Fast-growing gifting platform &Open secures $26m investment

Dublin and London-listed Molten Ventures leads funding round with Conor Stanley’s Tribal VC and Middlegame Ventures among other backers

The company’s management team: (back row) Ross Shannon and Brid Maher (front row) Mark Legge, Fintan Fairmichael, Ciara Flood and Jonathan Legge

&Open, the fast-growing Irish gifting platform, has confirmed a new $26 million (€24.6 million) investment, with backers including Dublin and London-listed Molten Ventures.

The former Draper Esprit, which is led locally by Nicola McClafferty, spearheaded the Series A funding round. Other participants included First Round Capital, LocalGlobe, Conor Stanley's Tribal VC, and new investor Middlegame Ventures, which has backed a number of Irish tech companies in the past few years. Other well-known backers of the ...