Founders! Get support inside our specialist venture studio

Gain access to operational support, capital and a specialist ecosystem

We know how difficult it is to get a new business off the ground. That's why we believe in collaborating with ambitious founders inside our venture studio. We'll design a bespoke roadmap according to your startup's phase which we will help you to implement with our team of operational experts. If you bring innovative and technological answers to the fashion industry, we can support you.

We normally work with startups at idea to early-revenue stage inside the studio. The goal is to validate the value proposition within an intense first 3-month period of our partnership and boost the startup's journey. We do this mainly through 1-2-1 executional sessions with the founding team, but may also sometimes group startups together on shared challenges. We will look at the following:

- Business concept validation (value prop, business model etc.)
- Go to market & executional strategy.
- Market positioning & product-market-fit.
- Marketing & communication.
- Financial model & fundraising strategy.
- Product development including UX / UI and technical design & dev.

After the first 3 months, all startups are provided with the opportunity to pitch for capital from our investment committee. Depending on the outcome, we'll make a plan together on how to take your startup to the next level!


Next application deadline:  31st December 2022

FAQ

What do you ask for in return?

Depending on your startup's stage, we will create a package split between equity and fees. Equity will range from 3% - 7% and fees will be up to €12,000 depending on the support that your startup requires.

Do I have to come to Paris?

You are welcome to make a home in our offices, but it is not a requirement. We work with founders based all over the world.

Will you build my product?

We do not build as part of the first three of our partnership, as this does not benefit you in the longer term. However, we are able to offer technical development services at an extra fee if you need our input.

Do you invest?

We do not invest immediately when you join the studio. In most cases, there are not enough insights & metrics at this stage. However, you will be given the chance to pitch to our investment committee for funding at the end of month 3. All opportunities are revised on a case-by-case basis and will be a continual conversation.

How many startups do you accept?

We onboard up to 3 startups every quarter.

What happens when the first 3 months of support have finished?

We will sit down together and make a plan as to how our relationship will move forward. Every startup has a different requirement and therefore our involvement changes on a case-by-case basis.