Romain Moyne, co-founder and CTO of Hypeed says: « Online versions of established fashion magazines consist of great pictures, but they all show the same content and have not embraced the power of crowdsourcing which brings creativity, quality content and above all the real people’s trends.” Moyne, who is 22 years old and has started his first company when he was 16, sees Hypeed as the next generation fashion magazine. “We’
Hypeed launched in public beta on January 28th after only 4 months of development and private testing, and has already received over 200 contributions with more than 700 photos. People from 26 countries around the world participated in 9 magazine features so far.
“The fashion business is currently undergoing a paradigm shift” according to Nicolas Metzke, co-founder and CEO of Hypeed. He continues, “Iconic designers and super-models live in silos. Consumers get most of their inspiration from other consumers”. Metzke has successfully started Internet companies since the year 2000 and now wants to make of Hypeed the ultimate fashion trend tracker.
Word-of-mouth recommendations are extremely powerful for marketing and sales. Brands including France’s Marithé + François Girbaud and young designers such as Yaz from Paris have recognized the potential of Hypeed and have already cooperated in the creation of the magazine fashion features. Muriel Delamarzelle, Communications Director at Marithé + François Girbaud says: “The fashion business has short business cycles. Fashion labels like ours need to have an open channel to the market if we don’t want to miss a season’s trend. Hypeed is the perfect media to get access to opinion leaders.”
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Hypeed SAS is a French Limited Liability Company founded in 2009 by Nicolas Metzke and Romain Moyne with an anonymous investor. Hypeed operates a fashion website for consumers. Members can upload, score and comment photo contributions. The best contributions are published as online fashion magazine. Hypeed’s mission statement is: Fashion by Real People. Hypeed is receiving support from Region Ile-de-France and OSEO Innovation, a French agency supporting young innovative companies.
Website: http://www.hypeed.com , Corporate blog: http://blog.hypeed.com
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