• April 19, 2018

Investment in who we are, and where RealSelf is going

Investment in who we are, and where RealSelf is going

1024 460 Lauren Sato

Today, I’m filled with pride for our company and the hard work of our entire team.

Earlier today, we announced that RealSelf has raised $40 million to drive the next wave of growth for our company, an investment that will benefit our entire community of consumers and medical professionals over time. You can find the official press release here.

For me, this is a testament to the value we deliver to consumers every day as they navigate choices in cosmetic treatments and connect with the right doctor or medical professional for their needs.

We started RealSelf to help people make smart decisions. Now ~10 million people visit our website and mobile app every month, using our tools and services to learn about their options and make more confident choices. With this capital, we will be able to reach even more people in more countries.

The round of financing was led by Elephant, which was co-founded by Andy Hunt, who previously co-founded Warby Parker in 2010. We also had participation from one of the world’s largest investment management firms. The caliber of these investors demonstrates the appeal and opportunity for RealSelf and our community members now and into the future. I am excited that Andy will be joining the RealSelf board of directors.

I want to thank the entire RealSelf team, who all work incredibly hard across every department, every day. They are the ones responsible for meeting—and exceeding—the needs of every member of our community. We simply couldn’t be where we are without our employees. That said, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention we are actively growing our team! If you’re interested in being a part of a brand dedicated to empowering people and giving back, we should talk. Please check out our open jobs.

This is an important milestone for our company, but I am sincere when I say it’s really only the beginning: we’re just getting started. And I can honestly say I have never been as excited about this company and where we are headed as I am right now.

Thank you so much for your continued support.