Vinted, a portfolio company of BurdaPrincipal Investments, the growth capital arm of Hubert Burda Media, announced a €128 million Series E funding round. Burda has been invested in Vinted since 2015 and participated in the current equity funding round that was led by new investor Lightspeed Venture Partners, valuing the company at over €1 billion. Vinted is Europe’s largest online international C2C marketplace dedicated to second-hand fashion.
Vinted’s mission is to make second-hand fashion the first choice worldwide. It offers over 180 million second-hand fashion items and provides great chances to sell and buy quickly, safely, and easily across 11 European markets. In 2019 alone, €1.3 billion of gross merchandise volume isexpected to be transacted on Vinted – going back into the pockets of its members.
Vinted has successfully scaled its business across Europe and is well-positioned to accelerate this growth. Since its last funding round in August 2018, the company has seen a material growth in brand awareness and revenue has increased fourfold over the past 17 months. In the same timespan, Vinted has started to build an integrated international platform, created cross-market shipping routes, and scaled its product to the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain. To support this growth and continue to improve member experience, Vinted plans to expand its European teams, which currently number over 300 employees. This investment underlines the growing consumer appeal of second-hand fashion worldwide, with a market opportunity estimated at €13 billion across Europe.
“Vinted has created a dominant European consumer platform for a circular economy, helping empower millions of consumers across the continent to give their clothes a second life.”
Martin Weiss, board member of Hubert Burda Media and board member at Vinted Ltd.