Montreal Start Up goes Beyond the Rack

TechCrunch reported this morning that private sample sale site Beyond the Rack has raised $2 Million in funding from Oleg Tscheltzoff and Oliver Jung, and Montreal Start Up.

This brings the Montreal-based startup’s total funding to $4.5 million.

Similar to Gilt, HauteLook and Ideeli, Beyond the Rack is a members-only shopping site that offers steeply discounted (from 50 to 70 percent) on designer brand clothes, accessories and other goods. The site says that it is seeing 4 million monthly unique visitors, with revenue growing over 50 percent per month. And Beyond the Rack has 600,000 members after only 9 months of operation.

According to, Beyond the Rack now leads the North American shopping club market in site traffic, both in total visits and unique visitors. Beyond the Rack attracted over 2.6 million unique visitors and 4.3 million visits in the month of December 2009.