With An Unsuccessful SeedInvest Campaign In Its Rear-view Mirror, From Molly With Love Gives Crowdfunding A Second Try On Indiegogo

Molly Beane won’t let a misstep stop her. Her skincare brand, From Molly With Love, didn’t reach its capital target during a SeedInvest campaign last year, but she’s moved on from that letdown to return to...

New World Natural Brands Adds Nügg Beauty To A Swelling Portfolio

New World Natural Brands has acquired Nügg Beauty to assemble a portfolio of four brands in less than a year. The emerging personal care holding company’s purchase of the face mask specialist started by Conny Wittke,...

Showerless Body-Care Startup Busy Beauty Raises $500K To Streamline Personal Maintenance

Busy Beauty, the startup simplifying personal maintenance, has cleaned up with $500,000 from several high-profile investors. The investors backing the emerging brand include former Burt’s Bees and Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle, partner at One Better Ventures,...

Schmidt’s Naturals Creator Jaime Schmidt Pivots From CPG Entrepreneur To Investor With New Firm Color

Husband and wife Chris Cantino and Jaime Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, have formed investment firm Color to fund companies led by women, minorities and other societally-disadvantaged groups, and backed nut butter startup Wild Friends Foods. Color...

L’Oréal Establishes Venture Fund To Make Minority Investments In Rising Startups

L’Oréal has joined the corporate parade into venture investment with the launch of a fund making minority bets on startups poised to shake up the beauty industry. Called BOLD Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development, the fund’s first investment...

A New Vision For Men’s Grooming: Maapilim Scores $4M To Advance Gender-Neutral Products Sold Digitally

Maapilim has picked up $4 million to move forward with its mission of modernizing the version of masculinity propagated in the grooming segment. Participants in the funding round include Viola Ventures, Kaeden Capital, a joint venture of...