On May 21, 2015 WayFairWayFair purchased CustomMade, a company specializing is making custom-made goods and artisanal goods, for $150,000. At the time of acquisition WayFare acquired the URL and business of CustomMade. CustomMade made the decision to sell to WayFair to avoid layoffs by allows WayFair to hire the majority of CustomMade's staff.
Elysian Park Ventures is a stage-agnostic venture capital and private equity offering strategic, operational, financial, and management resources for companies innovating in sports, technology, and entertainment. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and has on office in New York City, New York. Elysian Park Ventures was founded in 2014 by Tucker Kain, Cole Van Nice and the Dodger's ownership which includes Mark Walter, Magic Johnson, Todd Boehly, Peter Guber, Robert Patton, and Stan KastenStan Kasten. Elysian Park Ventures in partnership with R/GA operates the Global Sports Venture Studio, a company connecting sports industry leaders, sports brands, and sports leagues around the world to develop and commercialize new products for the sport industry.
Accel is an early and growth-stage venture capital firm that powers a global community of entrepreneurs that is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and was founded in 1983 by Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz. Notable investments made by Accel include: Facebook, SlackSlack, Dropbox, Flipkart, Lynda.com, Atlassian, Braintree, Spotify, Myfitnesspal, Venmo, and Vox Media.