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Spoke raises $1.8 million to expand bespoke pants brand

Spoke, a bespoke pants brand based in the U.K,  has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The company has raised over $2 million to date. The round was led by Oxford Capital, with participation from Forward Partners, Seedcamp and angel investors Advaney, Derek Lovelock and Robert Easton. As a part of the investment, Will Orde of Oxford Capital will be joining Spoke’s …

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Armis raises $1.1 million to expand brick-and-mortar retail solution

Armis, a Paris, France advertising solution for brick-and-mortar retailers,  has raised €1 million ($1.1 million at current exchange) in venture. The investment came from Iris Capital with participation from angel investors including Brian O’Kelley, Michael Rubenstein, Philippe Finkelstein, the Family Office Sonorfi, Tatiana Jama, Paul Taylor and Philippe Ait-Yahia. David Baranes and Dan Gomplewicz co-founded the company in 2016 with the …

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Twyla raises $14 million for contemporary art marketplace

Twyla, an Austin, Texas online contemporary art marketplace, has raised $14 million in Series A funding. The company has raised $19 million to date. Google Ventures led the investment with participation from existing investors Institutional Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. As CEO, Matt Randall co-founded the company with Brian Sharples in May 2015 as an online platform to collaborate with …

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How Rank & Style is putting the spotlight on its influencer audience

Influencers are all the rage and Rank & Style wants in on all the action. Jamie Chandlee and her team at the Austin, Texas-based, fashion and beauty recommendation engine, have added a new feature named the “Blogger Spotlight” to connect with their influencer audience. Every Thursday shoppers can expect a new blogger spotlight. The idea behind the new feature is to …

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