HAGS Raises $1M in Seed Funding


Hags, a New York City-based company building creative and fun digital experiences for Gen-Z students, raised $1M in seed funding.

The round was led by GV, with participation from BoxGroup and several angel investors.

Led by Suraya Shivji, Suraya Shivji, and James Dale, the company has launched its first product, HAGS: Yearbook Signatures, in summer 2020 to enable tens of thousands of high school students to sign their friends’ yearbooks through Snapchat. With students across the globe transitioning to remote and hybrid high school experiences this year, the HAGS team is expanding its product to include new app features that connect students and their peers in a virtual setting.

The company works with over 200+ high school ambassadors across the U.S. as they continue to deliver products and experiences created by and for Gen-Z. HAGS will launch its new digital classrooms in beta in six high schools in California, and students at these schools will be able to walk into their high school on HAGS and interact with their classmates.



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