Shoes of Prey
River City Labs has announced the additions of Mike Knapp and Llew Jury to its muru-D backed “BNE3” accelerator program as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.
Catch of the Day was awarded People’s Choice at last night’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs) gala, while two year old Sydney startup Mon Purse took out Best In-Store Initiative and Best Bootstrapped Growth Initiative and Shoes of Prey was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Shoes of Prey is developing a habit of going into Christmas with a lot of cash in its pockets. Last December the startup announced that it had raised a US$5.5 million Series A to help further its expansion into the US market, and this year it’s almost tripled that, closing a US$15.5 million Series B round led by BlueSky Venture Capital, with Greycroft and US retailer Nordstrom coming on board as equity partners.
A noteworthy aspect about this recent funding round is the two Silicon Valley heavyweights that have now become part of the Shoes of Prey family.
Michael Fox, Co-Founder of Shoes of Prey, will be presenting at Startup Grind Sydney tonight at Fishburners.
Raising capital for start-ups is the theme for this meet-up, and the guest speakers have some great insights to share: Michael Fox, former Google executive and co-founder of start-up Shoes of Prey which successfully raised $3million in funding last June, and Hamish Hawthorne, CEO of ATP Innovations, talking about that all-important investor pitch.
If I had to give out awards for the best dressed people on the startup scene, my award for best dressed couple would have to go to the Foxy Foxes! – Entrepreneurs Jodie and Michael Fox ooze style so it makes sense they are leading the Fashion Tech scene in Australia.