Raden, a New York-based brand creating a smart case for travel, raised $3.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by First Round Capital and Lerer Hippeau Ventures, with participation from Silas Chou, Pritzker Group, Kal Vepuri, Rachel Zoe, and others.
Led by Josh Udashkin, founder and CEO, Raden is to launch sleekly designed, app-connected travel cases. The embedded technology and companion app (available on iOS) allow travelers to get information of their case’s weight, current weather conditions, TSA wait times, traffic alerts, case location, and flight parameters.
The company, which has a production team in Hong Kong, sells its cases at Raden.com. They are available in two finishes and seven colors: black, white, navy blue, hunter green, light purple, light pink, and light blue.