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I Never Promised You an Herb Garden: 6 Green Scents for Summer

June 18, 2019

These days, cannabis is the plant most people associate with so-called wellness. While the varietals containing THC may not be legal in most states, cannabidiol (or CBD), a compound found in cannabis that doesn’t get you high but may help calm nerves and release happy-making neurotransmitters, is the health craze of the day.

Codex Beauty Launches Flagship Product Line "Bia"

June 18, 2019

Codex Beauty, a global clean beauty skincare company, today announced the launch of Bia, its first product line. 

Multibrand Company Codex Beauty Launches With Irish Skincare Line Bia

June 18, 2019

Codex Beauty, a multibrand company established by scientist, investor and entrepreneur Barbara Paldus with a focus on sustainability and clean skincare, is kicking off with an update of seven-year-old Irish line Bia Beauty.

Codex Beauty Gears Up For Launch Following Investment

June 11, 2019

Clean beauty collective Codex Beauty has announced it is to launch into the US, UK & Ireland markets following investment from venture capital firm, Sekhmet Ventures.

Sekhmet Ventures Portfolio Company Codex Beauty Closes Series A

June 10, 2019

Sekhmet Ventures, a beauty and wellness venture capital firm, announced the closing of a Series A round of its portfolio partner Codex Beauty.

Sekhmet Ventures Announces Investment in Codex Beauty A Global Clean Beauty Skin Care Collective Focused on Science

June 03, 2019

June 3, 2019–Portola Valley, CA–Sekhmet Ventures(Sekhmet), a beauty and wellness venture capital firmisproud to announce closing the Series A round ofitsportfolio partner Codex BeautyLLC (Codex).Established by Sekhmet Ventures’Founding PartnerBarbara Paldus, Codex is a global collective of skincare brands,dedicated to offeringall-natural, science-backed beauty products to consumers of all ages and skin types.

One of the First Things the Company Has Developed is a Plant-Based Preservative System

May 30, 2019

Barbara Paldus is planning to use her outsider status to her advantage in the beauty industry. Paldus, who built two Silicon Valley start-ups, including Finesse Solutions, a biotech business that Thermo Fisher Scientific bought in 2017, is channeling her entrepreneurial energy into the beauty category. 

STAMBA Superfoods Expands Product Line with REPLENISH Liquid Probiotic

May 20, 2019

STAMBA Superfoods (STAMBA), a whole food, organic supplement company, today announced the commercial launch of REPLENISH. REPLENISH, a full-spectrum liquid probiotic, is the latest product in STAMBA's line of premium, organically-sourced, nutritional supplements that are designed to optimally nourish the human microbiome.

This CBD Perfume is Zen in a Bottle

May 20, 2019

How did I ever function without Heretic's Dirty Grass wafting from my pulse points?

Cannabidiol is my jam. I take this PureKana mint oil before bed so I can sleep through the night.

Optimize Your Life with Omega-3 from needed.'s Julie Sawaya & Ryan Woodbury

May 17, 2019

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5 Fragrances for People Who Are Prone to Headaches

May 06, 2019

Sensitive to scent? It’s not just in your head. According to perfumer Douglas Little, "Strong colognes and perfumes, though otherwise pleasant, may cause your blood vessels to dilate and in turn trigger migraines." Here, he shares his insights on what to watch out for (as well as a guide to some of our favorite unoffending fragrances).

New Supplement Brand Needed Scores $2.15M To Tackle Nutrient Deficiencies With Proven Science

May 02, 2019

The new supplement brand has reeled in $2.15 million in seed funding from investors including Sekhmet VenturesAble Partners and Finn Capital Partners. In a buzzy category, it’s out to back up style (its seafoam green signature color and lowercase logo completed with a period are certainly stylish) with substance. 

Sekhmet Ventures Invests in Needed - New Portfolio Offering Clinically Validated, Nature-First Nutritional Supplements

May 02, 2019

Sekhmet Ventures (Sekhmet), a newly-formed venture capital firm in the beauty and wellness market, is pleased to announce its partnership with Los Angeles-based Needed PBC (a public-benefit corporation). Needed is a mission-driven company that develops nutritional supplements that are nature-first and clinically-validated for their superior absorption. 

Everyone Says Superfood Powder Make You Superhuman - So We Investigated

April 30, 2019

There used to be a time when the word "superfood" wasn't a part of our collective consciousness. If you ordered an açaí and goji berry smoothie with a sprinkling of maca powder, people would stare at you speechless and mystified.

Sekhmet Ventures Announces Newest Portfolio Partner: Heretic Parfum - Revolutionizing Clean Fragrance

April 24, 2019

Sekhmet Ventures (Sekhmet), a newly-formed venture capital firm in the beauty and wellness market, is proud to announce its partnership with Heretic Parfum ( Heretic), based in Los Angeles, CA.  Heretic , manufactures small-batch, artisanal, gender-neutral fragrances using only naturally-derived materials.

Sekhmet Ventures Grows Its Clean Beauty And Wellness Portfolio By Backing Fragrance Brand Heretic

April 23, 2019

Sekhmet Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in clean beauty and wellness, has invested in the boundary-busting natural fragrance brand Heretic.

L.A. Perfumer Douglas Little Goes the Natural Route When it Comes to Making New Scents

March 28, 2019

Much is said about the light in Los Angeles — from the film industry’s kliegs and red-carpet camera flashes to the pink-inflected sunsets and nighttime glow of downtown. But what about the city’s smells?

Sekhmet Ventures Appoints Sara Kaur as Chief Financial Officer

March 13, 2019

Sekhmet Ventures, a newly-formed venture capital firm in the beauty and wellness market, today announced the appointment of Sara Kaur as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

STAMBA Founder Asa Siegel on Why Food is Medicine

February 22, 2019

Suffering from a broad range of debilitating health ailments, STAMBA founder, Asa Siegel, embarked on a healing journey in pursuit of optimal health.s item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

February 12, 2019

Sekhmet Ventures LLC, a venture capital fund focused on beauty and wellness announced its formation.  Sekhmet Ventures focuses primarily on companies with science-based products in the beauty and wellness markets.

New Clean Beauty And Wellness VC Firm Sekhmet Ventures Launches With Investment In Ingestible Brand Stamba

February 11, 2019

Sekhmet Ventures, a new venture capital firm dedicated to the beauty and wellness category, has launched with an investment in superfood ingestible brand STAMBA Inc.

STAMBA #ELEVATEYOURWELL

January 27, 2019

Introducing STAMBA – a line of organic, vegan, gluten- and GMO-free superfood blends that are meticulously sourced, purposefully blended and elegantly and sustainably packaged to protect the nutritional integrity of the raw whole foods they contain.

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