Parker Parade

Sean Parker Has Invested in E-Cigarette Maker NJOY, Because Disruption

"The common thread between these companies is a missionary desire to leverage technology to change the world."
(Photo: flickr.com/leweb3)

(Photo: flickr.com/leweb3)

Fresh off his fantasy wedding, Sean Parker has found another company worth his investment dollars. The Next Web reports that the onetime president of Facebook has joined a $75 million round raised by NJOY, a company that makes e-cigarettes.

Perhaps you remember their commercial starring Courtney Love?

Mr. Parker explained his thinking: “As an entrepreneur and investor I’m drawn to disruptive companies in explosive new markets.” He added:

“The common thread between these companies is a missionary desire to leverage technology to change the world. I’m optimistic that the clever application of technology might someday obsolete the combustion cigarette and all the harm it causes.”

Better head for the hills, R.J. Reynolds!

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