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“European pre-owned clothing startup Percentil has closed a €3.2 million Series A. Leading the round is Seaya Ventures, with participation from existing shareholder Active Venture Partners, and others.”

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“In a market full of apparel that skews ever more neon and high-tech, Tracksmith launched a little over a year ago with the aim of providing runners something a little different: simple clothing in classic colors like red, white and muted blue — some of which are fashioned in technical fabrics, and some of which are not. You can buy a $55 cotton-rayon tee made in a 100-year-old mill in Massachusetts because, as Tracksmith founder and longtime runner Matt Taylor explains, even elite athletes train in cotton t-shirts.”

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“From music to news, the growth of digital media has fundamentally reconfigured the way content is created and consumed, ending the monopoly once enjoyed by large record companies and publishers and giving rise to a wider chorus of voices. Now, new digital fabrication technologies are set to drive a similar revolution in physical manufacturing, making the tools of factory production available at the click of a mouse, with no penalty for short production runs.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Kynttan
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“WhatWeLike, a social shopping startup that focuses on fashion in Indonesia, announced earlier today that it closed a seed funding round of an undisclosed amount from local VC firm East Ventures. According to the startup, the funds will be used to recruit new talent, develop mobile initiatives, and implement more aggressive marketing strategies to accelerate growth.”

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“One-year-old wearable technology fashion start-up Leoht is targeting the Kickstarter crowd today to fund the production of its first women’s tote bag. Measuring 11 inches high, 16.2 inches wide and 6.75 inches deep, with a handle drop of 7.5 inches, the leather tote is priced at $350.”

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“SOLS, a 3D-printing company which, to date, has focused on printing custom shoe insoles prescribed by doctors for foot pain and other ailments, has now raised an additional $11.1 million in funding to help bring the product directly to consumers. The move will make it one of the first companies to use 3D printing technologies to market custom-manufactured wearables.”

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“Rank & Style, a NYC digital startup, founded by Sarika Doshi, Pooja Badlani, and Sonal Gupta, has empowered the professional woman by transforming the way she shops online. The women-led company has developed a bias-free algorithm to find the best fashion & beauty products available which then cultivates simple daily “Top Ten” lists to further streamline the online shopping experience.”

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“Leipzig, Germany-based Webdata Solutions is another startup playing in the retail intelligence space. The company, founded in 2012 as a spin-off from a Leipzig University research project, provides a big data-based service, called Blackbee, that crawls the web in real-time to enable retailers and manufacturers to keep a better tab on competitors and take action accordingly.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Webdata Solutions
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“Various startups out there are trying to create either an Instagram or Tinder for fashion, ultimately leading the buyer towards a purchase. This is the Holy Grail and you will easily uncover a multitude of companies trying to achieve something along these lines, even though the approaches and business models vary.”

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“Wooplr, a startup that is aiming to ignite social commerce in India, has closed a $5 million Series A funding round from Helion Ventures to expand its team and grow across the country.”

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