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...

Arian Simone’s Fearless Fund Is Out To Close The Funding Gap For Women Of Color Founders

By now, the abysmal percentage of venture capital funding going to women of color founders is well-known. For effect, it bears repeating: it’s less than 1%. The figure is even more pitiful considering that...

Wildling Co-Founder Gianna De La Torre Addresses Asian Cultural Appropriation Issues

In the past month, against the backdrop of repeated hate crimes targeting Asian Americans, there’s been a reckoning in the beauty industry over Asian cultural appropriation, specifically involving gua sha, a tool used by...