ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pete Snyder, CEO of Disruptor Capital, and Paul Trible, CEO of Ledbury, announced today that Disruptor Capital has made a major investment in Ledbury, a Richmond-based shirt-maker and social commerce company. The investment will help Ledbury support nearly 50 jobs and continue its remarkable recent growth.
“I’m doubly blessed with this opportunity,” said Disruptor Capital CEO Pete Snyder. “Not only do I have the opportunity to be a part of an innovative and market leading company, but also one that is helping to drive Virginia’s future economy. Today, I’m pleased to announce a major investment in Ledbury, one of the fastest growing companies in the country and one of the hottest new brands in the world. Ledbury is an amazing Virginia entrepreneurial success story that is creating good jobs in Central Virginia, and playing a key role in spurring the Commonwealth's ongoing economic recovery.”
Snyder added, “I’m thrilled that our investment will help Ledbury create even more new Virginia jobs, while continuing its rise as one of the global leaders in social commerce. This investment in Virginia is another terrific opportunity for Disruptor Capital.”
“We are so happy to have the Disruptor team as partners in this next stage of Ledbury’s growth. Disruptor Capital’s CEO Pete Snyder brings with him a wealth of knowledge in social marketing, brand building and a personal understanding of what it takes to successfully scale a business. We have a unique opportunity to create America’s next great menswear brand and we are incredibly excited to have Pete’s help in making that opportunity a reality,” said Paul Trible, CEO of Ledbury.
Snyder will be joining the Ledbury Board of Directors and will help the company's executive team grow Ledbury for the future.
About Disruptor Capital
Disruptor Capital, an angel capital investment company, was founded in January of 2012 by Virginia-based entrepreneur Pete Snyder. Snyder was one of the early pioneers in social media and his first company, New Media Strategies, was the first and largest social media marketing company in the world. Snyder has twice been named a Technology Titan by Washingtonian Magazine and led New Media Strategies to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America for three years in a row. Disruptor Capital’s portfolio companies include; Pascal Metrics, Echelon Insights, Potomac Research Group and Bills Khakis among others. www.disruptor.com
Ledbury is the Richmond-based shirt-maker and menswear brand that is best known for producing dress and casual shirts that prioritize great fit and superb quality. In 2008, Paul Trible and Paul Watson had just graduated with MBAs from Oxford when the markets crashed. Obsessed with quality and innovation in menswear, the pair turned their attention from Wall Street to Jermyn Street and spent time working under one of London’s premier tailors to learn the art of shirt-making.
Ledbury is headquartered in a renovated tobacco warehouse in historic downtown Richmond, Virginia. Each Ledbury shirt is made from Italian-woven fabric and finished with a tailored cut, updated spreads and mother-of-pearl buttons. The brand’s values of fit and quality carry through to new collections including blazers, sweaters, ties and accessories. www.ledbury.com