|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Online Custom Apparel and Accessories, eCommerce|
|Founded||2000, McLean, VA|
|No. of locations||Charlottesville, VA; Reno, NV; Dallas, Texas|
|Area served||United States, Canada|
|Industry||Customized Apparel and Accessories|
|Products||T-shirts, Apparel, Accessories|
|Services||Screen Printing, Digital Printing, Embroidery|
Custom Ink was launched in 1999 by former college classmates, Marc Katz, Dave Christensen, and Mike Driscoll.
In November 2013, Custom Ink received $40 million from Revolution Growth, the investment fund run by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis. The investment reportedly helped the growth of two new projects — Booster and Pear — which were subsequently shut down.
Company culture and employment
In 2014, Fortune and Great Place to Work ranked Custom Ink #1 on their list of the 20 best retailers to work for.
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- "Washington-area T-shirt seller goes Hollywood". Washington Post. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
- "CustomInk buys L.A.-based T-shirt firm with large roster of celebrity investors, customers". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
- "CustomInk Acquires Represent, A Custom Merchandise Marketplace for Influencers". TechCrunch. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
- Fortune - best retailers 2014