How I Raised $5 Million For My Beauty Tech Start-Up

Live session & Q&A

Wednesday 24 February 12:00 pm EST / 5 pm GMT


Female led beauty tech start-up Preemadonna, the makers of Nailbot - an at home manicure system, announced a $5.6 million seed raise despite the pandemic. Their investors include  the Amazon Alexa Fund, Version One Ventures and Halogen Ventures.

Join this session to learn from Pree Walia, Founder & CEO of Preemadonna about:

  • how she went from idea to a growing business with patented technology 
  • her fundraising journey
  • what beauty tech investors look for
  • her advice for beauty and fashion founders

About the speaker

Pree Walia is the founder and CEO of Preemadonna. Preemadonna is a Silicon Valley based technology start-up building interactive hardware & software experiences and powering creative platforms with an initial focus on Gen Z young women.

Preemadonna's flagship product is the Nailbot -the patented at home manicure system which prints custom instant nail art and eventually polish on your nails. Preemadonna has raised $5.6M led by Halogen Ventures with participation from Version One Ventures, the Amazon Alexa Fund.

Pree previously worked at high growth venture backed start-ups focused on connected devices and building automation services. Pree holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Northwestern University.

Pree serves on the Board of Advisors for MakerGirl, a nonprofit that inspires girls to pursue STEM fields. Pree was named one of the top 25 Women in Robotics to know by Robohub.

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