Stripped of their outdoor gear before their move to Los Angeles, Rachelle Snyder and her husband arrived in the city surrounded by tantalizing outdoor adventure, but with no equipment to enjoy it — and nowhere to affordably get it.
That problem led them to co-found Arrive Outdoors, an outdoor travel company that rents hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing and snowshoe gear and attire.
On Thursday, Santa Monica-based Arrive Outdoors announced they raised a $4.75 million seed round, led by Freestyle Capital.
The very angry sounding man throatily roars:
Quality woman repellent. Bankrupt in no time. Fire the guy who came up with this pitch. And everyone who signed off on it. That name makes me not wanna drink your water. Fire your marketing guy.
This is not your average heavy metal album. In fact, the lyrics are entirely composed of little anti-ditties, if you will, of real word-for-word hate comments from social media commenters and online reviewers who for some reason are very angry about Liquid Death Mountain Water.
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Lambs co-founder and CEO Arthur Menard de Calenge got an urgent message several weeks ago. A customer who also happens to be a doctor said the hospital he works at was completely out of N95 masks and had run out of surgical masks, too. Doctors were coming to work wearing whatever they could find to cover their faces — ski masks, a scarf, bandana, whatever.
The doctor had started creating homemade masks for himself with his sister, who would sew them, using a layer of Lambs' silver-lined "WaveStopper" fabric, along with a layer of sheets that have very dense knits.
Since silver has been shown in studies to have some antiviral properties, "this was the best homemade solution he could create," Menard de Calenge said, "and so he actually reached out to see if we could help in providing more fabric to create those homemade masks for other doctors and the hospital."
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