Loose Threads Advisors for Fundraising — Your Capital Coach

Loose Threads Advisors for Fundraising

Your capital coach.

Our Approach

We provide emerging companies in the consumer economy strategic guidance for their fundraising process. Our goal is to make your capital raise as successful and quick as possible while maximizing your company’s long-term optionality to scale, sell or remain independent.

What’s Included

Goals & Expectations

We have an initial discussion about your fundraising goals and expectations.

Deck & Narrative Review

Loose Threads completes a fundraising deck and narrative review with actionable recommendations.

Potential Investors

We strategize about potential investors and possible introductions.

For an additional retainer, Loose Threads is available to talk through developments and advise on the fundraising process as it evolves.    

Pricing

Pricing is correlated to the size of the fundraising round. However, it is not contingent on any deal closing and is to be paid upon Loose Threads’ completion of the work. It is not a success fee.

$10,000+

for helping with fundraising rounds up to $1 million

$25,000+

for helping with fundraising rounds up to $5 million

$50,000+

for helping with fundraising rounds up to $10 million

Bespoke pricing for fundraising over $10 million

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Loose Threads Espresso subscribers get one newsletter each week, which features:

  1. The Filter: One piece of no-nonsense analysis that examines an important development in the consumer ecosystem, which you can read in five minutes or less.
  2. The Grind: Quick, to-the-point analysis of five important news stories from the week, contextualized through two lenses:
    1. Why is it interesting?
    2. Why does it matter?

Loose Threads Espresso is $9 a month or $90 a year. You can cancel anytime.  

Yes. Please contact us to learn more.

If you subscribe to Loose Threads Espresso annually and want to upgrade to Loose Threads Membership, we will credit the remaining months on your Espresso subscription towards your Loose Threads Membership. Please contact us if you would like to upgrade since this is currently a manual process.

We made Loose Threads Espresso as affordable as possible for students and professionals. We currently do not offer student discounts.

If you aren’t satisfied with your subscription, you can cancel it on your own by:

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Loose Threads Advisors — Long-term strategic advising for companies in the consumer economy.

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Our Approach

We work with companies on everything from their core business model to their sales, marketing and operations. We’re here to help you build something that lasts, which we do by providing domain knowledge, connections, competitive analysis, professional education and research.

Domain Expertise

We have intense domain expertise within fashion, apparel, beauty, cosmetics and CPG and industries. We’ve worked with both early and later-stage companies.

We Scale With You

We work with companies as they grow and their needs evolve, delivering value throughout their lifecycle. 

Robust Resources 

We bring capital, connections and research to the table, which are aligned with our mutual long-term focus and aim to cultivate as much expertise within your company as possible.

Flexible and Aligned Compensation 

Importantly, our business model, a sliding scale of short-term and long-term compensation, is aligned to evolve with a company as it grows.

All Loose Threads Advisory customers get a 50% discount on Loose Threads Membership, which provides actionable analysis, insights and private events that help you drive growth, and receive personalized Research Briefings six times a year.  

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Actionable Playbooks that outline opportunities, questions and frameworks for you to act on.

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Deep dives on the future of the new consumer economy.

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We're a mission-driven and diverse group of entrepreneurs, strategic thinkers and industry experts deeply engaged in the consumer economy.


Team

Richie Siegel — Founder & CEO

Richie is the founder and lead analyst at Loose Threads, which provides research and guidance for next-generation consumer companies. He is known for a deep understanding of Amazon’s fashion play, the direct-to-consumer boom, fast fashion’s dominance and the shifting retail landscape. Fast Company named Richie’s Loose Threads Podcast one of the 10 Great Business Podcasts and his writing has been published and featured in The Business of Fashion, Fashion REDEF, Retail Dive, Lean Luxe and many other publications.

He previously ran Customer Insights at a fast-growing fashion/tech startup and founded and ran a NY-based menswear line. His operational background allows him to work at both the micro and macro level, driving growth and long-term strategy with an execution-focused mindset.

Natasha Bluth — Head of Research and Editorial

Natasha joins Loose Threads with a diverse background in journalism and research. She has experience with field reporting and editorial management, in addition to conducting in-depth research and crafting data-driven analysis. Her editorial work spans multiple verticals, from foreign policy to business and culture, with bylines in publications including The International Business Times, PBS NewsHour, and News Deeply. Natasha is particularly interested in how developments in the tech and media world are driving new business models and consumer behavior, as well as how globalization continues to foment and steer international business trends.


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We’re a mission-driven and diverse group of entrepreneurs, strategic thinkers and industry experts deeply engaged with the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce. We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team. Get in touch below if you’re interested.

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We at Loose Threads analyze many different facets of the consumer economy. We have individual and corporate subscribers who work in the industries we cover. While we listen to our members closely, our analysis, opinions and writing will always remain independent. Sometimes we will partner with companies for events and sponsorships, but these collaborations are exclusive to these events.

All Loose Threads analysts publish ethics statements, which outline any potential conflicts.

I own a small number of stocks across a range of industries, including mutual funds and IRAs. The two stocks I own in the sectors we cover are Amazon, Shopify and Stitch Fix. Ownership of these stocks does not impact how I cover these companies or their industries more broadly. I have held these stocks for a long period of time and do not make short-term trades.

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We put these major themes in context so you understand the implications. Then we put forth tactical solutions so you can take action and drive long-lasting growth.

We take an interdisciplinary approach, combining insights from fashion, apparel, beauty, accessories, hospitality, CPG and food. These once independent verticals are increasingly part of the same conversation.


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