The movie “Crazy Rich Asians” is doing big box office numbers this month:

However, that’s not really a good thing, according to some. The movie’s success made Vox’s David Roberts concerned about an apparent lack of wealth-shaming in the U.S. these days:

Really? Self-awareness reminders incoming!

That would be a great place to start! As you can see, only non-rich people helped start Vox’s parent company, Vox Media:

In December 2014, Vox Media raised a $46.5 million round led by the growth equity firm General Atlantic, estimating the media company’s value at around $380 million. Participants in Vox Media’s previous rounds include Accel Partners, Comcast Ventures, and Khosla Ventures. Other funders are Allen & Company, Providence Equity Partners, and various angel investors, including Ted Leonsis, Dan Rosensweig, Jeff Weiner, and Brent Jones. According to sources, the Series C in May 2012, valued Vox at $140 million. A Series D valued the company north of $200M, raising an additional $40M.

In August 2015, NBCUniversal made a $200 million equity investment in Vox Media, valuing the company at more than $1 billion.

We doubt Vox progressives showed much hostility toward those investors.



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