State of Early Investing

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Roundtable — episode 123

Funding curious? Join Nader Naeymi-Rad and three top investment firm leaders who have invested early in and nurtured beauty and wellness standouts like Youthforia, K18, Violette_fr, Goop and True Botanicals as they discuss how the current economic conditions will affect current and future M&A activity, the specific attributes they look for in brands before investing, deal killers, and what categories are ripe for growth.


  • Nader Naeymi-Rad

    Founder & Publisher,
    Beauty Independent


  • Rich Gersten

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
    True Beauty Ventures
  • Susan Lin

    Felix Capital
  • Christina Yu

    Nextworld Evergreen