‘Candy Crush’ Investor Index Said Raising 350 Million Euro Fund

Index Ventures Head Office | Source: 3 Burlington Gardens

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Index Ventures, a backer of “Candy Crush Saga” maker King Digital Entertainment Plc, is planning to raise 350 million euros ($487 million) for an early-stage fund, said two people with knowledge of the matter.

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Amidst a Profusion of Fashion E-Commerce Models, What’s Working?

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In recent years, we’ve seen a veritable renaissance in online fashion retail, with venture money pouring into fashion e-commerce companies with a wide range of models. In the first of a series of articles on the current state of fashion e-commerce, sponsored by e-commerce software and platform solutions company Magento, BoF examines some of the models getting the most traction.

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With $20 Million of New Investment Led by Condé Nast, Farfetch Pursues Multi-Channel Vision

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On the heels of a new $20 million round of funding led by publishing powerhouse Condé Nast, Farfetch founder José Neves talks to BoF about his multi-channel vision for the curated fashion marketplace.

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With a Flurry of Activity, Online Vintage Heats Up

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NEW YORK, United States — For nearly 20 years, eBay has been the dominant player in the market for vintage clothing and accessories. Now, a slew of start-ups are poised to disrupt the business of online fashion resale. The last quarter of 2012 saw a veritable avalanche of activity in the space, including the launch of no fewer than five notable online vintage sites: Byronesque, Bib and Tuck and Nifty Thrifty in October; Vaunte and

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In Digital London, Technology and Fashion Collide

Today BoF founder Imran Amed examines the fruitful interaction between London’s rising technology and fashion scenes for Wallpaper* magazine, where a version of this article first appeared. LONDON, United Kingdom — London is a gilt-edged global hub for art and commerce. An undisputed heavyweight champ. But it is now also a genuine tech contender, a rise up the ranks that has been rapid and more than a little unlikely. When David

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BoF Exclusive | Farfetch Raises $18m to Fuel Growth in Europe, US and Brazil

Bernhard Willhelm ‘Karasaba’ Mini-Skirt | Source: Farfetch.com

LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, BoF can exclusively reveal that curated fashion marketplace Farfetch.com has raised a new $18 million round of funding from Index Ventures, eVenture Capital Partners and existing investors Advent Venture Partners, bringing the total amount of capital the company has raised to date to almost $25 million. The valuation of the company in this latest round was not disclosed. Founded in 2008, the

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