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Fashion website founder could net £50m windfall

New York City : NY : USA | Apr 01, 2010 at 12:29 AM PDT
Source: The Independent
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The founder of the Net-a-Porter website looks set to reap an estimated £50 million windfall today after agreeing to sell her stake in the business to the owner of the Cartier and Montblanc brands. Natalie Massenet, a former fashion journalist who set up the e-tailer in June 2000, will remain as executive... FULL ARTICLE AT The Independent
 
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