Booksy, an American-Polish startup that provides a booking app for appointment-based beauty businesses, secured $13.2m (£9.5m) in funding.
The round was led by Piton Capital, with participation from OpenOcean and investors such as Sebastian Kulczyk and Zach Coelius.
The company intends to use the funds to drive global growth, recruit talent and develop proprietary technologies, including the implementation of one-click booking, a feature that uses machine learning and AI technologies to determine each user’s buying pattern and offer them the best dates with their favourite stylists.
Founded in 2014 by Stefan Batory and Konrad Howard, Booksy provides a booking app for beauty businesses handling over 2.5 million bookings per month from across the globe. It allows appointment-led businesses to set up their calendars, availability and accept bookings through a mobile front-end.
Businesses can also create and launch an online profile with a variety of tools to attract new customers.
Customers can download the app (available for Android and IOS) or visit the marketplace on www.booksy.com.