With Investment From Pharmapacks, Stories & Ink Looks To Become A Tattoo Aftercare Leader In The Beauty Segment

Electric Ink has an electric future ahead. The British brand born in 2016 to turn tattoo aftercare into a beauty endeavor is relaunching as Stories & Ink, the first venture from incubator The Others Beauty Co.,...

As The Beauty Industry Goes Vegan, Geltor Raises $91.3M To Supply It With Animal-Free Bioengineered Ingredients

In the food industry, plant protein companies Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods sales are soaring as people seek beef substitutes. In the beauty and wellness industry, Geltor is the closest corollary, and it’s increasingly becoming a go-to...

Algorithm-Powered Atolla Secures $2.5M In Funding On Its Way To Becoming A Preventative Skincare Pacesetter

Meghan Maupin, CEO and co-founder of direct-to-consumer brand Atolla, believes the current crop of algorithm-driven skincare products only scratches the surface of customization’s power. “Our primary goal is to build a longitudinal database where we can predict...

Personal Care Company Beast Brands Receives $3M In Series A Funding

Beast’s bank account has gotten quite a bit bigger. The personal care brand known for invigorating formulas has raised over $3 million in a series A round led by Callais Capital Management with participation from Sand Hill...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Sundaily’s Sale To Grove Collaborative

In December, an unsolicited retailer asked Sundaily if it would consider being acquired. Chris Tolles, co-founder of the then less than 2-year-old ingestible beauty brand, hadn’t planned to pursue a deal so soon, but the inbound inquiry...

Beauty Brand Investors Reveal Key Valuation Considerations

What compels seasoned investors to write a $1 million check, a life-changing amount for most indie beauty entrepreneurs, for one brand versus another? Last week’s Beauty Independent In Conversation webinar on venture capital dug into that question. To...