A new company that hopes to build a kitchen backside tile system has raised $15 million in seed funding.
The Texas-based company called Marriages Kitchen, has raised a $25 million round from Google Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, and has raised an additional $50 million from venture capitalists.
Marriages hopes to make its kitchen tile system accessible to a broader audience through video content, social media, and a website.
It is currently targeting a launch in the second quarter of 2018.
The company’s founder, Joe Marions, was a small business owner himself.
He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University.
He is also a board member for the Texas Family Council, a conservative advocacy group that advocates for pro-family policies.
“Our kitchen tiles have a very positive and beautiful story,” Marriages founder said in a statement.
“We wanted to find a way to share it with the world and create a shared experience with the family.”
Marriages said it is the first startup to successfully produce kitchen tiles for homes and kitchens in the U.S. It said it has received more than 1,200 inquiries from homeowners and homeowners’ associations across the country about making their kitchen back surfaces.
Marions hopes to start shipping its kitchen tiles in 2019, and to sell them through a network of online retailers.