Investors Put $9M into Inc., parent company of and, said it has received more
than $9 million in first-round funding from private investors.

Also, the company named Preston Bealle as president and CEO.

He had been
president and CEO of Jumbo Inc., an entertainment and shareware
site, until it was sold to Mecklermedia, now

Before that he was director
of online advertising for Poppe Tyson, which later merged with Modem Media.

Marvin Azrak, executive vice president of, said that Bealle
has the support of the company’s primary investors and that his appointment
instrumental in obtaining more than $9 million in an initial round of private

Funding details were not disclosed. Inc. is an Internet-based retailer of baby furniture and
baby gifts that maintains more than 1,700 SKUs including brands such as
Graco, Cosco, Combi and Evenflo. claims two million monthly
page views
and 500,000 unique users a month.

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