StyleSeat

StyleSeat

StyleSeat is a San Francisco-based developer and operator of an online and mobile platform for beauty products and appointment booking founded in 2011 by Melody McCloskey.

StyleSeat is the developer and operator of an online and mobile platform designed for beauty products and beauty appointment booking. The company's platform offers free tools to run, manage and grow business and clients, discover and book appointments online or from phones, enabling independent beauty professionals to showcase their work, connect with customers and build their business.

At StyleSeat, they want to help the world look and feel amazing by connecting anyone with the beauty services they need, anytime. They help beauty and wellness professionals in over 15,000 cities across the US manage and grow their business. Their online and mobile platform gives professionals tools to schedule online and showcase their work. StyleSeats nationwide directory features these websites, giving clients a place to search, discover, and book appointments.

Funding

Seed

StyleSeat announced the first installment of their Seed funding with $775,000 raised from Uncork Capital, Travis Kalanick, Sophia Bush, Point Nine Capital, Pathfinder, Paige Craig, Joe Stump, Garrett Camp, Dave Morin, Chris Sacca, Ashton Kutcher, Alfred Lin and 500 Startups.

On February 11, 2013 StyleSeat raised a second installment of their Seed funding with $4 million raised. Cowboy Ventures led the round with participation from Lowercase Capital and 500 Startups. With the funding, StyleSeat launched their "To You" feature which allows clients to book same-day or later stylists appointments to wherever.

Series A

On January 2, 2014, StyleSeat announced their Series A funding with a total raised amount of $10.2 million. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from Slow Ventures, Pathfinder, Lowercase Capital, LAUNCH Fund, Justin Mateen, Base Ventures and AFSquare. They committed the capital to grow their platform and double the StyleSeat team.

Series B

StyleSeat announced the close of their Series B on July 13, 2015 with $25 million raised. Fosun RZ Capital led the round with participation from Slow Ventures, Pathfinder, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Cowboy Ventures.

Acquisition

StyleSeat announced on January 19, 2016 their acquisition of BeautyBooked. BeautyBooked was a discoveery and booking platform for high end salons and spas, and StyleSeat saw the acquisition enabling them to expand into the salon and spa segment.

Timeline

January 19, 2016

StyleSeat announces that it will acquire NYC-based BeautyBooked - a discovery and booking platform for high end salons and spas.

January 22, 2014

StyleSeat Raises $10.2M Series A From Lightspeed

StyleSeat hires Andrew Dempsey, previously the Director of Business Intelligence at Netflix, now StyleSeat Senior Data Analyst, and Yulie Kim, former VP of Product at One Kings Lane, now StyleSeat VP of Product.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

AF Square

Investor

Aileen Lee

Investor

Alex Fisher

Employee

Alex Karelin

Investor

Alfred Lin

Investor

Angelica Weaver

Employee

Anika Namkung

Employee

Anu Patil

Employee

Aoxue Tang

Employee

April Chang

Employee

Aravinda Seshadri

Attorney

Arianna Sanders

Employee

Ashton Kutcher

Investor

Brad Bao

Investor

Charles Hudson

Investor

Chethan Mittapalli

Employee

Chris Hollod

Investor

Chris Sacca

Investor

Christoph Janz

Investor

Correna Faye Warren

Employee

Dan Levine

Founder

Dan Linder

Employee

Dave McClure

Investor

Dave Morin

Investor

Diana Ngoc Duong

Employee

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

How StyleSeat Went From Bootstrapping To Billions In Bookings

Yola Robert

Web

June 5, 2019

StyleSeat CEO On Raising $40M For Beauty Booking Startup Despite Biased VCs

Clare O'Connor

Web

July 26, 2016

StyleSeat Wants to Be the OpenTable of Beauty Salons

Leena Rao

Web

January 19, 2016

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

How To Run Promotions

February 15, 2017

StyleSeat is Turning Beauty Professionals into Entrepreneurs

July 10, 2019

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

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