Men’s Footwear Brand Taft Secures $5M in Seed Funding

Taft, a Provo, Utah–based Men’s footwear brand, secured $5m in seed funding.

The round was led by Kickstart Seed Fund with participation from M3 Ventures, Fifth Wall Ventures and Peterson Partners, as well as NBA players, Dwyane Wade and Andre Iguodala, Skull Candy CEO, Jeremy Andrus, and the EVP of Business Development at Stance Socks, Clarke Miyasaki.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach.

Founded in 2014 by husband and wife team, Kory and Mallory Stevens, TAFT produces footwear in Spain and Portugal with textiles ranging from suiting wool, to woven upholstery fabric, to Charles F. Stead leather, and sells shoes direct-to-consumer exclusively via the website.



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