Tyra Banks Partners with “The Hunt”

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The Hunt, the first community-driven online shopping website that makes social media photos shoppable, announced that fashion icon Tyra Banks is investing and partnering with them. The investment comes through Tyra’s recently formed Fierce Capital, LLC, the investment arm of The Tyra Banks Company, for which she is Chairman and CEO. The Hunt marks the first fashion investment for Tyra through Fierce Capital, LLC.  Tyra see The Hunt not just as an investment but also as a real opportunity to help women seek out style inspiration.

[The Hunt is the first community-driven online shopping experience that makes it easy and fun to shop for the things you see in photos on sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. The Hunt is an evolution in online shopping and solves shopper’s foremost pain point when browsing these sites: where to actually purchase the item in the photo. Based in San Francisco and co-founded by tech entrepreneurs Tim Weingarten and Simon Peck.]

Fresh off a completion of the three-year Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School, Tyra has established Fierce Capital, LLC to help promising startups raise capital and develop profitable business strategies. Through Fierce Capital, LLC, Tyra is leveraging her unique background of 20 years as a leader in fashion, beauty and entertainment.

Tyra joins the ranks of The Hunt’s distinguished investors including, actor and investor Ashton Kutcher and partner Guy Oseary, Co-founders of AGR-ade Investments, Rohan Oza, former Chief Marketing Officer of Coca-Cola Company’s still coke brands and Founder of Idea Merchants Capital, RedOne, the Grammy winning producer behind Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, Keli Lee, EVP of Casting for ABC Entertainment Group and Anjula Acharia-Bath, CEO of A-Series Entertainment.

In just a few months, The Hunt has surged to one million monthly unique visitors and hundreds of thousands of active members that have started over 150,000 hunts and found over 250,000 products for each other. Have you tried The Hunt?