Lithuanian Tiings closes an investment from FIRSTPICK, BADideas.fund, and PurposeTech

The Vilnius-based Tiings, a zero-effort fashion repairs marketplace, has announced an undisclosed amount from FIRSTPICK, BADideas.fund, and PurposeTech. The startup plans to launch its Service Providers Gateway and expand it globally.

  • Tiings was co-founded by Indrė Viltrakytė, Robertas Kalinkinas, Tadas Maslauskas, and Laimis Lomonosovas in 2023, Tiings is a digital-first repairs marketplace aiming to simplify fashion repairs process and turn it into a sustainable habit.
  • Clients need to upload a one-minute video and then them get pay it, drop off the item to a PUDO or get it picked up by a courier, and get the item back, repaired. Currently, the startup have an MVP working product version, and plans to do a test in the UK soon.

After 15 years in the fashion industry, I’ve seen the problems of overproduction and overconsumption. Each year, around 130 billion new fashion items are produced, most discarded after a few seasons. I believed that if maintaining possessions were easier, more people would do it. Ten years ago, secondhand fashion was niche, but now it’s popular, highlighting the growing trend towards sustainability. However, repairing items remains cumbersome and time-consuming. You have to find a specialist, commute, and spend hours on one repair. There had to be a better way. So, we created a seamless platform where you can show what needs fixing via video, and get quotes, payments, and shipping all in one place,

Indrė Viltrakytė, CEO and co-founder, commented.

The investment was supported by FIRSTPICK, the Vilnius-based high-speed VC fund and an accelerator for tech startups in the Baltics, BADideas.fund, investing €50,000-€250,000 tickets in early-stage startups from CEE with global ambitions, and PurposeTech, the Prague-based pre-seed fund that backs purpose-driven founders across Central and Eastern Europe. The amount of funding was undisclosed.

Tiing will use the fresh funding to launch its Service Providers Gateway so that any provider can join the platform and start offering their services. The startup also plans a beta launch in a foreign market.

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