Visiting Dignitaries

For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some ‘Tokens’


You may not have heard of Quarterly, a Los Angeles-based startup that raised $1.25 million last April, but its business model is no doubt familiar. In the same subscription service vein as Birchbox (or its questionable cousin Dollar Shave Club), Quarterly lets customers sign-up for “wonderful” deliveries curated by their favorite writers, bloggers, founders, thinkers, or  Silicon Valley design schools every three months.

Quarterly was founded by Zach Frechette, the former editor-in-chief of GOOD magazine (his tenure preceded June’s massive layoffs) and the company has received funding from True Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, as well Y Combinator partner Garry Tan, the founder of Posterous.  Read More