John Cook broke the news earlier today, but I wanted to add a quick congratulations to Bill Harding and his team at Bonanzle from all of us at Founder’s Co-op. We first talked to Bill about what he was up to in the fall of 2008, and have watched with admiration as he bootstrapped his way into the most exciting new online retail concept to come our of the Northwest since the bad old days of Web 1.0. Geoff Entress – a phenomenal angel investor and Founder’s Co-op limited partner – put together an all-star team of supporters for this round, and we’re very excited to welcome Bonanzle to the Founder’s Co-op family.
If you haven’t heard of or tried Bonanzle and you have an eye for unique, unusual and one-of-a-kind treasures like those you might find at your favorite street market, you should absolutely pay a visit. Not only does the site offer great finds, but the shopping experience – including real-time chat with sellers – brings the warmth of local boutique retail to the online store like no other site we’ve seen.