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Just how fashion crazy is Index Ventures?

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There’s just been confirmation of Business Insider’s scoop that Los Angeles-based fashion website Nasty Gal has raised a significant round of funding from European VC Index Ventures. The deal, which is for $9 million, has been accompanied by the requisite quotes about founder Sophia Amoruso’s talents as an “exceptional leader”,...
Just how fashion crazy is Index Ventures?

Nasty Gal wants to conquer fashion

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The startup's take on casual style may not be for everyone, but its phenomenal growth rate is raising eyebrows. FORTUNE -- If the name Nasty Gal rubs you the wrong way, odds are Sophia Amoroso's clothes also won't appeal either. "'Have you ever considered changing the name Nasty Gal?' is probably...
Nasty Gal wants to conquer fashion
Dozens Of Top E-Commerce Retailers Find It Pays To Put Customers' Instagram Photos On Their Sites
Svpply’s “We Want This!” Is A Tasteful Way Retailers Can Target Well-Dressed Shoppers

Internet Mall Wanelo Gets Personal With Wanelo 3.0

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If anything on the Internet is like a mall right now, it’s social shopping site Wanelo. Call it the Pinterest for products or the Twitter for products or the whatever for products, the platform is starting to leave “X for X” territory and become its own thing like Madonna...
Internet Mall Wanelo Gets Personal With Wanelo 3.0

Two Of LA's Buzziest Startups, BeachMint and ShoeDazzle, Were In Talks To Merge

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BeachMint and ShoeDazzle are both flashy fashion startups in Los Angeles that have raised gobs of outside capital -- $73.5 million and $60 million respectively. Recently, both have experienced management turnover and multiple sources say there was a period of time, about three or four months ago, when the two...
Two Of LA's Buzziest Startups, BeachMint and ShoeDazzle, Were In Talks To Merge

Meet the man behind Europe’s hottest VC firm

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Neil Rimer doesn’t get a lot of publicity. Compared to some of his more high profile colleagues at Index Ventures, the cerebral investor tends to stay under the radar. This is despite the fact that he’s one of the driving forces behind what must be Europe’s leading venture capital firm,...
Meet the man behind Europe’s hottest VC firm

Sophia Amoruso on Index Ventures' Danny Rimer

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This embed is invalid Danny Rimer has invested in the three out of our last four PandoMonthly guests: Dropbox’s Drew Houston, Etsy’s Chad Dickerson, and Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso. Now as Rimer prepares to step into the PandoMonthly hot seat this week (tickets still on sale!) we’ve put together some clips from...
Sophia Amoruso on Index Ventures' Danny Rimer

Instagram Has Only A Handful Of Employees, But May Soon Be Valued At $500 Million

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Instagram, the popular photo sharing app for iPhone, is about to raise $40 million at a jaw-dropping valuation -- perhaps as much as $500 million. That's for a company that at last count had only 9 employees and hasn't really started trying to make money yet. The news was...
Instagram Has Only A Handful Of Employees, But May Soon Be Valued At $500 Million

Index Ventures Leads Big Round For Red-Hot LA Startup, Nasty Gal

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Sophia Amoruso never went to college.  An LA waitress, she took to eBay and decided to sell vintage clothing there in a fun way. She started gathering, selling and shipping the clothing and created Nasty Gal in 2007.  Five years later, the company has become a hugely popular source...
Index Ventures Leads Big Round For Red-Hot LA Startup, Nasty Gal

Warby Parker's Dave Gilboa On Selling Frames From His Apartment, Partnerships, And A Big "No Comment" On Those Google Glass Rumors

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Dave Gilboa, co-founder at Warby Parker, one of the e-commerce startups that has “made it” so to speak, shared some stories from the startup’s early days on an afternoon panel at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013, where he was joined by Everlane’s Michael Preysman, Nasty Gal’s Deborah Benton, Wanelo’s Deena Varshavkaya and...
Warby Parker's Dave Gilboa On Selling Frames From His Apartment, Partnerships, And A Big "No Comment" On Those Google Glass Rumors
Funding Daily: The rule of threes

Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso: "Being an entrepreneur is lonely, but at least I get to play God"

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Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely experience, and as our own Francisco Dao has laid out, it can also be a draining one. But for Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, it has been a defining one. Even successful people have their own unique challenges, Amoruso told Sarah Lacy...
Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso: "Being an entrepreneur is lonely, but at least I get to play God"

Naughty in Name Only

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Sophia Amoruso turned an eBay store selling vintage finds from Goodwill into Nasty Gal, an online fashion retailer with nearly $100 million in annual sales....
Naughty in Name Only

Vox Media's Jim Bankoff To Talk The Business Of High-Quality Media At Disrupt NY

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After a long decade of media destruction, no one in the industry was surprised to see “Reporter (Newspaper)” ranked as the worst job of 2013. But, life is starting to look better for some online publications — like at Vox Media. Its SB Nation network of local sports sites has...
Vox Media's Jim Bankoff To Talk The Business Of High-Quality Media At Disrupt NY
Software Is Eating The Mall

Fashion Outpost Nasty Gal Raises $9M From Index Ventures, With $28M In Revenue

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LA-based women’s fashion outlet Nasty Gal has raised $9 million from Index Ventures, after being sought after by almost every VC in the Valley and beyond. Why is the startup so sought after you ask? Well not many small businesses made $28 million in revenue in 2011, for one. From...
Fashion Outpost Nasty Gal Raises $9M From Index Ventures, With $28M In Revenue

The Men In Our Office Are Freaking Out About This Startup That Offers Razor Blades For $1 A Month

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Finally! A startup that addresses the needs of men. Dollar Shave Club just launched and it has us dudes at SAI pretty excited. For $1 a month, Dollar Shave Club will send out five dual-blade razor cartridges. For $6 a month, you can get four four-blade razor cartridges. And...
The Men In Our Office Are Freaking Out About This Startup That Offers Razor Blades For $1 A Month

Allen And Company's Nancy Peretsman And Kleiner Perkins' Chi-Hua Chen Are Ready To Disrupt

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We’re delighted to have Allen and Company Managing Director Nancy Peretsman and Kleiner Perkins Chi-Hua Chen lend their judging expertise to our TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition. One of the most powerful women in New York business, Peretsman worked on Google’s IPO and the AOL Time Warner spin-off, among other things. And...
Allen And Company's Nancy Peretsman And Kleiner Perkins' Chi-Hua Chen Are Ready To Disrupt

VIDEO: Peter Thiel, Brian Chesky and others weigh in on what's wrong with education

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This month we’re launching our “Online .EDU” series presented by Accel Partners devoted to finding innovation in the world of ed-tech. Sarah Lacy opened up the series earlier today with a look at the huge potential (and refreshingly understated hype) of online learning. But before we can go about fixing education, it’s important...
VIDEO: Peter Thiel, Brian Chesky and others weigh in on what's wrong with education
At last, being a Nasty Girl is paying off
Tickets for PandoMonthly LA with Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso on sale now!

The Next Big E-Commerce Wave: Vertically Integrated Commerce

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Editor’s note: Boris Wertz is the founder of version one ventures, and has invested in more than 35 early-stage consumer Internet and mobile companies, including Chloe & Isabel, Julep, and Indochino. Follow him on his blog and Twitter. There has been more e-commerce innovation during the past year than there has been...
The Next Big E-Commerce Wave: Vertically Integrated Commerce

The 2012 Digital 100: Companies In A-Z

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1. 10gen 2. 360Buy 3. AddThis 4. Airbnb 5. Alibaba 6. AppNexus 7. Apptio 8. Aricent Group 9. Automattic 10. Bloomberg 11. Box.net 12. Break Media 13. CafeMom 14. Conduit 15. Coupang 16. Coupons.com 17. Craigslist 18. Criteo 19. Datapipe 20. Dropbox 21. eHarmony 22. Etsy 23. Eventbrite 24. Evernote...
The 2012 Digital 100: Companies In A-Z

Risk of a 'Pando problem'? The Business of Fashion blog lands $2.1m from backers including Louis Vuitton

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In these harsh economic times where B2B enterprise plays make the safest bets, newly venture-backed media companies are a rarity. That’s why it’s interesting to see that fashion blog The Business of Fashion has today announced a $2.1 million seed round led by Index Ventures and including investors in the media...
Risk of a 'Pando problem'? The Business of Fashion blog lands $2.1m from backers including Louis Vuitton

Science-Backed 'Baby Birchbox' Wittlebee Makes Its First Acquisition: Cottonseed Clothing

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Wittlebee, a “Birchbox for babies” backed by LA’s Science incubator, is diving deeper into the products that form the core of its subscription-based kids’ clothes service: today it is announcing its first acquisition, the baby clothesmaker Cottonseed Clothing Company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will mean...
Science-Backed 'Baby Birchbox' Wittlebee Makes Its First Acquisition: Cottonseed Clothing
"Yo, I did this" -- Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal answers the female entrepreneur question
Andreessen Horowitz gets a manicure, leads $10.3M investment in beauty startup Julep

The 2012 Digital 100: The Complete List 1-100

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1. Alibaba 2. Bloomberg 3. Twitter 4. 360Buy 5. Palantir 6. Dropbox 7. Square 8. MLB.com 9. Softlayer 10. Vente-Privee 11. VANCL 12. Airbnb 13. Pinterest 14. Datapipe 15. Spotify 16. Craigslist 17. Flipkart 18. Ozon Group 19. Coupang 20. Wonga 21. Hulu 22. Klarna 23. Kaspersky Lab 24. Rovio...
The 2012 Digital 100: The Complete List 1-100

Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others

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We've learned that Branch raised a round from SV Angel and a bunch of other investors. A source close to the company says it's close to $2 million. Other investors in the round include Lerer Ventures, Rick Webb, Lucas Nelson, Ryan Freitas, and David Tisch. Josh Miller left Princeton...
Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others
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