16. December 2013–
Berlin-based online beauty booking portal Salonmeister today announced an undisclosed seven-figure funding round led by Michael Oschmann from publishing house Müller Medien alongside existing investors Christophe Maire, T-Venture/Hub:raum, Oliver Pabst and Tim Müller.
Founded in April 2012 by Phillipp Rechberg, Louis Pfitzner and Nils Griess-Nega, Salonmeister allows users to find and book appointments in their cities for a range of beauty services including hair, wellness and cosmetics. For salons, the cloud-based platfom wants to act as a CRM and appointment manager to help boost sales. Currently, it is only available in Germany.
The startup also announced two new additions to its management team – Amir Tehrani, Head of Sales, and Arnaud Seilles, Head of IT – to support the company's plans to expand internationally.
Competitors in Europe include Dutch beauty booking site Treatwell, which recently announced a Series A funding round and a new office in Germany, as well as Wahanda, which launched in 2008 an has secured more than $11m in funding.
Earlier this year, Salonmeister joined Deutsche Telekom's incubator programme Hub:raum and announced it received "between €200,000 and €400,000" in seed financing, according to Gründerszene.
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