17 Apr How Karla Mora Launched Sustainable Fashion’s New Eileen Fisher-Backed Venture Fund to Fuel the Future of Fashion
Meet this week’s guest, Karla Mora, Founder of Alante Capital.
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What you’ll learn
What does an investment firm like Alante Capital look for in an entrepreneur? For one, commitment. No only is Karla focused on an entrepreneur’s staying power, she’s also looking for those well-honed listening skills. Why? Listening to criticism is a lot like listening to market feedback, says Karla, and how you handle it can determine whether or not your business can succeed. In this episode, Karla talks about the skills and traits she looks for in every entrepreneur.
How you’ll be inspired
Spending some time in a different place can often help you clear your mind and give you a clean slate to solve new problems. Listen to Karla explain how her journey to Costa Rica, where she lived a year, allowed her to escape the noise of the big city and let her think incubate what became Alante Capital.
What you’ll tell your friends
Okay, this might shock you, especially how obsessed with slow fashion I am, but maybe we need to stop categorically hating big name brands. After all, they’re likely to be the ones who are able to create real systemic change in the apparel industry by shifting to more sustainable, ethical and environmentally conscious practices. Yeah, I know, I thought we were supposed to totally boycott anything but small, independent companies, but Karla’s perspective shows just why biggest ball of all in the fashion industry may very well still be in the court of the likes of Nike, Adidas, Levi’s, Gucci and similarly established brands.
Resource of the week
Karla likes to keep her apps simple: GChat for easier communication, Boomerang to make sure she’s on top of her emails, and Grammarly to make sure her grammar is on point when she does get to those emails. This girl’s got her priorities in the right place!
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