Scentbird Soars To Where Few Female-Led Companies Go: An $18.6M Round Of Funding
Scentbird has increased its nest egg with the completion of a series A funding round led by Goodwater Capital that totals $18.6 million. As the fragrance segment adjusts to millennial shopping habits, the money places the scent sampling service in a strong position to lead the digital charge in perfume purveying. Scentbird has ...
Clean Cosmetics Brand Kosås Receives Financial Investment From CircleUp Growth Partners
Los Angeles-based clean color cosmetics brand Kosås has received a minority investment from institutional fund CircleUp Growth Partners. The capital will be used to enlarge distribution domestically and internationally to fuel the brand’s sales. “I was ready to share my point of view on ...
Amalie Beauty Changes Hands As Its Founder Focuses On The Private-Label Side Of The Beauty Industry
Megan Cox has sold the brand Amalie Beauty to Kristen Anderson, a veteran sales and marketing executive, to turn her attention to building private-label cosmetics and packaging company Genie Supply. Both Cox and Anderson had been engaged in professional soul-searching preceding the deal that brought them together. Anderson, whose resume includes stints ...
Perfumer’s Apprentice Acquires Scent Trunk To Extend Its Reach To Consumers
Perfumer’s Apprentice has acquired subscription service Scent Trunk to add a consumer component to a business that’s been behind the fragrance scenes. The Scotts Valley, Calif.-based company supplying fragrance ingredients to niche brands has been closely watching the rise of digital perfume concepts to figure out what role it could play in ...
From Molly With Love Raises Funds On SeedInvest, Prepares To Enter Francesca’s Locations
From Molly With Love is filling its coffers with seed funding and its distribution network with Francesca’s stores. The natural skincare brand has gone live on the SeedInvest equity crowdfunding platform connecting accredited investors and the public at large to budding startups and, so far, has racked up $17,500, putting it less ...
W3ll People Receives Minority Investment From Credo Backer NextWorld Evergreen
W3ll People aims to reach more people with help from new investor NextWorld Evergreen. The San Francisco-based private equity firm that backs beauty retailer Credo, coffee roaster Peet’s Coffee & Tea and tea purveyor Kusmi Tea has acquired a minority stake in the Santa Fe-based natural makeup brand founded almost a decade ago ...