Lady Gaga Fan Site Goes Broke, Sold to New Investors

Lady Gaga Bankrupt 2016 That Grape Juice

Lady Gaga’s partnership with, once called a “stroke of genius” by Billboard, is now coming to abrupt end.

Backplane, the ambitious startup backed by Gaga’s manager Troy Carter, was to create and operate a social media network made specifically for her fans. With Gaga’s partnering, its valuation was determined at 40 million at its peak.

So what went wrong?

Read below to find out.

According to TechCrunch, the company burned through 18.9 million dollars since its 2011 launch, when Gaga was at the height of her popularity in the ‘Born This Way’ era. The tech site also cited its founders living “lavish lifestyles” as one of the reasons the company went belly up.

Per TechCrunch:

“Backplane’s legacy will serve as a warning of the dangers of fundraising at too high of valuations with exploitative terms in party rounds where no investor takes responsibility. The company is also emblematic of the trouble caused when lavish lifestyles drive up burn rates and bleed companies dry. Five years and $18.9 million later, the two issues combined to destroy the startup.”

A request for comment from Lady Gaga’s team has not been returned at this time.

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  1. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 13, 2016

    The investors may have partied all the money away, but let’s be honest; Gaga isn’t hot anymore. Her music relevancy is as gone and lost as Keke Palmer’s virginity.

    • #JACKIE April 13, 2016


    • JOHNVIDAL April 13, 2016

      She slaying with talent everywhere though. What will Rihanna do when she stops releasing generic material that radio eats and she stops being hot? What actual f*** will she do? LMAO

  2. B2B April 13, 2016

    Promo… Gaga for winter!

  3. Biting Truth April 13, 2016

    Meh. It’s not like anybody was going to it anyway. It ain’t 2009 no more.

  4. oscar April 13, 2016

    well I guess not many people were visiting it

  5. Tran uk anti bloper honey love but it okay girl April 14, 2016

    Maybe she can come up with different type of music or she could write songs for other artists

  6. Chris April 30, 2016


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