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Sapato.ru, Receives $12M in Funding Led By Intel Capital       Sapato.ru is a fast growing online shoe e-tailer based in Russia. Launched in June 2010, the site holds a similar format to that of American company, Zappos.com. Sapato carries products from Russian designers, name brand footwear, and accessories at a discounted price. Currently, the site offers close to …

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BeachMint Grabs $23.5M Led by Scale Venture Partners, Participation from LightBank and Existing Investors       BeachMint is an eCommerce company who’s first platform is designer jewelry based JewelMint. The company was founded by MySpace cofounder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin. The JewelMint model is nearly identical to that of ShoeDazzle. Members take a style quiz to classify their …

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Cause Focused Shopping Platform SocialVest, Raises Series A Investment of $1M from Bluff Point Associates       Atlanta, GA based SocialVest, is a free service shopping platform that allows for consumers to donate a portion of their purchases to registered non-profits. Through an extensive list of over six hundred retail partners (including Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Target, and Bloomingdales, …

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Diesel Founder, Renzo Rosso, Invests and Takes 20% Stake in Start-Up Venture Incubator H-Farm

Well here’s a step away from the ordinary. Instead of a VC firm investing in a fashion company, a fashion industry heavyweight, Renzo Rossi, has invested in a VC firm. The founder of Diesel S.p.A. and President of holding company, Only the Brave which owns Staff International, DSquared2, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs Men, Viktor & Rolf, and Vivienne Westwood, …

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