StayGlad, an on-demand Beauty Services Platform for women, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Anil Chopra, Former CEO Lakme Lever.
The startup was founded by three IIT Kharagpur graduates, Kavish Desai, Shashank Gupta and Prateek Jain, have previously worked at Flipkart, Adobe and Amazon respectively in May, 2015.
StayGlad provides doorstep services for beautification, styling and ‘get ready’, etc., thereby avoiding challenges like traffic, weather conditions or finding parking space. Stayglad can help customers find verified, trained, experienced, and certified beauty service professionals who will use best products and standardised procedures. StayGlad’s mobile app for professionals acts as one point solution for all their needs from logistics, routing, orders, cash and inventory management.
The startup follows a strict process of selecting the professionals, who undergo process and skill training before onboarding. Professionals who fail to match the requisite skill set defined by StayGlad are removed from the platform.
Anil Chopra, says,
The beauty services industry is huge and growing at a rate of 20% + per annum. Most women, across age groups in SEC A & B, avail of beauty services at least once in three months, across big cities and smaller towns. The online and convenience of having these services at home will be a big game changer for the Industry and customers.
The startup had raised an undisclosed amount in seed round of funding from Tracxn Labs and Sahil Barua in June this year. According to Prateek, they have been growing 20% week on week.