ShareNett Presents: Consumer Investing Symposium
ShareNett took an exclusive look at breakout consumer companies and leading trends for a new decade, where brand identity, innovation and design are key factors to a company’s success.
John Nottingham – Co-President, Nottingham Spirk
John Nottingham is the Co-Founder of Nottingham Spirk, a family office and a leading business innovation firm with over 1,250 patents, of which 95% have been commercialized. The Nottingham Spirk “Vertical Innovation™” process has helped partner companies earn over $50 billion in combined sales for product lines like Dirt Devil, Little Tikes, Dutch Boy, and AXE.
Chieh Huang – CEO, Boxed
Chieh Huang is Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed.com, a company that is disrupting the wholesale shopping club experience by enabling you to shop for bulk-sized items online or via mobile app and have them delivered directly to your door. Forbes Magazine has named Boxed one of the next “billion dollar startups.”
Allison Lee – Founder & CEO, Hemster
Growing up in South Korea, Allison Lee thought that on-site alterations were a normal part of the shopping experience. So when she moved to the U.S. and discovered that most stores offered a limited number of sizes and sent customers away without offering to tailor the item, the culture shock and frustration set in. “Why are we okay with that?” asks Lee. She started Hemster in 2016 to bring a “made-to-measure experience” to more retailers. Today, customers can receive free tailoring at 50 retailers like DVF, Outdoor Voices and Reformation. Measurements are taken in-store and local tailors then alter the garments in as little as 48 hours, with the retailer picking up the tab. In 2019, Hemster customized 50,000 items. Hemster charges a set-up fee, plus takes a cut on each alteration. Lee raised $4 million this summer. In 2020, Allison made Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.
Kelly Chen – COO, XRC Labs