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With Joshua Builder (CTO & Head Of Product, Rent The Runway).
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Work & Co, 231 Front St, 3rd Fl


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Rent the Runway aims to become "the Amazon prime of rental. Now valued at $1 billion, the female-founded digitally native company has dramatically impacted how people shop.
What began in 2009 as a rental service for occasion dresses has transformed into a full-scale empire of everyday fashion, bags, & accessories. In the last 3 years, the company has gone from dressing members less than 3 days a year to 1/3 of the year. And with partnerships ranging from WeWork to West Elm, the brand shows no signs of slowing its retail takeover.
As Chief Technology Officer & Head Of Product, Joshua Builder is architecting a technology & product platform designed around the customer that can scale to meet rapid growth demands. Joshua is no stranger to leading & building engineering teams, having previously held leadership positions at Soulcycle, Sony, & T-Mobile. At Rent The Runway he's responsible for the end-to-end experience, overseeing Product Management, Engineering, Data Science, Logistics, & Retail.
Join us on May 21 for a special Q&A that offers an inside look into life at a unicorn.
This conversation will be moderated by Jon Stookey, Director of Strategy at Work & Co, who's helped a range of brands achieve premium, personalized digital experiences including Equinox, Coach, & Mercedes-Benz. Jon will lead Joshua in a candid discussion about the Rent the Runway customer, new product offerings for its 9 million members, & tips for growing the best technology teams.
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