Vice Media, Cofounder & CEO
$250 million, Gracie? Vice (formerly VBS. TV) is an online network streaming original content, 24/7, of course, and covering a compelling mix of domestic and international news, pop and underground culture, music, Millenial sports, and technology, and you read it right. Cofounder/CEO Shane Smith and his crew, including Academy Award-nominated director and Vice creative director Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) raised another $250 million back in September, for a grand total of $500 M raised this year alone.
Yep, they’re a hot New York property, based in Brooklyn, babe.
Oh, they also produce a show that airs on HBO.
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