hai, a Los Angeles, CA-based provider of an eco-minded, smart showerhead system, raised $6m in seed funding.
The round was led by Trousdale Ventures with participation from Will Smith’s Dreamers VC, A-Rod Corp, The Najafi Companies (owners of the Phoenix Suns and McLaren F1), Amity Supply (Jesse Derris), Social media stars Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck’s Animal Capital (Marshall Sandman), former board member and early investor in Peloton, Howard Draft & Local Globe.
The company will use the funds:
- to expand its retail presence nationwide and to accelerate growth across new product lines such as infusions (infusing aromatherapy, hair and skin treatments directly into the water stream) and filtration, both of which can be added onto the existing shower system, and
- to extend technological development including sensors, energy generation and new spray technology.
Led by Leah Stigile, co-founder & CEO, and Leonard Brody, hai is to launch an eco-minded, smart showerhead system designed to ritualize self-care. Using the same principles of hydroelectric dams, the company has built embedded turbines that require the running water from a shower to generate energy.
This energy powers hai’s customizable LED light indicators, water tracking capabilities, Bluetooth connection to a companion app, and over the air update technology for ongoing feature additions.
The product was developed by Caravan, a studio that produces consumer tech brands and companies in partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA),
It is available at www.gethai.com and Bed, Bath and Beyond.