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Seed Stage

500 Startups Staffs Up in New York City, India

Mr. McClure, ringleader. (Photo: flickr.com/joi)

Goodness, the early-stage scene in New York City sure is getting crowded. Pretty soon investors are going to have to start throwing them ‘bows if they want to get past their competitors and reach the most promising founding teams for so much as a hi-how-are-you chat.

The news today, via TechCrunch: Dave McClure’s 500 Startups has just announced the addition of two “amazing geeks” to the team: Shai Goldman here in New York, and Pankaj Jain in India. They’ll be venture partners, focused on making deals in their respective locations.  Read More

Seed Stage

Brooklyn Startup Co-Founded by Stacy London from What Not to Wear Raises $1 M. Seed Round

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Style for Hire, a Brooklyn-based startup co-founded by Stacy London (the “Shut up!” half of TLC’s “What Not to Wear”) announced today that it picked up a $1,075,000 angel round from Golden Seeds. The three-year-old online platform connects consumers with a network of trained and certified personal stylists who offer in-home wardrobe consultations and shopping assistance. Sort of like Zaarly meets Gilt Groupe?

Style for Hire says it will use the money to launch nationally and build its relationships with stylists, partners, and clients. Read More