On this episode of Dream Big, I sit with my friend, amazing beauty editor and entrepreneur, Bee Shapiro. Bee talks us through her journey of landing a job as style editor for the New York Times, to becoming THE beauty editor for the iconic news source, to finally releasing her own gorgeous brand, Ellis Brooklyn.
Erik is joined on this episode by Bee Shapiro (@BeeShapiro), New York Times columnist and founder of Ellis Brooklyn, and Natalie Toren (@NatalieToren), creative consultant.They talk about:* The current landscape in the beauty sector, including the clout of the massive incumbents and some of the up-and-coming brands. * Whether successes like Kylie Jenner's line or Glossier can be replicated.* How fragrance is unique from other categories.* Where Bee would be investing if she was running a venture fund in the space.* What distribution deals with big companies look like and what the economics are.* Whether Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs could take on the space.… And much more.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.
Bee Shapiro, author of the new book Skin Deep, interviews ALL the celebrities for her New York Times beauty column, and she's here to share their secrets—and some of her own. Before that, we talk about lash tinting and explain which sheet masks are the best. Plus, we have the true story of Sally Hansen: The woman behind the nail brand was actually a newspaper columnist, just like Bee!
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