Brianne Kimmel is an angel investor and the founder of Work Life Ventures.
Brianne Kimmel publicly endorsed itiswhatitis.fm, an internet meme inspired Think Tank focused on raising money for causes benefiting racial injustice. itiswhatitis.fm has raised over $200,000 for three causes: Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund, The Okra Project, and The Innocence Project. Other notable publications and figures endorsing itiswhatitis include Forbes, Andrew Chen of Andressen Horowitz, and The Independent.
Kimmel also describes herself as a "#1 fan, proud mom, old grandma" of the internet meme, "It is what it is." The meme, represented by a lips emoji with two eyes emoji surrounding it, originated on TikTok. It eventually transitioned to Twitter and was popularized by a "diverse, ragtag group of young technologists tired of the status quo tech industry." Those who included the emojis in their Twitter profile were invited into a private group.
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Attention from the meme was directed to raising money for causes benefiting racial injustice. Itiswhatitis.fm raised over $200,000 for three causes: Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund, The Okra Project, and The Innocence Project. Other notable publications and figures endorsing itiswhatitis included Forbes, Andrew Chen of Andressen Horowitz, and The Independent.
September 10, 2019
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