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Brianne Kimmel

Brianne Kimmel

Brianne Kimmel is an angel investor and the founder of Work Life Ventures.

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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.

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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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itiswhatitis.fm can be found mobile browsers using these emojis followed by ".fm"

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.

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September 10, 2019

At the helm of the new fund, Kimmel joins a small group of solo female general partners: Dream Machine's Alexia Bonatsos is targeting $25 million for her first fund; Day One Ventures' Masha Drokova raised $20 million for her debut effort last year; and Sarah Cone launched Social Impact Capital, a fund specializing in impact investing, in 2016, among others.
At the helm of the new fund, Kimmel joins a small group of solo female general partners

Emerging from stealth today, Work Life Ventures will invest up to $150,000 per company.

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