Nick Brown is the co-founder and managing partner of Imaginary, a venture capital firm specialising in early-stage retail tech and direct-to-consumer start-ups that he established with Natalie Massenet following her departure from Net-a-Porter.
Imaginary, which had a debut fund of $75 million, has invested in some of the hottest start-ups in the fashion and beauty space, including Glossier, Reformation, Everlane, Farfetch, Good American, SKIMS ( Kim Kardashian West ’s new “solutionwear” business), Hawthorne, Hum Nutrition, Necessaire, Kosas, Mejuri, Appear Here , Heist and Universal Standard, among others.
Before Imaginary, Brown was a partner at venture firm 14W, where he focused on consumer-facing technology in fashion and e-commerce. He invested in or led investments in companies including Glossier, Everlane, Goop, Reformation, Outdoor Voices, Moda Operandi , The RealReal and others.
Brown sits on the boards of Everlane, Universal Standard, SKIMS, Hawthorne and Good American (previously also Reformation and Glossier). He holds a degree from Harvard University and is based in New York with his long-time partner Derek Blasberg .