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WHY HIM? The di­rect-to-con­sumer cloth­ing com­pany he founded in 2013, Grana, is chang­ing the face of the in­dus­try. THE BIZ By cut­ting out the mid­dle­man, the com­pany—with US$10 mil­lion in fresh fund­ing se­cured last year led by Alibaba’s en­trepreneur­ship fund—of­fers high-quality ba­sics at a frac­tion of the usual price. PSST... The lat­est ad­di­tion to the team, Arie, is a puppy Grana res­cued.


WHY HIM? The 33-year-old ex-fi­nancier and self-pro­claimed “sneak­er­head” started his Hype­beast blog as a side project in 2005. THE BIZ It’s now a well­re­spected author­ity on all things street cul­ture—from high fash­ion to mu­sic and graf­fiti—and gets 47 mil­lion page views a month. It has spawned a quar­terly print mag­a­zine and an online store, HBX, car­ry­ing 300+ brands. Ma has man­aged to har­ness the power of cool.

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