Zeel, a NYC-based massage on demand company, raised $10m in Series A funding.
According to reports, the round was led by Emil Capital Partners with participation from Slow Ventures, Spafinder, Partech Ventures, and New Atlantic Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to expand into new cities, starting with Austin.
Led by CEO Samer Hamadeh, Zeel is on-demand massage company that allows customers to book 60-minute, 75-minute, and 90-minute Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, and couples massages through the iPhone and Android app and on zeel.com. The therapists, vetted, experienced, background-checked, and licensed in their state of practice, are available every day of the year, including holidays. Start times are available as early as 8:00am and as late as 10:30pm.
The company also offers an in-home massage membership, Massage Zeelot, which includes a Zeel Massage a month for a year and a free massage table (retail $290). Massage credits roll over, never expire, and can be gifted.
Zeel currently has over 5,100 massage therapists in its network in Boston, Chicago, Denver, the NYC Tri-State Area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, San Diego, Palm Springs, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Austin, Phoenix, and Washington D.C., and their surrounding areas with more locations coming soon.