Kindred, a NYC-based events startup, secured an additional $5.2m in funding in a seed round.
The round was led by Primary Venture Partners with participation from Lerer Hippeau, NextView Ventures, Human Ventures, Able Partners, the founders of Warby Parker, Harry’s, and Allbirds, the founders of Casper (Neil Parikh and Philip Krim), and NFL player Ndamukong Suh.
Co-founded by Deep Focus founder Ian Schafer and Shoptalk founder Anil Aggarwal, focused on accelerating sustainable, purpose-led business transformation, Kindred is an events startup focused on accelerating sustainable, purpose-led business transformation.
The inaugural flagship event will be Kindred 2020, held at the San Diego Convention Center on May 11–14, 2020. The event will gather more than 2,000 business, nonprofit, and cultural leaders to take action, transform, and grow their businesses and relationships for a world that is demanding more responsibility and accountability.
Kindred 2020 will boast a lineup of over 150 prominent speakers from companies including Acorns, Andreesen Horowitz, B-Labs, Ben & Jerry’s, Bombas, Bravely, Diane von Furstenberg, Dole, eBay, Good Money, HBO, Procter & Gamble, Publicis Groupe, TOMS, WarnerMedia, and WW. Featured nonprofits will include Comic Relief, St. Jude, and UNICEF. Attendees will also hear from cultural leaders including Chance the Rapper.