NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maker’s Row, the marketplace that connects American manufacturers with businesses, today announced that it closed a seed round of $1M. The round was co-led by Comcast Ventures and Index Ventures followed on by prominent angels including Joanne Wilson and Alexis Ohanian.
Launched in November 2012, Maker’s Row provides thousands of businesses opportunities to discover and communicate with domestic manufacturers in today’s fast paced economy. Steadily climbing foreign prices and extensive turnaround times have provided an opportunity for American manufacturing to make a strong comeback. The ultimate goal for Maker’s Row is to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and accessible within the United States for companies of all sizes.
“From first-time entrepreneurs to big brands, everyone faces the same problem when it comes to finding a factory in the US,” said Matthew Burnett, CEO, Maker’s Row. “When your resources are limited, your options are limited and overall business suffers. Maker’s Row provides the means to which a good idea can become a great product here in the United States.”
Currently, Maker’s Row works with thousands of manufacturers in the apparel and accessories space. “We are excited to lead the rebirth of American manufacturing,” said Tanya Menendez, COO, Maker’s Row, “making American manufacturing accessible will have a direct impact on job creation and the overall economy.” Based in Brooklyn, NY, the company is sitting at the heart of the American Manufacturing and design community. The company has ambitious plans to introduce new industries and expand their technology team.
For more information about Maker’s Row and the makers they work with, please visit www.makersrow.com.
About Maker's Row:
Maker's Row provides access to factories across the United States, with a mission to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access. Maker's Row was founded in the Summer of 2012 by Matthew Burnett, Tanya Menendez and Scott Weiner. The company is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY and launched www.makersrow.com in November 2012.