Shoes of Prey
Custom footwear startup Shoes of Prey has stopped taking orders as it looks to “actively assess” its options.
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.