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.
HQ: Irvine, California
Year Founded: 2012
Founders: Vishaal Melwani, Mo Melwani
Innovation: Quality, affordable men’s clothing.
Total Funding: $1.8 million
More funding and acquisitions news…
Intercom Receives $6 Mln in Series A Funding (via company press release/PE Hub)
Michael Chasen’s SocialRadar Raises $12.75 Million in Funding (via Tech Cocktail)
ThousandEyes, Spawned At UCLA, Raises Funding From Sequoia (via SoCalTech)
ERN raises $1.6m for big data loyalty platform (via company press release)
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