Skincare Startup Carpe Secures $2.3 Million To Fight Hyperhidrosis
Carpe, a skincare startup offering over-the-counter relief for excessive hand and foot sweating to 365 million hyperhidrosis sufferers worldwide, raised $2.3 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by the the University of North Carolina’s Carolina Angel Network and Duke University’s Duke Angel Network, and included LaunchCapital, Rubicon Venture Capital, and Triangle Angel Partners.
Carpe was founded in 2015 by lifelong hyperhidrosis sufferers—and University of North Carolina alumnus—David Spratte and Kasper Kubica when they were college sophomores. Carolina Angel Network’s managing director Randy Myer said, “Often I see college students with big dreams, but these founders made their dream a reality—and our universities are proud to stand behind them.”