With Ambition To Become A Premier Plastic-Free Luxury Beauty Brand, Deodorant Startup Akt London Reels In $2M In Funding

“There are many deodorants out there, but they don’t look like Akt,” says actor Andy Coxon, who founded the brand with Ed Currie, who he used to perform with. “We are quite bougie people. We like nice...

Branded Acquires Puracy As It Doubles Down On Its Interest In Beauty, Personal Care And Lifestyle Brands

Branded is burrowing into its category focus on beauty, personal care and lifestyle goods with the acquisition of Puracy, a personal care and household cleaning brand using natural ingredients. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but...

Veracity Selfcare, Which Uses An At-Home Saliva Test To Guide Skincare Purchases, Secures $5M In Seed Funding

Personalization and hormone health are two of the hottest trends in beauty and wellness. Veracity Selfcare harnesses the power of both, and investors have taken notice. The 3-month-old “whole health” personal care brand, which uses...

Femtech Startup Lady Technologies, Maker Of The Kegg Fertility Monitor, Closes $1.5M Seed Round

Lady Technologies, maker of the smart fertility monitor and pelvic floor tool Kegg, has closed a second $1.5 million seed round, bringing its total investment to over $3 million. The funding comes...

P&G Acquires Bodewell, A Personal Care Brand Incubated Through Its Partnership With M13

When venture capital firm M13 and Procter & Gamble’s venture arm P&G Ventures announced their partnership in 2019, the stated goal of it was to incubate businesses that could be folded into P&G. Now, that goal...

True Beauty Ventures Raises $42 Million Debut Fund, Partners With Beauty Independent On Indie Beauty Mentorship Program

As independent beauty brands continue to steal market share from legacy players, those companies, and the entrepreneurs behind them need not only cash, but also deep expertise to grow efficiently in a crowded market. True...