Aubrie Pagano

new york, ny
Ceo & co-founder, bow & drape


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“I've always rooted for underdogs. And in this current environment, female founders are the underdogs who deserve an equal shot at investment.”


Company Founded


VC Pitches Done


Total $ of venture
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Areas of Interest for Investing:
Consumer products, health and wellness, sustainability, financial services
Advice for XX Entrepreneurs
Plan for everything to cost 1.5x and take 1.5x as long. Focus your efforts on building the absolute best team (including investors) possible because they will make the difference in execution -- you can't do it alone.


Aubrie Pagano is the cofounder and CEO of Bow and Drape, the first platform for custom fashion. She has driven the business to profitability, retailing online and in over 350 Nordstroms, Bloomingdale's, and Macy's. She was named Forbe's 30 Under 30 in Retail, PayPal's 30 under 30 Makers + Shakers, LinkedIn's Next Wave of Professionals under 35, and introduced the world's first 3D printed accessories in market according to WWD. 

Prior to B&D, Aubrie was a Management Consultant at Fidelity Investments and also headed up strategy for Emily Muller Apparel. She holds a BA from Harvard and began her first business when she was six.