The fashion tech podcast explores how technology is changing the fashion industry. Learn from tech innovators, retail disruptors, fashion leaders and investors.
Hosted by Sophia Matveeva, Enty founder and Chicago Booth MBA.
Pandemic fundraising and beauty tech: meet Pree Walia, founder of Preemadonna
Listen to this episode for inspiration and practical advice on fundraising, running a beauty tech business and how to prepare for a transition into start-ups.
You'll hear from Pree Walia, the founder of Preemadonna, a beauty tech company that just raised $5.6 million in funding.
Pree began her career in political campaigning, and today she leads a company that combines hardware, software, consumables and community management.
Do You Want To Be On This Show?
Sophia is looking for a co-host for the Fashion Tech Podcast! Could it be you?
Would you like to interview interesting people with me on The Fashion Tech podcast? Or would you like to share your knowledge of this fascinating sector here?
As an example of the brilliant people you would get to speak to, we have Pree Walia, whose beauty tech company Preemadonna, just announced a $5.6 million seed raise despite the pandemic.
Applications for co-hosts close mid March 2021.
How To Work With Fashion Tech Start-ups: A Guide For Retailers
Sophia Matveeva shares four strategies retailers should adapt to work with start-ups effectively. Covid has moved life and shopping online, and retailers are in a hurry to adapt new technologies and work with start-ups.
But, unless you prepare to work with a start-up, the investment could be wasted and the retailer's reputation could take a hit. The good news is, getting it right isn't that hard.
How I built Fashinnovation: New York Fashion Week's tech event
Fashinnovation is THE tech event at New York Fashion Week, where tech innovators, fashion designers, celebrities and retail buyers come together.
Sophia Matveeva spoke to Fashinnovation's co-founder Jordana Guimaraes about how fashion and technology have come together during the pandemic, entrepreneurship and cold emailing celebrities. If you want to get some inspiration and practical tips on how to build a stellar network, this episode is for you.
Meet The New York Fashion Tech Lab
The New York Fashion Tech Lab has been at the centre of innovation in fashion and retail since 2014. The NYFTL's accelerator program connects startups to venture capitalists and major brands and retailers.
Sophia Matveeva spoke to Jackie Trebilcock, the Managing Director of the NYFTL just before the application deadline for this year's cohort. Applications close on 31 January 2021, so listen to this if you want to apply!
Fashion Tech Funding: High Snobiety Case Study
Today, High Snobiety is a luxury streetwear media and e-commerce destination with funding from Felix Capital. But, the company was self funded for over a decade and tried different monetisation strategies before Felix led its Series A.
Listen to this episode to learn why focusing on revenue rather than fundraising is the right first priority for fashion tech startups.
Insightful, relevant and fun!
I really enjoyed the discussion and the interesting guests. Great stuff!