media, investors, lawyers and engineers. Speakers for the evening were: Brian Sugar, CEO at PopSugar, Lindsey Guest, CEO and Founder at Beauty Army, Aubrie Pagano, CEO at Bow & Drape, Colin Stuart, Co-Founder and CTO at Betabrand, and Stephanie Palmeri, Principal at SoftTechVC. 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 »
To say we are honored to have Brian Sugar, the CEO and Publisher of Sugar Inc., on our “Founders Tell All” panel tomorrow in San Francisco, is an understatement. Not only is Brian a successful and well known entrepreneur— particularly in the world of fashion tech– he also has an adorable family and is the proud father to a newborn baby. 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 »
Thanks to Kate Middleton, legwear is chicer than ever – and is definitely a staple in the modern woman’s wardrobe. Yet, they can be notoriously difficult to shop for. They can also be difficult to wear; they snag, run, and are either too cheaply made or too much of a splurge.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Riding the wave of subscription boxes to hit the fashion world, HauteLegs sends stylist-curated packages of exclusively designed tights, leggings, hosiery, and socks every month directly to their subscribers.
Third Wave Fashion spoke with Monica Pratap, CEO and Founder of HauteLegs, to learn about the story behind the company.
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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 »
Picture this: You have a great idea for a new fashion tech company–something that will revolutionize the shopping experience– but you have no idea how to develop a website. Who and where do you turn to? Craigslist? Your friend from business school? Your old boss? Thanks to Sahadeva Hammari, there is one simple answer: CollabFinder.
Based in New York, CollabFinder is taking the struggle out of networking and making the process of finding collaborators easier than ever. Users join via Facebook and include their interests, skills and background. You can pitch your idea to other members, or let them pitch their project to you; find collaborators according to interest, skill or location.
Launched with seed investment from Betaworks in early 2013, CollabFinder already has a few success stories under its belt, including the recently buzzed about Art.sy and NYC-founded fashion startup, Maker’s Row. With over 1900 collaborators, and recent partnerships with School of Visual Arts’s Interactive design department and NYC.gov, CollabFounder is making a name for itself in the startup world.
TWF sat down with Sahadeva to get the inside scoop on how CollabFinder works and what the future holds for the company.
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