Julie Wainwright is the CEO and co-founder of Ahara, a precision nutrition company founded in 2022. The company raised a seed round of $10M+ in funding with investors including Greycroft, Headline, SHAKTI, and others.
An entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer, she has been at the helm of leading tech and consumer companies for more than 20 years. In 2011, Julie founded The RealReal and grew it into the preeminent luxury consignment company it is today, changing forever the way people buy and sell high-end luxury. In addition, Wainwright raised sizable venture capital funding, and took The RealReal public in 2019. One of just 23 women in history to found and lead a company through an IPO. Wainwright left The RealReal to found Ahara in 2022.
Wainwright is a frequent speaker at industry events including the Forbes Women’s Summit, Code Commerce, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, New York Times Luxury Summit, Barron’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, and Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit, as well as at top universities including Stanford University and Purdue. She has received several prestigious industry awards and accolades including: Entrepreneur’s 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s Most Creative People, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders List, Retail Innovator of the Year, and Business of Fashion’s BoF 500. Most recently, she was celebrated by Forbes in their inaugural 50 successful women over 50.
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