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Kinvara Balfour advises companies big and small on what is cool out there in the zeitgeist. She understands the worlds of tech and popular culture and the psychology that drives them.
Kinvara Balfour has had roles at Condé Nast and the Telegraph Magazine, where she was Style Editor. In 2004, she was appointed London Editor at DailyCandy.com; Balfour launched the brand to mass acclaim (the US web phenomenon was acquired by Comcast in 2008). In 2012 she launched a digital blog platform for Time Out. In 2014, she was appointed founding partner of tech start-up StyleCard. In 2016 Balfour was Digital Consultant for Vanity Fair UK, directing the publication’s digital content. In 2016, she acted as Senior Advisor to Silicon Valley start-up SWNG, joining a team headed up by co-founders Tommy Stadlen and Fred Blackford, and chairman, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. SWNG was acquired by Microsoft in 2017.
As of 2014, Kinvara Balfour hosts Fashion in Conversation for Apple Inc., a series of interviews with global icons at the Apple store which is available to an audience of over 900 million on iTunes. In 2014, she was one of the few women invited to speak at President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Kinvara Balfour is the creator of THE VISIONARIES, a series of mini-films shot on iPhone, filmed and directed by herself, which feature the thought leaders of the world.