Polish beauty marketplace and booking app Booksy has announced $70 million in Series C funding to fuel expansion, despite restrictions on the wellness industry in the past year. The round was led by Cat Rock Capital with support from Sprints Capital. Booksy is a SaaS-enabled marketplace that charges low monthly fees to health and wellness service providers, while helping consumers find the treatments and appointments they need. During the pandemic, while lockdowns close salons and gyms, the company says it has seen use cases for booking personal training sessions, fitness equipment, and even scheduling nursing home visitations. Polish entrepreneurs Stefan Batory and Konrad Howard launched the product in 2014. Now the platform reports over 13 million active users across the UK, Poland, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, and the US – where the company is now headquartered, in San Francisco.
With the new funding, the business will focus on further expansion in North Amerca and Europe. Several more investors joined the round, including OpenOcean, Piton Capital, VNV Global, Enern, Kai Hansen, Zach Coelius and Manta Ray Ventures. Most recently Booksy raised just over $13 million in a 2018 Series B and another $4 million the year before.
Photo: Booksy founders Konrad Howard and Stefan Batory