Walker & Co. is a new startup that was founded by former executive Tristan Walker. Walker & Co.’s first product is an end-to-end shaving system targeted at people that have coarse and curly hair called Bevel.
Walker & Co. has raised $6.9 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Walker used to be the VP of business development at Foursquare before joining Andreessen Horowitz as an entrepreneur-in-residence.
Walker considered several startup ideas there before developing a new consumer products brand. Andreessen Horowitz was already an investor in Walker & Co.’s $2.4 million seed round and led the Series A round of funding. Upfront Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Daher Capital, and Johnson + Partners also participated in this round. Andreessen Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan will be joining the board of directors at the company.
Some of the funding will be used for research and development with the next product that the company launches.