Rachel Moranis

Rachel Moranis

An American business woman and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of BriefMe and The Matriarchy, and the founder of Octopus Holdings.

Rachel Moranis is an American business woman and entrepreneur that is most well-known for being the co-founder and creative director of BriefMe. She is also the founder of Octopus Holdings, and the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Matriarchy.

Moranis received undergraduate degrees in the history of art and architecture, as well as architectural history and criticism from Brown University. She received a graduate degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

Moranis has worked as an intern at MASS Design Group, and was also a design director at Getaway House Inc.


BriefMe is a company that has created an application to constantly curate news from sources around the world. They have developed an algorithm to locate viral news clips and bits from every news source. They determine a ranking of the clips and and posts with the goal of being unbiased and apolitical.

The company pulls and ranks articles, topics, and categories from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media based on the virality. They typically take from national outlets, local platforms, and more.


November 2018
Left a co-founding role at The Matriarchy
November 2018
Founded Octopus Holdings

Rachel Moranis founded Octopus Holdings in November 2018.

June 2018
Co-founded The Matriarchy

Rachel Moranis co-founded The Matriarchy on June 2018 and served as the companies Chief Creative Officer until November 2018.

September 2017
Left a job at Getaway House

From November 2014 to September 2017 (2 years and 11 months), Rachel Moranis served as the design director for Getaway House, an integrated manufacturer and rental service for tiny houses.

November 2016
Left a co-founding role at BriefMe

BriefMe would later shut down in December 2016.

July 2015
Left a job at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

From January 2015 to July 2015 (7 months), Rachel Moranis served as research assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

November 2014
Co-founded BriefMe

Rachel Moranis co-founded the news company BriefMe in November 2014 and served as the companies Chief Creative Officer.

Graduated from Harvard University

Rachel Moranis attended the Harvard University of Graduate School of Design from 2011 to 2014.

August 2012
Left an internship at MASS Design Group

From June 2012 to August 2012 (3 months), Rachel Moranis served as an intern at MASS Design Group.

Graduated from Brown University

Rachel Moranis attended Brown University from 2005 to 2009 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Architectural History and Criticism, and a bachelor's of visual arts in History of Art and Architecture.



Further reading


BriefMe Launches Socially-Ranked News App In Latest Entrant In Front Page Revolution

Danny Crichton


March 3, 2015

Harvard Startup to Help You Consume the News



January 5, 2015

Documentaries, videos and podcasts





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