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Founded Year



Corporate Minority | Alive

Total Raised




Last Raised

$200M | 1 yr ago



About Rothy's

Rothy's designs and sells women's ballet flats that aim to have the ease of sneakers and the polish of flats. Its knit, machine-washable footwear is made from eco-friendly fibers (yarn from certified PET plastic bottles). The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California. In 2021, Alpargatas acquired a 49.9% stake in Rothy's for $475 million and valued the company at $1B.

Headquarters Location

855 Montgomery Street

San Francisco, California, 94133,

United States


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Rothy's is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).


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Rothy's Patents

Rothy's has filed 37 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Graphical projections
  • Cephalopod zootomy
  • Light machine guns
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Related Topics




Graphical projections, Bags, Technical drawing, Bags (fashion), Roadsters


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

Graphical projections, Bags, Technical drawing, Bags (fashion), Roadsters



Rothy's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Rothy's founded?

    Rothy's was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Rothy's's headquarters?

    Rothy's's headquarters is located at 855 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Rothy's's latest funding round?

    Rothy's's latest funding round is Corporate Minority.

  • How much did Rothy's raise?

    Rothy's raised a total of $244M.

  • Who are the investors of Rothy's?

    Investors of Rothy's include Alpargatas, GS Growth, Finn Capital Partners, Grace Beauty Capital, M13 and 3 more.

  • Who are Rothy's's competitors?

    Competitors of Rothy's include Handsfree Labs and 4 more.

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