“Will there be a native Metaverse Beauty brand? Will that exist? I'm super interested in that. Is it a business in itself? Is it beyond digital goods? Is there a concept of hairstyles that are more interesting in an avatar? Can I go and purchase, go to a salon in a virtual world, and create a new look?”
–Rachel Weiss, VP of L'Oréal BOLD Ventures & Early Stage VC Investor at L'Oréal USA
In this week's episode, Rachel Weiss delights us with how startups and corporations work together through venture capital. We talk about the future of VCs, beauty, and what lies ahead with web3.
Rachel is an Early Stage VC Investor at L'Oréal USA BOLD Ventures, where she invests in 'startups creating the beauty that moves the world.'
Rachel lives and breathes convergence, embracing all things pop culture, beauty, and technology. Her rare combination as a futurist, culture analyst, writer, operator, community builder, and technologist positions her as a singular talent who has built profitable and scalable business practices by focusing on investing in external relationships that future-proof L'Oréal.
With over 20 years in the industry, Rachel continues to surprise us with the latest developments in beauty tech and pop culture. She has long been at the forefront of innovation and an early adopter of the value of startup and corporate collaboration.
Weiss is a regular speaker at CES and SXSW and has participated in many other conferences and events. She has been named Ad Age's Women to Watch and Most Powerful Women in Mobile by Business Insider. Passionate about community, diversity & mentorship, Rachel also advises and invests in early-stage startups.
VentureFuel builds and accelerates innovation programs for industry leaders by helping them unlock the power of External Innovation via startup collaborations.