New Clean Beauty And Wellness VC Firm Sekhmet Ventures Launches With Investment In Ingestible Brand Stamba
Sekhmet Ventures, a new venture capital firm dedicated to the beauty and wellness category, has launched with an investment in superfood ingestible brand Stamba. The firm is putting seed investments ranging primarily from $500,000 to $1.5 million toward companies targeting specific concerns with rigor baked into their business models, differentiated products and patentable ...
The $900M Elemis Deal: What High Valuations Mean For Indie Beauty Brands
The beauty bull market received another upward jolt earlier this month with the revelation that global beauty giant L’Occitane had acquired British skincare leader Elemis for $900 million. L’Occitane, which was the first French company to go public in Hong Kong, picked up Elemis from Steiner Leisure and private ...
Cruelty-Free Beauty Box Service Petit Vour Looks To Push Its Business To The Next Level With Equity Crowdfunding
When cruelty-free merchandise was difficult to find on beauty aisles six years ago, Petit Vour offered a discovery platform for customers hunting for beauty products meeting high ethical and aesthetic standards. Today, with the market headed in the cruelty-free direction, the vegan subscription beauty box specialist’s growth opportunities are numerous, and it’s raising ...
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 crowdfunding on Indiegogo for money to support growth. “As a founder, [you] try not to focus ...
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, former president and CEO of Tweezerman, for an undisclosed price succeeds pick-ups of Suki Skincare, Baetea ...
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, Carl Sparks, former president and CEO of Travelocity, Courtney Reum, co-founder of M13, and Melissa Fensterstock, ...