Salt Lake City, UT — The Gunbox, a direct-to-consumer gun safe, and a leader in plain-sight gun storage ideal for any home or office decor, announced it has been acquired by SkyLab Ventures. This acquisition will allow The Gunbox to accelerate growth across North America as safe, accessible gun storage is a paramount for handgun owners.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industry saw 21 Million background checks for the sale of a firearm in 2020. NSSF estimates, “…that 8.4 million people bought a firearm for the first time in 2020.” With gun sales at an all time high, safety and responsibility is essential.
“The Gunbox provides the ultimate accessible handgun storage solution. Using cutting-edge technology, The Gunbox provides quick access while keeping everyone else out, especially children,” says Benson Metcalf, Co-Founder & CEO of SkyLab Ventures. “I also use it to store the Nintendo Switch so my kids can’t access it without permission.” The Gunbox utilizes biometric fingerprint, keypad, or RFiD unlock features to quickly access your firearm when needed, providing peace of mind and confidence to securely store your handgun.
“I have a gunbox and love it,” said a recent customer. “I use it at home, on the road, and in our motorhome. No point in owning a gun if you can’t keep it perfectly secure and accessible.”
Founder of The Gunbox, Ryan Hyde, has been looking for a partner who can bring legitimate marketing chops to the table. “The reason I sold The Gunbox to SkyLab Ventures is because they are equipped with all the necessary marketing tools to help The Gunbox reach its full potential.”
In the coming months, The Gunbox plans to scale their marketing and sales efforts as well as optimize their supply chain to support the rapid growth. They also are exploring ways to innovate and make safe gun storage a priority among new and experienced gun owners.
For more information on The Gunbox and how they are revolutionizing the gun safe experience, visit thegunbox.com.
About SkyLab Ventures
SkyLab Ventures is a breakthrough $30M investment fund and advisory group built to help founding teams grow towards an exit. The SkyLab team has experienced IPOs, strategic acquisitions, and PE buyouts, as well as multiple rounds of funding. As operators and founders, SkyLab has assembled an amazing team of marketers and growth practitioners that support our portfolio. SkyLab invests in early-stage companies in the direct-to-consumer/eCommerce space as well as the B2B SaaS industry.