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Faire, an online marketplace offering local retailers a way to buy wholesale from independent brands around the world, launched in 2017. That means the company, which was recently valued at $12.59 billion, is reducing the impact of the COVID-19 19 pandemic is already about half under control. of his life.

The startup not only had to navigate its own business, but also helping his customers survive unprecedented supply chain disruptions and adapt to a new normal. Faire currently links its customer base to 500,000 retailers and 70,000 brands. Despite the challenges, the startup has done well during the pandemic. Among October 2020 and May 2022, the valuation increased by about $10.1 billion.

This success in the face of an extremely challenging macro environment is just one reason we’re excited to have Jeff Kolovson, co-founder and COO of Faire, and Kirsten Green, a Faire financier and the founder and managing partner of Forerunner Ventures, to join Join us for a fireside chat on the stage at londonbusinessblog.com Disrupt, taking place October 18-20 in San Francisco.

We are curious about the company’s business model and its ability to continue to grow rapidly in such a turbulent time. We’ll also explore how Faire’s customers have adapted to pandemic challenges, such as supply chain disruptions, and we’ll get the company’s view of the future of retail and learn what’s next for growing decacorn.

Jeff Kolovson, one of the founders of Faire, returned to the company as COO after a period of growth and operations at Opendoor. Prior to co-founding Faire, Kolovson held several leadership roles at Square, where he worked in product, business development, marketing, analytics, and operations.

In college, Kolovson launched Evolving Vox, a furniture rental business, which he sold for a profit after two years.

Kirsten Green started San Francisco-based Forerunner in 2010, where she serves as a managing partner. She led efforts to raise more than $2.3 billion from leading institutional investors, and the company has invested in more than 100 companies.

Currently, Green sits on the boards of several portfolio companies, including Faire, Glossier, Ritual, The Yes, Prose, Hims & Hers and Curated. She also sits on the board of retail giant Nordstrom.

The investor has been included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People, the NYT’s Top 20 Venture Capitalists, Forbes’ Midas List and Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

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