We Transform Well-Known Undervalued Retail Brands into Ecommerce Success Stories

Holdings

World's leading modeling and talent agencies since 1967
Celebrity and Royalty Women's Luxury Brand since 2010
$1.5 Billion 2019
Revenue
(Pre-acquisition)
7,000+ Stores at Peak
Over 650 Brick and Mortar Locations in 2019
(Pre-acquisition)
$1.36 Billion 2016 Revenue
(Pre-acquisition)
$2.7 Billion 2005 Revenue
(Pre-acquisition)
Nearly $1 Billion Dollars Revenue at Peak
(Pre-acquisition)
$538 Million 2019 Revenue
(Pre-acquisition)
£78.8 Million 2014 Revenue
(Pre-acquisition)
60,000+ recurring paid subscribers
A Farmer's Market Delivered to Your Door
Ecommerce Supporting Real Estate
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What We Do

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Win-Win-Win

01

Good for Investors.

We believe in quickly scaling our business to maximize returns for investors, while working to mitigate risk by strategically utilizing REV's vast human capital & deep domain expertise.
02

Good for Employees.

We believe that our employees are our biggest asset. And as such, we foster radically-candid family-like cultures so to more efficiently maximize their potentials.
03

Good for the World.

We emphatically believe in exclusively building companies that have a net-positive on the world, relentlessly holding our businesses to the following values: sustainable, affordable, accumulative, honest, & elite.

Track Record

For all your interior decorating needs.

For all your interior decorating needs.

Founded in 1962, Pier1 has delighted customers for years with an extensive catalogue of furniture, lighting, tableware, décor, essence, rugs, and art, all handpicked from the world's finest artisans. At its peak, Pier1 had around 973 locations all over the United States. REV has brought back this much beloved brand as an online store, where it will continue to offer new and exciting ways of experiencing one's home.

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers.

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers.

Founded in 1921, the RadioShack brand is a household name in the US and is widely recognized by consumers all over the world. This multi-billion dollar electronics retailer had more than 34,000 associates, and a retail network with around 4,700 company-operated stores across the United States and Mexico, 1,500 wireless phone centers, and 1,100 dealer and other outlets. Following its bankruptcy in 2017, REV acquired this iconic US brand, with plans to turn it into a successful Ecommerce electronics retailer.

The clothing store every woman deserves.

The clothing store every woman deserves.

Founded in 1962, Dressbarn is the one stop shop for the modern woman. This retail giant had over 650 brick and mortar locations before closing in 2019. Acquired by REV in 2020, the iconic brand has been relaunched as an exciting new ecommerce experience, offering an affordable variety of clothing, shoes, and accessories. The same select brands loyal customers have come to know and love, all under one (virtual) roof.

SAVING is a beautiful thing.

SAVING is a beautiful thing.

Founded in 1908 in Greenville, Mississippi, Stein Mart first started out as a general department store before it shifted its focus to discounted clothing. Before declaring bankruptcy in 2020, Stein Mart had sold clothing for both women and men, in addition to houseware, decor, accessories, and shoes. It had close to 300 locations all over the United States. In keeping with REV's tradition of rescuing undervalued iconic US brands and transforming them into ecommerce success stories, REV bought Stein Mart in November 2020, with plans to launch an Ecommerce store for Stein Mart in the near future..

A Streaming Service for Books.

A Streaming Service for Books.

Founded in 2016, MentorBox is the most powerful self-education system in the world. MentorBox members believe in expanding their knowledge, but they don't have the time to read the right books. MentorBox offers a variety of powerful educational videos, audios, cheat sheets, and workbooks that teach business, mindset, investing, health, history, literature, and more¦ summing up the essence of essential reads, designed for book lovers and entrepreneurs of all skill levels.

A farmer's market delivered to your door.

A farmer's market delivered to your door.

Imagine being able to purchase the most ethically-sourced, highest quality produce and have it delivered right to your very doorstep? No longer a fantasy, FarmersCart is an online shop that sources from the most symbiotic, carbon-positive farming systems in the world. FarmersCart provides everyday consumers the opportunity to eat prime, delicious poultry, drygoods, seafood, and meat no matter the constraints of their location.

Looking for love? We've got you covered.

Looking for love? We've got you covered.

Co-founded in 2007 by Alex Mehr (and not currently under the ownership of REV), Zoosk is a leading online dating company that utilizes signature Behavioral Matchmaking™ technology to learn as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you're likely to discover mutual attraction. Zoosk is a market leader in mobile dating, and it is available in over 80 countries and translated into 25 languages. Zoosk was sold to Spark networks for $258M.

Everything your house needs.

Everything your house needs.

Founded in 1975, Linens 'n Things is synonymous with high quality home textiles, housewares and decorative accessories. The brand had over 570 locations across the United States and Canada before shutting down. Enter REV. Using REV's unique expertise in converting undervalued retail brands into online successes, Linen n' Things will soon be found online. New home, same strong commitment to growth and innovation.

Quality books at affordable prices.

Quality books at affordable prices.

Founded in 1988, The Book People is a bookstore, stationary store, and gift shop all rolled into one. It started off by delivering affordable books directly to people's workplaces with just one van around the Guildford area in the UK. In need of a pivot, REV purchased the company and is breathing new life into this beloved brand, bringing it back as an online retail experience.

For the coin collector in you.

For the coin collector in you.

Founded in 1964 in Wawa, Pennsylvania, the brand name Franklin Mint evokes history, timelessness, and unmatched quality with its collection of commemorative collectibles, dolls, knives, LP record sets, and die-cast vehicles. Seeking to preserve and revive this illustrious brand, REV acquired the Franklin Mint and will soon be operating it as an online store, restoring both the hopes and faith of its loyal customers.

"Gotta Go To Mo's"

"Gotta Go To Mo's"

Founded in 1889, Modell's is the oldest name in the sporting goods retail market. It is also one the most trusted brands in the USA, and boasts a fiercely loyal customer base and a name that is synonymous with high quality products. Rescued from the clutches of its recent financial difficulties, REV has given Modell's a second shot at life. The brand will be resurrected as an online store. Same trusted, iconic brand, new e-commerce experience.

Ecommerce Supporting Real Estate

Ecommerce Supporting Real Estate

Founded in 2019, Ecommerce Supporting Real Estate (ESR) is REV's foundation. As the ecommerce industry continues to boom, a demand for storage and warehouse space increases. At REV, we believe that in certain circumstances it is important to vertical integrate our supply chain, in controlling every aspect of the business, instead of outsourcing to other companies. The warehouses REV buys also facilitate the acquiring of iconic brands, which are then transformed into ecommerce success stories.

For all your interior decorating needs.

For all your interior decorating needs.

Founded in 1962, Pier1 has delighted customers for years with an extensive catalogue of furniture, lighting, tableware, décor, essence, rugs, and art, all handpicked from the world's finest artisans. At its peak, Pier1 had around 973 locations all over the United States. REV has brought back this much beloved brand as an online store, where it will continue to offer new and exciting ways of experiencing one's home.

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers.

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers..

Founded in 1921, the RadioShack brand is a household name in the US and is widely recognized by consumers all over the world. This multi-billion dollar electronics retailer had more than 34,000 associates, and a retail network with around 4,700 company-operated stores across the United States and Mexico, 1,500 wireless phone centers, and 1,100 dealer and other outlets. Following its bankruptcy in 2017, REV acquired this iconic US brand, with plans to turn it into a successful Ecommerce electronics retailer.

The clothing store every woman deserves.

The clothing store every woman deserves.

Founded in 1962, Dressbarn is the one stop shop for the modern woman. This retail giant had over 650 brick and mortar locations before closing in 2019. Acquired by REV in 2020, the iconic brand has been relaunched as an exciting new ecommerce experience, offering an affordable variety of clothing, shoes, and accessories. The same select brands loyal customers have come to know and love, all under one (virtual) roof.

SAVING is a beautiful thing.

SAVING is a beautiful thing.

Founded in 1908 in Greenville, Mississippi, Stein Mart first started out as a general department store before it shifted its focus to discounted clothing. Before declaring bankruptcy in 2020, Stein Mart had sold clothing for both women and men, in addition to houseware, decor, accessories, and shoes. It had close to 300 locations all over the United States. In keeping with REV's tradition of rescuing undervalued iconic US brands and transforming them into ecommerce success stories, REV bought Stein Mart in November 2020, with plans to launch an Ecommerce store for Stein Mart in the near future..

"Gotta Go To Mo's"

"Gotta Go To Mo's"

Founded in 1889, Modell's is the oldest name in the sporting goods retail market. It is also one the most trusted brands in the USA, and boasts a fiercely loyal customer base and a name that is synonymous with high quality products. Rescued from the clutches of its recent financial difficulties, REV has given Modell's a second shot at life. The brand will be resurrected as an online store. Same trusted, iconic brand, new e-commerce experience.

Looking for love? We've got you covered.

Looking for love? We've got you covered.

Co-founded in 2007 by Alex Mehr (and not currently under the ownership of REV), Zoosk is a leading online dating company that utilizes signature Behavioral Matchmaking™ technology to learn as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you're likely to discover mutual attraction. Zoosk is a market leader in mobile dating, and it is available in over 80 countries and translated into 25 languages. Zoosk was sold to Spark networks for $258M.

For the coin collector in you.

For the coin collector in you.

Founded in 1964 in Wawa, Pennsylvania, the brand name Franklin Mint evokes history, timelessness, and unmatched quality with its collection of commemorative collectibles, dolls, knives, LP record sets, and die-cast vehicles. Seeking to preserve and revive this illustrious brand, REV acquired the Franklin Mint and will soon be operating it as an online store, restoring both the hopes and faith of its loyal customers.

Everything your house needs.

Everything your house needs.

Founded in 1975, Linens 'n Things is synonymous with high quality home textiles, housewares and decorative accessories. The brand had over 570 locations across the United States and Canada before shutting down. Enter REV. Using REV's unique expertise in converting undervalued retail brands into online successes, Linen n' Things will soon be found online. New home, same strong commitment to growth and innovation.

Quality books at affordable prices.

Quality books at affordable prices.

Founded in 1988, The Book People is a bookstore, stationary store, and gift shop all rolled into one. It started off by delivering affordable books directly to people's workplaces with just one van around the Guildford area in the UK. In need of a pivot, REV purchased the company and is breathing new life into this beloved brand, bringing it back as an online retail experience.

A Streaming Service for Books.

A Streaming Service for Books.

Founded in 2016, MentorBox is the most powerful self-education system in the world. MentorBox members believe in expanding their knowledge, but they don't have the time to read the right books. MentorBox offers a variety of powerful educational videos, audios, cheat sheets, and workbooks that teach business, mindset, investing, health, history, literature, and more¦ summing up the essence of essential reads, designed for book lovers and entrepreneurs of all skill levels.

A farmer's market delivered to your door.

A farmer's market delivered to your door.

Imagine being able to purchase the most ethically-sourced, highest quality produce and have it delivered right to your very doorstep? No longer a fantasy, FarmersCart is an online shop that sources from the most symbiotic, carbon-positive farming systems in the world. FarmersCart provides everyday consumers the opportunity to eat prime, delicious poultry, drygoods, seafood, and meat no matter the constraints of their location.

Ecommerce Supporting Real Estate

Ecommerce Supporting Real Estate

Founded in 2019, Ecommerce Supporting Real Estate (ESR) is REV's foundation. As the ecommerce industry continues to boom, a demand for storage and warehouse space increases. At REV, we believe that in certain circumstances it is important to vertical integrate our supply chain, in controlling every aspect of the business, instead of outsourcing to other companies. The warehouses REV buys also facilitate the acquiring of iconic brands, which are then transformed into ecommerce success stories.

People

Tai Lopez. Executive Chairman.

Tai Lopez acquires and operates large brands that have a customer base of well over 20 million consumers including Pier1, RadioShack, Modell's, Stein Mart, Linens N Things, Dressbarn, The Franklin Mint, MentorBox, The Book People, FarmersCart, and other ecommerce brands and real estate holdings. He has over 10 million social media followers and his Youtube business videos have been watched for over 2 billion total minutes. Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com have both named him one of the top global business influencers.

Alex Mehr. CEO.

Alex Mehr Ph.D. is an investor and former NASA Scientist, who acquires and operates well-known brands. Since co-founding and selling Zoosk for $258 Million, he and business partner Tai Lopez have acquired several brands including: Pier 1 Imports, RadioShack, Modell's, Stein Mart, the women's fashion retailer Dressbarn, Linens n' Things, The Franklin Mint, and The Book People. Alex and Tai acquire and operate these brands under their holding company, Retail E-commerce Ventures. In addition, Alex's education platform MentorBox boasts 60,000 paid subscribers, and his health food online store FarmersCart is disrupting food delivery.

Maya Burkenroad. President.

Maya Burkenroad has over 10 years of experience managing multi-million dollar companies, with a deep understanding of business relationships and psychology.

Eric Maskin. Pedagogical Advisor.

Eric Maskin is the Adams University Professor and Professor of Economics and Mathematics at Harvard. He has made contributions to game theory, contract theory, social choice theory, political economy, and other areas of economics.
He received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge University. He was a faculty member at MIT from 1977-1984, Harvard from 1985- 2000, and the Institute for Advanced Study from 2000-2011. He rejoined the Harvard faculty in 2012. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (with L. Hurwicz and R. Myerson) for laying the foundations of mechanism design theory.

Dr. David Buss. Advisor.

David Buss is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology. He is most well-known for his studies on mate selection, tactics of mate attraction, infidelity, tactics of mate retention, tactics of mate poaching, and the mating emotions of jealousy, lust, and love. He has taught at Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, on live TV, and is known internationally.
David has authored several books for wide audiences, such as The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating, and textbooks such as Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind.

Sir Christopher Pissarides. Market Advisor.

Sir Christopher Antoniou Pissarides FBA is a Cypriot economist. He is the School Professor of Economics & Political Science and Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus. His research focuses on topics of macroeconomics, notably labour, economic growth, and economic policy. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen, "for their analysis of markets with theory of search frictions.

Anton De Martino.
Senior Investor Associate.

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -- Winston S. Churchill

Justin Stainback. Senior Investor Associate.

Justin is an experienced business owner. He has spent over 15 years working directly with high net-worth individuals. He first started working with Tai Lopez in 2004 and is now working directly with Retail Ecommerce Ventures investors.

Ben Avanzato.
Chief Creative Officer.

Ben Avanzato, Chief of Marketing for REV and brother of Tai Lopez, has been working with Tai and his brands since 2011. His experience, in-the-trenches education, and problem-solving skills have proven time and time again to add priceless value to the projects he's involved with.

Rudy Mawer.
Interim Co-CEO.

Rudy Mawer is a serial entrepreneur who built 4 multi-million $ businesses with over 80 employees and staff before joining REV. He has ran one of the worlds largest direct response marketing agencies that has generated over 1/4 billion dollars in revenue for his clients. Rudy also works with the original Shark, Kevin Harrington as a marketing partner. He was awarded an 0-1 extraordinary individual visa from the USA for his consulting work, which includes clients such as the US Navy, NBA, Hollywood Celebrities, Olympic Gold Medalists and Billion $ Brands around the world.

Nicholas Bautista.
Interim COO.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

Avery DeWitt.
REV Interim Division President.

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change"- Charles Darwin

Jenna Lynch.
Chief People Officer.

"Jenna has a heart for leadership and more importantly a heart for the people that she leads."

Antonio Rios.
Senior Investor Associate.

Tony is an experienced agency owner and lead marketing strategist. He worked as a deals development consultant with investors and has experience doing large deal strategy and investments. Tony has helped a countless number of high net worth individuals, private investors, family offices and venture capitalists benefit from the rapidly changing world of ecommerce working for REV