Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Tyra Banks invests in fashion site TheHunt.com
Tyra Banks 39 year old supermodel turned talk show host and the owner of Fierce Capital LLC has reportedly invested in TheHunt.com. TheHunt.com is a first community-driven online shopping site that makes it easy and fun to shop for the things you see in photos on sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. The company is based in San Francisco and co-founded by tech entrepreneurs Tim Weingarten and Simon Peck, the company is a seed stage startup that has raised $2.7M in funding led by Javelin Venture Partners.
"I created Fierce Capital LLC because supporting female owned, led and targeted businesses is extremely important to me. We are excited about The Hunt, our first fashion investment, because it truly sucks to discover a great style item but not be able to find and buy it. The Hunt solves that fashion dilemma in a fun and innovative way," Tyra told WWD.
"What I love about The Hunt is that women help other women find their perfect outfit [head-to-toe]. I am excited to be part of this new approach to collective retail and styling," Tyra added.