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News Briefs: Sept. 18: Lili Reinhart Gets Recognized, One Of The Largest VC Rounds In France For 2018


Power of Young Hollywood

On Aug. 28, Variety in partnership with H&M honored Lili Reinhart for her active voice on the important topics of mental health and body positivity. Her approach to raising these issues in the public eye has made her a natural choice for the second annual Variety and H&M Conscious Award at the 4th annual Power of Young Hollywood event. This event celebrates an esteemed group of young actors, musicians, digital influencers and more, whom are profiled in Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood issue.

Lili Reinhart and her H&M Conscious Award (PRNewsfoto/H&M)

Reinhart, the 21-year-old American actress and budding fashion icon is the second recipient of the Variety and H&M Conscious award. Lili, best known for her role as Betty Cooper on the CW’s Riverdale, has been an outspoken voice and advocate for mental health issues and body positivity. Shedding light on her own personal struggles she has been able to deliver crucial messages to the public about the importance of asking for help and eliminating stigma. She has also been a strong BoPo Activist again using her own experiences to personalize the topic of body positivity and that everyone should have the ability to feel confident and happy in their skin.


Group K Diagnostics is revolutionizing patient care through innovative point-of-care diagnostics and has recently been nominated for the 2018 Stellar Startup Awards and the MedTech Insight Awards.


Beyond Proper

This week Sheryl Clark, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Beyond Proper was promoted to CEO and President of the company. The catalog and online boutique brand based in Boca Raton, FL focuses on fast fashion, and making runway trends wearable and functional for their customers fearlessly feminine style. In Sheryl’s new role as CEO and President, she will continue to help the 25 year-old company evolve from a catalog based brand to a successful ecommerce business.


Partech leads a €70 million round

Partech announced the tenth investment of its Growth Fund in Evaneos, the leading marketplace for experiential travel. The round is one of the largest VC rounds of 2018 in France.

Partech is the lead investor in Evaneos’ €70 million ($81 million USD) round. New investors Level Equity (US-based growth equity investor) and Quadrille Capital, as well as existing shareholders XAnge, Serena Capital and Bpifrance, also participated.

Evaneos is an online marketplace that connects travelers with carefully selected local travel agencies creating tailor-made trips all over the world.

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