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Oklahoma Startup Datebox Raises $2.6M Seed Round

Oklahoma Subscription Box Startup For Dating Raises $2.6M

Datebox-top Oklahoma Startup Datebox Raises $2.6M Seed Round

In 2017 there’s almost a subscription box for everything. It all started with quartlery.co back in 2011, Birchbox, which launched a year later, is the startup credited with creating the subscription movement. Now your dog can get a monthly subscription box as well.

Oklahoma City startup, Datebox, offers a monthly subscription box for couples that are dating. The monthly box comes with items and ideas to fire up date night, no not necessarily in a sexy way, but with creative fun ideas. There may sushi for two or a camping night complete with ghost stories and directions for making s’mores.

datebox21 Oklahoma Startup Datebox Raises $2.6M Seed Round

“Our “secret sauce” isn’t the individual items in the box, but the connection part of the date. This can range from a game to an activity or a DIY. Our instruction card walks you through the entire date, and every element is tied in. We won’t send a bunch of random items, and expect you to pull them into a meaningful date. Plus, we change it up every month – just to keep you surprised! It’s all designed to maximize your time together, and bring you closer together.” the company says on their website.

Datebox just closed a $2.6 million dollar seed round to grow the business, which already has customers in all 50 states.

The round was led by i2E-managed Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund. Seed Step Angels group (also managed by i2E) added $300,000 to the round with the remainder coming from private investors.

“The funding will be used to personalize the dating experience for our couples, as well as building a platform that allows us to partner with local businesses to send our couples out into their communities for their date night,” Datebox co-founder and CEO Brett Kolomyjec said in a statement.

“Date night is such a crucial part of any relationship and we want to do everything we can to help couples make that experience simple and fun.” Kolomyjec added.

Check out Datebox here.