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10 Well-Known Unicorns in the Beauty Industry

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The number of successful companies in the Beauty industry and worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Particularly when a lot of these companies were only founded within the last 5 years or so.

That’s why we decided to put together this list of 10 Beauty companies that have achieved the Unicorn status.

10 Beauty Unicorns Companies

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Urban Company

Urban Company

Urban is a marketplace for independent contractors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.10

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurgaon

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Raghav Chandra, Varun Khaitan

  • Industries:

    Apps, Home Services, Marketplace, Service Industry

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $445.90M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Il Makiage

Il Makiage

IL MAKIAGE is a New York based, tech-driven prestige beauty brand that is shifting millions of customers to shopping for beauty online.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Ilana Harkavi, Oran Holtzman, Shiran Holtzman Erel

  • Industries:

    Beauty, E-Commerce, Lifestyle, Retail Technology

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $29.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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GPclub

GPclub

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:

    $66.16M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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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:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Emily Weiss

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Consumer Goods, Fashion

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $267.40M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    19

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MyGlamm

MyGlamm

MyGlamm is a direct-to-consumer beauty brand that offers a marketplace for stylists, beauticians, nail, and spa aestheticians.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Mumbai

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Darpan Sanghvi, Priyanka Gill

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Cosmetics, Marketplace, Mobile Apps

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $283.88M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    19

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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:

    $118.64M

  • 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:

    $472.5M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

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HAYDON

HAYDON

Haydon operates physical sales stores of international beauty products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shanghai

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Retail

  • Number of employees:

    No Data

  • Funding Amount:

    $115.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Heyday

Heyday

Heyday is a skincare company offering customized facial treatments.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Chicago

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Adam Ross, Jeni Sykes, Michael Pollak

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Cosmetics, Health Care

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $800.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Vagaro

Vagaro

Vagaro is an online platform that allows its users to find salons and spas in their local area and make appointments online.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Dublin

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Fred Helou

  • Industries:

    Beauty, Fashion, Fitness, Health Care, Lifestyle, Online Portals, SaaS, Software, Wellness

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $314.61M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    1

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