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...

Amazon-Born Sky Organics Gains Private Equity Investment And Grows At Retail

Sky Organics is going from Amazon to everywhere—and it has a new financial partner to help power its expansion. Los Angeles private equity firm Nexus Capital Management has made a strategic growth investment in the beauty...

What’s Holding Back The Great Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Rush To China?  

When the history of the indie beauty movement is written, one of the major turning points may be China stepping away from its requirement that international cosmetics brands test on animals to sell at stores within the massive...

Refillable Brand Fussy Says It Will Stop 1M Plastic Deodorant Containers From Entering The Environment

Before Matt Kennedy and Eddie Fisher established refillable deodorant brand Fussy, they worked in marketing for “the bad guys” at agencies such as Grey London, Lucky Generals and Wieden+Kennedy. In their marketing support roles, the pair grew...

Viviq Skin Health Uses Bioactive Technology To Address Scarring—And Everyday Skincare Concerns

In 2017, Andrea Nye was in a horrific accident on the New York City subway. She emerged from it with 32 stitches across her face—and a new lease on life. “I felt really good inside,” says Nye, president...