Fashion Industry Embraces Crowdfunding

In keeping with the fashion theme from yesterday (men’s rompers, ughh), the fashion industry appears to be embracing crowdfunding for a number of reasons including:

  • Venture Capitalists don’t fund fashion;
  • most Venture Capitalists are men and don’t get fashion, leaving women in the (virtual) cold;
  • it de-risks product innovation by pre-sales;
  • it allows first timers to take a chance;
  • it facilitates more experimental product launches; and
  • it helps fuel growth for medium sized firms that can’t find reasonable financing elsewhere.

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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