It’s difficult to scale an indie beauty brand in today’s landscape without money, and the beauty category remains attractive to investors. Both sides need each other—it’s about finding the perfect match.
Kisaco Research’s Beauty & Money Summit LA is a one-day event with the sole mission of connecting executives from strategic buyers and financial buyers with independent beauty brands. Blythe Jack, TSG Consumer Partners, said: “The Beauty and Money Summit is an intimate and powerful gathering of leading investors and next generation emerging beauty brands.”
As part of the conference, 12 independent beauty brands were handpicked from a group of 54 brands by a selection committee, and they will have the opportunity to present their businesses on the main stage at the summit, in a quick-fire round of presentations.
The Selection Committee was made up of Rich Gersten, Tengram Capital Partners; Conor Begley, Tribe Dynamics; Josh McDowell, Main Post Partners; Blythe Jack, TSG Consumer Partners; Robin Tsai, VMG Partners; Jon Owsley, L Catterton; Kelly Kovack, BeautyMatter; Josh Goldin, Alliance Consumer Growth; and Elana Drell Szyfer, Operator and Private Equity Advisor in Beauty.
Stephanie Jaczniakowska-McGirr, Conference Director for the Beauty & Money Summit Los Angeles, said: “The field was so competitive for Los Angeles, applications for the Beauty Spotlight were up 74% and the Final 12 selected were very popular with the Selection Committee receiving a strong majority of the votes from the Committee. They really are the most exciting brands and I can’t wait until their presentations at the Summit.”
The Indie Spotlight brands are …
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