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.
Today, BoF can report that knitwear brand Wool and the Gang has raised a $2.8 million round of funding led by Index Ventures and Wellington Partners.
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.
Today, BoF can report that Paris-based online product discovery platform Rad has raised €2.5M in a Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures.
As money pours into fashion-tech start-ups, at sky high valuations, BoF talks to leading investors to assess the existence of a bubble and understand what separates winning investments from those that are failing.
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
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
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