Xiaomi Invests in Modified Car Startup Auto Custom

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On September 25, Auto Custom, a modified car startup based in Tianjin, released its first self-designed small sports car model SC01, which means that the company has formally entered into the design, R&D, and sales of performance sports cars. 36Kr reported that mobile phone giant Xiaomi has invested tens of millions of yuan in the company.

In September 2021, Shunwei Capital bought up 5% of Auto Custom’s shares, according to commercial information platform Tianyancha. It’s worth noting that Shunwei Capital participated in the Pre-A round of funding for Auto Custom in July 2019. Liu De, Xiaomi‘s Co-founder and Senior

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Vichcraft Owner Relocates Her Custom Embroidery Shop To Irving Park

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IRVING PARK — An artist specializing in crafting custom designs using a vintage embroidery machine has moved her studio and shop to Irving Park. 

Vichcraft owner Jenna Blazevich’s crank-and-wheel Cornely A chainstitch machine is a little more than 100 years old — but it still works well for her customers’ stitching needs. When creating a custom design, Blazevich leads the direction of the needle freehand over pennants, shirts and other items. 

“If you picture a mechanic shirt or a bowling shirt, they would have been personalized with this kind of machine,” Blazevich said. “It’s a really special, very rare machine.”

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