St. Louis-based startup, Greetabl, co-founded by Sam Fox School grad Zoë Scharf, has raised more than $1.5 million from investors.
Greetabl is known for its patented greeting card that doubles as a gift box. Each package can be customized with photos, a message, and a small gift, which the company then sends directly to the recipient. Prices range from $15-$30 – what Greetabl calls the “Gifting Gap” – those instances when a greeting card is not enough, but flowers and other gifts are too expensive or not personal enough. The company has collaborated with top-tier brands and sees a major opportunity in corporate gifting. The company has collaborated with top-tier brands and sees a major opportunity in corporate gifting.
Less than a month after launching in 2015, Greetabl won the TechCrunch Pitch-off Competition. The startup is also an Arch Grants recipient, a graduate of the Capital Innovators accelerator program, and is housed in T-REX a startup incubator in Downtown St. Louis. Greetabl has significantly expanded its offerings and now ships its photo-customized greetings at an industry-leading two-day turnaround.
The startup says it will use the funds to launch new platform features, hire key employees, expand its marketing, and break into new markets.