About a year ago I got a pitch from a startup called Deal Decor, which says it can hook you up with the fancy furnishings offered at Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel for way less money by working directly with the manufacturers. On Wednesday, they announced a $1.2M seed funding round from Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson, Sequoia Capital’s Mark Stevens and Ed Cluss, former CEO of InfoGear (which developed the iPhone - no, not that iPhone).
Elsewhere, PLAiR, a stealth startup in Santa Clara that’s making a device to let people “watch anything, anytime, anywhere,” said it has bagged $2.1 million in seed money from Roger McNamee and Floodgate. McNamee and Mike Maples are joining the startup’s board. It all sounds terribly mysterious.
Further down Highway 101, San Jose-based enterprise infrastructure startup Convergent.io landed a $10M A-round from the wonder boys at Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen Horowitz liked Convergent.io so much, it bought the company’s entire $10 million A-round.