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Top 6 Beauty Unicorn Startups in 2021

Startups are hard and becoming a unicorn startup is even harder, but here is a list of 6 Beauty companies that have achieved the unicorn status.

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Countless Beauty startups are being launched every day, and many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above and join the unicorn club.

We just published this list of 6 well-known Beauty companies that impressed investors enough to achieve a $1 billion valuation.

Top 6 Beauty Unicorn Startups

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Glossier

Glossier

Glossier’s strength lies in the direct-to-consumer model-- its ability to create a genuine brand presence that gets shoppers to buy.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Emily Weiss

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Consumer Goods, Fashion

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $186,400,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    16

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GP Club

GP Club

GP Club, one of the leading cosmetics manufacturing and distribution companies, offers a wide range of products in the health and beauty industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.32

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    South Korea

  • City:

    Seoul

  • Started in:

    2003

  • Founders:

    Jung-Woong Kim

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Cosmetics, Lifestyle, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $67,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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KKW Beauty

KKW Beauty

KKW Beauty is the first cosmetics brand created by Kim Kardashian West, one of the most followed women in the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Woodland Hills

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Kim Kardashian

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Fashion

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $200,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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L&P Cosmetic

L&P Cosmetic

L&P Cosmetic is a dedicated team of cosmetic scientists and formulators dedicated to designing and creating the highest quality skin care products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.19

    B (

    January 2016

    )

  • Country:

    South Korea

  • City:

    Seoul

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Kwon Oh-sub

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    ₩40,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Pharmapacks

Pharmapacks

Pharmapacks is an e-commerce company that offers products for daily health and wellness needs, including vitamins and supplements, as well as pharmacy medical products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Islandia

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Adam Berkowitz, Andrew Vagenas, Bradley Tramunti, Jonathan Webb

  • Industries:

    Beauty, E-Commerce, Health Care, Retail, Wellness

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $472,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Ruipeng Pet Healthcare

Ruipeng Pet Healthcare

Ruipeng Pet Hospital is a Shenzhen-based medical care chain of pet hospitals, integrating global knowledge on animal health, Chinese and Western medicine, conventional veterinary science and beauty products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.40

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Health Care, Hospital, Medical

  • Number of employees:

    No Data

  • Funding Amount:

    $37,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    11

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