Based out of Berlin, Glambook aims to create a seamless digital booking experience for independent beauty professionals and their clients.
Recently, the German company has secured €500K (approx £431K) funding which was led by a group of angel investors, including German investors – Vlad Pinskij, an early investor in Endel, and serial entrepreneur Nikolay Piskunov.
Post the funding round, the SaaS company values around €3.5M (approx £3M).
Further, the company plans to use the investments to boost the platform’s growth and expand its services in the UK, Italy, and Germany.
The team will also allocate part of the funds to enhance and increase user value in order to considerably boost user engagement.
How was Glambook born?
Alex Tomchenko founded Glambook in 2020 with the goal to support independent beauty professionals in launching and growing their businesses.
Inspired by his wife Anastasia, a top makeup artist and hairstylist with more than a decade of experience in the industry, he understood the challenges that she and her fellow artists were facing – attracting new clients, effectively managing existing clientele, and having the right tools to propel their business forward.
4,000 self-employed professionals
Glambook has more than 4,000 self-employed professionals from Berlin, London, Milan, and 50 other cities across Europe who have already registered with the platform.
“The future belongs to mobile beauty professionals,” says Alex Tomchenko, founder and CEO of Glambook. “All the participants benefit from using the platform: independent professionals can bring their services to the location of client’s choice; clients can choose specialists based on reviews and beauty salons can schedule appointments using Glambook and avoid losing money on no-shows.”
“The beauty service market in Europe has been on the rise,” says Vlad Pinskij. “This is the perfect time to make it more accessible by introducing new digital technology and modernising the space. I’m inspired by Glambook’s vision and their global expertise in the digital realm, and I see strong potential for future growth opportunities.”
Originally Appeared On: https://www.uktech.news/news/beauty-booking-app-glambook-raises-almost-half-a-million-pounds-plans-expansion-in-uk-20210507