AppearHere raises $12m in Series B

Appear Here raises $12M in a series B round, led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from Balderton

We are delighted to share the news that Appear Here have raised a $12m series B round, led by Octopus Ventures.

We are pleased to participate in the round, alongside Simon Venture Group, MMC Ventures, Meyer Bergman and Playfair Capital.

Appear Here already has offices in London, Paris and New York - and, according to Ross' interview with the Sunday Times, are considering further sites in the United States and Europe.

The company brings together a community of brands, entrepreneurs and creatives to space in the world's best cities. It is the leading global marketplace for short-term retail space. It connects brands, retailers, designers and entrepreneurs with available space seamlessly online. Launched in February 2013 by 20-year-old Ross Bailey, Appear Here has become the go-to destination to make creative, retail ideas happen.

Thousands of major brands like Supreme, Loewe, Coca-Cola, Net-a-Porter and Kanye West, as well as independents and entrepreneurs, use Appear Here. Over 4,000 exclusive spaces have been listed on Appear Here in the UK and France, and as of April 2017, Appear Here has added New York’s top neighborhoods like Nolita, Soho, West Village, Chelsea and Williamsburg to its global network of spaces. The company also works with leading retailers like TOPSHOP to list space in their flagship stores.

You can read more about the investment in The Times here

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