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Jenny Fleiss      

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

Jenny recently started Code Eight, the first portfolio company within Walmart’s startup incubator. As CEO and Co-Founder of Code Eight, she leads a team focused on developing highly-personalized, one-to-one shopping experiences. Jenny 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, Jenny wore many different hats, serving as President, Head of Logistics, Head of Business Development and Head of Special Projects. Jenny remains a Rent the Runway board member and advisor.

Jenny 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”. Prior to Rent the Runway, Jenny worked at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley as part of their Strategic Planning Groups.

She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated Cum Laude from Yale University. She is Co-Founder of the RTR Foundation, a proud advisor to several female-founded start-ups, serves on the advisory board of the HBS Startup Studio and is a guest lecturer at Yale, Princeton, NYU, Columbia and Harvard Business School. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and three children


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.

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 ...

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