Blockchain-based beauty firm KIKI World gets $7m investment 

KIKI, a community commerce company launched in early 2023, has completed its initial funding round with investors including a16z crypto and The Estée Lauder Companies' New Incubation Ventures (NIV), as it opens its platform to a variety of creators and brands.

Other investors in KIKI include: consumer-tech funds Double Down, 2Punks Capital and Advancit, digital communities RedDao and OrangeDao, and the digital creator GMoney. The investment from...

Mention Me aims to ‘transform the marketing landscape’ with $25m funding

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Mention Me, a customer advocacy platform, has secured a $25m Series B round, led by Octopus Ventures. Lead investor from the prior round, Eight Roads Ventures, also participated.

The London-based scale-up helps businesses turn referrals into a strategic channel for acquiring high-quality customers, while gathering valuable first-party data that amplifies wider marketing activity.

Mention Me will use the funds to support its vision to make every brand think advocacy-first...