Meetings between direct-to-consumer retail brand founders

If you’re a founder of a direct-to-consumer brand join our meetings to share ideas and advice with brand creators like you.


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Tuesday 8th June, 2pm (online)

DTC vs. Retail Partners.
Getting value from PR.

Tuesday 6th July, 4pm (central London)

Roundtable discussion.
In-person networking.

Talk to other DTC founders about managing investors, scaling, hiring, international expansion, cash flow, retail partners, choosing suppliers, exit planning or whatever else is on your mind.

“After taking part in an Upper Clash chat Leon and one of his partners introduced me to someone who would later end up joining our board as a non-executive director. I’m very much looking forward to networking at future events.”

St.John Pearce-Burke
Founder and MD

By Leon Bailey-Green, Director of UPPER CLASH

Join our meetings to get feedback and advice from a peer group of retail brand founders – all in a confidential environment.

Find out what’s worked for them, how they’re scaling and give them advice based on your experience.

Understand what’s going on in the wider market directly from the people influencing it, and welcome them into the network of contacts that help you as you grow your brand.

Get in touch if you’re interested in taking part in a meeting.

Our Founders group is for those that can resonate with starting and scaling a consumer retail brand.

Whether you sell exclusively direct-to-consumer, or through a mixture of retail partners, marketplaces and e-commerce, I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

“Leon introduced me to one of our now investors and board members which I’m very grateful for. I hadn’t heard of Upper Clash when he approached me to join one of the online discussions but it has definitely been worth getting involved!”

Natanel Bigger, Founder & CEO, Monpure London

“It was a pleasure taking part in the Upper Clash session. It’s good to take time out to speak to other directors. I look forward to joining again.”

Abi Weeds, Managing Director, Odylique

Interested in joining? Complete this form.

Meetings take place online and in-person.

If accepted you will receive invitations to sessions.

These meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule.