Storefront Expands Popup Marketplace To LA

Storefront, which operates an online marketplace for pop-up storefronts--those ubiquitous, limited time retail stores--has opened up its service in Los Angeles, after raising $7.3M in funding. The San Francisco a startup said Los Angeles is the third market for the company, which allows property owners to offer up their retail space to people who want to put up a "popup" retail location, and also helps to smooth out things with liability insurance, marketing and promotion, education, and more on running a popup. The funding came from Spark Capital, as well as SV Angel, Gary Vaynerchuk, Nas, Troy Carter, Vikram Pandit (Citigroup), and Tom Glocer (Thomson Reuters), Mohr Davidow Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, 500 Startups, Box Group, and AngelPad. More information »