Shopping for kids can be tricky and limiting. People often find out about kids clothing, accessories, or toys from word of mouth. There has not been one destination that has premiere, stylish children brands until now. Maisonette is the first, online marketplace that caters exclusively to kids. The startup curate the best boutique brands from […]
Dollar Shave Club
There’s an open secret in the world of content marketing: You don’t always need to create new content to capitalize on the opportunities around storytelling. Over the past few years, consumer startups like Casper and Dollar Shave Club have built billion-dollar brands on the power of earned media. Rather than relying solely on traditional broadcast […]
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Imagine this. A promising new band is ready to start their first world tour. They have managers and found investors who’ve poured millions of dollars behind them based on their potential. After months of planning, the big moment finally arrives. The band takes the stage. But, there are no microphones. They sing their hearts out. […]
I just finished reading this article, and it reminded me how much I love subscription-based business models. It’s fascinating to see how more and more startups are employing this model with great success (e.g. Birchbox). Here are a few reasons why the subscription economy is here to stay: Predictable cashflow. By having only a few set price […]
Is there a fundamental flaw in the application of the subscription model to consumer commerce start-ups with physical goods like fashion and CPG (consumer packaged goods) companies? There are some terrific consumer companies like Netflix and Spotify that have proved the viability of subscription models. They have innovative ideas. They create something that […]
“Running a start-up is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.” – Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator Just as product managers leave Facebook, Apple, Google and Microsoft to start innovative startups like Instagram, the same phenomenon happens at behemoth consumer companies such as L’Oreal, […]
VCs think my boobs need an algorithm. My boobs don’t need an algorithm. If that’s not enough, VCs also think that women need bra subscriptions. They gave $2M in seed funding to True & Co., an e-commerce bra company with an algorithm and subscription model. Never mind that the clear majority of women don’t buy bras every month. This […]
Fashion is a $3 trillion dollar industry. Combine that number with the lucrative e-retail market and when you come across a panel like this produced by OS Fashion, you pay attention. The funders were men. The founders, women. The content, lively and informative. “The secret to getting investors attention for your business is to […]