The designer dress rental website said it had received an ‘undisclosed’ sum from Global Founders Capital, the new $200m fund run by the Samwer brothers, the founders of German e-commerce startup incubator Rocket Internet, and Fabian Siegel, the co-founder of food delivery platform Delivery Hero.
At the moment, Girl Meets Dress has a choice of about 4,000 dresses from over 150 designers. Its founders, Anna Bance and Xavier Lecaros-Aquise, say they’ll use the money to ‘accelerate growth’, expanding its position in the UK.
GFG said Girl Meets Dress was one of its first three investments – it’s also invested in French social fashion marketplace Videdressing.com and language learning site Lingoda.com.
Between the three of them, GFG has committed about $5m. That should stretch to a couple of little black Prada numbers…