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    Jessica Alba's Honest Co Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation - Business Insider

    Jessica Alba and Brian Lee's startup The Honest Co. is making some moves in preparation for an initial public offering.

    The Santa Monica, California, company, which sells natural and eco-friendly baby products, just raised $70 million and is valued at almost $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    The Series C round of funding comes from several VC investors including Wellington Management Company, Institutional Venture Partners, Iconiq Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and General Catalyst Partners, along with some anonymous public financial institutions.

    Before this round, The Honest Co. had secured $52 million in funding. The company employs 275 people.

    The company is expecting to make $150 million in revenue this year, three times the revenue it brought in last year. According to one of The Honest Co.'s early investors, Jeremy Liew, about 80% of that revenue comes from customers who receive a monthly delivery of diapers and other products.

    Since founding The Honest Co. in 2011, Alba has been able to leverage her celebrity to throw the company in the limelight, garnering attention for her environmental and social goals. Like Toms and Warby Parker, The Honest Co. donates some of its products and revenue, meriting a B Corp certification from nonprofit group B Lab. (B Corps are also known as benefit corporations.)

    "I wanted clean, safe, effective products that were affordable and beautifully designed, and I couldn't find that in the marketplace," Alba said on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." "There wasn't really a family brand that spoke to me as a young mom."

    The Honest Co. is also looking to expand to other countries like China, England, and Australia. Currently, The Honest Co. ships only to the U.S. and Canada.

    All of these moves are aimed at prepping the startup for a coming IPO, which has yet to be scheduled.

    We believe being a public company is the best path for us going forward, and its good to get that validation early on, Lee told The Wall Street Journal. I cant say when that will be, but we are definitely starting to think and act like a public company.


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    I'm hoping this success will hasten an early retirement from non-acting.
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    I really love this. I hope the keep expanding and adding new products.
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    I love it too. Applaud her integrity.

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    i've only used a few of the products but i liked them. smart of this company to partner with alba. an added bonus is that because of her business commitments, she probably has less time for acting gigs. win-win.
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    My nephew and his wife use the Hinest diapers. They love them and really love the auto delivery so they never run out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I'm hoping this success will hasten an early retirement from non-acting.
    I'm hoping this success will hasten an early retirement from acting.
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