Home decor and furnishings companies don't exactly resemble the typical VC investment target—there's no mention of "cloud", "SaaS" or even "big data." However, investment activity in the space has been coming out of the woodwork lately, so to speak. This month, two online, home goods retailers have ensnared massive infusions of venture funding, with $50 million going to "all things home" e-tailer One Kings Lane and $36 million to "a zillion things home" site Wayfair. Altogether, 42 VC financings have been completed in the home decor and furnishings industry since 2007, with activity spiking in the last several years, according to the PitchBook Platform.
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