Divya Gugnani brings 16+ years of investment and entrepreneurial experience to her role as Founder and Partner of Concept to Co. She is also the cofounder of Wander Beauty, the first travel-inspired beauty brand launching on QVC in early 2015. Prior to that, she co-founded Send the Trend and sold it to QVC, where she focused on digital innovation. Divya started her business career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and then moved on to private equity and venture capital at Investcorp International and FirstMark Capital. She has evaluated and invested in over 30 companies as a venture capitalist and active angel investor.
Divya is a self-proclaimed startup junkie, a food and fashion lover as well as a beauty experimenter. She has appeared regularly on several shows on NBC and MSNBC. She has also been featured in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Deal, Crains, among several other publications. Divya has contributed to The Huffington Post, TODAYshow.com, Daily Beast, The Nest Magazine and Woman’s World. She is the author of the book Sexy Women Eat: Secrets to Eating What You Want and Still Looking Fabulous, published by HarperCollins. In addition to a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Divya attended the French Culinary Institute.
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