No longer content to just sell what’s inside the home, retailers like Amazon and IKEA are finding ways to offer the houses themselves. But as Market Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg points out, this latest offering is not exactly a new idea.
Design workflow software startup StyleRow recently closed $4 million in funding. Founder and CEO Erinn Valencich tells BOH how the cash infusion will build out her staff, marketing and sales strategy to propel the platform from beta status to a full-fledged service this fall.
Online art marketplace Alpha’a has attached a file to each of its works that allows artists to track ownership changes, pricing and other details on the value of their art. Soon, Alpha’a execs say, the technology could be used in related industries, like design.
Fresh off a $10 million investment from Zillow, interior design app Hutch pivoted from e-commerce to mobile gaming. Co-founder Beatrice Fischel-Bock tells BOH the story behind the brand’s new strategy.
Direct-to-consumer brand Revival Rugs started by selling one-of-a-kind pieces sourced in Turkey, but demand has prompted the company to find ways to grow. Later this month, they’ll debut their first private-label offering, the Panel collection.