Concerned about the high price, David Wu, a venture capitalist at Maveron, asked if Nebia planned to reduce the price anytime soon.
Winter said manufacturing accounts for half of the retail price. "It's all one big piece of anodized aluminum, and that is a premium material," he said. He added that at the moment, the nozzle technology would be difficult to produce any cheaper, but Nebia said it intends to lower costs as it scales over time.
Nir Liberboim, founder of Uprise Ventures, questioned if the mist-based system would work for women with long hair who need strong water pressure to wash out hair products.
Winter said the start-up has had 700 people test the product in different prototype stages, including women with either long or curly hair,"and I'm happy to say it's no problem right now."
The San Francisco based start-up would not disclose how much it's raised in private funding, but preorders on Kickstarter have reached $3.1 million.
Winter also said the start-up has plans to add new products that use innovative water technologies "and make them better user experiences and more sustainable."