How Sarah LaFleur Went From Struggling To Get Funding To Building A $70M Startup


Sarah LaFleur brought her professional women's wear company, MM. LaFleur, from the brink of shutting down to a $70 Million dollar start up in four years. Her company continues to thrive in today's marketplace; they've recently expanded their product line to include shoes. The company is anticipating massive growth and has one of the highest lifetime value in the e-commerce industry.

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How This Founder Landed $29M In Funding

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In 2016, Renee Wang sold her home in Bejing for $500,000 to fund her company, CastBox. Two months later, she landed her first investment. Just a half hour after hearing her pitch, she was offered one million dollars. By mid-2017, CastBox raised a total of $16 million in funding. CastBox's user numbers at that point? Seven million. Fast forward to today. Renee Wang of CastBox announces a $13.5 million Series B round of financing, bringing her funding total to a tidy $29 million. CastBox is now serving more than 15 million users.