It’s great to be back in California where guacamole is life and recycling is lifestyle. Not much has changed surprisingly except the drought seems old news given strong rains this year.
I’m excited that we got to partake in Y Combinator’s Investor Demo Day, our very first. It was inspirational and full of future Silicon Valley memes. I mean, there was a startup that pitched itself as “Fitbit for dairy cows.” But jokes aside, it’s unbelievable the different challenges that entrepreneurs chose to solve and build something that the market wanted.
Couple of things we noticed is that there were a lot of international companies on Day 1, specifically Africa and India. There were also a lot of female founders that pitched for their startups, which was a wise decision. However the investor community is still 99.9% male, which means there’s no bathroom line for the ladies, silver lining…?
In the end, we felt there were so many great ideas, we had a hard time narrowing which teams we really wanted to follow up. I mean, if you walked away from Demo Day, you’d think every company that pitched was gonna crush the world and go public.
We here at Fashion Mews are proud to announce Ramen Ventures, a small fledging angel fund that’s focused on:
– Consumer Fashion,
– Consumer Marketplaces,
– Manufacturing – IoT, SaaS.
We’d consider ourselves brand/operator investors, so if you think we can help, we’d love to hear from you!
Asos dress (sold out, similar here)
faux leather leggings
Revolve coat (sold out, similar here)
leather jacket (faux leather option here)
vintage Chanel bag