Company Website: http://www.1stdibs.com
1stdibs is the premier luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects in furniture, fashion, fine art, and jewelry. We connect the world’s most respected dealers and makers with sophisticated collectors who share in the pursuit of beautiful design. In doing so, we partner closely with progressive dealers to define and shape the future of antique, vintage, and contemporary buying-and-selling. We consider ourselves unique among other start-ups because we’ve been around since 2001, yet still exhibit strong entrepreneurial DNA that informs how we operate and function as a company. Some may call us a “mature start-up” -- one without the day-to-day uncertainty of a start-up, but with enough nimbleness and willingness to question the status quo that we can adapt quickly to unexpected changes. It helps that we are led by a seasoned executive team that has seen it all: CEO David Rosenblatt formerly ran DoubleClick and negotiated its sale to Google for $3.2 billion. Other top executives have held senior roles at eBay, Gilt Groupe, FreshDirect, BarnesandNoble.com, MLB.com, Group Commerce, and Venmo. And, as we have grown, we’ve been lucky enough to attract the brightest talent from the start-up and art/design communities: Net-a-Porter, Rent the Runway, Groupon, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, McKinsey & Company, AmEx, among many others. We are backed by several prominent venture capital firms like Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, Insight Ventures, and Spark Capital. Alibaba Group has also made a significant investment in 1stdibs.