Interview: Tender Greens CEO Denyelle Bruno

An attentive, passionate leader on a mission to achieve gender parity by 2020

Over the last two decades, Denyelle Bruno developed, scaled and enhanced retail operations for Apple, Drybar, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and others. For the tech giant, she conceptualized and launched their first 25 stores; for the hairstyling company, she opened 55. Today, Bruno helms the Los Angeles-based fine-casual restaurant brand Tender Greens. As CEO since mid-2018, she’s helped with strategic expansion and crossed milestone earnings. …

Toilet Paper Start-Ups, Sustainability and Subscription Services

Brands like Who Gives a Crap, Tushy, and No.2 are making changes in the world of toilet paper through subscription services, as well as sustainable and charitable aspects. For example, certified B corporation Who Gives a Crap donates half of its profits and offers unrestricted funding to select organizations that build and maintain toilets, septic systems and latrines in various communities in need, worldwide. Considering …

Kristalic Seeks to Provide “Cloud-Based Personal Memory Banks”

Using existing microphone-equipped devices (like AirPods and smartphones), Kristalic is an AI-powered assistant that can record conversations throughout your work day in order to then condense them into a memory bank that can be easily searched later. The startup—founded by Techstars Seattle alum Jos van der Westhuizen—aims to extract “only the most important information from a meeting” and can also send weekly updates. The company …