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J.J. Gray makes timeless shoes new again

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What makes a perfect shoe? If you’re asking Jessica Perdomo, founder of J.J. Gray, it has to be quality above all. Her line of custom made oxfords and riding boots are made using the highest quality leather from Southern Spain and stitched by hand. Mass-made shoes these are not. J.J. Gray is the vision of Ms. Perdomo, a former sales …

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Elephant Partners just closed a $156.36M round for its new fund

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Elephant Partners, a Boston-based venture fund, has raised $156.36 million for its inaugural fund. A regulatory Form D filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission filing lists 73 undisclosed investors who have contributed to the fund. Elephant is managed by its co-founders and partners Andrew Hunt and Jeremiah Daly. Both Hunt, the co-founder of optics company Warby Parker, …

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TrueFacet raises $6 million to add talent and scale globally

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TrueFacet, online pre-owned luxury jewelry and watch marketplace, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Maveron led the investment with participation from Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Founders’ Co-op, Trilogy and Liquid2 Ventures, a firm founded by former football player, Joe Montana. Global marketplace investors Rahul Mehta and John Lindfors also contributed to the investment. “Born and raised in a jewelry …

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OMsignal raises $10 million growth round and launches OMbra

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OMsignal, a Montreal, Canada-based bio-sensing clothing company, has received $10 million in growth financing. The round was led by Relay Ventures, with participation from MAS Holdings, Bessemer Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures, Real Ventures, Mistral Ventures, Primera Capital, Investissement Québec and Export Development Canada. “OMsignal brings together a dynamic combination of IoT, mobile technology and fashion know-how, along with an experienced team of …

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