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Lerer-backed app Makr is a mobile stationery studio

on November 15, 2013

Gigaom

Over the last few years, there’s been a distinct shift in how people plan their weddings, baby showers and other events. With the dawn of Pinterest and Etsy, more brides, mothers-to-be and eager event planners have become accustomed to the idea of having a completely customized, detailed, hand-made party. Makr, a free-to-use app made exclusively for the iPad(s aapl), aims to fulfill that fantasy by offering completely customizable and editable stationery, printable at home or commissioned to a printer.

It’s safe to say that the stationery design business is pretty hot right now: Custom design house Minted recently netted $41 million in Series C funding, and estimates the party decor market to be around $7 billion. Makr is definitely looking for a piece of that pie, and it has the pedigree. Makr creators Happy Studio, Inc. began with designing Martha Stewart’s CraftStudio, an obvious forerunner to its…

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