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The Consumer Roundup #38
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📆 Are you in town for FounderMade? Or do you live in LA? I’m co-hosting another LA coffee meetup on the morning of Thursday, October 19th. You can RSVP Here.
📆 12pm PST / 3pm EST Thursday, October 26th –– Do you have an apparel brand or want to learn more about how brands are releasing new products in today’s market? I’ll be moderating a webinar with Manufactured that’s called “How Do You Grow Your Apparel Brand From a One Hit Wonder to a Household Name?” We will be featuring our friends at Particl, Chubbies Shorts and Modern Brands.
On to our fundraising update ––––––––
Lottie, the London-based startup that’s an online marketplace matching families that are seeking home care for the elderly with care providers, raised $21 million Series A led by Accel with participation from General Catalyst - TechCrunch
Dutch, the telehealth pet care tech platform, raised $18 million Series B led by Eclipse - Eclipse
Pickle, the peer-to-peer fashion marketplace where users recommend and rent out apparel items they already own, raised $8 million seed round co-led by FirstMark Capital and Craft Ventures, with participation from Burst Capital - TechCrunch
Braid, the consumer payments company that was aiming to make shared wallets more widespread, is shutting down - TechCrunch
Consumer Brands & Retail
Pair Eyewear, the vertically integrated customizable eyewear brand, raised $75 million Series C led by Prysm Capital with participation from New Enterprise Associates, Javelin Venture Partners and NFL player Christian McCaffrey - TechCrunch
Wanda Fish, the Israeli food tech startup that makes cultivated bluefin tuna, raised $7 million in seed funding led by Aqua-Spark with participation from The Kitchen Hub, Peregrine Ventures, LLC, PICO Venture Partners, MOREVC and CPT Capital, LLP. - TechCrunch
Goodhood, the subscription-based car repair and maintenance tech startup, raised a $2.6 million seed round led by Bullish with participation from Okapi Capital, Mucker Capital, New Age Ventures, Kubera Venture Capital, and Impact Ventures - Yahoo!
Flaus, the oral beauty brand that sells an electric flosser, raised a $2 million seed round led by YETI Capital, with participation from Greenlight Ventures, USC Venture Fund, and Doug Bouton - AlleyWatch
Funds Raising Funds
Alethia Venture Partners launched a $50 million debut fund focused on investing in emerging beverage brands. Some of their investments so far include Maker Wine, NBTV Channels, Drink Kové, Pa'lante Rum, Madre Mezcal and Authvia - PR Newswire
Lanch, the Berlin-based startup that creates food-delivery brands for creators, raised $6.9 million led by Felix Capital and HV Capital - TechCrunch
Republik, the startup that’s creating a suite of tools to help creators succeed, raised $6 million from OKX Ventures, 6th Man Ventures, Arcane Ventures, CMS Holdings, Comma3 Ventures, Define Ventures, Enjin, FBG Capital, HTX Ventures, Mirana Ventures, Oracles Investment Group, Signum Capital, Sora Ventures, and UOB Venture Management - PR Newswire
NEXT NXT.L, the British retailer that sells clothing, homeware, and beauty products, acquires FatFace for $140 million. FatFace is a clothing brand and retailer that has 180 stores in the U.K and Ireland and 28 stores in the U.S. and Canada - NASDAQ