So Fashion Indie has spent the past month on the investment trail. We just finished a massive business plan which sets us on the course to build an ad network for indie publishers. We just moved in with our lawyers, who have been kind enough to provide us space in their 10th floor office on 57th and Lex. And we’ve been meeting with a couple of financial advisors who have been helping us with valuation of our company (which seems to be worth a lot more than I originally thought, score). Now comes the fun part. Pitching.
You see we know what we have here. Our events have brought in thousands, our network of designers is larger than Gen Arts, and we have been increasing in site traffic by 25% EVERY MONTH SINCE JANUARY 2007!!! We have become a voice for independent fashion and our talents have been noticed by companies like H&M, maurices, Pervonia, Gucci, and American Express. Time Out New York just listed us as one of the Top Five blogs in New York City and we our last fashion week event was chronicled by MTV True Life. Plus, next month I make my person debut on Lawrence of America, a show on The Travel Chanel. Basically, Fashion Indie Media has hit the tipping point and now it’s time to find someone to put a little bit of money in, so that we can take this homegrown company on the road. But the question is, who?
That’s where Steve Aoki comes in. Ya see, Steve is kind-of my hero. He’s uberly cool, he’s a self made “Kid Millionaire”, and he’s known in the indie field as a king of sorts. Steve would not only bring the finance we would need to grow, but working with him would help FashionIndie.com and our 20 other partner sites reach out to a dedicated audience. So I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to get in with Steve Aoki. The Cobra Snake has become our new favorite source for photos, Aoki events are getting pushed out to our network, and I just got accepted into the Dim Mak Facebook family. All and all, it’s been getting me a few steps closer to the Mak daddy himself, Steve Aoki.
So indies, here’s where you can help. If you or anyone you know, is friends, acquaintances, and/or are Steve Aoki, contact me at email@example.com. Yes, I plan to ask Steve for money, but it’s for a really good reason and we’re looking to unload some stock in his hands. Shouldn’t be that hard to get him in, once he sees that most of our readers have bought his last CD, attend his concerts, and wear Dim Mak on the daily, right.
PS. If any of you out there are looking to invest in a company that speaks to a young, hip urban market let us know. We can take your money as well.