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5 Insights on alternative funding for beauty startups

5 Insights on alternative funding for beauty startups

By Deanna Utroske

ATHR Beauty, the brand Tiila Abbitt is leading to “disrupt the $500 billion beauty industry with clean and sustainable makeup that works,” is in the midst of a funding raise; but it’s not the usual sort.

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J&J invests in textured hair brand Sunday II Sunday

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the venture capital arm of Johnson & Johnson contributed to the brand’s seed financing round. It’s funding that will allow the D2C brand, specializing in active beauty for Black women, to reach more consumers with more products.

Odile Roujol, Founder of Fab Ventures Fund

Fab Ventures champions clean beauty startups

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the new venture capital fund focused on DTC femtech, wellness, clean beauty, and sustainable fashion announced a first group of funded brands.

Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?  a Cosmetics Design interview with Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director at Lubrizol

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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?

By Deanna Utroske

The global cosmetics and personal care ingredient supplier hired a chief accelerator director in 2017, invested in One Ocean Beauty in 2018, and this week the company is exhibiting at Uplink Live in New York City. At this year’s BeautyX Capital Summit,...

More funding for beauty startup Sahi Cosmetics

More funding for beauty startup Sahi Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

This month the beauty brand, founded by Shelly Sahi and dedicated to making color cosmetics for women with medium skin tones, was awarded $100,000 in the Rise of the Rest competition for venture capital.

Memebox tallies nearly $70m in funding

Memebox tallies nearly $70m in funding

By Deanna Utroske

The mobile-first beauty company plans to greatly expand its branded cosmetics and personal care portfolio as well as to grow the business in new markets.  

Julep skin care & makeup takes online cosmetics business into stores

Julep cosmetics takes its online business into stores with doors

By Deanna Utroske

Some are calling brands following this approach the third generation of beauty, others believe that brick-and-mortar cosmetics and personal care shops are insulated from online retail competition. No matter your perspective, beginning next month Julep...

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