Unilever Ventures

Unilever Ventures

The venture capital arm of Unilever that invests in early-stage companies in the personal care products and digital industry in Europe, North America, and Asia. It was founded in 2002 and is located in London, the United Kingdom.

Unilever Ventures is a London-based venture capital firm that invests in consumer and enterprise technology companies during early-stage funding rounds, such as Series A and Series B.Specific products in which it has invested include cosmeceuticals, professional skincare, natural skincare and haircare, beauty devices, hair loss and scalp health, male grooming and digitally-enabled beauty businesses. It has also invested in technologies such as the Internet of Things and data analytics. It has made over 97 investments and has had 15 exits.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
yummly

A company offering a visual and semantic recipe search engine and aggregator.

Search engine (computing)
Redwood City, California
Yummly

Food discovery platform

Cooking
Redwood City, California
Celtra

Company

Software
Boston
Sun Basket

Sun Basket is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2014.

E-commerce
San Francisco
Thryve

Thryve provides personalized probiotics and microbiome testing.

Healthcare
Sunnyvale, California
Gallinée

Gallinée produces probiotic skincare products for sensitive skin.

Skin care
London
Beauty Bakerie

Beauty Bakerie is an e-commerce, cosmetics company that offers a full product line of some of the world's sweetest ingredients.

E-commerce
San Diego
NUTRAFOL

Beauty
New York
Helpling (company)

Helpling is a Germany-based company.

E-commerce
Germany
Discuss.io

Discuss.io is a Seattle-based market research company.

Market research
Seattle
Kopari Beauty

Kopari Beauty is a San Diego-based company.

San Diego
P2i

P2i is an Abingdon-on-Thames-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

John Coombs

Managing Director

Olivier Garel

Head of Ventures

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Unilever Ventures, other VC investors pump more money into Milkbasket

Debjyoti Roy

Web

June 4, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Unilever Ventures Introduction

Companies

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CEO
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