While Popshop did not disclose the number of sellers on its platform nor the exact funding amount, the company did divulge the number of sellers has grown 500% in the last three months, with expansion into new categories including vintage fashion, furniture, collectibles and food products from sellers 3D Retro, JapanLA, Earthing.VIP, Kettle & Fire and Mall of America.
Popshop also announced two new additions to its team: Bangaly Kaba has joined to lead platform growth and Jason Droege has been appointed to take on Popshop’s expansion. Both are tech industry veterans, with Kaba hailing from Instagram and Instacart, while Droege formerly served as head of Uber Eats.
The funding, coupled with the new hires, will accelerate Popshop Live’s product and regional expansion as the company continues to grow.
“Bangaly and Jason are forces to be reckoned with and we’re thrilled to welcome them to our team,” said Popshop Live CEO and Founder Dan Dan Li. “Their combined expertise, along with that of our new backers, will accelerate the expansion of our platform across geographies, verticals and product features.”