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  • U.K. Mattress Startup Eve Picks Up Backing From Octopus Investments

    U.K. Mattress Startup Eve Picks Up Backing From Octopus Investments

    What is it about e-commerce mattress startups of late? In the U.S., Casper made headlines last year after raising $13.1 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates. The company wants to “reinvent the way mattresses are made and sold” by selling its own high quality brand directly online, thereby cutting out the commission-based middle person inherent in the… Read More

  • Mattress Startup Casper Plans To Open Pop-Up Stores In San Francisco, Austin and Washington, D.C.

    Mattress Startup Casper Plans To Open Pop-Up Stores In San Francisco, Austin and Washington, D.C.

    Casper is known for bringing the mattress buying experience online, but it’s also trying out new approaches to brick-and-mortar retail. In fact, co-founder and CEO Philip Krim said that over the next two months, the startup will be opening pop-up stores in San Francisco, Austin and Washington, D.C. Krim revealed his plans while on-stage our Disrupt NY conference — and yes, the… Read More

  • Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Though Casper prides itself on making sure you catch some Zzz’s, Casper CEO Phillip Krim won’t be inducing any snoring come Disrupt NY in May. His company is company is targeting an industry that most consumers consider a night terror. Maybe we’ll even get him to do the interview lying in a Casper mattress. Anything could happen. It’s Disrupt! Casper is flipping over… Read More

  • Casper Mattress Startup Lands $13.1 Million Series A

    Casper Mattress Startup Lands $13.1 Million Series A

    Casper, the company looking to reinvent the way mattresses are made and sold, has closed a $13.1 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates, bringing its total funding to $15 million. Not unlike other up-and-coming ecommerce startups, Casper looks to cut out the commission-based middle man and sell well-made mattresses at a much lower cost. Read More

  • Take a Quick Nap in Casper's NoHo Office

    Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

    Earlier this year, I wrote about Casper, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that says it’s trying to reinvent how mattresses are built and sold. Since then, the company actually launched its first product, so I decided to swing by Casper’s office in the Noho neighborhood of New York to try the mattress out for myself. In the video above, you can see the mattress, the material… Read More

  • Casper Raises $1.6M To Offer A New Approach To Building And Selling Mattresses

    Casper Raises $1.6M To Offer A New Approach To Building And Selling Mattresses

    Casper, a startup that says it’s developing a “vertically integrated” approach to the mattress industry, is announcing that it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding. The round was led by Lerer Ventures, with participation from Norwest Venture Partners, Crosslink Partners, Vaizra Investments, and Correlation Ventures. Read More