by Brendan Dunne
Josh Luber's sneakerhead data website Campless, which tracks prices for sought-after sneakers via eBay sales, announced today that it's received investment from Detroit Venture Partners, a firm where Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is a managing partner.
“With Campless, Josh has created a unique methodology and vision for using data to create products, communities and businesses," said Gilbert. "This presents unlimited possibilities, not only within the sneaker industry, but any business aware of the powerful role data plays in their industry.”
Campless founder and CEO Luber expressed his excitement over the partnership.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to partner with such successful business people like Dan and the partners at DVP,” said Luber in a statement. “I am confident that this investment and the move to Detroit are perfect catalysts for the next stage of Campless growth.”
To go with the massive announcement, Campless is debuting a new feature called "Collections," which lets people track the value of their sneaker collections over time. And to celebrate that, Campless is giving away 73 pairs of sneakers for free – one pair for each week since the site launched (more on that here).
Stay tuned for an exciting project to come from Sole Collector and Campless.