Bureau of Trade, a Menlo Park, CA-based online “transactional entertainment” store, has raised $1.2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Foundation Capital, with participation from Founder Collective, Courtney Holt on behalf of TechFellows Fund, and select angel investors.
The company intends to use the capital to expand the capabilities of the site – including new social sharing tools.
Founded in 2012 by Michael Phillips Moskowitz, Bureau of Trade leverages expert curation, and original editorial to provide an informative and differentiated shopping and entertainment destination for men. It explores eBay, Craigslist and other major marketplaces to provide its members with unique collections of merchandise (from vintage timepieces to classic cars to authentic collectibles), as wel as content that highlights the item’s story.
The site, which currently focuses on merchandise for men ages 28 to 45, will soon introduce additional sites for other specific demographics.