Tag Archive: Rent The Runway

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    by Angie Chang

    The Value in Disrupting Yourself: Apprentice at a Startup!

    ‘Disrupt’ is a word that gets thrown around often in entrepreneurial and tech startup communities. But in order to disrupt an industry or market, you have to first disrupt yourself.

    By Jasmine Gao (Data Strategist, Bitly & Fellow, Enstitute)

    “You always have to do something that puts you in a zone you don’t know. Someone once told me that growth and comfort do not coexist, and I think it’s a really good thing to remember.”
    – Ginni Rometty, the Chairman and CEO of IBM

    I realized first-hand the importance of this separation of growth and comfort after joining Bitly as an Enstitute fellow apprenticing under Chief Scientist Hilary Mason.

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    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

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    by Angie Chang

    Cowboy Ventures Founder Aileen Lee Joins Women 2.0 Conference’s Disruption Panel (February 14)

    This Thursday, join hundreds of entrepreneurial women building high-growth and high-tech companies at the Women 2.0 Conference – learn from the best and get mentored by investors and experienced entrepreneurs during lunch!

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

    Women 2.0 welcomes Aileen Lee, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, onstage this Thursday for the Women 2.0 Conference where she will be moderating a panel discussing disrupting industries with women-led ventures.

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    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

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    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

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    by Angie Chang

    Meet “Wed-Tech Startups” Tailored, Lover.ly, Wedding Lovely, Happily Ever BorroWED

    By Brittany Haas (Founder, Happily Ever BorroWED)

    It’s a term we coined ourselves…and by we, I mean the dozens of bridal technology startups here in NYC. As I was meeting with fellow entrepreneurs talking about my own startup, Happily Ever BorroWED (formerly Something Borrowed NY), I had so many conversations about the wedding space and how antiquated it is.

    The most obvious conversation was how The Knot, formally known as “the” e-commerce resource for weddings, is a mess. Their content is haphazard and organized in a manner that is unhelpful to brides planning their weddings, their vendor matrix

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    by Angie Chang

    Tips For Female-Dominated Startups In A Male-Dominated Industry

    By Erin Flynn (Founder, Righting Style)

    As soon as people hear the “F-word,” it’s as if the sentences that follow turn into a foreign language unknown to man. I’m not talking about the F-word that rhymes with a certain feathery, orange-billed animal. In fact, that potty-mouth version is probably more socially accepted than the “F-word” I’m imagining.

    I am talking about the F-word that ironically rhymes with passion: Fashion.

    Anytime I mention the word fashion, I’ve found that I must immediately defend my intelligence and throw

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    by Angie Chang

    Harvard Business School: An Incubator for Female Entrepreneurs?

    By Jess Bloomgarden (Founder & CEO, AfterSteps)

    Gilt Group. BirchBox. LearnVest. Rent the Runway. Care.com. Angie’s List. Fashionstake. Baublebar.

    These are just a few of the high-profile, high-growth startups that have been started by Harvard Business School women.

    Despite the widespread belief in today’s tech monoculture that MBAs do not make good entrepreneurs, I’ve heard several investors say “I wouldn’t bet against any HBS women founders,” based on the success of those listed above.