Birdies, a San Francisco-based footwear brand, secured $8m in Series A funding.
Norwest Venture Partners led the round, which brought total funding to $10M, with participation from Forerunner Ventures and Slow Ventures.
The brand will use the new funding to support inventory (it currently has an over 30,000 person online wait list), expand the product line, grow the team over the next 12 months, expand its retail presence with key partners like Nordstrom, and continue to evolve its social impact efforts.
Launched in 2015 by Bianca Gates, CEO, and Marisa Sharkey, President, Birdies is a footwear brand creating a new category combining style and comfort. It is primarily a direct-to-consumer company that sells through its website, physical flagship store in San Francisco and limited wholesale partnership with Nordstrom.