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 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.
Brainbees Solutions, the operator of retailer Firstcry.com, has collected nearly $150 million in funding from SoftBank‘s Vision Fund in a round that could eventually total nearly $400 million, per VCCircle.