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Friends In High Places

Friends In High Places

Guess Which Superangel Helped Adore Me Raises $2.5 M. for Quiz-Based Lingerie

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Two months ago, Betabeat interviewed Morgan Hermand-Waiche, cofounder of the virtual lingerie subscription service Adore Me, for a profile of superangel Fabrice Grinda. Mr. Grinda usually invests in companies that knock off an existing, proven idea, but Adore Me is one of his rare original investments.

Last week, Adore Me announced a $2.5 million round of funding from venture capital firms and angel investors. No surprise, as Mr. Grinda helped Adore Me raise its first $500,000 just by sending out a few emails. Adore Me is headquarted in the suite next to Mr. Grinda’s. Read More

Friends In High Places

Moot’s Bromance With Andrew W.K. Continues to Pay Dividends

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Rocker, motivational speaker and Twitter personality Andrew W.K. is a longtime friend of 4chan ever since the remixologists of /b/ meme-ified his song “Party Hard.” The rocker has appeared in live chats with 4channers and hit up the Williamsburg night life with 4chan founder Chris “Moot” Poole. Brand boosting all around! Now Mr. W.K. is venturing into Moot’s new site, the image editor-based forum Canv.as. Read More