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Unilever Ventures Puts the Bucks in Dr Roebuck’s

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Australian skin care brand Dr Roebuck’s has closed a financing round with Unilever Ventures.

Launched in 2016, Dr Roebuck’s recently expanded to 20 countries; it is sold online via partnerships with Shopper’s Drug Mart, Cult Beauty, SpaceNK and Sephora (where it launched in Europe and Southeast Asia in April 2019).

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The capital will go towards accelerating the brand’s market growth—it plans to scale its direct retail operations globally—enhancing infrastructure, and strategic investments in product innovation and R&D.

“Dr Roebuck’s appealed to us because it is a brand that really lives and breathes clean beauty and its Australian lifestyle roots,” said Rachel Harris, director of Unilever Ventures. “We look forward to working with Kim, Zoe and Natalie to help further drive Dr Roebuck's international growth plans.”