CircleUp and RangeMe Team Up to Help Emerging Consumer Brands Connect with Investors and Retailers

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CircleUp,
the leading online marketplace helping small businesses raise growth
capital, and RangeMe,
the online platform that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers
and retailers,
announced a partnership this week to provide emerging brands a faster
path to market. Constituents of each platform will benefit immediately
from this new alliance as both CircleUp and RangeMe are focused on
facilitating the growth of new consumer goods companies.

“The journey to success for a new consumer brand is daunting and, more
often than not, a lonely experience,” said Nicky Jackson, Founder and
CEO of RangeMe. “RangeMe is committed to helping brands get their
products in front of retail buyers. Partnering with CircleUp reinforces
this commitment as it provides emerging brands with access to financial
support they need to succeed and scale.”

CircleUp is a marketplace that connects investors with consumer and
retail businesses. CircleUp’s rigorous, technology-enabled process makes
it easier for investors to identify, assess, and invest into non-tech
businesses all through the end-to-end platform. Since 2012, CircleUp has
helped entrepreneurs across consumer verticals (food & beverage,
fashion, consumer electronics, etc.) to raise over $150 million dollars.
The average company raises more than $1M with the help of the
marketplace.

“CircleUp makes it easy for value-add investors to connect quickly and
efficiently with consumer entrepreneurs looking to raise capital,” said
Ryan Caldbeck, Founder and CEO of CircleUp. “Similarly, RangeMe makes it
easy for suppliers to connect with retailers more efficiently than ever
before, and, as a result, CircleUp brands have a great resource in
growing sales.”

RangeMe’s
online match-making platform broke US ground in September 2015
with
retail giant Target as their official launch partner. After the
marketplace thrived for over a year in Australia, founder Nicky Jackson
realized the platform was ready for the US market.

“Our online platform injects efficiency and effectiveness into the
product discovery process, ultimately helping buyers and suppliers gain
competitive advantages in the marketplace,” said Nicky.

To date, CircleUp has helped raise over $150 million for over 130
companies. RangeMe boasts a lineup of buyers from major retailers
including Target, Jet.com, Heinen’s and LuckyVitamin, who are currently
and actively able to view more than 30,000 verified products from over
7,000 suppliers.

About CircleUp

CircleUp is a marketplace for investors and non-technology
entrepreneurs. Accredited investors find free access to select private
investments, easy tools to identify and diligence companies and online
transaction capability to make investments. For retail and consumer
product entrepreneurs, CircleUp offers an efficient way to access a
network of sophisticated investors as well as value added partners.

About RangeMe

RangeMe is the leading online platform that streamlines new product
discovery between suppliers and retailers. The platform empowers retail
buyers with an efficient way to discover innovative new products and
manage the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers and
manufacturers, RangeMe gives increased control over the marketing of
their products and greater access to retail buyers.

Contacts

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