Strategic Partners in Combating Hair Loss: Unilever Ventures Joins Nutrafol
Nutrafol’s president, Roland Peralta
Nutrafol, one of the fastest growing nutraceutical supplements for healthy hair growth for men and women, has closed its series A financing round. Unilever Ventures, the venture-capital and private-equity arm of consumer packaged goods conglomerate, joins as lead investor after an initial introduction from investment platform CircleUp.
Nutrafol’s co-founders challenged the science behind conventional hair loss solutions. In 2015 they teamed up with hair loss experts in the field of dermatology and integrative healthcare to develop a nutraceutical hair growth supplement composed of clinically-tested ingredients.
“Up until now, physicians have had very few, if any, healthy options to offer patients concerned with poor hair health,” says Nutrafol’s president, Roland Peralta. “Our researchers created an award-winning solution that fills the void by providing the medical community a healthy and effective option, without side effects, for their patients in the treatment of poor hair health.”
“By leveraging the latest discoveries in hair research and biotechnology, we reverse engineered a formulation to target many underlying causes of hair loss, which our competitors fail to address,” remarks Giorgos Tsetis, C.E., the CEO of Nutrafol. “We now know poor hair health is due to an accumulation of causes, including stress, inflammation and hormonal imbalances. We live in a time when these causes, particularly stress, are on the rise in modern society, which explains why hair loss is a global epidemic. It’s a multibillion dollar category with a double digit compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) projected in the coming years, making this a very lucrative opportunity for our investors.”
“Hair loss is a global issue affecting millions of men and women every day. The founding team at Nutrafol, a nutraceutical supplement, has done a phenomenal job disrupting the status quo of the hair loss industry by shifting the paradigm in how western medicine talks about hair loss,” says Stephen Willson, Investment Director, Unilever Ventures. “Consumers are demanding natural solutions that work- the high trajectory growth of the brand is indicative that Nutrafol is on the frontier of that.”
Investment from Unilever Ventures, along with other strategic partners, will be used by Nutrafol to progress scientific research, product development and drive growth in the medical, salon and e-commerce channels. For more information visit www.nutrafol.com.
MODERN SALON’s HAIR+ Summit will be returning to Atlanta on September 24-26, 2017, at the Hilton Northeast Atlanta.
The fast-growing HAIR+ segment of the industry—which includes hair loss and thinning, trichology and scalp care, extensions and enhancements—is the second part of MODERN’s initiative to create a community of like-minded stylists who are passionate about helping their clients—and those who might not yet be their clients.