Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Bespoke Post loads up on capital to grow its curated ‘stuff’ subscription service for men

By Editor March 29, 2013

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


Bespoke Post has landed $850K in Seed funding for its subscription-based, curated items service for men. The New York City-based company’s members receive a box of curated items every month that range from personal care to food to cocktails. Investors in the Seed round include Great Oaks VC, 500 Startups, Brad Harrison Ventures, 1-800 Flowers’ investing arm, and Angels, according to

Deliv, a service that offers same-day delivery for brick-and-mortar retailers, has closed a $1 million Seed funding round from General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund and PivotNorth. The Palo Alto–based startup was founded in 2012 and has also announced that it is getting ready to launch its service in the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C., according to the San Francisco Business Times.


TiKL, which offers voice calling/chat apps for mobile devices, has revealed to TechCrunch that it (very) quietly raised $2.1 million in Series A funding earlier this year. The Sunnyvale-based company, which claims that its apps have been downloaded 28 million times with little marketing spend, was founded in 2010 and raised Seed funding of an undisclosed amount in January of 2012. According to TechCrunch, this round was funded primarily by General Catalyst, and was backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Lerer Ventures and SV Angel.


Thin film solar startup Reel Solar has closed a second round of funding, this time raising $4 million according to the San Francisco Business Times, which broke the story. The company, which was founded in 2009, is in stealth mode, so few details are available about it. However, Reel Solar did raise a $15 million first funding round in 2011 from Mayfield Fund, CalCEF, CMEA Capital, and Pangaea Ventures. Here’s more on the funding and the company, from GreenTechMedia.

And one more for the week…

Mobile games publisher Playdek has raised $3.8 million in Series A funds. The Carlsbad, California-based company focuses on bringing classic hobby games to mobile devices. More on the funding from VentureBeat.

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