True Beauty Ventures’ Cristina Nuñez On Bridge Mentorship, Missteps Indie Brands Make And Hot Beauty Categories

About a year and a half ago, Cristina Nuñez and Rich Gersten set out on a novel project to establish True Beauty Ventures as a venture capital firm with operational and financial expertise focused on beauty and...

From Etsy To QVC: Gen X And Baby Boomer Haircare Brand Maison 276 Is Accelerating As More Women Embrace Their Grays

It almost seems like Maison 276 CEO and founder Angel Cornelius was destined to create a beauty company with products for women with gray hair, but it took a while for the former hospital administrator to pursue...

Why Swiftarc Ventures Is Betting On Beauty Startups

Swiftarc Ventures is getting serious about the beauty industry as venture capital’s profile in it heightens. Established in 2019 by Zohar Ziv, former COO of Ugg owner Decker Outdoor Corp., Frank Krasovec, co-founder of Domino’s Pizza’s...

“Gen Z Is Going To Break A Lot Of Molds”: Great Bowery Investments’ Jorge Cosano On The Beauty Brands Of The Future

In 2019, investor and advisor Jorge Cosano finished a two-year stint at Nutrafol where he helped founder and friend Giorgos Tsetis raise awareness for the hair health supplement range, and raise a $35 million series...

Founded By Former J&J Execs, Ignite Venture Studio Helps Underrepresented Founders Bring Brands To Market

Whether big or small, consumer packaged goods companies face a myriad of challenges. Conglomerates often lack innovation and the agility to execute on fresh ideas. Startups are brimming with fresh ideas, but lack the infrastructure to...

Waldencast’s Michel Brousset On The SPAC Process And The Sort Of Brands He Wants To Back

The beauty industry is a magnet for all manner of investors—from angels to family offices and venture capital funds to private equity firms. The latest money engines to enter the industry are special purpose...