Carmen Busquets

SeaLegacy  Ambassador   |  

Carmen Busquets is a notable luxury fashion professional, investor, and SeaLegacy Ambassador.


Carmen Busquets is a Venezuelan entrepreneur, strategic investor, and philanthropist whose
career in the luxury fashion industry spans over three decades. She was the co-founder and
largest individual private shareholder of Net-a-Porter, and her other notable investments have
included Cult Beauty, where she was also appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors,
Farfetch, Lyst and The Business of Fashion.

From founding the avant-garde luxury fashion boutique Cabus in Caracas in 1990, through
launching CoutureLab – a boutique, e-commerce, and content platform that promoted fashion-
transcending trends and one-off and limited edition handcrafted pieces – in 2006, right up to the
present-day, Carmen has always valued artisan craftsmanship and cultural heritage as much as
innovative technologies. is Carmen’s current investment and philanthropic vehicle, a natural
continuation of her commitment to experiment and challenge existing ideas. This investment
repertoire includes tech-driven venture capital funds such as Imaginary, Felix Susa Ventures
and Kindred, as well as innovative and disruptive online B2B businesses Platforme, UNMADE,
Wishi, Flowerbx, and TAGWALK. As part of her mission to expand fashion-tech’s potential to
advance sustainable development in the luxury fashion industry. She is a consultant and
strategic investor to Osomtex, which focuses on textile recycling and is the co-founder investor
of new platforms, THE FLOORR, UPPFIRST, and PSYKHE AI, to support the internet’s transition
to Web3.

In addition to her investments, Carmen leverages her entrepreneurial expertise to help non-profit
organizations engaged in the conservation of the earth’s natural resources in sustainable
economic development, and in providing education and human rights for all. Carmen is a National Council member of WWF-US and is on the Board of Glasswing International, Parsons School of Design, Goleadoras, and Pacunam.

“I was born in Venezuela and grew up by the Caribbean Sea. My best memories as a child and adolescent are of the times my family spent in the Los Roques Archipelago National Park. Immersing myself in nature and swimming in the sea helped to ground my life and my worldview by appreciating all that nature provides. I became a SeaLegacy ambassador to support the important work they do to protect and rewild the ocean and because I want future generations to be able to experience the same connection with the sea that I grew up with.”

Carmen Busquets

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