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Jen Rubio        

Co-Founder, President & CEO of Away; Angel Investor & Startup Advisor

Jennifer Rubio is the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Brand Officer of Away, a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand that creates luggage and other travel products. The brand attracted coverage in various fashion and business media outlets for its mid-range pricing and features like inbuilt electronic chargers. By 2017, Rubio and Korey had raised $31 million, making it one of the largest seed financed female-backed startups.

Her passions lie in the intersection of commerce and emerging technology and creating meaningful, integrated experiences between people and brands. She is also an angel investor, startup advisor, and has served in the inaugural class of Levo League mentors and as a mentor/judge during multiple Startup Weekend and Decoded Fashion hackathons.

Rubio has experience speaking at events such as TEDx, Women's Wear Daily Summit, Google Atmosphere, the Inc. 500 conference, Social Media Week, SXSW, Decoded Fashion, Social Retail Summit, iMedia Brand Summit, and Brand Innovators. Teaching experience includes Miami Ad School and guest lectures at Hyper Island, NYU, UPenn, Northwestern, and Harvard.

She is the recipient of many honors, including being featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Marketing & Advertising (2015), Inc. 30 under 30 list (2017), and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 New York Award the following year. In July 2019, Away expanded its shipping to 40 countries, with the recent addition of Australia, valuing the company at $2 billion.

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