SAN FRANCISCO, California—SendNudes.chat announced today that it will open a new office in the Mission District of San Francisco to service its rapidly growing customer base. Send Nudes is an app that allows users to send nude pictures directly from their smartphone without having to use messaging apps like Snapchat or WhatsApp. The app also lets users set expiration dates for messages and can be used with group chats.
“We’re thrilled to see so much interest from people who are eager to keep their nudes on the down-low,” said cofounder and CEO Kyle Luster. “As a startup, we really appreciate our customers’ support.” The company’s latest funding round, led by venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, valued SendNudes at $100 million. “With this new investment, we’ll be able to roll out even more features focused on user privacy,” Luster added.
The New San Francisco Office
According to Send Nudes, the San Francisco office will feature a lounge area complete with beer and wine to cater to the social needs of their employees. “Our staff is responsible for creating the best experience possible for all our users,” added Luster. “It’s important for us to provide them with the tools necessary to stay happy and healthy. We want to make sure they have time to relax and unwind when they need it most.”
Send Nudes has been in business since 2015, but their growth over the past year has been nothing short of explosive. The company had previously raised $1.7 million in seed funding, and their latest round of financing brought in another $10.2 million. These funds were used to expand the company’s engineering team and develop new features for their app.
This investment will allow Send Nudes to add several new employees to their already large staff. “The SF office is going to be a great addition to our product development team,” said chief technical officer Peter Guengerich. “It gives us the space we need to grow.”
About Send Nudes
The app was founded in Irvine, where their current original office is located. They recently opened a second office in San Francisco to accommodate the growing number of users in the city and other major metropolitan areas. The Send Nudes app is available worldwide on both iOS and Android devices, and it requires no registration or signup.