ClearAngel Invests in INFECT CO to Help Fuel Its Business Growth

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Mission-focused streetwear company is empowered by unique data-driven angel investing program

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“We’re proud to fund INFECT CO in its mission to infect the world with truth. This ClearAngel investment empowers the young streetwear brand to spread their message far and wide.” - Andrew D’Souza, CEO and co-founder, Clearco.

Clearco, the world’s largest e-commerce investor and the company revolutionizing the way founders grow their businesses, today announced that its ClearAngel program is funding Philadelphia-based streetwear company, INFECT CO. ClearAngel gives early-stage founders access to revenue share capital, data-driven advice, and Clearco’s extensive network of apps, agencies, and investors.

Founded in 2016 by Evan Wickersham as a side-gig, INFECT CO has carved out a niche for itself within the modern-day streetwear market by embracing the DIY mentality of its punk-rock and streetwear predecessors using thought-provoking design and storytelling. When Wickersham was left jobless during the pandemic, he was able to turn his former side-hustle into a full-fledged business. Not wanting to rest on his laurels, Wickersham sought the expertise and funding of ClearAngel to provide guidance on content, inventory and digital marketing as INFECT CO continues to grow.

ClearAngel is one of a few equity-free, flexible capital options for early-stage founders who don’t have the network to raise an angel round or join exclusive accelerators. The program has already funded over 350 companies since its February 2021 launch.

“We’re proud to fund Infect Co in its mission to infect the world with truth,” said Andrew D’Souza, CEO and co-founder, Clearco. “This ClearAngel investment empowers the young streetwear brand to spread their message far and wide.”

In addition to flexible capital, INFECT CO will also get access to a network of more than 500 investors, growth teams, agencies, apps, lawyers, and buyers; and data-driven advice designed to help scale and hit new revenue milestones.

“It is in our DNA to help others,” said Wickersham. ”Our mission to "infect" the world with truth through original streetwear apparel, rich storytelling and thought-provoking design is going to be amplified exponentially thanks to ClearAngel.”

To learn more about INFECT CO and experience their thought-provoking streetwear for yourself, visit infectco.us.

ClearAngel is currently onboarding E-commerce and product companies, and has limited spots available for SaaS, Apps, marketplace and stealth companies. To learn more about applying, visit angel.clearbanc.com.

About Clearco:
Co-founded as Clearbanc in 2015 by Michele Romanow from Canada’s Shark Tank (Dragons’ Den), Andrew D’Souza, Ivan Gritsiniak, Charlie Feng, and Tanay Delima, Clearco offers the most founder-friendly capital solutions for e-commerce, mobile apps, and SaaS founders as well as a full suite of products and access to a powerful global network, insights and data, and recommendations. Clearco has invested over $2 Billion in over 4,500 companies to date, including Leesa Sleep, fashion-rental service Le Tote, home goods company Public Goods, shirtmaker UNTUCKit, online speech therapy practice Expressable, and digital real estate marketplace SetSchedule. For more information visit clear.co and @getClearco.

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