Unfinished Biz with Robin and Wayne highlights founder stories from some of the most exciting, emerging brands on the planet. Often the more interesting stories happen before companies have “made it." Unfinished Biz focuses on honest conversations around tough topics, liberating milestones and incredible stories.
Bitsy's Co-Founders Alex Buckley, Maggie Patton, & Gabrielle Union
When Maggie Patton and Alex Buckley co-founded Bitsy's after many years in the child education and wellness non-profit sector, they knew their mission to offer nutritious kids' food to all families was solid. But when mother, actor, and activist Gabrielle Union joined the team as co-founder, Bitsy's entered a new era of brand visibility and core team strength. Find out how the three co-founders found each other, how they've developed their synergy, and how the Bitsy's brand differentiates itself in a sea of healthy snacks. Learn a little more about some of their lessons learned from other entrepreneurial endeavors as well!
Alchemy 43 Founder & CEO Nicci Levy
As the Unfinished Biz team continues to shelter in place and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect companies of all sizes worldwide, we decided to highlight one of our favorite up-and-comers in the brick and mortar space. Nicci Levy, Alchemy 43 Founder and CEO, started her beauty career at a very young age and hasn't looked back. With years of cosmetics experience under her belt, Nicci sought out to revolutionize the dermatology and med-spa experience, one aesthetics bar at a time. Find out how Alchemy 43 is rebranding the microtreatment space and how Nicci's ambitious growth plans aim to change the face of beauty forever.
FRAME Co-Founder & Chairman Jens Grede
FRAME Co-Founder and Chairman Jens Grede was already an advertising rockstar alongside his business partner Erik Torstensson when he decided he needed a change. Pairing his deep connections within the fashion industry with his own branding savvy, Jens zeroed in on Los Angeles to launch a premium denim line like no other, and FRAME was born. Find out why Jens put lifestyle at the core of the FRAME brand, how the company set itself apart in a saturated market, and what Jens wants to conquer next.
Unfinished Biz Special: VMG’s COVID-19 Best Practices for Teams
In this special episode of Unfinished Biz, Robin and Wayne are joined by VMG partners Kara Roell and Mike Mauzé for a candid discussion about the potential effects of COVID-19 on business ecosystems worldwide. VMG’s partners have been working closely with their portfolio companies to ensure that team efficacy and morale stays solid in the face of instability. Supply chain and liquidity concerns must be dealt with proactively to weather a rapidly unfolding storm. And after many years of experience through past financial crises and uncertain times, the VMG team is sharing their advice with you.
Necessaire Co-Founder & CEO Randi Christiansen
Randi Christiansen, Necessaire Co-Founder and CEO, knows what she is doing. After honing her skills at one of the most prestigious beauty and personal care companies in the world, Randi knew what was missing and what she wanted to build. Join Robin and Wayne as they uncover the story behind Necessaire and find out which products Randi believes have yet to disrupt the beauty industry.
Daily Harvest Founder & CEO Rachel Drori
When Rachel Drori, Daily Harvest Founder and CEO, found herself in need of better nutrition while juggling work and family, she realized she could solve the problem for others as well..Find out how Rachel’s formative years paved the eventual way to her own nutritional food line, how making smoothies turned into a much bigger business, and why frozen food is better for you than you think.