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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