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Websitedarbysmart.com
Twitter@darbysmart
CategoryeCommerce
Employees
Founded4/2013
DescriptionDIY Projects

Offices

San Francisco, USA
1000 Brannan St
Suite 501
San Francisco, CA, 94103
USA

People

Co-Founder
Co-Founder

Funding

TOTAL $1M
FUNDING TOTAL $1M
Seed, 6/2013
Novel TMT Ventures
Maveron
Vivi Nevo
Forerunner Ventures
David Gilboa
$1M

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Darby Smart

Darby Smart is a do-it-yourself crafting startup working with top Pinterest designers of DIY accessories, fashion and home items to Kit, market and sell their projects to consumers, complete with all materials and instructions needed to complete the project.

Darby Smart was co-founded by Nicole Shariat Farb, former Head of Emerging Private Companies in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Karl Mendes, a Senior Software Engineer from Eventbrite. The goal is to take advantage of the growing trend of people looking for inspiration and DIY crafts on Pinterest, while also tapping into the $29 billion crafting industry.

The startup offers pre-packaged Kits that have been compiled by popular designers on Pinterest. The Darby Smart team works closely with the project designers to test and identify the best possible materials for DIYers to create lasting products. Then, Darby Smart handles sourcing and purchasing the materials, to packaging the Kits and more. These Kits, which range from $25 to $45 each, include all the materials and instructions necessary to successfully complete the project at hand. Designers in turn receive a share of revenue from the kits sold.

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Videos

Above:

Girls DIY Dream Come True

Added: 10/1/13

Screenshots

Darby Smart screenshot
Above: Darby Smart Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/18/13

Sources

  1. Maveron-Backed DarbySmart Launches DIY Crafting Marketplace For Fashion Accessories And More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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