With experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance, Saban Brands launched a new Global Consumer Products division, merging its domestic and international licensing and merchandising teams into a cohesive unit. The new division focuses on the global expansion of licensing programs for all Saban Brands properties and for driving the strategic consumer product plans with licensees, retailers, broadcaster and agencies worldwide.
Bridging the gap between emerging fashion entrepreneurs and the venture capital and private equity industries is our ultimate goal. At FashInvest, we’ve had great success with doing this through our daily blog and event platform. For our upcoming Speed Dating event, not only will we bring these industries together at a regular venue, but at the renownedNASDAQOMX!
Unlike many other organizations specializing in fashion and fashion tech, FashInvest will be hosting a diverse event like no other! We have lined up some of the most innovative companies in the fashion and fashion tech industries, along with creditable investors and retail and fashion executives.
“We are really excited to partner up with the NASDAQ for our speed dating event. It’s great that they see the value in the fashion and fashion tech industries as far as entrepreneurial growth in the economy,” says David Freschman, CEO and Co-founder of FashInvest
Disconnect, a fast-growing market leader in online privacy and security software, is announcing today the completion of a $3.5 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital. The round brings the company’s total funding to $4.1 million. Disconnect is also proud to announce its successful certification as a B Corporation, which formalizes the company’s commitment to social entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility.
Disconnect co-founders Brian Kennish and Casey Oppenheim say the new funding will be used to make their powerful but easy-to-use apps available to as many people on as many platforms as possible, starting today with the launch of Disconnect 2 for Safari and Opera.
A variety of retail stores and large brands rely heavily on advertisements to ensure they get the word out about products and new promotions to their customers. Dispop has stepped up their game by unveiling its new vast crowd-sourced Pay-for-Performance Ad Design Marketplace. The leading advertising design company also recently announced raising $600,000 in seed funding from Inimiti Capital Partners. They will use the funding to expand its U.S. operations and establish new partnerships with DSP’s, ad networks and agency trading desks.
BrandNetworks, a provider of integrated social software solutions and digital marketing services, has raised $68 million in growth financing as a minority investment from AEA Investors, a global private equity firm with more than $6 billion of assets under management, to accelerate product development, sales growth and global expansion. AEA will also provide Brand Networks with additional capital going forward as needed for strategic growth initiatives and acquisitions.
After recently receiving $7.5 Million is Series A Funding, Branding Brand keeps coming with great news. The concept of the company is simple, to create a social and technology based channel for brands with Smartphones, tablets, and in-store experiences.
When building a brand, there is so much more to than just sales and profits (although these are also important aspects). You want to build something that consumers can relate to; you want to build a lifestyle. I recently attend The Third Annual Consumer Brand Conference hosted by Consensus Advisors, a boutique investment bank focused on the retail and consumer products industries, and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.