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Memebox

Memebox

A consumer company providing customers with the latest in Asian beauty products, culture and trends.

Memebox is a consumer company providing customers with the latest in Asian beauty products, culture and trends that is headquartered in San Francisco, California that was founded in 2012 by Hyungseok Dino Ha in Seoul, South Korea. Memebox also has offices in Seoul, South Korea, Shanghai, China, and Taipei, Taiwan.

Memebox participated in the W14 cohort of Y Combinator.

Partners
Sephora

On September 18, 2018 Memebox announced the company will be partnering with the beauty company Sephora to bring South Korean color cosmetics to the US market. The founder of Membox had the following to say regarding their partnership with Sephora:

Sephora is a company that continually forecasts the future of beauty, so we are incredibly fortunate to collaborate with such a talented, best-in-class team. Both of our teams focused on our respective expertise to ensure we developed something special based on the needs of beauty lovers and what's most meaningful to them.
Awards
Fast Company — 2019: The World's Most Innovative Companies

In 2019 Memebox made the top ten list of Fast Companies "The World's Most Innovative Companies" list for the top beauty companies.

Timeline

January 2019
Memebox raises a $35,000,000 series D round from Formation Group, Goodwater Capital and Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC.
December 16, 2016
Memebox raises a $60,000,000 series C round from Goodwater Capital.
December 2016
Memebox raises a $60,000,000 series C round from Altos Ventures, Cota Capital, Cowboy Ventures, Formation Group, FundersClub, Goodwater Capital, Janet Gurwitch, Mousse Partners and Pear.
August 10, 2016
Memebox raises a $69,950,000 series C round from Formation Group.
August 2016
Memebox raises a $65,950,000 series C round from Formation Group, Goodwater Capital and Pear.
March 2015
Memebox raises a $17,500,000 series B round from AME Cloud Ventures, Altos Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Formation 8, FundersClub, Goodwater Capital, Pear, Winklevoss Capital Management and Y Combinator.
February 4, 2013
Memebox raises a $110,900 seed round.
December 15, 2012
Memebox raises a $25,000 seed round from SparkLabs Accelerator.

Funding rounds

People

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LinkedIn

Alicia Cha

Employee

Arnold Hur

Employee

Bobby Yazdani

Investor

Cameron Winklevoss

Investor

Catherine Mimi Chen

Employee

David Park

Employee

Frank Meehan

Investor

Heidi Hickenbottom

Employee

Hiroki Hori

Employee

Hyungseok Dino Ha

Founder

John Kim

Employee

Jules Tanseco

Employee

Liwei Lin

Employee

Megan Lamberti

Employee

Noosheen Hashemi

Investor

Pat Schoof

Employee

Pear

Investor

Peter Cho

Employee

Princeton Kwong

Employee

Ramanan Raghavendran

Investor

Suleman Ali

Investor

Tyler Winklevoss

Investor

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