Preemadonna and Dadventures
Preemadonna, maker of the Nailbot interactive at-home beauty product
Preemadonna’s makes the Nailbot, an at-home beauty device for Gen Z’ers that want unique designs on their nails. The Nailbot is a “connected, at-home manicure device that instantly prints on nails any photo, emoji, image or any self-created design” per their website. There is an accompanying mobile app that provides designs and a like-minded community as well.
The company’s founder and CEO is Pree Walia who navigated a $5.6M seed round of funding led by Halogen Ventures with participation from Version One Ventures and the Amazon Alexa Fund. The funds are betting on the potential network effects of the product via the Nailbot mobile app art marketplace which accompanies the physical product experience.
Dadventures, newsletter with family-friendly ideas for fun activities
Stephen Dypiangco and Devon George, two dads themselves co-founded Dadventures to help other dads figure out safe and fun stuff to do with the kids. Dadventures’ newsletter currently reaches over 100,000 parents a week, but the company didn’t disclose paying subscribers in their press release.
Dadventures is fresh off a $2M seed funding dollars which the company says it will use to grow its subscription member base and the number of cities in which it supports parents with ideas for activities and events. The company also wants to expand its curated family entertainment discovery tools to include more features and enhanced personalization.