Spoonflower makes it possible for individuals to create, print, and sell their own designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. Since launching in 2008 as a small, bootstrapped startup in a former sock mill, it has been featured in publications all over the world, including the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and Apartment Therapy, as well as in posts on thousands of DIY blogs and websites. Spoonflower offers the largest marketplace of unique surface designs anywhere, and its products are custom printed on demand from its headquarters in Durham, NC.

Spoonflower and the CED Network:

Spoonflower's founders, Gart Davis and Stephen Fraser, have relied on the CED's community for advice, support and connections since they first met for coffee and talked about launching the world's first online service for creating custom fabric. The connections they have made through CED -- service providers, fellow entrepreneurs, and investors -- have been invaluable.

Thanks to CED's Connections to Capital program, Stephen met Holly Maloney McConnell from North Bridge Growth Equity at a CED event. That introduction resulted in a $25 million round of funding for Spoonflower led by North Bridge Capital.

For more on Spoonflower, view Spoonflower's Strategic Partner Spotlight.