The word is out – design marketplace Crowdy House has just raised another 600.000 dollars in seed funding from a group of international angel marketplace investors. Also, they just launched their new website and the startup will be the exclusive online shop and retail point during the Milan Design Week 2015.
The company was founded in 2013 in Amsterdam, joined Rockstart’s Web and Mobile accelerator programme in 2014 and subsequently hauled in the Accenture Innovation Award for (e)Retail last November.
They’re out to ‘democratize the design industry through helping designers and makers sell directly to design fans all over the world’ according to Angellist. To do so, they’ve raised 600.000 euros already at the end of the accelerator programme.
Milan Design Week
Gross monthly sales through the platform have grown at an average rate of 40 percent per month since November 2014, but might just get a massive boost the next time Design Week hits Milan. Why? They’ve partnered up with Ventura Lambrate and will provide the first exclusive online shop and offline retail point.
Among the group of investors who took this opportunity to invest are marketplace veterans like Jesper Buch (JustEat) and Arthur Kosten (booking.com). This round will enable Crowdy House to scale internationally and enable Europe’s designers and makers to sell all over the globe.
Photo’s by Crowdy House