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Capital Summit 2018

August 20-21, 2018   |   New York City

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The Capital and Funding Landscape

Beauty has become a hotbed of investor activity in recent years, resulting in unprecedented innovation and growth across the industry...and leaving many brand founders hungry for information on how they can get in on the action. BeautyX Capital explores the current investment landscape, explains the range of funding options available to brands and provides beauty and wellness entrepreneurs with the tools they need to seize this opportunity.

Schedule

Effectively financing and running a business is a challenge every beauty entrepreneur faces. Securing the right investment can allow founders to focus on selling their products and growing their brands. At BeautyX Capital Summit, you’ll discover the right strategy to fit your needs — whatever stage of business you're in.

During this immersive two-day educational experience, you'll learn about the different investor categories (from small to big), the language of valuation (so you and potential investors can speak the same terms) and the pros and cons of the different types of investment deal structures (including how investors value your business).

At BeautyX Capital Summit you'll learn from the investors cutting the biggest checks in independent beauty today and engage them and your peers in a dynamic networking environment.

Day One

9:00am

Opening Remarks

12:00pm

Networking Lunch Break

5:15pm

IBMG Announcement & Networking Cocktail Reception

Day Two

9:00am

Opening Remarks

12:00pm

Networking Lunch Break

Speakers

Bader Alam

Senior Vice President

Cavu Venture Partners

Bader Alam has over ten years of private equity experience focused on growth equity and middle market transactions in the consumer sector. He holds a B.B.A. from Emory University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Kendall Almerico

CEO

Bankroll

Named one of the “top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by Forbes. He is the CEO of Bankroll Ventures, an equity crowdfunding website focused on Regulation A+ equity crowdfunding and 506(c) and 506(b) private placements.

Karen Ballou

Co-Founder

Lucas Brand Equity

Karen Ballou is Co-Founder and Partner at LB Equity, a private equity fund focused on emerging brands in skincare, haircare, and cosmetics. She is also Chief Executive and Founder of Immunocologie, a natural, luxury skincare brand. She has appeared on QVC and other related venues explaining the brand’s unique benefits.

Ashleigh Barker (Advisor)

Vice President

Michel Dyens & Co.

M&A advisor and investment professional with investment banking and corporate new business development experience. She has worked covering senior management clients within the consumer goods, beauty, luxury, retail, and apparel sectors.

Camille Bell

Founder and CEO

Pound Cake

Camille Bell is the Founder and CEO of Pound Cake — a pro-black, pro-fat, pro-trans, feminist cosmetics company. She and her partner set out to create a cosmetics line that encompasses all forms of beauty and empowerment.

Tina Bou-Saba

Strategic Angel Investor

Tina Bou-Saba is a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School, where she continues to mentor young women in business. She has worked as a Retail Equity Researcher at Sanford Bernstein as well as a Commercialization and Strategy member at Limited Brands.

Rachel Brown

Editor In Chief

Beauty Independent

Rachel is Editor in Chief of IBMG’s digital publication, Beauty Independent. As the former west coast editor at WWD, Rachel has followed indie brands and founders, fueling her belief that indie brands warrant their own media platform.

Deepti Chauhan

Executive Director, Consumer Products Investment Banking

Citigroup

Deepti Chauhan is a director in consumer products investment banking at Citigroup, a broker-dealer with over 7,000 registered representatives nationwide and over 20 billion total assets under management.

Nicholas Christensen (Brand Founder)

Co-Founder & COO

Cannabliss

Cannabliss Organic co-founder and COO, Nicholas Christensen leaves no stone unturned a former combat medic serving two tours in Iraq to travelling the globe with a backpack and surfboard he is no stranger to adventure.  Settling in Colorado 5 years ago Nick and his wife worked on a farm certified to cultivate and extract CBD from hemp. Becoming intimate with CBD and its role in maintaining balance/homeostasis Cannabliss Organic was born.  

 

Nicholas Christensen is the Co-Founder and COO of Cannabliss Organic. He is a former combat medic, having served two tours in Iraq, and a global traveller. Him and his wife settled in Colorado 5 years ago to cultivate and extract CBD from hemp, which maintains balance and homeostasis.

 

Elena DiGiovanni

Indie Beauty Media Group

Elena DiGiovanni is a strategy and corporate development professional at Indie Beauty Media Group. She has experience from early and late-stage venture capital, growth equity, and private equity to public equity and derivatives.

Kelly Dill

Principal

Imaginary Ventures

Kelly Dill is Principal at Imaginary Ventures. She manages the diligence process for new investments and is a resource for portfolio companies after an investment is made. She previously held positions at Glossier, Uber, and Credit Suisse.

Sutian Dong

Partner

Female Founders Fund

Sutian Dong is Partner at the Female Founders Fund, an early stage investor of technology companies founded by women. They are investors in industry leading companies such as Zola, Rent the Runway, ELOQUII, and Maven.

Erin O'Brien Edwards

Principal

North Castle Partners

Erin Edwards is a Principal with more than 10 years of investment and operations experience. She is involved in execution and diligence of new investments across a variety of healthy living sectors, personal care, nutrition, and fitness/sports equipment companies.

Nicole Fourgoux

SVP Business Development & Acquisitions

L'Oréal Luxe

Nicole is a beauty industry veteran with a 22 year international career at L’Oreal. As Senior Vice President of Business Development and Acquisitions, she is responsible for the strategic portfolio planning for L’Oreal Luxe with focus on M&A and brand incubation.

Julia G. French

Managing Director

Golden Seeds

Julia French is a strategic advisor, investor, and supporter of early-stage business. As Managing Director at Golden Seeds, she invests in founders, guiding them on strategic options, go-to-market, pricing, finance operations, and fundraising.

Rich Gersten

Partner

Tengram Partners

Richard Gersten is Partner at Tengram Capital, a consumer private equity firm. He is on the board of directors at Algenist, Cos Bar, This Works, and NEST Fragrances. He has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry and 19 years in the beauty and personal care industry.

Tehmina Haider

Principal

L. Catterton

Tehmina Haider received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Her previous work includes Vice President of Castanea Partners, Strategy and New Business Development at The Estée Lauder Companies, and Management Consultant at Bain & Company.

Holly Harding (Brand Founder)

Founder

O'o Organics

Holly Harding is the Founder of O’o Hawaii and an expert specializing in wellness programs. Her brand is a non-GMO, crystal infused integrative skincare line featuring an oral beauty supplement and skincare with superfoods sourced from Hawaii.

Andrea Hippeau

Principal

Lerer Hippeau

Andrea Hippeau is a Principal at Lerer Hippeau. She has held management and business development roles at portfolio companies The Dodo and Bark & Co., after attaining her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Carol Hamilton

Group President

L'Oréal Luxe USA

Carol Hamilton is the Group President of L’Oréal Luxe USA. Over her thirty year career, she has been integral in expanding the L’Oréal Luxe Division globally, which oversees brands such as Giorgio Armani, Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf, and Urban Decay.

Bridgette Howard

Founder and CEO

Parlor West Ventures

Brdigette Howard is Founder and CEO of Parlor West Ventures, an incubator for early stage beauty brands. She provides growth capital and strategic guidance to formula development, manufacturing, customer acquisition, distribution, and financial strategy.

Larry Kahn

Partner, Managing Director

Beechwood Capital

Partner and Managing Director at Beechwood Capital, an investment group that identifies and invests in lower middle market growth stage companies. His expertise includes identifying growth opportunities and developing branded consumer product businesses.

Margo Layton Cole

Investor

MLC Brands

Margo Cole is an investor in early stage branded consumer businesses through her fund, MLC Brands. She looks for businesses with dynamic founding teams, unique points of differentiation, and early proof of concept, and she has a particular passion for those brands facilitating the natural and better-for-you lifestyle. Recent investments include True Botanicals, Dirty Lemon, and Ursa Major.

Cindy Luken

Founder

lük beautifood

Cindy Luken is an award winning business owner, food scientists, sales and brand creative. She founded lük beautyfood in 2012 to serve as a 100% natural, toxin free lipstick made from food.

Nicole Massimi (Advisor)

Strategic Growth Advisor

Nicole Massimi is a strategic expert to beauty brands and their investors. She has held positions as Head of Global Sales for Birchbox and the Birchbox incubator for in-house brands. She serves as an advisor for start-up and growth stage beauty brands as well as an angel investor.

Claire McCormack

General Manager

Beauty Independent

Claire is General Manager of IBMG’s digital publication, Beauty Independent, and leads Education and Thought Leadership for BeautyX Summit. Prior to joining IBMG Claire was a founding member of beauty e-commerce and content site Travel Beauty. Her writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Charlotte’s Book, Yahoo Beauty and more.

Roy Morejon

President and Co-Founder

Enventys Partners

Roy is the President and Co-Founder of Enventys Partners, a vertically-integrated product development, crowdfunding and digital marketing agency. He has helped entrepreneurs raise more than $160 million dollars using product-based and equity crowdfunding while advising hundreds of global startups on their digital marketing growth strategies.

KJ Miller

Co-Founder and CEO

Mented Cosmetics

KJ is Co-founder and Co-CEO of Mented Cosmetics, an upscale beauty line for women of color. She also launched the “Moguls in the Making” program in 2018 to help women and minorities develop their entrepreneurial visions.

Nader Naeymi-Rad

Co-Founder

Indie Beauty Media Group

An entrepreneur and management expert, Nader brings a successful track record of building and launching highly scalable businesses. As Co-Founder of Indie Beauty Media Group, he believes in the success of indie beauty entrepreneurs.

Chris Napolitano

Digital Director

Beauty Independent

Chris serves as the digital director of content and business arms of Beauty Independent. As a top magazine editor, Napolitano has spent the last decade building, engaging and serving products to audiences online. He specializes in optimizing editorial production for niche brands and has worked with an eclectic range of subjects.

Luc-Henry Rousselle (Advisor)

Director

LSH Partners

Luc-Henry Rousselle provides M&A and capital advisory services with a focus on personal care and cosmetics industries. Transaction experience includes acquisitions of Smashbox by ELC, OPI by Coty, Glamglow by ELC, and Rodin by ELC.

Sholayide Otugalu (Brand Founder)

Founder

Joséphine Cosmetics

Sholayide Otugalu is the Founder of Joséphine Cosmetics. Her organic cosmetics line stands out for its innovative approach and commitment to LBGTQ rights and domestic abuse. She was one of first recipients of the national GIRLBOSS foundation and grant.

Shana Randhava

Vice President of New Business Development

The Estée Lauder Companies

Lead on execution of the New Business Development strategy for The Estée Lauder Companies. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in finance and accounting.

Alison Ryu

Managing Director

CircleUp Growth Partners

Alison Ryu is Managing Director at CircleUp Growth Partners, an investment platform that provides resources to early-stage consumer brands. She leads investments with a date-driven, scalable approach, which leverages proprietary technologies to invest in visionary founders.

Jaime Schmidt

Founder

Schmidt's Naturals

With her brand,Schmidt’s Naturals, Jaime Schmidt is changing the way consumers think about natural products and making them more accessible. She provides effective, sustainably sourced, all-natural self-care products to all.

Kurt Seidensticker

Founder

Vital Proteins

Kurt Seidensticker has worked for NASA, developed cell phone networks, and helped to create an early-version of the internet. He decided to create Vital Proteins when he became intrigued by the potential benefits of supplemental collagen.

Julian Steinberg

Co-Founder

Alliance Consumer Growth

Julian Steinberg is Co-Founder of Alliance Consumer Growth. He advises and invests in consumer products companies to help them achieve operational and strategic success. He serves on the boards of The Honest Kitchen, Pacifica Beauty, and NUDESTIX.

Rebecca Story

Founder and CEO

The Bloomi

A women’s health advocate with more than a decade of experience leading sexual health research projects. In 2018, she launched The Bloomi, a trusted e-marketplace that provides the healthiest intimate care products on the market (hygiene, menstrual cycle, sexual wellness and pregnancy).

Brianne West

Founder

Ethique

Brianne West is the founder of Ethique, the world’s first zero plastic, zero waste personal care brand. She is recognized as one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers of 2016 and is a current Finalist for New Zealander of the Year.

Alisa WIlliams

Senior Associate

VMG Partners

Alisa Williams, Senior Associate at VMG Partners, works with founders of consumer product companies to provide them with resources needed to grow brand value. She provides financial resources and strategic guidance to founders and operators of consumer product companies.

Jillian Wright

Co-Founder

Indie Beauty Media Group

Celebrity esthetician, spa owner, and brand founder, Jillian has been in the beauty industry for over 17 years. She seeks to leverage her experience and knowledge to support the growth and success of beauty entrepreneurs.

Sheena Yaitanes

Founder

Kosås Cosmetics

Sheena is founder of clean color cosmetics brand, Kosås Cosmetics. She is an artist and painter by trade and studied biology, chemistry, and art at UC Irvine.

Nini Zhang

Vice President of Luxury, Beauty & Apparel

Credit Suisse

As part of the Consumer & Retail team, she has global coverage responsibility cross Beauty and Luxury. Within Beauty, Nini actively engages with emerging and digitally native brands, as well as established players. She has experience leading and executing transactions across M&A, equity, debt, and private fund raising.

Gail Zauder (Investment Committee)

Founder

Elixir Advisors

Gail is a seasoned finance and strategic development executive with expertise in the beauty, luxury goods, retail & apparel, and consumer products sectors. She holds over 25 years as an investment banker, Chairman, Director & CEO.

$895per person

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Your Ticket to BeautyX Capital Summit Includes

  • Admission to two days of BeautyX Summit on August 20 and 21, 2018 in New York
  • Access to two full days of programming: panels, fireside chats, workshops and keynotes
  • Refreshment and coffee bar for both days
  • Lunch for both days
  • Branded BeautyX Tote Bag
  • Cocktail networking reception on the evening of August 20
  • One complimentary ticket to SHOP INDIE

The Venue

Convene at 117 West 46th Street
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New York, NY 10036

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