Twenty-seven companies representing 10 countries and nine cities from around the US. Eleven of them have at least one woman on the founding team. Those are the stats from 500 Startups Batch 9, the latest class of startups who headed out to Mountainview to participate in the summer program. There’s no doubt that accelerator casts […]
Today we hear from Cynthia Schames, founder of Abbey Post, a social commerce platform that brings together boutiques, indie designers and small brands with Plus Size shoppers–a severely underserved market. Schames’ background is in business development, having spent ten years in enterprise software at AltaVista, Equilibrium and Netopia (acquired by Google). Her previous startup, La Boite Orange, a privately held luxury ecommerce retailer, was the largest consignor of Hermes Birkin bags in the world.