Chairish Inc., which operates an online marketplace for vintage furniture, art and decor, this month raised $8 million in funding, led by Altos Ventures with support from return investors OATV and Azure Capital Partners.
Chairish also operates Decaso, The Decorative Arts Society, the new online home for modernism, antique and art dealers. The funding will allow both brands to invest in regional expansion, brand awareness and product innovation, Chairish says. The company also plans to launch an augmented reality feature in its iPhone and iPad apps that allow buyers to visualize Chairish and Decaso items in their home.
In other funding news:
- Global paid search and web advertising vendor Crealytics recently closed a $9.3 million round of funding from a group of private investors led by Optima, a privately owned investment group. The new funds brings the total amount raised by Crealytics to $19.3 million.
- Flow, a global e-commerce platform that helps brands and retailers sell their products to customers internationally, received $13 million in funding on March 15 from Bain Capital Ventures. Flow, which launched in 2015, helps merchants manage prices in multiple currencies, offer international shipping and payment options, and aids with global taxes and duties. Flow has previously secured funding from industry entrepreneurs including Brian Lee of The Honest Company, No. 132 in the Internet Retailer 2016 Top 500 Guide, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson of flash-sale retailer Gilt, now owned by Hudson’s Bay Co. (No. 75).