The Lead bridges the fashion and retail industry with the Global Silicon Valley, empowering the industry's transition to digital centricity. We focus on the sweet spot in the fashion, retail and technology markets where innovation is shifting behavior and creating new business opportunities.
The Lead connects a community of fashion and retail executives, start-up CEO’s, the VCs who invest in them and the enterprise technology companies critical to the ecosystem.
Our editorial merit comes from our survey and analysis of the most impactful venture-backed start-ups across all areas of the fashion-retail-commerce value chain.
By understanding and curating the next wave of innovation— while investigating the needs of the fashion and retail industry — The Lead is uniquely positioned to structure meaningful relationships.
We put our community first and operate from our key values of inspired learning, revealing dialog, elevated hospitality, structured connections and actionable outcomes.
The Lead’s purpose is to be the leading voice and a mission-critical organization for the fashion business’ transition to digital centricity.