European Pre-Owned Clothing Startup Percentil Bags €3.2M Series A

Founders PERCENTIL_low European pre-owned clothing startup Percentil has closed a €3.2 million Series A. Leading the round is Seaya Ventures, with participation from existing shareholder Active Venture Partners, and others. The company, which operates in Spain, France and Germany, plans to use the additional capital to increase its pre-owned clothes inventory, as well expand to two further, as yet undisclosed… Read More

Casual Trading App Bux Raises $1.9M

Nick Bortot Dutch startup Bux is on a mission to open stock trading to a much larger market — namely, those who have never traded before. Its casual trading app for iOS and Android attempts to gamify trading (as if wasn’t gamified enough already) by letting traders start off with virtual currency before investing with real money, as well as compete with friends. Read More

Thread, The U.K. Online Personal Styling Service For Men, Scores $8M Series A

Thread Using a mixture of algorithms and human stylists, London-based Thread works on the premise that a lot of men hate clothes shopping, however much they like stylish attire. The online styling service claims 200,000 customers since it was founded in 2012 and has this week hit a significant funding milestone with the closure of an $8 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital. Read More