Salt Lake City, UT – Pestie, a direct-to-consumer platform providing professional-grade pest control in a self-service, subscription-based application kit, announced it has closed a Series Seed financing round from SkyLab Ventures. This investment will allow Pestie to continue to capture market share from traditional store-bought and door-to-door pest control solutions, as well as advance their product line and platform capabilities.
“Nobody enjoys buying from a door-to-door salesperson or inviting service providers into the house unnecessarily – especially with the new world we live in,” said Benson Metcalf, a General Partner and Co-Founder of SkyLab Ventures. “Pestie is disrupting all of that. Pestie eliminates the monopoly that is owned by the door-to-door options out there today. We love this kind of disruption.”
Pestie provides a simple, affordable, and effective way for homeowners to protect their residences from unwanted pests. The Company ships professional-grade pesticide and self-service application kits direct to their customers’ doorsteps in a nicely packaged box. Pestie’s affordable subscription platform allows users to receive a pest-control plan that is optimized to their specific bugs and location to ensure the most effective, smart, and easy pest control solution on the market.
“Before us, the only way to get an effective pest-control treatment was to schedule a service provider to come spray your house” said Matt Rogers, Co-Founder and CEO of Pestie. “This is expensive and intrusive. We want to make getting professional-grade pest control a seamless and pleasant experience, and store-bought pest controls are not effective. Plus, we are in a DIY age!”
In the coming months, Pestie plans to scale their marketing and sales efforts as well as optimize their supply chain to support their rapid growth. They also have an exciting roadmap full of additional features and functionalities to help improve their customers’ purchasing and application experience.
For more information on Pestie and how they are revolutionizing the pest control experience, visit Pestie.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.