LA-based Boulevard raises $27 million for its day spa management software application

LA-based Boulevard raises $27 million for its day spa management software application

Boulevard, a medspa management and payment platform, has actually raised$27 million in a brand-new round of funding regardless of a company slowdown&caused by the COVID0-19 pandemic. Established 4 years earlier by Matt Danna and Sean Stavropoulos, Boulevard was inspired by Stavropoulos’inability to schedule a hairstyle and Danna’s inkling that the failure of hair salons and […]
Through those months of interviews the 2 developed the scheduling management and payment platform that would end up being Boulevard. The concept was that Boulevard might build a pretty large service catering to the requirements of a specific niche industry that hadn’t typically been exposed to a purpose-built toolkit for its vertical. On average, organizations increase reservations by 16 %, retail revenue jumps by 18 %and gratuity paid out to stylists leaps by 24%for services that utilize Boulevard, the company stated.”Boulevard is rejuvenating the hair salon and medspa industry, as evidenced by the business’s continual 300-400 %income development over the last 3 years,”said Damir Becirovic of Index Ventures, whose firm led the company’s Series A round and has doubled down with the new capital infusion. As Boulevard broadens, the company might look to get deeper into financial services for the salons and medspas that it’s already working with….

Straight, which taps experts to train chatbots, raises $11M, closes out Series B at $51M

Straight, which taps experts to train chatbots, raises $11M, closes out Series B at $51M

Directly, a startup whose objective is to assist construct much better customer care chatbots by using professionals in specific locations to train them, has actually raised more funding as it opens up a new front to grow its company: APIs and a partner ecosystem that can now also take advantage of its professional network. Today Straight is revealing […] Straight’s pitch to consumers is that building a better chatbot can help deflect more concerns from actual live agents (and consequently cut functional expenses for a company). What’s interesting is that now Straight sees an opportunity in broadening that professional environment to a larger group of partners, some of which might have formerly been seen as rivals. The partner community, as Directly calls it, use APIs to link into Straight’s platform.”Directly has actually established itself as a true leader in helping clients thrive throughout these rough financial times,” stated Tyler Peterson, Partner at Triangle Peak Partners, in a declaration. …