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Kids’ Clothing Maker Lolly Wolly Doodle Grabs $20 Million Investment Led by Steve Case’s Revolution Growth

Steve Case’s Revolution Growth has led a $20 million investment in Lolly Wolly Doodle, a North Carolina-based kids’ clothing maker that has built its business on the back of Facebook. The company has developed a huge following on the social network, where it posts images of items — mostly dresses and skirts — and takes online orders in the comments section, only manufacturing each article of clothing after it has determined the demand for it. Founder Brandi Tysinger-Temple explained the concept in a video interview with Kara Swisher last fall.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald