DENVER, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Looklist, the curated inspiration engine for fashion and hairstyles, announced today that it has secured $174,000 in seed funding from Boulder-based Foundry Group through its AngelList Syndicate. This will allow Looklist to grow its design, development and community management teams, to develop new features aimed at creating collaboration opportunities between users and stylists, and to build iOS app versions of its search platform.
Looklist delivers an image discovery experience that is both useful and enjoyable. Unlike Google Images, Tumblr, or Pinterest, Looklist's proprietary weighting algorithm, combined with its thorough tagging and filtering system and moderation of content, offers a better way for consumers and stylists alike to find, filter, and share fashion and hair inspiration.
"The idea was born out of a frustration with the unorganized mess of image content found on the Internet today," said Founder and CEO Shaz Sedighzadeh. "Even the largest blogging and pinning platforms are at the mercy of poor, user-generated hashtagging as a means for providing search. This seed round will allow us to grow the functionality, improve our layered search technology, and it is timed perfectly as the conversation around improving inspiration search and discovery is heating up."
In addition to its current feature set that allows users to filter through curated style images, save them to collections and share them via social media, Looklist is developing a note taking feature that will allow users to collaborate with their friends and stylists on a set of images. It also plans to make three additional new hires, thereby doubling the size of their team. Finally, the company is starting development on a robust native iOS app for style inspiration on the go, or in the stylist chair.
"Looklist is cleaning up a very messy corner of the Internet, making exploring, sharing and discovering fashion around the web more intuitive and accessible," said Seth Levine, Managing Director at Foundry Group. "With its beautiful and easy to use design and features we see a broad application for Looklist from consumers to designers, publishers, brands, and retailers. Looklist is like Houzz but for style inspiration."
Looklist is also working with several clothing boutiques and hair salons to test in-store touchscreen kiosks in their lobbies. With these interactive displays, customers at a salon or clothing boutique could search the Looklist platform and be able to quickly find and share style inspiration before their appointment.
To begin your Looklist search, please visit https://www.lookli.st.
Looklist is a curated inspiration engine for fashion and hair. Our technology categorizes top-quality hair and fashion images from all over the web, making it easy to filter, find, collaborate, and share content that matters. Looklist is a privately held company based in Denver, Colorado. For more information, please visit https://www.lookli.st.