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...

Why Republic Is Becoming A Go-To Crowdfunding Platform For Beauty And Wellness Startups

Crowdfunding platform Republic is gaining traction with the independent beauty and wellness set, including brands and e-tailers Bloomi, Quim and HelloAva. The private investing platform gives both accredited and...

Multibrand Beauty And Personal Care Company Waldencast Acquisition Corp. Goes Public Via SPAC

Waldencast Acquisition Corp. is now trading on the NASDAQ. The multibrand beauty and personal care vehicle formed by beauty investment firm Waldencast Ventures and Felipe Dutra, formerly CFO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has gone public via a...

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...

Curls Partners With Ouidad And WetBrush Owner Beauty By Imagination To Accelerate Growth

Mahisha Dellinger, who started Curls with $30,000 of her personal savings in 2002, has entered into a partnership with Beauty by Imagination to accelerate her haircare brand’s next phase of growth. Terms of the deal weren’t...