Funding and Acquisitions Roundup: Maker’s Row rounds up $1M to connect makers with manufacturers


By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

‘Makers’ marketplace Maker’s Row has closed a $1 million Seed funding round. Investors include Index Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Angels that include Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Joanne Wilson. The New York City-based startup has built a marketplace that connects smaller artisans and product designers with U.S.-based manufacturers for broader production and distribution. It was founded in 2012 by Matthew Burnett, Tanya Menendez and Scott Weiner.

Vital Stats:

Website: www.makersrow.com

HQ: New York City

Founders: Matthew Burnett, Tanya Menendez, Scott Weiner

Year Founded: 2012

Investors: Index Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Alexis Ohanian, Joanne Wilson

Innovation: A marketplace that connects small artisans and designers with larger manufacturers.

Funding: $1 million (Seed)

(Sources: Maker’s Row, TechCrunch, LinkedIn)

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