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Powered by A.I., Company Aims to Make Selling Easier for Retailers

Fernbrook portfolio company Lily AI featured in the New York Times.

Why We Invested

In April 2023, Fernbrook invested in BrewBird’s Series A financing round, which was led by Sequoia. Maveron and Modern Venture...

Why Groupe L’Occitane may delist from the Hong Kong stock exchange

Fernbrook Co-Founder and Managing Partner Bill Detwiler discusses the dynamics of public markets vs. private markets with Vogue Business.

Jihan Thompson Quit Her Job To Launch A Digital Marketplace For Black Women To Have A ‘Superior Experience’ With Hairstylists

Black women who are looking for top-of-the-line hairstylists can turn to Swivel Beauty, a digital marketplace catering to textured hair. Former...

Capri Blue And Thymes Parent Company Curio Acquires Blazing Candle Brand Otherland

Otherland is venturing to another business land. The sizzling candle brand has been acquired by Curio, parent company of Thymes...

Ten Thousand Raises $21.5 Million in Funding, Inks Sponsorship Deal With Life Time

Ten Thousand has lofty ambitions: to be the next great athletic brand. Toward that end, the company on Monday said...

Lily AI Appoints Avnish Patel as Chief Operating Officer

Lily AI ("Lily'' or the "Company”), a retail technology platform specializing in AI solutions for retailers and brands, today announced...

Why There May Never Be a Gen-Z Glossier or Warby Parker

Fernbrook Co-Founder and Managing Partner Bill Detwiler discusses the changing DTC landscape and a new generation of founders in this...

Where are beauty founders raising capital now?

Fernbrook Co-Founder and Managing Partner Bill Detwiler discusses fundraising and exit strategies for the beauty sector in the current economic...

Thoughts on Leveraging First-Party Data

As the world confronts tougher economic times and inflationary pressures, companies are under pressure to reduce burn and manage expenses,...

Bankruptcies, blind spots and M&A: Beauty’s 2023 outlook

Fernbrook Co-Founder and Managing Partner Bill Detwiler discusses fundraising and M&A during an economic downturn with Vogue Business.

Why We Invested

Fernbrook ended 2022 on a strong note with the first mark-up in our 2022 vintage Fund II portfolio. In December...

Why We Invested

When we first sat down with Vishal Joshi to learn about Joy, he started telling us his origin story of...

TechCrunch: Archive lands $15M as more clothing brands ‘get serious about resale’

Scoring that high-end, brand-name outfit — but you know, the kind you find from a secondhand store — can be...

Archive Raises $15M Series A to Scale Its Brand-Owned Resale Software

Archive (, a tech company building the resale operating system for brands, today announced a $15 million Series A fundraise. The round is...

The Next Wave of DTC Acquisitions

Fernbrook's Bill Detwiler discusses strategic M&A in the DTC space with the Business of Fashion.

Why We Invested

As investors, it’s not every day that we are presented with an idea with the potential to disrupt and innovate...

Raydiant’s Acquisition of Perch Marks Major Milestone for the Retail Industry

The acquisition of Perch's AI-powered interactive displays and smart shelf technology accelerates Raydiant's ongoing mission to create amazing experiences for...

How to Fundraise in a Bear Market


The North Face Advances Circularity, Joins Archive Resale


Can Gucci Westman Build the Next Great Luxury Beauty Brand?


Alfred Raises $125 Million, Acquires RKW Residential


FARFETCH Acquires Cult Favorite Luxury Beauty Destination, Violet Grey


Archive Secures $8 Million in New Financing to Power the Next Generation of Resale


Digimarc Corporation Acquires Product Cloud Company EVRYTHNG Limited

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Beautycounter, the Industry Leading Clean Beauty Brand, Partners with The Carlyle Group to Fast-Track Growth

Carlyle to acquire majority stake in Beautycounter