The round was led by Talis Capital, with participation from fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff; head of the Facebook App Fidji Simo and entrepreneur and investor Xavier Niel.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow its loyal customer base, expand current product offering, and build out a team based between New York and Antwerp.
Launched in November 2018 by Jessica Warch and Sidney Neuhaus, Kimaï is a direct-to-consumer fine jewelry brand using lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold.
The company leverages a millennial-friendly drop model to introduce new pieces on a monthly basis and focuses on a curated selection of unique designs with quality and design over quantity. The pieces are handmade in Antwerp, using high-quality lab-grown diamonds and 18k recycled gold.
Early adopters of the brand include The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, Emma Watson and Jessica Alba.