Founder and CEO, Glossier
What she’s known for
Into the Gloss, the beauty
blog Weiss launched in
2010, got famous people
to open up about their
skincare and makeup
regimens. Weiss parlayed these insights into
beauty brand Glossier,
which now has more than
20 product lines.
Weiss is expanding into
new categories. Body
Hero bodywash came out
last summer, and a debut
fragrance, Glossier You,
has its own pop-up store
in New York City.
Founder and CEO,
Walker & Company Brands
What he’s known for
The former head of business development for
Foursquare took a le;
turn out of tech to launch
the health and beauty
startup Walker & Company in 2013. His first
product was Bevel Shave
System, for men of color.
Last year, Walker debuted
his second brand, Form,
a haircare line for women
(sold at Sephora) that
addresses all hair types
impacts your hair health. With both Bevel and
Form, we’re not only changing behavior for the
consumer but the industry as well.
NICOLAS JAMMET: When we looked around
the food landscape, we didn’t understand why
the most delicious, compelling, and accessible
food was always the least healthy. Why couldn’t
you have all those things, but have a product
that makes you physically feel good?
JEN RUBIO: My luggage broke. I was looking
Away also has its own podcast, along with
for something to replace it, and that’s when I
realized that there are very few luggage brands
out there with the kind of affinity that we see
in areas like beauty or fashion. My cofounder,
Steph Korey, and I set out to create the perfect
suitcase. But our mission is really to make
travel more seamless, enjoyable, and accessible
for people. Luggage is just the first part.
a website and quarterly print magazine,
called Here, devoted to travel stories. Why
is content so important?
JR: When we were building Away, we noticed
that there were few instances where people
who were selling luggage actually talked about
what you do with it—which blows my mind
because travel is such a fun, exciting thing.
“We’re not only
for the consumer,”
Walker says, “but the
industry as well.”