Mink is an innovation-based beauty company founded in 2014. The first product of the company will be released in 2020. The spreadsheet contains all the information.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
- Mink is an innovation-based beauty company that manufactures 3D beauty makeup printers. The company created a 3D printer that allows users to instantly transforms any image into wearable cosmetics.
- Mink mainly focuses on creating new inventions that would elevate the beauty industry and provide innovative concepts to the community.
- The company was founded in 2014 by Grace Choi and Janet Kim in New York.
- The concept of the Mink printer was revealed at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in 2014.
- This new printer concept received press coverage from media entities such as NBC, CNN, CBS, and Forbes throughout the development process.
- Five years after the release of the printer concept, the company released its first product for pre-order on June 18, 2019.
- The company has not changed its leadership nor has made any acquisitions.
- The company still has only one product, which is the Mink printer, and it is officially set to release in Fall 2020.
- Grace Choi (CEO and Co-Founder) and Janet Kim (President and Co-Founder) are the only C-suite members in the company.
Based on the request, we were able to find all the information except for the total funding received by the company. Our first strategy to find information on funding was to look into the company website for annual reports and press releases. We were able to find information on the company, products, team, etc. But there was no information on the amount of funding as the company had no annual reports and press releases. Since the company was private, and it has not yet released its first product, we assumed that the data is not publicly available.
Our second strategy to look for the information was to look into third party media sites such as Forbes, Business Insider to find mentions of fundings received by Mink. Most of the information was related to the features of its first product, upcoming launch, and the impact on the beauty industry. But we were not able to find any mention of fundings on these sources.
Our final strategy was to look into company databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, and Crunchbase for reports and information on fundings received by Mink. These websites had very little information, such as company overview, leadership information, and no information related to the amount of funding was available. Therefore, we concluded that the total funding was not available in the public domain.