Eco-labelled beauty product brand Zenz Organic seeks funding for further internationalisation
PRESS RELEASE Copenhagen 15 Jan 2018 – Zenz Organic, an eco-labelled and allergy certified hair product brand from Denmark is growing rapidly. Zenz’s expected revenue for 2018 is already over DKK 33 million with operations in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Australia. Now they are looking forward and want to open up to 50 new salons and franchise salons in the Nordics and have launched a funding round on Invesdor to support their ambitious growth plans.
Zenz Organic is divided into two different operative branches:
- Zenz Organic Hairdressing: Premium hair salons with 6 partner salons in Copenhagen, franchise salons in Norway and Denmark and concept salon in Australia, Iceland and Faroe island
- Zenz Organic Products: Premium ecofriendly and allergy certified hair and beauty products sold in around 700 resellers around the world
The founder of Zenz Organic Products is the Danish eco-conscious hairdresser Anne-Sophie Skjødt Villumsen. She started the first green hair salon in Denmark back in 1999. Today, Zenz Organic Hairdressing has grown into a chain of six sustainable green hair salons in Copenhagen area, the capital of Denmark.
Now, several product lines such as e.g. organic treatment oils, botanical henna, mineral make-up and recently sun and skin care, have been added to the Zenz Organic Products portfolio. When developing new products Zenz wants to ensure that the products offered are healthy, allergen free, green and sustainable.
"When I started Zenz almost 20 years ago I couldn’t imagine that we would become a global company. And it makes me very proud that our products support the new lifestyle in which beauty, health and sustainability are closely related," comments Zenz founder Anne-Sophie Skjødt Villumsen. "Consumer demands are changing with an increasing focus on sustainability and health. I see that every day when I talk to customers in our salons and when I talk to our resellers, and this is also reflected in our growing sales."
"Zenz is a good example of a company where passion and values have also converted into growth in sales. This makes us ever prouder to have Zenz as our first successful Danish funding round. Zenz is also breaking boundaries as a Danish company that raises cross-border equity financing publicly. We believe this is one of the firsts for Denmark," comments Lasse Mäkelä, the CEO of Invesdor.
The funding round is still open for 16 days and has raised already over DKK 2.2 million. More information about the funding round on Invesdor.
Jørgen Skjødt, managing partner, Zenz Organic,
Mikko Savolainen, communications manager, Invesdor Ltd
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Zenz Organic in brief
Zenz Organic Hair and Zenz Organic Products support the growing consumer demands for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. We are the biggest green hairdressing chain in the Nordic countries and our products are sold by 700 resellers worldwide. More information at http://www.zenzorganic.com/
Invesdor in brief
A financial technology (fintech) company founded in Finland in 2012, Invesdor operates an online investment platform that connects ambitious European growth companies with investors worldwide. As a digital investment bank, Invesdor has helped raise more than 44 million euros for more than a hundred businesses. Its clients include private and publicly traded companies from Finland, the UK, Sweden, Norway and Denmark as well as investors from more than 70 countries. Invesdor has offices in Helsinki, Stockholm and London. More information at https://www.invesdor.com