Office Hours Podcast: For Beauty Counter Founder Gregg Renfrew, It’s Not Just Makeup, It’s a Movement

On this week's episode of Office Hours, you'll hear from Gregg Renfrew, serial entrepreneur and founder of clean beauty company, Beauty Counter. She also serves on the board of directors of Supernova, my special purpose acquisition company.


Gregg has lived a life full of entrepreneurial endeavors starting in college when she started a house-cleaning business. We had a free-flowing conversation where we swapped lots of entrepreneurial learnings. Hear her insight about what to look for in an investor, ideas about scaling, her sensible passion for multi-channel business -- and why people should get rid of non-stick pans (which was news to me!).

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