New investors, including West Capital Partners and Fifth Third Capital Holdings, have teamed up with existing investors Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, and Chris Burch to fuel Poppin’s growth. With this round of financing, Poppin will make meaningful investments in technology development to further advance its already exceptional online customer experience. Founded by Chris Burch to provide individuals and businesses with the tools they need to “Work Happy,” Poppin offers a distinctive collection of chic yet affordable office products and an engaging customer experience. Over the past two years Poppin has rapidly scaled its direct-to-consumer business while building an impressive list of over 4,000 corporate clients including LinkedIn, Rent the Runway, Squarespace, Warby Parker, and NFL Network.
In addition to Poppin’s direct business, the company has rolled out an impressive national wholesale program, which includes top-tier retail partnerships with The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, Staples, Urban Outfitters, and over 90 college bookstores. Earlier this year Poppin announced that its products would be available in over 1,400 retail locations in time for the Back-to-School shopping season.
Poppin is reinventing the office products and furniture industry. The company is privately held and financed by J. Christopher Burch, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, Trilogy Growth, Fifth Third Capital Holdings, West Capital Partners, and a group of angel investors, including David Tisch.