New York | March 2018
Gaingels is pleased to announce its participation in Andie Swim’s recent seed round, led by Two River.
CEO Melanie Travis is a leading LGBT entrepreneur, formerly of Kickstarter and BarkBox. She leads a team with a wealth of experience in startups and consumer brands. Introduced to the company by one of our members (and indeed founders), Gaingels looks forward to helping them as they grow their business into 2019.
Summary of Company:
Andie is a global e-commerce brand that focuses on women’s swimwear. Unlike old-school swimwear brands, Andie is focused only on stylish one-piece suits, from design to fit to fabric.
Andie's inaugural collection features three styles made from high-end fabric, with cuts that flatter any body type. Currently, the company has ~35,000 email subscribers, ~10,000 social followers, and sales in 49 states as well as Canada and Australia.
Melanie Travis said ”Gaingel's has provided a wonderful network for Andie (we even hired our accountant through the Gaingels network!). Their mission to support and fund companies founded by LGBTQ individuals shines a light on an otherwise largely ignored founder community. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Gaingels as we grow this year and beyond.”