Bibhu Mohapatra moved to the U.S. in 1996, after growing up in India. After studying at FIT and years of working in other houses like J. Mendel and Halston, Bibhu rented what he called “a thinking box” to launch his epony-mous label in 2008. In January 2010, Bibhu was a finalist for the women’s
apparel 2010 Rising Star Award presented by Fashion Group International. Bibhu signed his first licensing deal in 2014 for a namesake fur collection with BC International. In 2016, he launched his first ever fine jewelry collection, Artemis, in collaboration with De Beers Forevermark.
Edwin A. Goodman, Co-founder and Investment Partner – Activate Venture Partners