Floyd's modular table legs: Cost-effective modern luxury | Curbed
Business

Floyd locked up a $875K seed round last year (but didn’t tell anyone). Here’s what you need to know.

In something of a delayed fundraising announcement, we spoke to co-founder Alex O’Dell, who filled us in on the furniture brand’s unpublicized $875K seed round from May 2016 led by LZB Investments and Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia. (886 words)

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Strong move for Kevin and the Mizzen team | Dallas Morning News
Business

Mizzen+Main just locked up at least $10M from LVMH’s investment firm, L Catterton.

Mizzen+Main’s just become the latest in a series of key modern luxury investment deals for private equity firm L Catterton. We spoke to CEO Kevin Lavelle to get the details that matter. (932 words)

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The sneaker trading business is big business | GOAT
Business

GOAT just raised $25M. Here’s what you should know.

Shoe trading was already big business before GOAT came along. But by connecting users with users — and eradicated the risk for fakes — they’ve just made it easier. (394 words)

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Away's founders, Jen Rubio and Stephanie Korey, have reason to smile. | Photo credit: Nate Poekert
Business

Travel abroad: Making sense of Away’s new $8.5M Series A (and its big, global ambitions)

Does the quick rush to expand globally by suitcase brand Away (after less than a year in business) point to a larger trend among modern luxury brands?

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