The story of our beginnings
Kicked off research with Cooper Perkins to understand how feasible this vision was to answer the question “How could a robot give an autonomus manicure?”
Raised a Seed round, led by Lerer Hippeau and Red Sea Ventures, to build the initial team and first works-like prototype of the manicure machine.
Growing from 5 to 20 people, we raised a Series A led by Imaginary Ventures to further our development of the manicure machine, building Gantry II and first alpha units that might be capable of delivering a full manicure.
On our newly constructed Alpha Units, we hard coded and ran the first ever end-to-end robot manicure on June 7th, 2021. We pivoted the business to launch B2B over D2C.
With the advances in our computer vision development, we delivered the first autonomous manicures. We sold out our entire first run with pre-sales of over $13M in annual manicure subscription revenue. We kicked off manufacturing and ended the year closing an extension to our Series A, led by Shine Capital.