Six Black Woman-Owned Beauty Brands Poised for Acquisition

What’s your exit strategy?  If you’re an entrepreneur raising capital, be prepared to answer this question. The exit can come in many forms. Perhaps you plan to hold onto your...

In Its First Acquisition, E.l.f. Beauty Picks Up W3ll People To Expand Into Clean Beauty

E.l.f. Beauty has extended into clean cosmetics with the acquisition—the company’s first—of W3ll People for $27 million in cash. With the deal, the mass makeup specialist is picking up a prominent name in a better-for-you segment that’s...

Peach & Lily’s Alicia Yoon On Her K-Beauty Company’s Deal With Sandbridge Capital And The Current Skincare Moment

If taking on an investor is akin to getting married, Peach & Lily founder Alicia Yoon swears the courtship is just as important as the “I do.” Her K-Beauty company recently went to the altar with

Who Wants A Slice Of Moon Juice? The Leading Wellness And Beauty Brand Prepares To Fundraise

Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon revealed Tuesday during the entrepreneurial education conference BeautyX Summit Demand Generation that her beauty and wellness brand will be fundraising this year. The forthcoming round will undoubtedly be substantially larger...

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...