Tag Archive: Jennifer Hyman

  1. rent-the-runway
    by Jessica Stillman

    Rent the Runway Raises an Additional $4.4 Million

    The female-founded startup, which has been called “the Netflix of clothes,” announced it has raised an additional $4.4 million.

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    In November Rent the Runway, a startup that allows women to rent designer clothes rather than buy them, raised $20 million in funding with Condé Nast Publications, Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers all participating in the round.

    This week the company, founded by Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, added $4.4 million to the kitty

  2. by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Shop XX This Holiday Season From Women-Led E-Commerce Companies

    Support women entrepreneurs building high-growth ventures online!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Women are still missing at the top levels of business. From executive positions to boardrooms, women are missing from the top levels of businesses we shop at.

    It always frustrates me to look at a beloved clothing companies’ website to find that the entire board of directors and founding team are consists of men. This makes me wonder if women’s roles today

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Follow In Fashion Tech Entrepreneurship

    From ModCloth to Moda Operandi, these tech startups in the fashion space are founded by women to watch.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Democratizing fashion has never been so venture-fundable.

    With successes like Gilt Group and Ideeli, “a lot of women go to Harvard with the intent of working on the business side of fashion” said Snapette founder and CEO Sarah Paiji.

    Earlier this year, Xconomy proclaimed that “early successes coming out of Harvard, embodied by flash sale company Gilt Groupe, cofounded by Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank (both HBS ’04), seemed to have created an energy

  4. young business woman
    by Angie Chang

    Thinking Of Becoming An Entrepreneur? Read This First

    By 2018, women-owned businesses in the U.S. will generate a third of new jobs.

    By Leah Eichler (Contributing Writer, Femme-O-Nomics)

    When I decided to leave the world of the gainfully employed to launch my own company, I may have suffered from a selective attention span.

    To this day, I struggle to see anything but entrepreneurial success stories and many of them include women, such as Sara Blakely, the owner of Spanx, a company valued at around $1 billion. Other examples include cosmetic discovery service Birchbox, co-founded by Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Rent the Runway, the couture rental site co-founded

  5. Coolest Startups in America
    by Angie Chang

    The Coolest Startups In America (Featuring Women Entrepreneurs)

    By Doreen Bloch (Author, The Coolest Startups in America)

    I am ecstatic to debut on Women 2.0 the launch of my first book, The Coolest Startups in America.

    Women 2.0 is a revered space online to inform people about accomplishments by women in the startup community; through my book, I bring a similar mission to the offline world – informing mainstream audiences, who may be new to the world of innovation, all about the incredible startups all around the US and why they should care.