Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Combat Gent lands $1.8M to help men combat bad fashion choices

By Editor June 19, 2013

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

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

Tony Hsieh’s Vegas TechFund is part of a $1.8 million Seed funding round for men’s clothing ecommerce retailer Combat Gent. Other investors include MHS Capital, Naxuri Capital, Blazer Ventures and Berlin-based Point Nine Capital. The company is focused on providing quality clothing at affordable prices for men. The Irvine, California-based startup was founded last spring by cousins Vishaal and Mo Melwani. Fashion runs in the family—their parents apparently ran the Las Vegas and Los Angeles Versace stores. Combat Gent previously participated in the FT Accelerator, which is focused on fashion-tech companies.

Vital Stats:


HQ: Irvine, California

Year Founded: 2012

Founders: Vishaal Melwani, Mo Melwani

Investors: MHS Capital, Naxuri Capital, Blazer Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Jake Bornstein

Innovation: Quality, affordable men’s clothing.

Total Funding: $1.8 million

(Sources: Combat Gent, TechCrunch)

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