London-based fashion e-commerce startup Thread lands $22 million, announces an equity crowdfunding campaign

British menswear suggestion and matching startup Thread has raised $22 million in a Series B funding round from Balderton Capital, Beringea, Forward Partners, and H&M group’s investment arm H&M CO:LAB, with participation from Maurice Helfgott and Sebastian Picardo. The company plans to use the funding to hire more AI specialists and ramp up its brand […]

London-based on-demand fashion software company Unmade scores $4 million

Unmade, a UK-based fashion software company, has raised $4 million in new funding. The investment was led by Felix Capital, with participation from Connect Ventures, LocalGlobe, Carmen Busquets, Backed VC and C4 Ventures. Unmade offers clothing that customers can customise through its software platform, and is manufactured on-demand. The startup is partnering with lifestyle and […]

German online fashion startup Lesara raises €30 million

Germany-based fast fashion e-commerce startup Lesara has raised €30 million in funding from 3L Capital, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported. Existing investors Mangrove Capital Partners and Vorwerk Ventures also participated in the round, which brings the total amount raised by the company to more than €90 million. Lesara’s main differentiator in the fashion retail market has […]

Barcelona-founded social-commerce fashion startup 21Buttons secures $17 million to expand to the US

Barcelona-based 21Buttons, a fashion-centred social shopping app, has raised $17 million in a Series B funding round led by Idinvest Partners. The company’s existing investors, including Kibo Ventures, Breega, Samaipata, JME VC, 360 Capital Partners, and Sabadell VC, also participated in the round. 21Buttons app looks similar to picture-focused platforms like Instagram or Pinterest, except […]

Portuguese fashion supply chain startup HUUB raises €2.5 million

HUUB, a Portuguese startup that manages logistics for fashion brands, has just raised an early-stage investment of €2.5 million. The round was led by the Portuguese venture capital firm Pathena. HUUB provides product management, stocking, order fulfillment, and packing and shipping, among other services, for ecommerce fashion platforms. “We want to be orchestrators and lead […]

Swedish fashion ecommerce firm NA-KD raises $45 million in Series B round

Fashion ecommerce company NA-KD has announced a $45 million Series B round led by Partech Ventures. Other participants in the investment include Northzone, eEquity, FJ Labs, and the founders of classifieds site Avito. According to the Swedish company, it grew more than 150% in 2017 with a revenue run rate on nearly $75 million while […]

Second-hand fashion marketplace United Wardrobe raises €1 million

Dutch startup United Wardrobe, an online marketplace and social network for second-hand clothing, has raised €1 million from Peak Capital. The marketplace has seen users buy and sell more than 750,000 garments, the Utrecht-based company said, with social features for following different vendors and sharing favourites with friends with controls in place to prevent scams. […]