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Standardization, Customization and Scale When Running a Tuxedo Rental Business // Andrew Blackmon, Co-Founder & CEO of The Black Tux
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Standardization, Customization and Scale When Running a Tuxedo Rental Business // Andrew Blackmon, Co-Founder & CEO of The Black Tux
The Consumer VC episode #298 with Andrew Blackmon, Co-Founder & CEO of The Black Tux

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Our guest today is Andrew Blackmon, Co-Founder and CEO of The Black Tux. The Black Tux designs and manufactures modern suits and tuxedos for rent or keeps.

We discuss:

  • Why Andrew decided to start a DTC rental tuxedo business

  • How he thinks about size, fit & scale

  • How they are influenced by fashion trends

  • Approach to fundraising & more


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The Consumer VC

The Consumer VC: Venture Capital I B2C Startups I Commerce | Early-Stage Investing

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 www.theconsumervc.com. For updates, you can follow @mikegelb on Twitter.