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Babylist is the leading discovery and transaction destination for baby commerce, where 8 million people each year buy what they need to welcome a new baby. We serve parents as well as all the friends and family that form a community around each baby - connecting everyone who helps plan, prepare and shop for a child's arrival. From the “add anything from anywhere” registry for new parents, to the expert advice and product ideas for gift givers, there is no more trusted, go-to solution for growing families.

Awards


Best Places to Work in Retail

Fortune · November 2021

Employees say: “Babylist has taken a real stand in its value of social justice and is not afraid to put out content on racial and social issues even if it will not appeal to the broadest audience. I appreciate Babylist for taking this stand and living its values.”


Best Employer for Parents

Digiday · October 2021

Presented by Digiday, Glossy and Modern Retail, this year’s Worklife Awards honor organizations that have been hard at work rethinking and reimagining the workplace itself.


100 Women of Impact

Entrepreneur · October 2021

“The biggest opportunity for tech leaders is to build products that support deeper connections and strengthen communities. At Babylist, we leveraged technology to bridge the gap between IRL and virtual,” said Natalie Gordon, Founder and CEO.


Female Founders 100

Inc · September 2021

“I am more excited about the next decade than I am about the past decade,” said Natalie Gordon, Founder and CEO. “We are a beloved and trusted brand for families going through this stage of life that extends in a lot of ways that we’re really excited about.”


Babylist in the news


How to Structure Your Tech Team for Scale

Built In · October 2021

"Today’s market is very competitive for hiring great engineers. They can work anywhere. After founding Babylist, I asked myself what would make me work here in the long term, rather than growing at all costs or simply quitting when times were hard. As a result, we’re really serious about building for the long term at a sustainable pace, which we believe leads to better work, less burnout and less team churn," said Natalie Gordon, Founder and CEO


36 Sweet Baby Shower Gift Ideas Any Expectant Mom Would Love

Cosmopolitan · October 2021

If ya didn’t already know, babies are pretty picky about the bottles they like. The Babylist Bottle Box sampler set will let the parents try out five different kinds before stocking up on a bunch that the baby refuses to take.


This Product Bundle From Babylist Is a New Parent’s Dream

The Everymom · October 2021

Babylist has done the work for you and created boxes that feature a handful of popular items in one category so you (and your baby) can try each of them out before committing to a stockpile of bottles, swaddles, and pacifiers.


Baby Registry Tips for Budget Moms

Parents · September 2021

Babylist's own Bottle Box saves new parents money by offering a variety of baby bottle shapes and styles to try out in one kit. "This a great solution for people who tend to register for, or buy an entire set of bottles, which is often expensive, only to realize their baby doesn't like them," says editorial director Karen Reardanz.


An Oakland e-commerce site just named its first CFO. An IPO could be next.

BizJournals · July 2021

"Newbery's charge is to grow the company's multiple revenue streams, which include its own e-commerce platform, partner sites and advertising adjacent to its content aimed at new mothers. She will also test public investor appetite for a company with growth potential in an undervalued market segment."


Babylist Announced It Will Pay For U.S. Olympians To Bring Their Babies To Tokyo

Romper · July 2021

“When we heard that there were some athletes faced with the choice between competing at the highest levels or caring for their baby, we knew we had to get involved,” Lee Anne Grant, Babylist’s VP of Marketing tells Romper. “Core to our mission at Babylist, we strive to help parents during the hectic, stressful, and uncertain time of becoming a new parent. This is why we’re committing to providing resources and support to new mothers heading to Tokyo.”


7 best jogging strollers of 2021, according to experts

NBC News · May 2021

“If you’re running up a lot of hills and you have a 20-pound baby in there, that’s a lot of weight to push while you’re running,” said Karen Reardanz, executive editor at Babylist.


Pregnant Halsey Shows Off Baby Bump as They Raise Money for Other Soon-to-Be Parents in Need

People · June 2021

The pregnant "Without Me" singer, 26, posted a video on Instagram Thursday announcing their partnership with Babylist to compile a baby registry of some of their favorite items. With Babylist, Halsey is also asking for donations in support of Baby2Baby via The Great Group Gift initiative, to which the artist and Babylist already donated $100,000.


Dream Home Makeover Star Shea McGee Shares Her Baby Must-Haves

Architectural Digest · June 2021

“In the beginning, you and your baby are just getting to know each other, so there is a lot of trial and error! I am so excited about these sampler boxes—I don’t have to buy full sets of different bottles and pacifiers and end up with lots of extras, but can still figure out what works best for us,” says Shea.


Tiny Organics Raises $11 Million In Series A To Shape The Palates Of Babies With Whole Vegetables

Forbes · June 2021

Babylist's founder and CEO Natalie Gordan added: "As the leading parenting platform and baby registry destination for millions of new parents and their little ones, Babylist is deeply in tune with what today's modern parents need the most. We are proud to support the women-led team at Tiny Organics in their mission to provide the highest quality organic options for first foods and baby-led weaning."


Press Releases


Babylist Secures $40 Million Series C Funding

Business Wire · November 2021

Babylist announced it has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by new investor Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Halogen Ventures, 500 Global, Next Play Capital, and Marcy Venture Partners. Utilizing robust purchase data and expert-led guidance, Babylist helps parents, family and friends buy best-in-class products at a critical, deeply personal moment in their lives.


Babylist Names Michelle Newbery As First Chief Financial Officer

Business Wire · July 2021

Babylist, the leading parenting platform that combines commerce, content and connection, today announced a key addition to its executive leadership team with the appointment of Michelle Newbery as Chief Financial Officer. This hire is a significant milestone for the business and indicates a concerted effort towards further growth and profitability.