Fashion Startups and the People Behind Them at Disrupt London

Every time fashion collaborates with technology, one can surely expect greatness, and such inspiring stories have a strong narrative to be shared. This will be witnessed at the TechCrunch Disrupt London conference.

The conference will be held on December 7th and December 8th, 2015. The event will have global startups, investors, amazing speakers, and more. And one thing that every audience will watch out for will be the fashion and the tech. The panelists have some interesting and renowned names. Here is the extensive list.

Fashion startups around the world are changing the way fashion industry worked

Filipa Neto – Co-founder and CEO of Chic by Choice

Chic by Choice is Europe’s leading luxury rental marketplace. It allows women to rent the world’s best items sourced from brands and e-commerce platforms. The products are offered at a fraction of their retail price. This entire idea, conceived by Filipa Neto, is quite revolutionary. It provided retailers with a yield management solution that can massively help them in managing excessive stock. Moreover, the alternative is capable of generating revenue that is five times greater than selling products on discounted prices.

Filipa Neto was able to manage and raise an investment of €520,000. The initial success led the company towards growth with outlets in Germany and the UK. It also brought in another €1.5 million in investments. Chic by Choice is currently the leading dress rental platform in London. It has a platform that ships to more than 15 countries in Europe.

Jenny Griffith – Founder and CEO of Snap Fashion

A software engineer turned entrepreneur, Jenny Griffith is the founder and present CEO of Snap fashion. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Science, she started Snap Fashion in 2009. Her specialization is in Computer Vision, C++, and most importantly, in her ability to turn ideas and reactions into products.

Jenny Griffith has several conceptualized goals, including product discovery and monetizing the Internet in more creative and less invasive ways. She is extremely talented and has multi-faceted achievements. She holds an MBE for Services to Innovation in the Digital Fashion Industry, was the British Council’s Creative Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, and speaks at events on fashion technology and entrepreneurship.

José Neves – Founder of Farfetch

José Neves launched Farfetch in 2008. He brought together his interests in fashion and technology and collaborated it with his experience in design, wholesale, and retail. The aim was to create a business that would celebrate and support the diversity of the global fashion industry. He managed to achieve what he envisioned and created a single portal that offered independent boutiques an opportunity to compete with the leaders of fashion e-commerce.

Farfetch has grown at an accelerated rate and now has more than 300 boutiques, offering over 100,000 pieces from 1,000 brands. The site receives an average of 10 million monthly hits from 190 countries. He has received countless awards and has been recognized for his efforts and achievements. In 2001, José opened the renowned store, which won the British Fashion Award for Retailer of the Year in 2006. He also made it on the list of The Business of Fashion’s 500 People Shaping the Fashion Industry in 2013. He was awarded as Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year.

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