Grand St. sells quirky entrepreneur-made electronics you can't discover anywhere else. Here are our top picks at launch.
After several months in beta testing, Grand St.--an online market for entrepreneur-made gadgets--opened to the public yesterday. Many of the electronics you'll see on the Grand St. site, originally funded through Kickstarter campaigns, have a limited distribution--so you'll be hard-pressed to come across them elsewhere. While the site features a permanent collection, a few new limited-edition items launch each week.
As Aaron Henshaw, one of the co-founders, told VentureBeat, "A lot of these products don't have a home. Many makers and creators say marketing is a pain point for them. We can take care of a lot of that."
Grand St., which is based in New York, raised $1.3 million in seed funding earlier this year from First Round Capital, Gary Vaynerchuk, and other investors.