Natalie Massenet Confirms Launch of Venture Fund, Imaginary Ventures
2 monthes ago - By WWD
LONDON - Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet has confirmed her next gig: the launch of a new venture capital firm, formed with Nick Brown, formerly a partner at the venture capital firm 14W.
Dubbed Imaginary Ventures, the fund will focus on investing on “early stage, direct-to-consumer brands at the intersection of retail and technology.” The firm has closed its first fund of $75 million which includes investments across the beauty, wellness, food and beverage, lifestyle and fashion sectors.
The company also announced a number of limited partners, which include Tom and Ruth Chapman...
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Net-A-Porter's Founder Closed First 75 Million Dollars for Retail Investment Fund
2 monthes ago - By Fashion United
Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-A-Porter and co-chairman of Farfetch, has returned to e-commerce as co-founder of a venture capital firm that will make investments in retail and technology start-ups.
Imaginary Ventures has closed on its first 75 million dollars which it plans to funnel into fashion, lifestyle and beauty sectors with strong backgrounds of investments like Glossier, who sells new easy-to-use beauty and skincare products, online clothing retailer, Everlane, and even Massenet's own co-founded online fashion retail platform, Farfetch.
Ms. Massenet has teamed up with Nick...
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Natalie Massenet launches retail investment fund
3 monthes ago - By Drapers
The founder of Net-a-Porter and co-chairman of Farfetch, Dame Natalie Massenet, has co-founded a venture capital firm that will invest in retail and technology start-ups.
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