Sophia Amoruso Raises $1.2 Million for New Company, Girlboss

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso may have been temporarily knocked down after her famous clothing brand Nasty Gal declared bankruptcy earlier this year, but the fashion queen is back in business after having raised $1.2 million for a new digital media company named after her brand, Girlboss.

The money was raised by a few venture groups including Facebook alumni fund Slow Ventures.

Though some way wonder about her new direction into the world of media, Amoruso told Forbes magazine, “I think I’ve always somewhat been in the media business, having built the brand in my voice since I was 22 years old. This is the second brand I’ve created accidentally but the first business I’ve started intentionally.”

The focus of the Girlboss digital media company, according to its founder, will be to become “a platform focused on redefining success for a new generation of women”.

The company will include a website known as Girlboss.com, an e-mail newsletter, as well as future podcasts and books centered on women in business.

Though the Netflix series based on Amoruso’s life, “Girlboss”, was recently cancelled, if you want to hear more from Sophia you can pick up her new upcoming book in October – “The Girlboss Workbook: An Interactive Journal for Winning at Life.”