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Jenny Fleiss

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#6 - Jenny Fleiss on Finance vs. Entrepreneurship, Coach vs. Player, and Goals as Limits

Yale's Eli Speaker Series

Jenny Fleiss is the co-founder of Rent the Runway, an online service valued at $1B that provides dress and accessory rentals. She was also the CEO of JetBlack, a firm operating through Walmart providing personal shoppers for customers. Recently, Jenny joined Volition Capital as the Company’s first venture partner, where she’ll focus on internet applications, e-commerce, digital health, and next-gen consumer brands. Throughout her career, Jenny has been honored with numerous recognitions including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”; and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology.”Jenny graduated Cum Laude from Yale in 2005 and then graduated from Harvard Business School in 2009.This was originally a live fireside chat. YES Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/yale-entrepreneurial-society Host Chris Hladczuk's Twitter: twitter.com/chrishlad

50mins

26 Feb 2021

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#156 Jenny Fleiss

Mastery Line

Want to join a group of people that are on a mission to find tools, people, and beliefs that will make us the best version of ourselves? Just send me the mail: " Hey! I want to know more about your Mastermind!" to: zan.planovsek@gmail.com And I will contact you as soon as possible. Maybe you are a good fit to join this group. You also get a gift 😉 Jenny Fleiss says that it is very important to be optimistic. Even when she is hiring new people she asks people if they are optimistic. She has startups and she said that it is almost impossible to be successful if you are not optimistic. She had very little chance of succeeding because she was renting clothes and you have to pay the shipping both ways. If the person does not buy the things that he ordered then she even loses the money. More is in the podcast! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/an-planovek/message

4mins

5 Feb 2021

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My firstminute with Jenny Fleiss (Rent the Runway, Jetblack)

My firstminute

My firstminute is a series of informal talks with global leaders sharing stories about the earliest days of their career, how they overcame some of their toughest challenges, and how they now enjoy supporting the next generation. On Thursday 28th May 2020, Tommy Stadlen, Venture Partner at firstminute capital, interviewed Jennifer Fleiss, an entrepreneur who has founded and scaled two digitally native businesses from scratch: Rent the Runway and Jetblack. Together, they explored the earliest days of Jenny's career, starting out in the financial services, the subsequent journey which resulted in co-founding her businesses as well as her time spent with Torch Capital, a brand-focused venture fund, where she advises early stage companies. Jenny Fleiss' bio: Jenny Fleiss is an entrepreneur who has founding and scaled two digitally native businesses from scratch: Rent the Runway and Jetblack. Jetblack is the first portfolio company within Walmart’s technology incubator, disrupting traditional ecommerce with a personal shopping service over text message and voice. Previously, Jenny co-founded Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. During her time at Rent the Runway, Jenny wore many different hats, serving as President, Head of Logistics, and Head of Business Development. Jenny remains a Rent the Runway board member and adviser, a board member of Shutterfly and Jetblack, and an adviser to and investor in various businesses, many with female founders. She is Co-founder of the RTR Foundation, and guest lecturer at various universities and professional forums. Jenny has been honoured with numerous recognition's including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”; and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology.” She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Cum Laude from Yale University.

50mins

16 Sep 2020

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Scrappiness is a Virtue: Jenny Fleiss Co-founder of Rent the Runway

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Jenny Fleiss has been an entrepreneur since she was a child. Where most kids are content to simply sell lemonade by the cup, she spent her summer days figuring out how to bundle products, the best form of signage, and what location would generate the highest number of sales. That spirit stayed with her as she grew older, always finding creative ways to solve a problem, like the time she duct taped her heel on the fly. Co-founding both Rent the Runway and Jet Black, Jenny has only picked up steam since her lemonade days. Ever the entrepreneurial mind, she is constantly excited by ways of growing and adapting her businesses to the ever-changing needs of her audience. But that doesn’t mean that business solutions have to be complicated. According to Jenny, one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is learning how to work creatively with what you have. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas “Passing the baton” – leaving a good team in place when stepping down from a leadership position. [10:35] Two main categories of innovation: improvements on existing products and creating new products people didn’t know they wanted. [16:21] Creating an active role for your children in your business: talking to them about what you do and inviting their opinions on things. [20:59] Links HBR After Hours Podcast--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support

25mins

11 Feb 2020

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Rent the Runway's Jenny Fleiss On How to Sell Crazy Ideas

Entrepreneur Network Podcast

How do you sell something that people don’t understand? In 2009, when Jenny co-founded the company Rent the Runway, the business transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. Not many folks envisioned a world in which people would love to rent their clothing. But Jenny did and now she is back at it with her new company Jetblack.

48mins

9 Oct 2019

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Rent the Runway's Jenny Fleiss On How to Sell Crazy Ideas

How Success Happens

How do you sell something that people don’t understand? In 2009, when Jenny co-founded the company Rent the Runway, the business transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. Not many folks envisioned a world in which people would love to rent their clothing. But Jenny did and now she is back at it with her new company Jetblack.

48mins

9 Oct 2019

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Businesses that Solve Everyday Problems ARE Innovation with Jenny Fleiss

Going Beyond with Randi Zinn

We are thrilled to be featuring business powerhouse Jenny Fleiss on the podcast today! Jenny is the CEO and co-founder of Jetblack and Rent the Runway and has led the effort in developing  highly personalized one to one shopping experiences for millions of women. What we love most? That Jenny’s companies provide services for the women who are doing it all and want to have it all! These women deserve everything to make their lives easier and more fulfilling and Jenny creates innovative ideas to support them.In this conversation we dive into: -Jenny’s transition from Rent the Runway to Jetblack -Why Randi is obsessed with Jetblack and how she used it in the past six hours-How Jenny goes with her gut when making decisions -The mom and entrepreneur balance- why the imperfect juggle can lead to innovation-Why it's not a career ladder- it’s a jungle gym-How Jenny involves her kids in her work  life-Jenny’s self-care go-tos -How to know when to start a businessThis extremely informative yet inspiring interview will get your wheels turning! Don’t miss hearing from the innovative and creative Jenny Fleiss!Interested in trying out Jetblack? Go to jetblack.com to join the waitlist- use Zinn01 as your referral code- your name will be flagged from there!

32mins

25 Sep 2019

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Democratizing luxury | How Rent the Runway changed the way we shop and grew to a $1B company – an interview with co founder Jenny Fleiss

The Tony Robbins Podcast

Jenny Fleiss created Rent the Runway, a company now valued at $1 billion, in the wake of the most severe economic recession the United States has seen since the Great Depression. When everyone else was panicking in 2008 and 2009, Jenny and co founder Jennifer Hyman saw an opportunity. The problem they were trying to solve was simple enough: Looking into your closet and realizing you don’t have anything to wear to an important event, like a wedding, but don’t have the budget to buy something new. So they innovated, and created an entirely NEW way to shop by allowing women to rent designer clothing, online, for a fraction of what it actually costs.  Today, the rental, or sharing economy is booming – companies like WeWork, REI, and Zipcar make it possible for us to experience something, without the cost of ownership. But to put this in perspective, nothing like this existed at the time.  Jenny shares how she and her co founder got Rent the Runway up and running – and how they grew the business to where it is today. You’ll also hear Jenny’s philosophy on how she approaches hiring talent at JetBlack, a personal shopping service she co founded after leaving Rent the Runway, which is not only critical when you’re starting a business, but also when scaling it.  The interviewer for this episode is Scott Harris, a coach, mentor and a speaker at many of Tony’s events, including his business event, Business Mastery. 

26mins

17 Sep 2019

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Jetblack's Jenny Fleiss: 'We're democratizing luxury'

The Glossy Podcast

Jenny Fleiss has spent most of her recent career building companies that challenge the traditional consumer experience, and remove hurdles she's experienced in her own life. When she co-founded Rent The Runway, the popular service for designer clothing and accessory rentals, Fleiss was in her 20s and looking to solve the age-old problem she and her peers were constantly facing: of a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. Now, in a new stage of her life as a working mother, Fleiss is taking on the world of conversational commerce and the luxury consumer. In this week's episode of The Glossy Podcast, Hilary Milnes sits down with Jetblack founder and CEO, Jenny Fleiss, to discuss the new age of e-commerce, Jetblack's grassroots marketing approach and the way the company's services pay off for brand partners.

33mins

1 May 2019

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Jenny Fleiss, Jetblack

Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel

Jenny Fleiss, Jetblack Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, Jenny Fleiss shares when she had her "aha moment" for her new venture Jetblack, what it's like to start a company under the umbrella of Walmart, and why shopping via text is so sticky for consumers. Plus, learn what motivates her for the week ahead. 

40mins

12 Mar 2019

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