The Beauty Spotlight is a key part of the program for the Summit taking place on April 19. It allows 12 brands to present on the main stage to a room full of multinational beauty companies such as Estée Lauder and financial organizations such as Tengram Capital Partners, TSG Consumer Partners, Main Post Partners and Alliance Consumer Growth.
The Final 12 brands that will be presenting are: Allies of Skin, Angela Caglia Skincare, Balay Powder, CONTEXT, Moon Juice, No B.S. pursoma, RAINCRY, Saavy Naturals, Sam Marcel Paris, SkinGenie and Urban Skin RX.
Of the Final 12 brands selected, four are from Los Angeles and 10 were from the USA, with the other two brands coming from France and Singapore. The Los Angeles based brands that made it through to the Final 12 are: Angela Caglia Skincare, RAINCRY, Moon Juice and Saavy Naturals.
Entries from Skincare were strongly represented in the Final 12, with six of the brands shortlisted from this category, reflecting the market growth of the category internationally. Other companies came from the haircare, bath & body, personal care and color cosmetics categories.
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 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, Beauty Matter; Josh Goldin, Alliance Consumer Growth and Elana Drell Szyfer, Operator and Private Equity Advisor in Beauty.
The Beauty & Money Summit LA is part of a series of three Beauty investment events organized by Kisaco Research. The Summit’s taking place in Los Angeles, London and New York connect independent beauty brands to financial and strategic investors.
PHOTO from Beauty & Money Summit NY 2017