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Blow Ltd. raises $4.5 million to expand on demand beauty service

Blow Ltd., a UK-based on-demand beauty service, just raised £3.5 million ($4.5 million at current exchange) in funding. The company has raised over $5.9 million to date. The investment came from Unilever Ventures, the venture capital arm of the food and personal care behemoth. “Blow is reinventing the service experience and ultimately creating a new route for product distribution,” Stephan …

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Boxycharm secures private equity funding to expand beauty subscription box service

Boxycharm, a beauty subscription service based in Miami, Florida, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding. The investment came from, KarpReilly, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm. “We are very impressed with what [Boxcharm has] been able to accomplish by focusing on delivering a best-in-class experience to their subscribers and look forward to supporting them in their continued …

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FlexyBeauty raises $1.6 million to expand beauty SaaS solution in France

FlexyBeauty, a France-based SaaS solution for beauty salons, institutes and spas, has raised €1.5 million euros ($1.6 million at current exchange). The investment came from Newfund, a VC fund based in Paris, France. Ilan Koskas and Sébastien Beaujard, co-founded FlexyBeauty in 2014. They launched the SaaS platform in 2015 as a subscription service that gives beauty professionals access to a …

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ModiFace launches Light Field Rendering tech to simulate makeup shades

Lighting can be our worst enemy, especially when trying to find the right shade of lipstick to apply for the day. What looks good in a dimly lit room might make us look like Ronald McDonald in regular sunlight. Well, there may just be a solution to this dilemma.  ModiFace, the Canada-based augmented reality technology lab for beauty brands, just …

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