BeachMint is a venture backed social commerce company for designer-curated direct to consumer sites, founded by serial tech entrepreneurs, Josh Berman (Co-Founder MySpace) and Diego Berdakin. BeachMint launched their first brand, JewelMint, with Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, in October 2010, StyleMint with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen in July 2011, BeautyMint with Jessica Simpson and celebrity skincare expert, Nerida Joy, in October 2011, and ShoeMint with Rachel Bilson and celebrity stylist, Nicole Chavez, in collaboration with Steve Madden. Each site offers a subscription shopping model of unique product categories designed and curated by its respective celebrity and expert.
BeachMint's online brands offer its members exclusive products that have been conceived through an authentic relationship with its celebrity designer and expert. Members have access to creative original content, personalized style advice and a curated assortment which changes on a monthly basis while consistently presenting a significant value over comparable items available elsewhere.
BeachMint recently announced a $35 million funding round led by Accel Partners, with participation from Goldman Sachs, New World Ventures and Millennium Technology Value Partners, with existing investors NEA, Trinity, Scale, Anthem, Lightbank (the founders of Groupon) and NALA Investments participating as well. This brings BeachMint’s total funding to over $80 million. – less