Nov 17, 2021 • 42M

Changing Workwear for Women and Adapting through COVID with Sarah LaFleur, CEO of M.M.LaFleur

The Consumer VC Episode 180 with Sarah LaFleur, Founder of M.M.LaFleur

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Mike Gelb
The Consumer VC takes a look into early-stage consumer investing and venture capital. If you are interested in learning about consumer trends, have a b2c business and interested in learning about the fundraising process at the early stage, you have come to the right place. Mike interviews some of the top venture capitalists in the world that focus on B2C and consumer type companies or have a deep track record investing in these categories such as marketplaces, SaaS, social, CPG and non-tech subscription. Mike also interviews founders that are building some of the most disruptive consumer facing companies in the world. The conversation usually includes the insight the founder discovered, fundraising strategy, and the pitch. This podcast also includes bonus episodes. Each bonus episode dives into a particular subject that might not have to due with the fundraise or venture capital, but still would be helpful to founders. For example, a bonus episode on brand strategy or how to construct a board of directors. All bonus episodes will be clearly labeled. For all episodes, please visit For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.
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Hey friends,

Thank you Will McClelland for the intro to our guest today on The Consumer VC Podcast, Sarah LaFleur, founder of M.M.LaFleur. M.M.LaFleur creates luxury apparel and accessories with the same attention to detail as high-end fashion houses.

We discuss:

  • What led to founding M.M.Lafleur

  • How she convinced manufacturers to take a chance on her

  • Doing things that don’t scale

  • Her approach to brand launch and distribution

  • Growing beyond women’s workwear

  • Adapting to COVID

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