Jennifer Hyman is presenting at Fast Company Innovation Festival on Nov 9, 2016  

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Co-Founder & CEO @
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1 Investment in 1 Company
Born:
August 24, 1980
Gender:
Female
Location:
New York
Website:
http://www.renttherunway.com
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Jennifer Hyman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway, a fashion company with a technology soul that is disrupting the way women get dressed. In her role, she oversees strategic initiatives and leads the company in growing all areas of the business, including marketing, technology, product, and analytics.

She co-founded the company in 2009 with Jennifer Fleiss, and has since raised $116 million in venture capital. With over 5 million members, 300 employees and 270 designer brands, Rent the Runway is the largest rental platform in the world, democratizing luxury for women everywhere in the sharing economy.

Jennifer has been honored with numerous recognitions including: Fortune Magazine’s “Trailblazers, 11 People Changing Business in 2013”, “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”, and “40 Under 40”; Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology”.

Prior to Rent the Runway, Jennifer was the Director of Business Development at IMG where she focused on the creation of new media businesses for IMG's Fashion Division. She also ran an online advertising sales team at WeddingChannel.com and was an in-house entrepreneur at Starwood Hotels, creating Starwood’s first wedding business which was recognized on the Oprah Winfrey Show for its innovation.

She received her BA from Harvard University and MBA from Harvard Business School. Jennifer is a Bloomberg Fellow, a TechStars mentor, and a member of both the Entrepreneurship Board at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Women in Business Board at Harvard University.

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Co-Founder & CEO

Jun, 2009 - Current   (over 7 years)
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Director of Business Development

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Investments (1)

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Apr, 2015$50M / Series BPersonal Investment

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Upcoming Event Appearances (2)

Fast Company Innovation Festival

November 09, 2016 - November 13, 2016

12:00am - 11:30pm

Civic Hall / NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York, United States

The Fast Company Innovation Festival will span the city, showcasing the most intriguing stories of innovation, creativity, and leadership.

Past Event Appearances (3)

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