• Skin care startup raises $6.2 million to fight hyperpigmentation

    Illustration: Tiffany Herring/Axios

    By: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Mother Science, a skincare company founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger, a violinist and the guitarist’s wife, is debuting its first product aimed at skin hyperpigmentation. read more

  • This 24/7 Livestream Starring Chefs is Going After the $500 Billion Cooking Market

    From: Fast Company
    By: Nicole LaPorte

    A sports-TV pioneer has launched Kittch, a live feed of cooking classes and restaurant action—creating digital revenue for chefs like Marcus Samuelsson and Chris Bianco.
    This 24/7 livestream starring chefs is going after the $500 billion cooking market

    Chef Amanda Shulman is chattering away as she expertly whacks a pile of charred beets with a knife and tosses them into a bowl.

    “I just want them to be roughly chopped,” she says. “I like when things are recognizable. You should be able to take a bite [of a dish], and it should be full of all these things, not, like, minced.”
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  • Starbird Chicken Closes $12 Million Capital Raise

    From: Nation’s Restaurant News

    Led by KarpReilly, capital raise to fuel super-premium fast food’s next phase of growth

    Starbird Chicken, the nation’s first super-premium fast food concept, announced today the closing of a $12 million capital raise. The fundraise was led by KarpReilly and will ignite Starbird Chicken’s next phase of growth, which includes development of additional company-owned restaurants and ghost kitchens, increasing licensing engagements, and launching its franchise offering. read more

  • TRUE Linkswear To Accelerate Growth In Golf Footwear With $11.25m Investment From Karpreilly

    FROM: Cision PR Newswire

    With significant growth and momentum, TRUE has established itself as the premier golf shoe brand focused on comfortable, versatile footwear that can be worn on or off the golf course.

    KarpReilly is a Greenwich, CT-based private investment firm focused on consumer growth brands including Mack Weldon, Linksoul, Stio, Christy Dawn, Made In, Boxycharm and many others.

    With significant growth and momentum, TRUE has established itself as the premier golf shoe brand focused on comfortable, versatile footwear that can be worn on or off the golf course.
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  • Peels Citrus CBD Brand Secures Multimillion Dollar Investment from KarpReilly

    Peels Citrus CBD 

    LOS ANGELESJan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CBD startup Citrus CBD Industries, Inc. (“Peels“), launches the first nationwide CBD brand made from oranges led by Founder & CEO Chris Hetherington, an 11-year NFL veteran and Yale alumni, announces they have secured a $4mm investment from KarpReilly, LLC. KarpReilly, a Greenwich, CT-based private investment firm, with a diverse portfolio of emerging brands in the consumer sector with notable food, beverage, and natural products including: KeVita, Spindrift, Salt & Straw, LIFEAID, and Wilde, among many others. read more

  • Hungryroot Is Simplifying The Way Consumers Shop For Groceries

    Hungryroot delivers fresh and organic groceries based on consumers dietary, meal planning and timing preferences.  MICHAEL MARQUAND

    From: Forbes
    By: Yola Robert

    Last year changed the way consumers shopped, prepared, and consumed food. Consumers are taking fewer 73% trips to the grocery store and instead are shopping more at food subscription services and online grocery stores, with 80% of U.S. consumers having shopped online for groceries since COVID-19 outbreak. read more

  • De La Calle Seeks to Build U.S. Tepache Market ‘From the Street’

    From: BevNET
    By: Martín Caballero

    While probiotic and prebiotic sodas are a relatively recent trend, Los Angeles-based branding and design agency Here Studio is aiming to introduce U.S. consumers to a similar drink with a few hundred years more of a track record. This month, the company is set to debut De La Calle (“from the street”), a line of traditional Mexican tepache fermented drinks in 12 oz. cans. read more

  • Spudsy Closes Round, Expands into New Retailers

    From: NOSH
    By: Carol Ortenberg

    As it prepares to enter its next phase of growth, snack brand Spudsy announced last month the close of a $2 million round of funding. It’s necessary capital, founder and CEO Ashley Boeckle said, to get the brand to profitability and support increased distribution.

    The round was led by KarpReilly, with Stage One Fund also taking part. Spudsy previously raised $1.4 million over the course of 2019 from Stage One, as well as from the company’s co-packer and several private investors. Boeckle said she appreciated that KarpReilly firm doesn’t “micromanage” and “trusts” the Spudsy team to execute on its plans. read more

  • All-American Restaurant Group Eureka! Forms Strategic Partnership with Carolo Corporation

    Eureka! Enters into Strategic Partnership with Carolo Corporation