Episode 19: Eunice Byun of Material
Eunice Byun, Co-Founder of Material, is helping people do more with less in the kitchen. Promising performance results are coming in for video ads on Reddit and the real estate firm behind Hudson Yards is making a big bet on upstarts. Plus, headlines from RH and eBay.
“Checkout with Instagram” launched in beta this week. Smile Direct Club builds momentum towards a summer IPO while a new study from Marketplace Plus shows that Amazon’s brands aren’t all that. Plus, big news from Glossier, Rent the Runway, Brandless, and Ring.
The strain between Amazon and its marketplace sellers intensified this week as the company tested pop-ups hawking AmazonBasics alternatives. The Wall Street Journal profile of the practice highlights how the company is getting more and more aggressive on its own turf. Also, L’Oreal and Lush’s presence proves that the beauty industry is a powerhouse in tech and innovation. Plus, updates from Instacart, Good American, Rothy’s, and Quip.
Guest this week is Rachel Cohen, co-founder of SNOWE, the home essentials brand that offers luxury, quality products at an obtainable price. Plus the blessing and curse of visual search and why Canada is the foray of choice into the international market.
Direct-to-consumer brands are turning to television advertising in response to Facebook's rising ad costs. Barney's makes a foray into the luxury CBD business, plus notes on Eero's recent acquisition by Amazon. Stephen Kuhl of Burrow talks about scale, American manufacturing, and delivering his first couch in an UberXL.
Deloitte shares the trends on why direct-to-consumer startups are rapidly growing and how big box Retailers saw disappointing Q4 results We're joined by Maddy Moelis and Sierra Tishgart, co-founders of Great Jones cookware.
DIFF Eyewear is a social enterprise success story. Vincent talks to co-founder Chad Jernigan about the company’s ambassador/influencer model and how the Kardashians have catapulted the brand to superstardom. Plus, how to buy furniture... Millennial-style.