Founder of the Fashion and Beauty Tech Community, Odile Roujol is a Board Member and a Business Angel. Over the last three years, she has spent most of her time advising Startup founders and VCs and has become part of the Silicon Valley's ecosystem.
She spent a large part of her career with major brands in the field of beauty and luxury as an executive with l’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel group. She managed the Lancôme brand as a Managing Director and President (#1 worldwide cosmetic brand in luxury retail). She was the Chief Strategy and Data Officer at Orange (a leading Telco company in EMEA).
Advising startup founders and being a mentor, she realized that one of the best way for founders to continue to grow would be to have a conversation with other founders and funders. BeautyTech community was born.
'It didn't begin in a garage... but in my house in San Francisco', says Odile.
It's now a conversation in 12 chapters in the US, Asia and Europe, mixing entrepreneurs and investors, with inspiring women, role models and an inclusive culture.
Platforms, Social media analytics, Augmented reality, Customized Beauty, Sustainable luxury and fashion are part of the conversation.
Direct-to-consumer brands are natively learning from the customers. New business models emerge.