Why Raising Venture Capital Doesn’t Guarantee Success

For startup founders one of the toughest challenges is deciding how to fund your business. Do you bootstrap, invest your own savings (yes, you should have money in the bank before you build a startup), or do you raise capital?

Billie Raises $25 Million for Women’s Shaving and Personal Care

Billie launched in 2017 amid the success of Dollar Shave Club, capitalizing on a dearth of competition on the women’s side of the startup shaving and personal care market. Just over a year later, the company has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing Group.

Hims could reach $1B valuation

Hims, the provider of a direct-to-consumer line of personal products for men, is in the process of raising $100 million at a $1 billion valuation, per Recode.