• Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet just launched a venture firm

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    In 2015, the fashion world was abuzz when Natalie Massenet, who founded the highly disruptive e-commerce fashion company Net-a-Porter , suddenly exited the scene weeks before a merger was sealed between NAP, as it is called, and Yoox, an Italy-based discount fashion e-tailer and e-commerce services company.
    According to an expose written soon afterward, Massenet left because she didn't have much say in the matter. Luxury industry giant Compagnie Financière Richemont, which acquired a majority stake in Net-a-Porter back in 2010, didn't give her one, despite that Massenet viewed the deal as...
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  • Seattle's PSL Ventures will invest $80 million in early-stage tech startups

    Seattle's PSL Ventures will invest $80 million in early-stage tech startups

    3 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Pioneer Square Labs announced the launch of PSL Ventures, a Seattle-based venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology companies. The $80 million venture fund will invest in companies all over the Pacific Northwest. The fund also will participate in financings in spinouts of PSL's affiliated startup studio, which is called Pioneer Sq...
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  • The founder of online luxury website Net-A-Porter is launching a $75 million VC fund for retail tech

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Net-A-Porter founder Natalie Massenet is launching a new venture capital firm called Imaginary Ventures.
    The firm will invest in retail technology startups and has raised $75 million for its first fund.
    Imaginary has already invested in businesses like Appear Here, Farfetch, and Daily Harvest.
    LONDON - Net-A-Porter founder Natalie Massenet has raised $75 million to launch a new venture capital firm targeting retail technology.
    Imaginary Ventures will invest in early stage, direct-to-consumer businesses "at the intersection of retail and...
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  • Net-a-Porter Founder Launches Venture Capital Firm Targeting E-Commerce Startups

    3 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Natalie Massenet is teaming up with investor Nick Brown and will pour money into direct-to-consumer startups in the lifestyle sphere.
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