Final Note

Drunken email wins over Anthony Bourdain

Kai Ryssdal May 28, 2015
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Final Note

Drunken email wins over Anthony Bourdain

Kai Ryssdal May 28, 2015
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Here’s a lesson in how not to pitch your business to investors.

Or, maybe, exactly how to pitch your business to investors.

Anthony Bourdain — of all those travel and eating shows that aren’t really about eating at all — has invested in food and travel website Roads & Kingdoms.

How, you might fairly ask, did someone as busy as Bourdain come to be an investor? Because one of the founders emailed him after drinking many glasses of sake.

Kids, don’t try this at home.

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