Malasa Design Store is a new company that hopes to create a marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses.
The site allows businesses to sell directly to their customers.
It currently has more than 500 merchants and has raised over $3 million from investors, including Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Index Ventures.
The company will be able to sell products via their website, which is currently in beta and still needs a bit more polish.
The startup’s founder and CEO, Malasa designer Mariam Akshekal, says that the startup’s goal is to make selling your products easier than ever before.
“We want to empower small businesses and empower brands.
We want to give brands a platform to showcase their wares and sell their waies to customers, which we feel is really important,” Akshetkal told Business Insider.
She also believes that the marketplace is “the only platform that can help small and small business owners.”
Malasa is one of the earliest startups to take advantage of e-retailer Taobao Marketplace, a popular e-tailer that lets brands sell their goods on its platform.
As of December 30, the company has 1,000 merchants, but Aksheskal says the startup wants to grow to 100,000 by the end of the year.
To get the platform to scale, Akshedkal wants to build the site to accommodate 100,00+ sellers per day.
To do that, the startup has raised $15 million in Series A funding.
Akshenkal believes that, as more and more brands enter the market, they will need more and better tools to help them navigate the new landscape.
“We are hoping that with Malasa, there will be a great ecosystem of third-party sellers that will help us and our partners sell and distribute our wares to more and hopefully more customers,” she said.
“There are a lot of people who are doing a lot to create the platform for small businesses, but if we can help people understand how to use that platform and get them to market, that’s the way we can build an ecosystem that will really help us.”
Malasia’s team has also raised over the past year and a half, and the company is now in beta.
A few weeks ago, the team launched a new platform called Zappos.com, which allows users to sell items directly to consumers via an app.
However, this platform doesn’t allow sellers to sell a product directly to shoppers.
Instead, they have to register with Zappo.com and make a small deposit.
Once a user has made their deposit, they can then create an account and purchase a product.
The payment process takes just a few minutes.
The website will allow sellers of physical goods to sell through a variety of platforms, including eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Etsy.com (which also hosts the Etsy marketplace), Etsy.co, and even through PayPal.
The platform has raised more than $500,000 from investors including Sequel Capital, Accenture Ventures, and others.
The Zappoz.com platform has been downloaded over 6.3 million times, and it currently has a base of over 15,000 users.
In fact, it’s one of several sites that are hoping to take over the market.
Akaeba.me is another example of a site that’s trying to help small businesses sell directly, and its website currently has over 13,000 registered users.
According to Akaesh, the site will soon be able offer a range of products, including clothes, footwear, and furniture, all in a way that’s easy for customers to understand and navigate.
While Aksh says that there is still a lot that needs to be worked out before the site can truly become a viable platform, she thinks that it will soon grow to be a major player in the e-Retailer market.
“I think there are a ton of really good businesses that are in this space and we are going to grow into that space,” she told Business Insiders.
“That’s a big opportunity for us.”