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Waldencast Wins ‘Seed or Small Investor of the Year’ at the Beacon Awards

September 7, 2022

At this year’s Beacon Awards, by Beauty Independent, a prestigious honor was bestowed upon Waldencast – victory in the ‘Seed or Small Investor’ category.

Beating out nominees including IgniteXL Ventures, Swiftarc Ventures and Verity Ventures, Waldencast received the award in recognition of its proven track record identifying, supporting and coaching new brands and founders to global success. With a self-built or incubated brand portfolio that includes Whind, Glaze, Kjaer Weis, Revea, Sallve, Manual and C16 Biosciences, Waldencast has demonstrated agility and excellence in multiple personal care categories, straddling skincare, haircare, cosmetics and beauty tech.

Beauty Independent said of the win, “We were looking for an investor that pushes the boundaries of innovation and drives the trends of tomorrow; an investor who knows how to nurture new ventures and provides effective coaching to new founders. Michel (Brousset) and the team at Waldencast have had an amazing track record with brands in its investment portfolio.”

Offering an alternative, unique path for entrepreneurs to scale independent brands, Waldencast’s ambition is to build a global best-in-class beauty and wellness operating platform by creating, acquiring and growing conscious, purpose-driven brands.

Beauty Independent noted that beyond funding, Waldencast offers a unique operating model that respects the independence and entrepreneurial spirit of each brand, honoring their DNA and championing founder values to create perfect synergy between ethos and scale.

Waldencast is honored to receive the award. The dedicated work of each brand team, and their unique vision, spirit and craft has collectively made Waldencast a formidable force, both attracting the gold standard of talent in founders and cementing Waldencast’s position as the first-choice growth partner.

Waldencast Ventures has offices in New York and London and has an investment portfolio in North America, Europe, and Latin America.


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