Birdies, a San Francisco, CA-based maker of a new type of footwear for the home, raised $2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Forerunner Ventures, with participation from Slow Ventures, Graph Ventures, Social Capital and a few strategic individual investors.
The company will use the funds to accelerate brand growth through product expansion and increased marketing efforts and open its first store on Union Street in San Francisco in Fall 2017.
Launched in November of 2015 by Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey, Birdies makes a new type of footwear – a slipper made for the home, which combines fashion designing and softness. Made with responsive foam, they are available for women in half sizes from 5.5 through 11 with retail prices starting at $140.