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The Top Funded Women Founders in Every State

The top women entrepreneurs and female founders in the U.S. are doing well, but there is a considerable gap from top to bottom. But there is an even bigger gap between what male and female founders receive in funding. According to PitchBook, in 2019 only 2.8% of the companies founded solely by women secured the total capital invested in venture-backed startups in the US. It goes up by almost 10% (12.4%) when it is co-founded by female and male entrepreneurs. As bleak as this might seem, this ha...
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Former Glossier Employees Demand Change With Letter Accusing Company Of Mistreatment

CEO Emily Weiss responded to the allegations of racism and their list of demands on her blog.
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Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET

Rent the Runway and Glossier became unicorns within the same week in June 2019. That same year, only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went toward female-founded companies. Silicon Valley’s disconnect between the monetary success of female-founded companies and funding them in the first place is disheartening. The conversation is there, but the dollar sign momentum remains missing. Anu Duggal founded the Female Founders Fund before both were even a tangible reality. In 2014, the entrepreneur la...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Entrepreneurship, Events, Entrepreneur, Tech, Diversity, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Biotech, Melinda Gates, Rent The Runway, Bombay


Glossier store workers brace for layoffs after company tells employees it may stop paying them at the end of May if stores remain closed, leaked email reveals

Glossier has continued to compensate its retail employees despite its stores being closed since mid-March, a leaked email obtained by Business Insider reveals. According to the email, Glossier will keep store workers on the payroll through the end of May, but if stores remain closed beyond then, the company hinted they may have to cut workers off.  "If we expect our stores to remain closed past May, I want to be candid that we don't know that we'll be able to extend compensation beyond May 31s...
Tags: US, Trends, Sephora, Business Insider, Emily Weiss, Hadas Drutman


Leaked email reveals that makeup startup Glossier has continued to pay its retail employees through the shutdown, but hints at threat of layoffs at the end of May

Glossier has continued to compensate its retail employees despite its stores being closed since mid-March, a leaked email obtained by Business Insider reveals. According to the email, Glossier will keep store workers on the payroll through the end of May, but if stores remain closed beyond then, the company hinted they may have to cut workers off.  "If we expect our stores to remain closed past May, I want to be candid that we don't know that we'll be able to extend compensation beyond May 31s...
Tags: US, Trends, Sephora, Business Insider, Emily Weiss, Hadas Drutman


Leaked email reveals that Glossier has continued to pay its retail employees through the shutdown, but hints at threat of layoffs at the end of May

Glossier has continued to compensate its retail employees despite its stores being closed since mid-March, a leaked email obtained by Business Insider reveals. According to the email, Glossier will keep store workers on the payroll through the end of May, but if stores remain closed beyond then, the company hinted they may have to cut workers off.  "If we expect our stores to remain closed past May, I want to be candid that we don't know that we'll be able to extend compensation beyond May 31s...
Tags: US, Trends, Sephora, Business Insider, Emily Weiss, Hadas Drutman


Startups rethink what it means to be high-touch during a pandemic

Glossier NYC, in normal times, is typically visited by more than 2,000 people every day, with lines of people from all over the world curling out the door. And when you enter, it’s tempting to touch, well, everything. The walls are adorned with flowers, mirrors and giant versions of the makeup company’s flagship product: Boy Brow. Makeup is sold on communal tables, where customers are encouraged to try products. Emily Weiss, the founder of the unicorn startup, calls customer meetups as she se...
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Meet the 21 startups cofounded by women that reached unicorn status in 2019, hitting a valuation of $1 billion or more

A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded startups in 2019, according to new data from All Raise and Pitchbook. The funding helped boost a record number of startups with at least one female cofounders to unicorn status in 2019, meaning that they hit a valuation of $1 billion or more. Here are the 21 startups with female cofounders that hit valuations over $1 billion in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded...
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Female founders of buzzy startups Glossier, Away, and The Wing rally behind Outdoor Voices' recently ousted CEO on Instagram as she speaks out against an 'unsettling trend'

Tyler Haney, founder and former CEO of Outdoor Voices, is speaking out in the aftermath of her recent ousting and in response to reports describing her as "mercurial" and "difficult."  The 31-year-old took to Instagram shortly after the New York Times published an explosive report on the company's downfall on Tuesday. Haney's post has drawn the support of fellow female founders including Glossier's Emily Weiss, The Wing's Audrey Gelman, and Away's Jen Rubio. "There is an unsettling trend latel...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, New York Times, J Crew, Mickey Drexler, Weiss, Emily Weiss, Haney, Jen Rubio, Audrey Gelman, Outdoor Voices, Tyler Haney, Hayley Peterson, Ty Haney, Cliff Moskowitz


Report: Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney is stepping down as CEO as growth slows

Tyler Haney, the founder and chief executive of activewear label Outdoor Voices, has stepped down, according to the Business of Fashion. We’ve reached out to Haney directly, as well as board members from the venture firms that have backed the company, including General Catalyst and Forerunner Ventures, and we hope to update this story accordingly. According to BoF, the transition follows a previously unreported capital injection from Outdoor Voices’ investors at a lower valuation than previous r...
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Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney is stepping down as CEO as growth slows

Tyler Haney, the founder and chief executive of activewear label Outdoor Voices, has stepped down, the company confirmed for us this afternoon. The Business of Fashion, which first reported the news, said the transition follows a previously unreported capital injection from Outdoor Voices’ investors at a lower valuation than previous rounds. It says the company tried raising new funding late last year but “had difficulty.” We reached out to Haney directly earlier today, as well as board membe...
Tags: Startups, TC, Washington, Linkedin, Tech, Nike, Boulder, General Catalyst, Parsons School Of Design, Company, Armour, Tyler, Mickey Drexler, Drexler, Emily Weiss, Business of Fashion


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


How Glossier turned itself into a billion-dollar beauty brand

When Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss first had the idea of launching a beauty startup, she began with a simple question: how could you make a beauty brand whose sweatshirt people would want to wear? As founder of beauty blog Into the Gloss, which she started in 2010, Weiss had worked with household name beauty conglomerates on advertising and sponsorship deals, and found that many were struggling to engage with the new generation of millennial consumers. “I went through that exercise of loo...
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12 wildly successful companies started by people in their 20s

It's never too young to act on a great idea, and these successful entrepreneurs prove just that. Steve Jobs was only 21 when he started Apple out of his parents' garage, and Tyler Haney was 25 when she launched clothing company Outdoor Voices. David Karp, who founded Tumblr in his early 20s, faked a deep voice during important phone calls to get adults to take him seriously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether they dropped out of college, spent hours holed up in their ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Florida, Maryland, Steve Jobs, Ebay, US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Vogue, EK, Richard Branson, Tumblr, Vox, Gq


Women don’t need state-mandated quotas to succeed

In 2018, California became the first state in the U.S. to mandate that corporate boards of directors include women. A new lawsuit from the Pacific Legal Foundation questions whether this law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by putting equal numbers over equal treatment. Senate Bill 826 requires at least one woman to be on the board of publicly held companies in California by the end of 2019. By August 2021, at least two women must sit on boards with five members, ...
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Glossier founder Emily Weiss: ‘Beauty has very little to do with looks’

Glossier, the cult beauty brand, is transforming the way women use makeup. Emily Weiss, founder and ‘disruptor’, shares her vision for the cosmetics industry that’s made her start-up worth $1.2bn in five yearsHalfway down an expensive shopping street in Covent Garden, a few weeks before Christmas, two women stand outside a large glassy facade, wielding clipboards with intent. Their presence suggests the opening of an exclusive club, perhaps, or the private view for a buzzy new art exhibition. Th...
Tags: Business, Fashion, London, Makeup, Women, Life and style, Retail industry, Beauty, Covent Garden, William Morris, Emily Weiss, Rachel Whiteread


Thirty-one women who “run the world” — and what can be learned from them

Today, a new book called “Girls Who Run the World” hits real and virtual bookshelves, and for anyone with a middle-school aged kid or looking to inspire a high-schooler, it might be worth checking out. Featuring 31 women who are the CEOs of companies that they have created themselves — think Spanx, Glossier, Caribou Sciences, and Stitch Fix — each of their stories underscores that dreams really can be made into reality when you want something badly enough. We talked yesterday with the book’s aut...
Tags: TC, Stanford, Tech, Autodesk, Birchbox, Tracy Young, Anne Wojcicki, Diet Coke, Mariam Naficy, Shiseido, Jesse Genet, Lumi, Emily Weiss, Nina Tandon, Jennifer Hyman, Farmgirl Flowers


Glossier's New Serum Will Give Your Skin a Better Glow Than Your Favorite Highlighter

Glossier found a way to bottle up the dewy skin look you've been seeing on Instagram into one no-fuss product. The brand released Futuredew, what it calls an "oil-serum hybrid" that promises to keep skin moisturized and shining for up to 12 hours. "It's long-wear skin care," Glossier founder Emily Weiss said at the event for the product. She explained that it was created for those who want that post-facial glow, fast. "You know when you get a facial or when you put [your skin care] on in the mor...
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Cofounders Jen Rubio and Steph Korey built online luggage retailer Away into a $1.4 billion company in just three years. Next up, it wants to be a 'travel brand.'

Away, an online luggage seller, announced Wednesday it raised $100 million at $1.4 valuation just three years after it was founded by Jen Rubio and Steph Korey. Away is the most recent female-founded company that has been valued at or above $1 billion in recent months, including Emily Weiss's skincare and makeup company Glossier and Jennifer Hyman's clothing rental company Rent the Runway. Rubio told Business Insider the surge in larger funding rounds and valuations for female-founded companie...
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Cofounders Jen Rubio and Steph Korey built online luggage retailer Away into a $1.4 billion company in just 3 years. Next up, it wants to be a 'travel brand.'

Away, an online luggage seller, announced on Wednesday it raised $100 million at $1.4 billion valuation just three years after it was founded by Jen Rubio and Steph Korey. Away is the most recent female-founded company that has been valued at or above $1 billion in recent months, including Emily Weiss' skin-care and makeup company Glossier and Jennifer Hyman's clothing-rental company Rent the Runway. Rubio told Business Insider the surge in larger funding rounds and valuations for female-foun...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, New York Times, Rubio, Steph, Emily Weiss, Jennifer Hyman, Jen Rubio, Steph Korey, Steph Korey Away, Rubio Away


Spotify, Chance The Rapper, Kesha Join Webby Winners 2019

Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Solange and Spotify were among the 2019 Webby Award Winners alongside Steph Curry, Ellen DeGeneres, The Walking Dead, Trevor Noah and more. Three million votes were cast in more than 240 countries to choose the Winners of the Webby People’s Voice Awards. This year’s Winners will be recognized alongside Special Achievement honorees, including trailblazer Greta Thunberg, actor Issa Rae, Glossierfounder Emily Weiss, artist Tierra Whack, and host...
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These Women Are Reinventing The Workplace For Mothers

The first quarter of 2019 has been impressive for women-founded companies. Glossier (founded by Emily Weiss) and Rent The Runway (founded by Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman) both announced their unicorn status (VC-speak for companies with over a $1-billion-dollar valuation). And there has been a flurry of good news about impressive funding rounds for Ellevest ($33 million), Landit ($13 million), Billie ($25 million), ThirdLove ($55 million), and Fairygodboss ($10 million) — just to name a f...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, London, Silicon Valley, John, Postmates, Winnie, Moma, Quincy, Chloe, Emily Weiss, Jennifer Hyman, Audrey Gelman, Fairygodboss, Ellevest


Lyft’s IPO is hot, YC demo day, two new unicorns, and what’s Boy Brow?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm took us through an IPO, a big round, 943 startup pitches, two new unicorns, and some scooter news. A very 2019 mix, really. Up first we took a peek at the latest from the Lyft IPO saga. Recall that Lyft is beating Uber to the public markets, and we can report that it’s having a good time doing so. The popular ride-hailing co...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Tech, Paris, Kate, Alex, Bain Capital Ventures, Alex Wilhelm, Hyman, Emily Weiss, Franklin Templeton Investments, Jennifer Fleiss, Kate Clark, Jen Hyman


Makeup brand Glossier valued at over $1 billion in latest funding round: Reuters

(Reuters) – Glossier Inc, the online cosmetics company with a cult following among millennials, was valued at over $1 billion in a latest funding round led by Sequoia Capital, joining a clutch of billion-dollar makeup brands that are powered by the founders’ social-media popularity. The series D funding round, which raised $100 million, included some existing and new investors such as Tiger Global Management and Spark Capital, Glossier said. Glossier’s products have been worn by Beyonce, Chrissy...
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Glossier's Juicy New Skin-Care Product Basically Screams Summer

Just two weeks after the buzziest beauty launch in recent history (also known as Glossier Play), Glossier founder Emily Weiss and her genius P&D associates are back with something even juicier. Sure, it's no vibrant teal gel eyeliner or shimmery Glitter Gelée, but it is fresh, seasonal, and very on brand for Glossier: the newly-formulated Balm Dotcom in Mango.The tropical stone fruit joins Original, Birthday, Rose, Cherry, Mint, and Coconut in the Balm Dotcom range, which has already earned a c...
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Glossier triples valuation, enters unicorn club with $100M round

Glossier, known for its flagship line of barely there beauty products, has landed a $100 million Series D led by Sequoia Capital. The round values Emily Weiss’ business at a whopping $1.2 billion, fully cementing the company as a startup “unicorn” and tripling the valuation it garnered with a $52 million Series C in 2018. News of the round was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by Glossier. “We are building an entirely new kind of beauty company: one that owns the dist...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, Funding, Tech, Dropbox, Venture Capital, Estee Lauder, Quinn, Sequoia Capital, Thrive Capital, Wall Street Journal, IVP, WSJ, Tiger Global Management


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 Weiss, who built the nearly $400 million business from a makeup blog called Into The Gloss — has raised a total of $92 million in venture capital funding from top-tier consumer investors Forerunner Ventures, Index Ventures and IVP. Stitch Fi...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, Entertainment, Social Media, Tech, Estee Lauder, IVP, Stitch Fix, Troye Sivan, Weiss, Emily Weiss, Kirsten Green, Glossier, Katrina Lake


9 Ombré Nail-Art Ideas You’ll Want To Try This Weekend

Pulling off a nail-art look at home is inherently daunting. No matter how much you want itsy-bitsy silver stars on your fingers, you know the safest bet is to buy a pack of stickers, shell out $20 for a manicure, or risk losing your mind trying to paint them on yourself.Luckily, the reigning manicure trend this winter is the antithesis of pain-in-the-ass nail art: Faded ombré is soft, sophisticated, and the perfect DIY project to tackle as you rewatch The Red Table Talk for the fifth time.Ahea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nails Inc, Sally Hansen, Essie, Melania Trump, Emily Weiss, Gilty Party, Julie Kandalec, Kandalec, Nail pro Naomi Yasuda, Devil Wears Nada


Glossier Just Announced Some Major — & Mysterious — News

As the major buzz around every new launch proves, Glossier has a knack for keeping fans on their toes — with their hands reaching for their wallets. Since launching in 2014, the brand has expertly built a cult of consumers dedicated to its minimalist makeup and skin care outfitted in millennial-pink packaging; in the past year alone, it's opened a permanent brick-and-mortar HQ, expanded its core complexion range, and even contributed to Beyoncé's look at last year's Grammy Awards.But Glossier's...
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The Understated Ombré Nail Trend You’ll Want To Wear All Winter

Pulling off the tiny nail-art look at home is inherently daunting — no matter how much you want trendy itsy-bitsy silver stars on your fingers, you know the safest bet is to buy a pack of stickers, shell out $20 for a manicure, or risk losing your mind trying to paint them on yourself.Luckily, the next new trend to take off this winter is the antithesis of pain-in-the-ass nail art: Faded ombré is soft, sophisticated, and the perfect DIY project to recreate as you binge watch The Ted Bundy Tapes...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Nails Inc, Mona, Sally Hansen, Essie, Melania Trump, Emily Weiss, Zoya, Gilty Party, Julie Kandalec, Kandalec, Nail pro Naomi Yasuda, Trudith, Devil Wears Nada