By  on May 23, 2016

Koio Collective, a high-end women’s and men’s footwear brand founded by Johannes Quodt and Chris Wichert, two Germans who met while getting their MBAs at the Wharton School, successfully raised $1.3 million in their seed round.

The lead investor is Olive Tree Capital. Other investors include Steven Alan; Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss; Brand Foundry, investor in Warby Parker and Birchbox; Andy Dunn, cofounder and chief executive officer of Bonobos, and Brian Spaly, founder and chief executive officer of Trunk Club and cofounder of Bonobos. Advisers to the company are Neil Blumenthal, co-ceo and cofounder of Warby Parker, and Ken Pilot, former ceo of J. Crew and former president of Gap.

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