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The sleep startup that created the perfect mattress, sheets, and pillow for everyone

The sleep startup that created the perfect mattress, sheets, and pillow for everyone

Casper (casper.com) is a global sleep company that launched in 2014 with an obsessively engineered, outrageously comfortable mattress sold directly to consumers. Its critically acclaimed sleep surface was developed in-house, has a sleek design, and is delivered in a small, "how did they do that?"-sized box. The company is one of the fastest-growing consumer brands of all time, and its product line has expanded to include sheets, pillows, a matching foundation, and a dog mattress. Casper was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2017, and its eponymous mattress was crowned one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions.

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Rude awakening ahead for e-commerce brands like Warby Parker and Allbirds

  • CNBC
  • 1 month ago
  • A new analysis suggests even the so-called direct-to-consumer industry is preparing to see steep sales declines. COVID-19 could be what puts some of these companies out of business altogether.
  • In 2019, online sales for direct-to-consumer brands reached $14.28 billion, according to data from eMarketer.
  • In 2020, sales are forecast by the firm to grow 24.3% to $17.75 billion, slowing from 33.1% growth last year, and down from 56.5% growth in 2018.
  • Sales will continue to shift from nice-to-have products to must-have products, with many direct-to-consumer brands falling under the nonessential category.
  • Disruptions in the supply chain will mean slower shipping times, normally a distinguishing factor for DTC brands.
Rude awakening ahead for e-commerce brands like Warby Parker and Allbirds

The Q1 2020 global VC report: Funding slowly impacted by coronavirus

  • Crunchbase News
  • 1 month ago
  • Crunchbase projects 7,600 venture rounds generated in Q1 2020, down from the last quarter by 5 percent and down year over year by 4 percent.
  • Since the first quarter of 2018, total projected venture deal volume has been above 7,000 rounds per quarter peaking at around 8,500 in the second quarter of 2019. That makes 7,600 rounds the lowest projected count in the last five quarters.
  • Around $63.8 billion was invested worldwide in Q1 2020, down from the last quarter by 17 percent and down year over year by 8 percent.
  • Approximately $3.3 billion was invested across 4,896 deals in Q1 2020 in seed-stage deals. Seed-stage rounds include angel, pre-seed, seed and a subset of rounds below a certain threshold.
The Q1 2020 global VC report: Funding slowly impacted by coronavirus

The end of the IPO as we know it

  • Medium
  • 3 months ago

2019 was a terrific year for the stock market, but was a terrible year for some big IPOs. For many VCs and entrepreneurs, it was the last straw

A growing number of them are convinced: the IPO market is broken, and it’s time to rethink the whole formula.

The end of the IPO as we know it
Founder @Casper. @Consignd (ERA W'13) • Developer @Fanium (2012) • Studied @Brown University University
Co-founder & CEO of Casper
Founder Casper • Worked at @IDEO • Studied at @Stanford University, @Princeton University
co-founder @Casper
Co-founder at @Casper, previously co-founder at @Consignd. Saatchi & Saatchi X, Thrillist.
Total raised

$239.7M

Funded over

4 rounds

Latest round

Series C (Jun 2017)

Medical, vision & dental insurance

Unlimited paid time off

Bi-weekly catered lunches

Health incentives

Full gifted bed set

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