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VC-funded Company:

Darby Smart
San Francisco, CA
www.darbysmart.com

Launched in June 2013, Darby Smart works with designers on Pinterest and across the Web to create and launch do-it-yourself projects delivering online DIY inspiration to the consumer's door. Based in San Francisco, Investment banker turned DIY start-up maven Nicole Shariat Farb left her role as Vice President and Head of Emerging Private Companies Group at Goldman Sachs and partnered with Karl Mendes, Senior Software Engineer from Eventbrite, to found Darby Smart. The company creates an entirely new type of retail experience via a marketplace that gives craft enthusiasts the opportunity to create affordable and achievable craft projects, while simultaneously supporting up-and-coming designers. Prior to this round, the company had raised $1 Million in seed funding, from strategic investors and advisors including Forerunner Ventures, Novel TMT, Dave Gilboa and Vivi Nevo, among others.

Key Contact
Name
Nicole Shariat Farb
Title
Founder
E-Mail
Funding Events

Date
Amount
Type
Investors
05/14/14 $6,300,000 Series A CAA Ventures
Forerunner Ventures
Maveron