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Alternative funding methods are catching on in beauty and fashion

Despite being in business for three years, $3 million in sales through DTC and Sephora, and conversations with more than 300 investors, Aether Beauty has never taken a dollar from investors of any kind. But as of last week, Tiila Abbitt, founder of the clean and sustainable beauty brand Aether Beauty, began raising her first round from a community of 26 independent investors through crowdfunding platform Republic. In the first two weeks, she raised more than $27,000. While small compared to what one could get from venture capital funding, Abbitt said going through a crowdfunding platform eliminates many of the

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