Sarah Garner, Founder of Retykle, an online platform for buying and selling designer baby and kids’ clothing, explains what inspired her to found the Hong Kong-based startup, what her best advice is for founders, and what’s on the roadmap for 2019.
Joshua Builder, Rent the Runway CTO, shares insights into the technology system and tools that organizes and dispatches more than 100k items every day.
While fashion is sometimes seen as rarified and impenetrable, the reality is that most people engage with it on a daily basis. After all, everyone has to put on an outfit each morning—and those clothes have to be chosen and purchased somewhere. In Europe, that place is often Zalando.
Interior design can be a daunting task. But according to Leaperr, a new startup that uses artificial intelligence to help you with interior design, all that may be a thing of the past.
At END. we’re constantly working to improve the way our engineering department operates. Our goal is simple: to empower the team so they can get stuff done without obstruction or interference. Anything to make things easier, faster, more reliable—and if that means tinkering with some new technology along the way, even better. Until recently, deployments were one of the biggest pain points for our engineers and with a two-person DevOps team we inevitably became a massive bottleneck when it came to go-live. We knew we needed to find a better way of doing things, and as existing AWS users, AWS Fargate seemed like the natural way forward.
London-based Unmade is an on-demand clothing manufacturing platform that offers businesses the ability to offer customization to their customers.
While most people know Rent the Runway as the country’s leading lender of LBDs and workwear, the nine-year old startup also happens to be the country’s largest dry-cleaning business. As Rent The Runway CTO Josh Builder notes, the company turns around, on average, 50,000 to 55,000 items on a daily basis—over 65,000 during peak seasons and holidays—and 100% of that inventory comes back to them.
As veritable stylists and dry-cleaning experts, Rent the Runway must keep track of not only the latest fashion trends, but also a wide variety of inventory and chemical mixes to keep their clothes in red-carpet shape. To do this, RTR is shifting many of their operations to the cloud. Watch to see how they pulled it off.