Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lookk gets 500K sterling pound investment

Source: TechCrunch, Aug 2011 Lookk lets new fashion designers upload designs – these are then voted on by consumers. The winning designs are produced by Lookk own in-house operation with Lookk responsible for the the manufacturing, distribution and disbursement of … Continue reading

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Learning from the Restaurant Retail Industry

Source: TechCrunch, Aug 2011 E la Carte launched ‘Presto,’ earlier this year to bring user-friendly tablets to restaurants to bring efficiency to the tableside and ordering experience. The 7-inch tablet includes a digital menu that lets you sift through the … Continue reading

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Fashion: 45% Sell-Through & 40% of Marketing Budget on Sales PR

Source: India Times, Aug 2011 Fashion business enjoys healthy gross margins but the sell-through rate (percent by volume of merchandise that is sold at full price) for most Indian brands is low-45-50%. This dampens their overall profitability and long-term viability. … Continue reading

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3D Clothes Design (customization)

Source: SpringWise, Aug 2011 Crearmoda allows users to design their own clothing using a 3D simulator, and then offer up those designs for voting and incorporation by others. Design-your-own initiatives have regularly featured on Springwise over the years, and recently … Continue reading

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Jobs: Master Salesman & Master Designer

Source: WSJ, Aug 2011 The genius of famous innovators and CEOs is often exaggerated: Most fortunes are built on good fortune as much as sheer brilliance, and invention is a collaborative art. But there is no contesting the fact of … Continue reading

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Consigliere

Source: WSJ, Aug 2010 The New York firm, Consigliere, will offer fee-based marketing services, as well as seed-stage capital. Duda said he and Nash are raising $20 million and will invest up to $250,000 in consumer products that can benefit from … Continue reading

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GrabCad for 3D design outsourcing

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Missed Investment Oppt’y with Warby Parker

Source: Business Insider, Aug 2011 Mike Duda is a partner at Consigliere Brand Capital in New York City. Fun fact: his partner is Phoenix Suns player Steve Nash. He has invested in three companies: Chloe & Isabel, Birchbox, and STELLAService. … Continue reading

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Birchbox, with 45K paying customers, raises US$10.5M

Source: TechCrunch, Aug 2011 Birchbox, a startup that serves as a makeup discovery retail platform, has raised $10.5 million in Series A round of funding … Birchbox has adopted a subscription, box of the month model where members receive curated makeup … Continue reading

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Learn from FAB.com on how to attract signups

Source: Business Insider, Aug 2011 The startup came out of the gate strong with 45,000 sign ups pre-launch. A few weeks in, founder Jason Goldberg told us it was gaining 4,000 users per day. Fab.com has been a viral success, in part … Continue reading

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