Since 2002, when our journey began with the acquisition of Hammocks.com, we have built our business from a single online store to over 200 specialty stores in categories for home, outdoor living, work, and leisure.
In 2007, Hayneedle, then known as NetShops, was named the 5th Fastest Growing Retail Company in America by Inc. magazine. From 2006 to 2008 we have ranked in Internet Retailer magazine’s annual list of the top 500 Internet retailers, most recently at #82. Hayneedle is poised for future growth, as we continue to expand our business and establish our company as the leader in online niche retail.
Currently, Hayneedle is privately held and funded by Insight Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.
Every great company is driven by the single brilliant idea that inspired it. Insight Venture Partners helps entrepreneurs maximize the potential of that idea.
Founded in 1995, Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. They have built a team composed of experienced investors and operating executives with significant experience in these industries, and since their inception, have cumulatively raised in excess of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest.
To learn more about how Insight Venture Partners works with the companies in which they invest, click here. To learn more about the background of their investment team, please see Insight Team.
Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into companies.
For nearly 40 years, Sequoia Capital has helped turn business ideas into companies and brands of enduring value. Smart founders and executives have sought Sequoia Capital for early stage and growth stage venture capital. For its success relationships with the innovators who built franchises such as Google, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, nVidia, Oracle, Paypal, Zappos, Yahoo!, YouTube, among many others, Sequoia Capital’s Partners have earned their reputation as the “Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs.”