1stdibs

1stdibs, an online marketplace, connects dealers to consumers interested in antiques, design, fine jewelry, vintage fashion, and art.

1stdibs is the premier luxury marketplace for rare and beautiful objects in furniture, fashion, fine art, and jewelry. They connect the world’s most respected dealers and makers with sophisticated collectors who share in the pursuit of beautiful design. In doing so, they partner closely with progressive dealers to define and shape the future of antique, vintage, and contemporary buying-and-selling.

They consider ourselves unique among other start-ups because They’ve been around since 2001, yet still exhibit strong entrepreneurial DNA that informs how they operate and function as a company. Some may call us a “mature start-up” -- one without the day-to-day uncertainty of a start-up, but with enough nimbleness and willingness to question the status quo that they can adapt quickly to unexpected changes.

It helps that they are led by a seasoned executive team that has seen it all: CEO David Rosenblatt formerly ran DoubleClick and negotiated its sale to Google for $3.2 billion. Other top executives have held senior roles at eBay, Gilt Groupe, FreshDirect, BarnesandNoble.com, MLB.com, Group Commerce, and Venmo. And, as they have grown, they’ve been lucky enough to attract the brightest talent from the start-up and art/design communities: Net-a-Porter, Rent the Runway, Groupon, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, McKinsey & Company, AmEx, among many others.

They are backed by several prominent venture capital firms like Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, Insight Ventures, and Spark Capital. Alibaba Group has also made a significant investment in 1stdibs.

Founders:  Laurence Forcione, Michael Bruno

Website