Abigail Cook Stone

Founder, Otherland

In 2017, Otherland Founder Abigail Cook Stone set out to build a different kind of candle brand. Inspired by her lifelong passion for art and interiors, her moderately healthy obsession with candles, and her family philosophy of finding small ways to elevate everyday life with “extra verve,” Otherland was born. To create Otherland, Abigail married her backgrounds in art, e-commerce, and venture capital. While attending Columbia Business School, she was an associate at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture fund, and a partner at Dorm Room Fund, First Round Capital’s student-run VC fund. She has an MBA from Columbia and previously worked at Ralph Lauren in Art Acquisitions.