Funding Received
$7.3 Million in 2 Rounds from 6 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$6.3 Million Series A on May 14, 2014
Founded:
April, 2013
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
Darby Smart is an online platform connecting designers of DIY fashion and home items with consumers.
Founders:
Karl Mendes, Nicole Shariat Farb
Categories:
E-Commerce
Website:
http://darbysmart.com

Detailed Description

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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.

Current Team (2)

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Funding Rounds (2) - $7.3M

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Investors (3)

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    CAA Ventures

    CAA Ventures is the venture arm of Creative Artists Agency.
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    Forerunner Ventures

    Forerunner Ventures is an early-stage VC firm dedicated to partnering with ambitious...
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    Maveron

    Consumer-Only Venture Capital

Offices/Locations (1)

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    1000 Brannan St

    Suite 501

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    USA

Images (1)

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