One Kings Lane

  • One Kings Lane: From The LAX Arrivals Terminal To $200M In Revenue

    One Kings Lane: From The LAX Arrivals Terminal To $200M In Revenue

    As Susan Feldman waited outside the Southwest Airlines arrivals terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in October 2008, she had a nervous feeling in her stomach, which she compares to blind date jitters. Except this wasn’t your traditional blind date. Feldman was meeting Ali Pincus, her soon-to-be co-founder, for the first time. They had spoken over the phone after a mutual friend… Read More

  • Social Proof Is The New Marketing

    Social Proof Is The New Marketing

    As I’ve written about before, we’re in an amazing period of the consumer Internet.  Despite a shaky economy, many web companies are in hypergrowth.  This is reminiscent of the five-year period over a decade ago when companies like Amazon, Netscape, eBay, Yahoo, Google and PayPal were built. One challenge, which isn’t new, is the battle for consumer attention.  If… Read More

  • Home Decor Flash Sales Site One Kings Lane Nabs Former eBay Exec As CFO

    Home Decor Flash Sales Site One Kings Lane Nabs Former eBay Exec As CFO

    Fresh off a $40 million raise, flash sales site for home décor, furnishings and accessories One Kings Lane, is bringing on a new CFO from eBay, Dinesh Lathi. In his new role, Lathi will lead finance, operations and customer service for the retail asite and will join the company’s management team. Previously, Lathi was employed by eBay where he spent nearly seven years. He most… Read More

  • Home Decor Flash Sales Site One Kings Lane Raises $40M, On Track For Over $100M In 2011 Sales

    Home Decor Flash Sales Site One Kings Lane Raises $40M, On Track For Over $100M In 2011 Sales

    Over two million users strong, flash sales site for home décor, furnishings and accessories One Kings Lane, has raised $40 million in new funding from led by Tiger Global Management.  Institutional Venture Partners and existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Greylock Partners participated in the round, according to a Wall Street Journal story, which reports that One Kings Lane was valued… Read More

  • Nearing 2M Members, One Kings Lane Lands A Lucrative Endorsement From Bravo

    I happened to be watching my new favorite show, Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators, last week and noticed a very familiar name. The show, which follows five LA-based, high-end interior designers in their industry, prominently featured One Kings Lane, the Kleiner Perkins and Greylock-backed flash sales site for home décor, furnishings and accessories. In an episode that aired a few weeks… Read More

  • One Kings Lane's Downstairs Offers Discounts On Discounts

    It’s no secret we’re big fans of One Kings Lane, a Kleiner Perkins and Greylock-backed flash sales site for home décor, furnishings and accessories. Today, the e-commerce startup is launching a new feature called Downstairs, which will give the site’s members deeper discounts on a selection of items; with prices up to 80 percent off retail. Until now, discounts have remained… Read More

  • Why Women Rule The Internet

    Editor’s note:  This guest post is written by Aileen Lee, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.  Aileen focuses on investing in early stage consumer internet ventures and previously  worked at Gap, Odwalla, The Northface and Morgan Stanley.  She was also founding CEO of KP-backed RMG Networks.  Full disclosure: some of the companies mentioned below are KP-backed companies. Read More

  • How E-Commerce Got its Groove Back

    James Slavet is a partner at Greylock Partners, and just co-led the new $23 million financing of One Kings Lane. E-commerce was an innovation wasteland for most of the past decade. While social media companies such as YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter were growing exponentially, breakthrough new commerce start-ups have been few and far between. As our friends at First Round Capital noted… Read More

  • One Kings Lane Grows 500% In 2010, Takes $23 Million Investment


    One Kings Lane, cofounded by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus’ wife Alison Pincus, has raised its second round of financing. And it’s a big one – $23 million in a round led by Greylock Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kleiner is a previous investor, as is Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman. The size of that previous round was never announced. Previous investors First… Read More

  • One Kings Lane Buys Publishing Design Firm Helicopter To Boost Editorial Content

    Flash sales site One Kings Lane has made its first acquisition today, purchasing publishing design firm Helicopter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. We’re big fans of One Kings Lane, the Kleiner Perkins backed startup cofounded by Ali Pincus and Susan Feldman. The site offers deep, limited discounts on home décor, furnishings, accessories, and gifts. Read More

  • One Kings Lane Hires 10 Year eBay Veteran Greg Fant To Head Marketing

    Flash commerce site One Kings Lane continues to tear things up. The Kleiner Perkins backed startup cofounded by Ali Pincus (Zynga’s Mark Pincus is her husband) has just hired Greg Fant as Chief Marketing Officer. Fant is a ten year veteran of eBay – his most recent job, ending today, was vice president of North America marketing where he managed a team of more than 100 employees. In… Read More