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Wander Beauty raises $4.5 million to expand beauty brand globally

Wander Beauty, a New York-based beauty brand, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The investment round was led by DGNL Ventures with participation from Pritzker Group and Maveron. “When you invest in the company you have to love the founder and their ability to drive …

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Glossier is set to expand, create 282 jobs with support from New York State

Glossier will be expanding, adding 282 new jobs to its team of 61. The beauty brand has also taken a floor of Stellar Management and Imperium Capital’s One Soho Square and moving out of its Lafayette St. office in Soho, New York. The announcement came from Governor Andrew Cuomo in a press release. New York State’s economic development agency is …

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Context secures growth equity funding to expand unisex beauty brand

Context, an NYC-based unisex health and beauty brand, has secured an undisclosed amount of growth equity funding. The investment came from Florida-based private equity firm, Volta Global. “Our private equity investment philosophy focused on finding business partners for the long term aligns perfectly with David [Arbuthnot’s] vision for Context,” Marko Dimitrijevic, chairman of Volta Global, said in a statement.   Arbuthnot, …

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Birchbox tests more tailored beauty delivery service with Birchbox Select

Birchbox, the OG beauty subscription service based in New York, is becoming more personalized in an effort to cash in on the customization trend their subscribers are keen on adopting with Birchbox Select. Founded in 2010 by Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, their goal for the company was to give women an easy and fun way to get in the know …

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