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Jenny Fleiss      

CEO & Co-Founder, Jetblack and Co-Founder, Rent the Runway

Jenny Fleiss is a Venture Partner with the growth equity fund, Volition Capital, focusing on internet consumer transactions. She is an entrepreneur and intrapreneur, founding two scaled digitally native business from scratch: Rent the Runway and Jetblack. Jetblack is the first portfolio company within Walmart’s technology incubator, disrupting traditional ecommerce with a personal shopping service over text message and voice. Previously, Fleiss Co-Founded Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer clothing rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. During her time at Rent the Runway, Fleiss wore many different hats, serving as President, Head of Logistics and Head of Business Development. Fleiss remains a Rent the Runway board member and adviser, a board member of Apollo’s SPAC, Shutterfly and Party City, and an adviser to and investor in various businesses, many with female founders. She is Co-founder of the RTR Foundation, and guest lecturer at various universities and professional forums.

Fleiss has been honored with numerous recognitions including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”; Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”; and Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology.”

She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Cum Laude from Yale University. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and three children.


Rent the Runway opens its first store with outpost in Henri Bendel ...
Rent the Runway's co-founders Jenny Fleiss (left) and Jennifer Hyman. When The News stopped in for a test drive, our Go-To Girl Chelsea Roberts was at the ...
Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, Co-founders of Rent the Runway
So in 2009, along with Jennifer Fleiss, 29, she launched Rent the Runway, a site that allows users to “borrow” dresses and accessories for special occasions.

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