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Debra Langley

Debra Langley

Executive in Residence

Fashion Tech & VC

Partner Lyra Ventures

Fashion Tech & VC, Partner Lyra Ventures
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Debra Langley

Debra is a Partner with Lyra Ventures, a Singapore-based venture capital fund investing globally in B2B solutions and new commerce models that are transforming the role of fashion and retail in our lives. In addition, she advises various innovative companies that bring unique technology to commerce and popular culture.

She is a Board Director at WRAP, a non-profit based in Arlington, VA, USA that is dedicated to ensuring social compliance and integrity in global manufacturing, and she serves on the Advisory Board for Design Singapore Council, Singapore national agency for design, and the Advisory Council for Vogue Singapore. She is also an advisor to LABEL Ventures, a brand-focused investment platform. 

Previously, Debra was the CEO of a retail venture specializing in contemporary Asian fashion brands that was an early omnichannel proposition. Before this, she was President, DKNY JEANS International, leading the business in all non-US markets, and President Asia-Pacific for Borderlinx, a global ecommerce enabler. Prior to that, she was a co-founder of an online health and wellness platform in partnership with philanthropist Michael Milken, and held a business development position in New York for the international division of the Hearst Corporation.

Debra is a US and New Zealand citizen, and a Singapore Permanent Resident.

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Topics I am able to advise on:
  • Fund Raising
  • Market Insights Fashion Tech Innovation
  • Asia Partnerships (Especially Southeast Asia and Japan)
What to expect:
  • Access high-caliber industry veterans and thought leaders with decades of experience
  • Receive one-on-one tailored advice and guidance
  • Gain insights and strategies to help you stay ahead of the competition
  • Identify key opportunities to further develop your business
  • Receive guidance to best manage your business and resources
  • Stay ahead of the competition with cutting-edge strategies

Hear from others who have worked with 

Debra Langley

Any founder would be lucky to have Debra in their corner. Aside from her depth of industry knowledge related to all things tech, retail and fashion, Debra is extremely personable and gifted in her ability to connect the dots and open up her vast network to help unblock founders. She’s the embodiment of the word empathy — something all founders can use more of on the challenging journey of building an enduring business.

Qasim Mohammad
Director
 at 
Wittington Ventures

No words can truly capture the value that Debra has brought to our company’s growth! Her astounding network of connections and the way she shapes opportunities is unparalleled to anyone else in the industry! Highly recommend to any company who is ready to supercharge their growth.

Mike Charalambous
CEO
 at 
Threedium

Growth hacker. Critical thinker. Guru. Turbo connector. Fashion and fashion tech icon. Simply incredible. Debra Langley is a unicorn. Period.

Zarina Stanford
CMO
 at 
Bazaarvoice

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Business Development
budget planning
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Collection Development
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Creative direction
DEIB
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E-commerce optimization
Fashion in the metaverse
Fashion technology
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Global market expansion
inclusive design
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