Online Retro Clothing Shop ModCloth Closes $25 Million in Funding

ModCloth, an online retailer focused on retro-looking woman’s apparel, has raised $25 million in funding. The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners, with Accel Partners also participating. The capital will help expand the site’s “Be the Buyer” program, which allows customers to vote on items they’d like to see produced. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded by high school sweethearts Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, has 300 employees.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work