07 Apr 2015
When Rhea Papanicolaou-Frangista graduated in 2013 with an MBA from London Business School where she’d had “an amazing learning experience”, she felt the time was right to launch nail startup, Prettly.
She met Farrah Hamid, a fellow LBS graduate while working as a summer consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Hamid joined her as co-founder in early 2014.
The partnership has been fruitful, with Papanicolaou-Frangista and Hamid securing a round of seed funding through private backers in January and they are now looking to close another round in the next five months – looking to raise between £300,000-500,000 from angels or early-stage VCs.
Papanicolaou-Frangista and Hamid are part of the LBS Incubator Programme 2014/15 and received a Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Founder Award.