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Growing a Beauty Startup

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Beauty has been one of the most innovative and fastest growing industries in recent years; since 2012 there’s been a 70% growth in the number of venture-funded beauty startups. And while the beauty market is exciting, it is crowded and challenging to launch a new product that gets consumer’s attention. Join us at 10 am […]

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Disrupting DTC: Lessons from Launching Italic

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When direct-to-consumer brands initially launched, their initial value proposition was access to quality products by cutting out the middleman. While disruptive at the time, we’re now seeing that many DTC brands may have disrupted things a bit, but there are still significant changes that can happen to retail and commerce. DTC companies can now be […]

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Not a Normal Furniture Company: A DTC Story

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On August 26th we’re speaking with Stephen Kuhl, Co-founder & CEO of Burrow, a DTC start-up that’s reinventing the furniture industry. We’re going to discuss how he’s grown Burrow since their launch in 2018, and the challenges that come with building a DTC furniture company. We’ll also dive into new initiatives that Burrow has done […]

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Spirits & Venture: Launching a Tequila Beverage in 2020

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There has been a lot of energy and buzz lately in the alcohol and beverage industry. What has been a pretty stagnant industry filled with regulations is now being disrupted by entrepreneurs launching brands that capitalize on new drinking trends – a rise in hard seltzer, a focus on natural ingredients, and changes in distribution […]

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Subscription Models: Lessons & Tactics

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The subscription business model may predominantly be known for modern software, but it is also a very powerful strategy for commerce and DTC startups. As paid acquisition becomes more competitive and more expensive, companies that have subscription revenue can find themselves in more advantageous positions than others. To learn more about subscription DTC, join us […]

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Building a Referral Program: Marketing Advice for Startups

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Referral programs are one of the most powerful and valuable forms of marketing with significant benefits that come with relatively little financial investment. By asking current customers to share and promote your products, you can develop a viral network effect that boosts our growth and sales. Dropbox, PayPal, and Uber are all really good examples […]

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