How ‘canceled’ was Away this Christmas?
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Hello! Situational awareness, as they say: Casper’s IPO filing is now online as of Friday afternoon. I’ll be back on Monday with my analysis.
Also on Monday: Away’s new CEO, former Lululemon executive Stuart Haselden, is supposed to start, per last month’s emergency announcement.
Haselden, if you recall, is joining the direct to consumer luggage company after a bit of a PR crisis. A month ago, The Verge published leaked embarrassing company Slack screenshots, claiming Away had a “toxic work environment,” which reportedly accelerated Haselden’s path to the CEO job at Away.
One of the questions I had was whether the story — which dominated social media and holiday party conversations for a couple of weeks, at least in New York’s media and startup circles, including many Away early adopters — would be enough to affect consumer purchasing decisions.
Was Away “canceled,” based on a few bad Slack performances?
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