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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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How StyleSeat Went From Bootstrapping To Billions In Bookings
June 5, 2019
StyleSeat CEO On Raising $40M For Beauty Booking Startup Despite Biased VCs
July 26, 2016
StyleSeat Wants to Be the OpenTable of Beauty Salons
January 19, 2016
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
How To Run Promotions
February 15, 2017
StyleSeat is Turning Beauty Professionals into Entrepreneurs
July 10, 2019