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Alex Nelson

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Alex Nelson is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman who co-founded Quincy, a New York City-based women’s brand that introduced a proprietary sizing model and algorithm. Together with fellow Harvard Business School graduate Christina Wallace, Nelson launched Quincy in June 2011. Throughout the nearly two years the company was in business Nelson served as the COO, overseeing a wide range of operational aspects of the company. The duo raised $950k in seed capital prior to launching and were viewed as two of the most influential women in today’s fashion-tech industry.

After Quincy closed its doors, Nelson joined Google’s payments team as a product manager. Today she serves as the global head of product management of Anheuser-Busch’s InBev.

Prior to attending Harvard Business School, Nelson received her BS in mechanical engineering from MIT, going on to work at The Boston Consulting Group’s offices in Boston, London, and New York. During this time she focused primarily on the retail industry, which is what prepared her for Quincy. Unfortunately, in January 2013, Quincy was forced to shut down.

Sources used to write this entrepreneur’s profile include the entrepreneur’s personal LinkedIn profile, the entrepreneur’s personal website, a March 2012 article in BostInno, and a 2012 article from The Grindstone.


Companies and Investments

Quincy (Co-Founder & COO), The Boston Consulting Group (Consultant), Google (Product Manager), Anheuser-Busch InBev (Global Head of Product Management)


Lessons Learned

Before you launch your brand, make sure you conduct in-depth market research in order to get a better idea of what kind of demand there is for your product or service.

Starting a business undoubtedly comes with challenges and hiccups, it’s how you deal with these obstacles that matter.

Be authentic and listen to yourself, above all others.

When in doubt, go simple. Don’t overcomplicate things or try to do too much at once. It will come back to bite you eventually.


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The worst fashion mistake is to try to pull off trends that you don’t feel comfortable in.

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