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Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook More than two years after Julie Bornstein–Stitch Fix’s former chief operating officer–mysteriously left the subscription-based personal styling service only months before its initial public offering, she’s taking the wraps off her first independent venture. Shortly after departing Stitch Fix, Bornstein began […]

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Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe

Lookiero closes M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and […]

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Femtech’s billion-dollar year

Femtech’s billion-dollar year There are a lot of people who never thought they’d see the day venture capitalists would funnel millions into femtech businesses, direct-to-consumer tampon retailers no less. But that’s our new reality and Cora is proof. San Francisco-based Cora, which develops and sells organic tampons, pads and other personal care […]

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Glossier launches its first spin-off brand, a line of Instagram-friendly ‘dialed-up’ beauty extras

Glossier launches its first spin-off brand, a line of Instagram-friendly ‘dialed-up’ beauty extras Glossier, known for its line of understated makeup products and a cult-following of millennial Instagrammers, is getting colorful with the launch of its first spin-off brand, Glossier Play. The company — led by founder and chief executive officer Emily […]

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Lightspeed hires 5 new partners from Slack, Twitter and more

Lightspeed hires 5 new partners from Slack, Twitter and more Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of the best-performing VC firms in Silicon Valley, is closing out 2018 with a slew of new hires. The firm has brought on five additional investing partners: Jana Messerschmidt, Ashley Brasier, Merci Victoria Grace (pictured above), Jerry Ye and […]

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Plus-sized clothing startup Dia&Co gets another $70M from Sequoia, USV

Plus-sized clothing startup Dia&Co gets another M from Sequoia, USV The retail industry has and continues to fail the growing number of American women size 14 or larger, says Nadia Boujarwah, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Dia&Co, a personal styling service for plus-sized women. According to Plunkett Research, nearly 70 […]

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Talkdesk nabs $100M at more than $1B valuation for its smart call centers

Talkdesk nabs 0M at more than B valuation for its smart call centers Talkdesk, the provider of cloud-based contact center software, has raised $100 million in new funding from Viking Global Investors, a Connecticut-based hedge fund, and existing investor DFJ. The round values the company at north of $1 billion, Talkdesk co-founder […]

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Stitch Fix tumbles 20% in after-hours trading following lukewarm earnings report

Stitch Fix tumbles 20% in after-hours trading following lukewarm earnings report Shares of Stitch Fix plunged more than 20 percent in after-hours trading on Monday following the release of a tepid fourth-quarter earnings report. The subscription-based retailer and personal styling service’s adjusted earnings exceeded analyst expectations, but its revenue and active users […]

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LemonBox brings US vitamins and health products to consumers in China

LemonBox brings US vitamins and health products to consumers in China China is rising in many ways — the economy, consumer spending and technology — but still many of its population looks overseas, and particularly to the West, for cues on lifestyle and health. That’s a theme that’s being seized by LemonBox, […]

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Stitch Fix CEO doesn’t seem worried about Amazon

Stitch Fix CEO doesn’t seem worried about Amazon Stitch Fix CEO Katarina Lake did not express much concern over Amazon and its entrance into fashion with Prime Wardrobe at the Code Conference today. Lake says that while she does think about Amazon, that Amazon offers a “fundamentally different” value proposition. With Amazon, […]

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