Why Big Consumer Brands Are Having Their Lunches Eaten

Why Big Consumer Brands Are Having Their Lunches Eaten

Legacy brands are struggling to keep up. They are stumbling, losing share, and competing with more agile, technology-enabled players. Bonobos, Casper, Glossier, Harry’s, Warby Parker—these companies have disrupted sectors previously owned by the deep-pocketed giants....

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About Sweat Equity

Sweat Equity aims to help entrepreneurs scratch, claw, and succeed in making their dreams a reality. I was a champion of creating more opportunities for women before it became fashionable, and—as an entrepreneur, technologist, startup advisor, investment banker, teacher, and athlete—I’m passionate about leveraging my own ventures to help founders innovate, grow, and succeed.

On this platform you’ll find insights into products and technologies that disrupt stagnant industries—into innovations that force brands to rethink the core of their business. Sweat Equity explores all things at the intersection of consumer technology, finance, health & wellness, and sustainability.

Mission-Driven Organizations in Consumer Tech & Apparel

Modern consumers are seeking out mission-driven organizations. They are searching for companies that not only offer unique products, but also strive to leave a positive social or environmental impact. These organizations are especially popular among millennials, and...

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Tips to Stay in the Solution & Leverage the Freedom to Fail

Sometimes pitches don’t go well. Maybe you’ve made a big investment that’s not panning out. Your growth won’t always materialize as envisioned. Things happen—to everyone. Many of the young companies I advise get stuck in the early stages of their lifecycle. Some of...

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Lifestyle Platforms Can Become Great Companies

Not too long ago, an investor group discussed how lifestyle companies are often tricky investments. They reasoned that because these companies seem to operate in perpetuity—versus moving toward an eventual exit—their investment payout is largely uncertain. I disagree....

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