12 excerpts on the topic “Investment”
Joris Poggioli
[…] We don’t have any investors. Honestly, when it comes to money today, you can find it. I’ve been lucky. There are a lot of people who’ve approached me to invest. I’ve always refused. As an architect, I work with a lot of property dealers. These are people who could lend us money because we worked hard, and they saw how serious we were. But the idea is to launch a brand for two years and work with retailers we have targeted, who’ve already contacted me, whom I know well but with whom I couldn’t collaborate before because we were working with galleries. […]
[…] JB
We just turned down an offer. Of course it’s interesting to have access to larger machines, bigger productions and all. But there is hardly anything that we couldn’t facilitate through collaborations, I think. Maybe it will be more a question of joining forces. Foundries coming together in offering services, maintenance and support. Streamlining the more repetitive stuff and freeing more time for creation. That could be great. […]
Elizaveta Porodina
[…] I felt trapped: “What else can you do? How can you break the ceiling?”, and that obviously meant entering the “ring” and playing the game. It means a lot of investment (free editorials) and a lot of hard work. It means reaching a very new stage of you being social and building your network around you. […]
[…] RM
We also wanted to strategically question, but also perfect, a financial model that would allow and support the work to take place in another way. So by owning the economy of the work (editor’s note: InOtherWords), we can start to generate opportunities for ourselves, and we don’t have to be the victims of budget issues, which are very passive when you’re a designer relying on commissions. We can start to be a bit more entrepreneurial, which is useful. […]
Services Généraux
[…] A
To create a studio such as SG you need no investment other than time (…) As for us, when we were approached we had the impression that someone was coming to reap the benefits of the three years we had spent working our asses off. […]
Services Généraux
[…] If we were ever asked to participate in a creative project with a creative and financial investment, if it was attractive enough I think we would do it. Helping people get started is a good thing. If the possibility presents itself, why not. […]
[…] Now if someone wants to invest in our company, in our talent, if we retain 100 %creative say‑so, we can always sit down and talk. If it’s in terms of administrative duties or other things of that nature, why not, some are very talented and it could be very profitable for us. But control over the creative process and decision‑making comes first. […]
Yorgo Tloupas
[…] I was talking about this with a friend the other day who told me that Tom Dixon lost control of his furniture company after he brought investors onboard. The idea, for me, is to keep control of my businesses. Which is why I created a holding company. […]
Yorgo Tloupas
[…] In our business there’s no reason not to adopt forms of equity payment or royalties. […]
Mirko Borsche
[…] Now we own our space. That was the decision we made, as an office, to be free from any money issues, to have a warm space, and to work. These things are definitely strategic, keeping us a bit more free. Obviously we all need money, but we don’t need that much money anymore, because our rent was 6000 euros before and it was a very small space, like 180 square meters… […]
Mirko Borsche
[…] It used to be the same here. They wanted to buy my office for ages, but we never sold it. Now it turns out that we have better clients and better connections than they would ever have. […]
Stephanie D’heygere
[…] In terms of business, my dream model is COMME des GARÇONS. I love that brand. They don’t do a lot of accessories, but they still have beautiful leather goods and they also invested in young brands, especially through their concept‑stores. […]

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