A UK-based marketplace for short-term retail spaces on a global scale has raised $12m in Series B funding from a variety of investors.
Appear Here was founded in London in 2013 and connects brands, retailers, designers and entrepreneurs with available short-term retail space online.
The round was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from Simon Venture Group and existing investors Balderton, MMC Ventures, Meyer Bergman and Playfair Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Rebecca Hunt from Octopus Ventures will be joining Appear Here’s board.
The company, which has raised $21.4m in funding to date, intends to use the funds to expand internationally to top global retail cities, grow the executive team with key senior hires and build out the data science component of the platform.