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Pursuitist Luxury

Pursuitist is a destination site for the affluent that curates the good things in life, from travel, food, style, leisure and gadgets. The site features acclaimed writers sharing their favorite travel destinations, restaurants, events, experiences and luxury brands. Contributors sharing their favorite luxuries include Gretchen Kelly (New York Post, Frommers), Erica Swallow (Mashable, CosmoGirl.com), Carrie Coolidge (Luxist, Forbes), Paul Carr (The Guardian, TechCrunch), Shandana Durrani (Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour), Leila Cohan-Miccio (Saveur) and many more.

Pursuitist is luxury redefined. It’s about finding and sharing the good things in life. To inspire, educate and be relevant. Pursuitist is one destination site with 9 targeted sections (Arts, Auto, Epicurean, Family, Green, House, Style, Tech and Travel) best described as an online mashup of The Huffington Post and Conde Nast Publishing.

Pursuitist is a targeted platform for luxury advertisers to connect and engage with affluent consumers. Advertising is managed by Robb Report, and advertisers have included Burberry, Rolls-Royce, Coach, BMW, Johnnie Walker, Chase Bank, Audemars Piguet, Broadmoor Hotel and Cosmopolitan Hotel. Pursuitist readers are affluent – 65% of the readers have an annual income of $75k and up.

Upcoming functionality to the site will include community reviews, luxury ranking, flash sales, Facebook integration and on-the-go recommendations with the Pursuitist iPhone App.

The initial launch was self-funded. For the expansion into mobile and user-generated reviews, the next financing round will be expanded to include angel investors.

Recent Milestones

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    Pursuitist Luxury — Having partnered with Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Business Insider and IGN, India’s largest media conglomerate has entered into a strategic partnership with Pursuitist.com for the launch of Pursuitist India. (12/5/13)
    Posted 12/5/13 at 9:38am via pursuitist.com
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    Pursuitist Luxury — Luxury Lifestyle Blog Pursuitist.com Unveils New Design and Celebrates 50K Affluent Facebook Fans (4/30/13)
    Posted 5/1/13 at 5:01pm via wsj.com
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    Pursuitist Luxury — Askmen.com names Pursuitist CEO Christopher Parr as "One of the 6 Coolest Men in Fashion..." (2/4/12)
    Posted 5/1/13 at 4:57pm via askmen.com
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    Pursuitist Luxury — Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Pursuitist’s Social Network for Affluent Consumers & Luxury Brands (9/5/11)
    Posted 5/1/13 at 4:55pm via nytimes.com
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    Pursuitist Luxury — LuxuryDaily: Engaging with Marc Jacobs and Jimmy Choo's Tamara Mellon... (8/2/11)
    Posted 5/1/13 at 4:59pm via luxurydaily.com
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    Pursuitist Luxury — Halogen Media group is managing advertising and has brought in BMW, Coach and Burberry as initial advertisers. (7/31/11)
    Posted 8/11/11 at 12:50pm via elitechoice.org
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    Pursuitist Luxury — Pursuitist Officially Launches with Guest Contributors from Mashable, Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler, and The Guardian. (7/28/11)
    Posted 8/11/11 at 12:46pm via prnewswire.com
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    Pursuitist Luxury — Forbes called Pursuitist the "Best Luxury Blog." (6/1/10)
    Posted 7/1/10 at 7:20pm via buzzfeed.com

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Above: Pursuitist
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Above: Pursuitist Home
Uploaded: 8/12/11

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    Buzz Feed (buzzfeed.com) [edit]
    PR Newswire (prnewswire.com) [edit]
    Elite Choice (elitechoice.org) [edit]
    NY Times (nytimes.com) [edit]
    Askmen.com names Pursuitist Founder Christopher Parr "One of the 6 Coolest Men in Fashion..." (askmen.com) [edit]
    LuxuryDaily: Engaging with Marc Jacobs and Jimmy Choo's Tamara Mellon... (luxurydaily.com) [edit]
    Luxury Lifestyle Blog Pursuitist.com Unveils New Design and Celebrates 50K Affluent Facebook Fans (online.wsj.com) [edit]
    The Pursuitist, In Partnership with Times of India, to Launch Pursuitist India (pursuitist.com) [edit]
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