forerunner ventures

  • Forerunner Ventures ups the ante with a new, third fund

    Forerunner Ventures ups the ante with a new, third fund

    Forerunner Ventures, an early-stage, San Francisco-based venture firm that focuses almost exclusively on e-commerce businesses, has raised a $122 million fund, shows an SEC filing that was filed earlier this morning. The firm was founded by Kirsten Green, who is listed on the filing along with Eurie Kim, a partner who joined the firm in 2012. The all-female firm also features an operating… Read More

  • Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million

    Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million

    Bringing down the cost of luxury goods through direct-to-consumer sales isn’t a new trend. We’ve seen companies like Warby Parker, Casper and more succeed in the space. But today, a new company is coming out of stealth to bring the D2C value proposition to the world of luggage. Away, founded by Jen Rubio and Stephanie Korey, is looking to bring a high-end portfolio of luggage… Read More

  • Dollar Shave Club Raises $75M To Fend Off Gillette And Harry’s

    Dollar Shave Club Raises $75M To Fend Off Gillette And Harry’s

    Dollar Shave Club, the subscription service for razors (and more!) has closed a $75 million Series D round at a pre-money valuation north of $500 million. This funding comes less then a year after a $50 million Series C, and brings total fundraising to $148 million. Read More

  • Into the Gloss, An Editorial Beauty Site, Raises $2M To Build Its Team

    Into the Gloss, An Editorial Beauty Site, Raises $2M To Build Its Team

    Into The Gloss, an editorial beauty website based out of New York, has raised $2 million in venture capital funding led by Forerunner and Lerer Ventures, along with several angel investors. Since it was founded in September of 2010, the site has been making waves in the style space for its insider access-type interviews with editors, designers, writers, models, and other creatives about… Read More