Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: BabyList gets $620K from 500 Startups and others to grow its universal registry service for new parents

By Editor June 25, 2013

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

BabyList, an online universal gift registry service for expectant parents, has landed $620,000 in Seed funding from an impressive group of investors that includes 500 Startups, Okapi Venture Capital, and Chris Messina. The San Francisco-based startup’s hook is a universal registry that works across retailers, and also makes available the ability to register for services (diaper services, etc.). It was founded in 2011 by former Amazon software development engineer and Lenguajero co-founder Natalie Gordon.

Vital Stats:


HQ: San Francisco

Year Founded: 2011

Founders: Natalie Gordon

Investors: 500 Startups, Okapi Venture Capital, Chris Messina, Mike Greenfield, Altair Capital

Innovation: An online universal gift registry service for expectant parents that allows registration at both stores across the web and for service providers.

Total Funding: $620,000

(Sources: BabyList, TechCrunch, CrunchBase, LinkedIn)

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