Company Website: http://www.1stdibs.com/
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1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace. Inspired by the legendary flea markets of Paris, it is the go-to source for leading interior designers and in-the-know wealthy consumers seeking antiques, design, estate jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.
In 2011, 1stdibs received financial backing from Benchmark Capital partner, Matt Cohler — one of Facebook’s first seven employees and a founding member of LinkedIn. This initial investment allowed 1stdibs to make a number of key hires, including CEO David Rosenblatt, former CEO of DoubleClick during its $3.2 billion sale to Google in 2008. In 2012, 1stdibs gained a second round of funding from Index Ventures and Spark Capital. And, in early 2014, Alibaba Group, China’s largest Internet company, also made a significant investment in 1stdibs.
These investments have helped the 1stdibs team grow to become a diverse group of professionals that range from expert curators to seasoned Internet executives from the web’s most prominent entities, including eBay, Gilt, FreshDirect, MLB.com and Twitter.