Fashion Entrepreneur Girl Problems

By Kareen Mallet

Life as a fashion tech entrepreneur…it’s not as fabulous as you think it is.

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When your computer doesn’t move as fast as you want it to.

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When the workload never ends.

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When you get anxiety attacks at 3am.

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When the tech community doesn’t take you seriously because a) You’re a woman and b) you come from the fashion industry.

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When a VC says your valuation is too high.

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When the staff complains to me about how hard they work.

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Trying not to snap when doing an investor presentation and the demo is not working.

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When a potential investor passes on investing, but later calls you to get a fashion internship for his daughter.

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What it feels like after a long day of pitching.

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When a VC tries to intimidate you.

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When you try to explain to your former fashion colleagues what it’s like to work for a startup.

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When you try to explain to your new colleagues why you left the corporate world.

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When a private equity guy asks you if people are really going to buy fashion online.

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When an investor is more interested in your French accent than your pitch.

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The feeling you get after a pitch well-done.

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