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Mad Street Den Raises $1.5 Million for Visual Search

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Mad Street Den, the makers of the MADstack, artificial intelligence platform, just raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The investment came from Exfinity Fund and GrowX Ventures. “We’re taking a bet on Mad Street Den bringing AI from the hallowed domains of the few and making it accessible to the world at large, which could have a dramatic impact on ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Superstar of the Week: Sonic Sound Ring – V2

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In our Crowdfunding Superstar of the Week series, we take a look at the crowdfunded campaigns that are worth taking a closer look at. First, wearables were strictly worn around the wrist, but we’re seeing more and more that ring devices are the hottest trend. Small and compact, they don’t garner too much attention, but still include valuable technology. Our Crowdfunding Superstar ... Read More »

Depop App Banks $8 Million for Social Shopping

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It feels really good when we here at FashInvest see a company we’ve featured or come through our conference, do well. Case in point- our previous app of the week pick, social shopping app, Depop,  just raised an $8 million in Series A funding. Investors in the round included Balderton Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures. Founded in Italy in 2011 by Simon ... Read More »

Say Goodbye to Saturday: Kate Spade Announces Store Closings

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If you’re a fan of Kate Spade’s lines Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade, hit the stores while you still can. The company announced that they’ll be closing both brand’s stores during the first half of 2015. For Kate Spade Saturday, this demise comes as a major surprise, considering it has only been on the market for a mere two ... Read More »