Shoes of Prey co-founder Jodie Fox when her startup was in full flight. Jodie Fox was 27 when she launched her bespoke footwear startup, Shoes of Prey in 2009, with her former husband Michael Fox and their university mate Mike Knapp. The business allowed consumers to create bespoke shoes at a fraction of the cost… Read more »
When Mars Australia announced recently that it was backing six local food-focused startups with a $40,000 grant as part of the food giant’s Seeds of Change accelerator, a familiar name popped up among the successful applicants: Michael Fox. Fox co-founded Shoes of Prey, the customised online shoe startup that collapsed in March, costing investors… Read more »
ASX-listed investment fund Blue Sky (BLA) has been placed in receivership over a $50 million loan to US financier Oaktree Capital Management. In a statement to the ASX today, KordaMentha said it had been appointed receivers and managers to Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd as the business was in breach of a financial covenant relating… Read more »
River City Labs appoints Shoes of Prey’s Mike Knapp and entrepreneur Llew Jury as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
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 closes US$15.5 million Series B round with US retailer Nordstrom on board as equity partner
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.
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.