Ben Bennett’s New Incubator And Investment Firm The Center Aims To Prime Emerging Beauty Brands For Lucrative Exits

If you’re hunting for future Drunk Elephants, Ben Bennett’s someone to watch. The product developer and beauty trend soothsayer has started incubator and investment firm The Center to create and nurture brands he hopes will end up in...

Kosas On The Rise: The Clean Beauty Brand Secures Series B Funding

Is Sheena Yaitanes the Estée Lauder of our age? A lot of investors think so. In fact, enough think so that her brand Kosas has reeled in a series B funding round led by Erewhon, Califia Farms and...

CBD Beauty And Wellness Company Sobe Organics Secures $750K And A Licensing Deal With Perry Ellis

A pivot has paid off for Lux Beauty Club. After starting three years ago in hair extensions, the brand overhauled its business model and relaunched with CBD at its core in June. In a blazing cannabis...

New World Natural Brands Enters The Growing Men’s Market With The Acquisition Of 18.21 Man Made

New World Natural Brands has gone top shelf for its latest acquisition. Established last year, the burgeoning beauty holding company has added 18.21 Man Made, the grooming brand inspired by the Prohibition that puts its bestselling...

How Oars + Alps Went From Launch To Exit In Less Than 36 Months

Typically, founders don’t talk about their brand being acquired before a deal is done, but are free to celebrate—and spill—after an acquisition. That’s not the case with Mia Saini Duchnowski and Laura Lisowski Cox. Apparently for legal reasons,...

Collagen Sparkling Tea Brand SkinTe Pulls In $3M From Sara Blakely, Karlie Kloss, Diane Von Furstenberg And More

SkinTe is popping in more ways than one. The collagen sparkling tea brand has drawn $3 million from an array of investors, including Spanx founder Sara Blakely, The Honest Co. and ShoeDazzle co-founder Brian Lee, supermodel and Kode...