Away Just Became a Unicorn. Its Leaders are Finally Ready to Embrace Being ‘Female Founders’

Away, the trendy luggage and travel brand, became a unicorn–a startup valued at more than $1 billion–last week when a $100 million investment took its valuation from an estimated $700 million last November to $1.4 billion. The funding, led by Wellington Management Company, is part of the brand’s plan to expand its retail footprint, reach […]

This Startup Wants to Help Women Change Their Names After Marriage

Most women who get married still take their husbands’ surnames–only around 20% kept their maiden name as of 2015. But as women are getting married later in life, a growing number are attempting to make that change with a backlog of professional memberships, bank accounts, airline rewards programs–all registered in their maiden names. As you […]

Startups Disrupted Breast Pumps. Is Infant Formula Next?

In the past five years, Elvie and Willow have transformed the breast pump market, raising a combined total of nearly $90 million and wooing moms with technological updates to make breastfeeding while working a less intimidating prospect. But even a Silicon Valley breast pump can’t make breastfeeding work for everyone. For reasons ranging from health […]

Will Millennial Parents Join a $450-a-Month Members-Only ‘Family Space?’

Now that the oldest millennials are approaching 40, the new frontier for venture capitalists is millennial parenthood. It’s a cohort that hasn’t hesitated to pay a premium for ease and convenience for themselves, so some investors are betting that they’ll likely do the same for their families. That’s part of the reason a new startup […]