Tagged: retail

Many Crowdfunding Alums to Be Sold at b8ta Bricks & Mortar IoT Shop

Founded by Nest veterans, b8ta has opened its first physical location to retail Internet of Things (IoT) products. Located on Bryant Street in downtown Palo Alto, b8ta has recognized a unique challenge for new IoT devices: consumers want to a better experience in purchasing IoT… Read More

UK Retail Mobile App Karrot Seeks £500,000 Through Crowdcube

Karrot, a mobile loyalty app that helps consumers reduce their mobile phone bills while shopping with retailers, has launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise £500,000. The Manchester-based company has set its sights on becoming the UK’s leading mobile loyalty scheme. The investment will be used… Read More

Vroom Raises $54 Million Series B Round to Overhaul the Car Buying Experience

Online pre-owned car retailer, Vroom, announced on Monday it has raised $54 million during a Series B funding round, bringing its total equity funding to date to $73 million. The investors in the round are Catterton (investors in major consumer retail brands such as Restoration Hardware and… Read More

Online Menswear Retailer The Idle Man Quickly Raises £500,000 Equity Crowdfunding

Menswear retailer The Idle Man quickly jumped out of the gate topping £500,000 in just two days of equity crowdfunding on Crowdcube.  The funding round benefited from a single private equity group that committed £449,990.  The balance was invested by 73 individual investors.  New investors… Read More

Enclothed Gets Dragons Den Boost. Doubles £400K Equity Crowdfunding Goal

Enclothed, a bespoke shopping service that just closed its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube, raised £800,000 from 378 investors following a popular pitch on Dragons Den. The company initially intended on raising £400,000 but investor demand propelled the offer into overfunding boosted by the visit… Read More

Capitalise Invest Introduces Short Term Property Crowdfunding Investments to Individual Retail Investors

Kent and Sussex based property investment brokerage and development company Capitalise Invest is reforming its business, offering all investors the opportunity to develop a high yielding, secure and robust investment portfolio. Following the huge success of its property crowdfunding business, the firm is now opening… Read More

Bindo Raises $1.8 M. Helps Small Businesses Beat Amazon

New York ­based retail startup Bindo, founded in 2011 by Jason Ngan and Brad Lauster has raised $1.8 million in an over-subscribed seed round for international expansion. The round is co-­led by well known investor Gary Vaynerchuk, and Singapore/Tokyo­ based East Ventures. Other investors include… Read More

RedMart Delivers Convertible Debt Crowdfunding on AngelList

Crowdfunding for Singapore-based RedMart nears its $5 million goal on AngelList. The grocer start-up seeks to raise funds as convertible debt during its most current round of funding. RedMart is online marketplace for household essentials with over 5,000 products in stock. The grocer offers competitive… Read More

BuyMyWardrobe Selects Crowdcube for its Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

BuyMyWardrobe recently initiated its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, to date securing over £35,000 of its £150,000 target goal for 4.00% equity offered. In RealBusiness, CEO and Founder Kal Di Paola shares her sustainable fashion company’s vision: “We aim to build BuyMyWardrobe into the number one… Read More

Brief: New Craftsmen Opens Up Permanent Retail Space

Coming off a successful equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube,  the New Craftsmen has announced they will open up a permanent retail location on North Row, Mayfair.  Previously the company had operated two Mayfair pop-up shops.  The funding generated on Crowdcube has facilitated the new retail… Read More

UK Fashion Label Rupert & Buckley Seeks £100,000 from Seedrs Campaign

Moving forward with its expansion plans, upmarket student fashion label Rupert & Buckley is seeking to raise £100,000 during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Based in the UK, the company stands for “quality products, long lasting quality, clothing that represents what it is to… Read More

The New Craftsmen Successfully Funds on Crowdcube

The New Craftsmen has closed their successful equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube having raised £171,580 from 70 investors.  This represents 6.18% equity in the young company.  Organizers originally targeted a raise of £150,000.  The single largest contribution was posted at £100,000. The funding round was… Read More

Cheers: Humble Grape Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

The successful UK-based wine and events company Humble Grape surpassed its goal raising £250,500 in its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. Continued overfunding aims to raise the £450,000-£500,000 needed for piloting a wine bar in the Shoreditch area of London, then opening four additional sites in… Read More

Abe’s Market: Interview with Co-Founder Richard Demb

Abe’s Market, an all natural online retailer, raised funding on OurCrowd back in early 2013.  At that time they were doing a $5 million funding round with a portion of that via crowdfunding.  Recently they raised another $10 million as they size up to compete… Read More

SHAREIGHT Raises £350,000 on Seedrs in 17 Hours

Crowdfunding on equity platform Seedrs, SHAREIGHT has generated a new record for the platform for amount raised  and speed to funding.  Outside of the Seedrs self-crowdfunding campaign which took place late last year, the campaign, that is now at  £463,430, is the largest amount ever… Read More

Brief: Worth Foundation Fund Nears £300,000

Worth Foundation crowdfunding campaign to raise funds on Seedrs as part of a competition to find the best young retail / e-commerce business in the United Kingdom now stands at just under £300,000.  The original target of raising £200,o00 was easily beaten in the first… Read More

German Equity Crowdfunding Site Bergfürst Closes First Round, Urbanara Nets €3M

Urbanara is an “online brand for high-quality home furnishings” that recently turned to upstart German equity crowdfunding platform Bergfürst. It was the first company to be listed on the platform. They have just closed their round, having raised just short of €3 million. The team behind… Read More

Misfit Shine To Hit Best Buy Stores Tomorrow

Starting on October 27, 2013, the Misfit Shine will be available through Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com. The crowdfunded activity tracker was previously available through Misfit Wearables’s web site and at Apple stores. The Shine will join an ever-growing list of crowdfunded hardware projects… Read More

Unique Retail Concept “Sourced Market” Targets Equity Raise of £700,000 on CrowdBnk

Based on a farmer’s market that specializes in offering high quality, locally-sourced artisan produce Sourced Market has announced it is expanding due to unprecedented demand. Launched in 2007, Sourced Market  opened its first permanent site at St Pancras International station in 2009.  The company is… Read More

Pop-Up Shop Innovator “Space Qube” to Raise £110,000 in Equity

Space Qube, an innovator in the temporary or “pop-up” shopping space for premium shopping locations is looking to crowdfund capital and they are going to Seedrs to facilitate the equity offering. Launching today the Southhampton based company is looking to offer 35% equity in the… Read More

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