IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat at the 2022 ICR Conference with the Founder & CEO of MANSCAPED, Inc. to discuss the history of the company, the market for men’s below-the-waist grooming, the SPAC transaction with Bright Lights Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: BLTS), and plans for future expansion. The event featured MANSCAPED Founder & CEO Paul Tran joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone in a moderated video session lasting approximately 15 minutes.
Founded in 2016, San Diego, California-based MANSCAPED is the global leader in men’s grooming and hygiene below-the-waist. The product range includes only the best tools, formulations, and accessories for a simple, effective, and elevated male grooming routine. MANSCAPED offers direct-to-consumer shipping in more than 30 countries, spanning the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland. Retail placement includes Target and Best Buy locations throughout the U.S., with further domestic and international retail options coming soon. For more information, visit the website or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Triller.
Mr. Tran discussed:
History of the company
The market for men’s below-the-waist grooming
SPAC transaction with Bright Lights Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: BLTS)
Plans for future expansion
About the Speaker:
Paul Tran is the Founder and CEO of MANSCAPED. Paul started MANSCAPED in 2016 with a vision of driving the movement that changes the face of men’s grooming. By focusing on the needs of what has, for too long, been a sensitive and often stigmatized subject, MANSCAPED has successfully untapped a global market of male consumers.
While at the helm of the rocketship DTC brand and closely involved in innovation, product development, strategy, and much more, Paul prioritizes the people and culture at MANSCAPED. Ensuring that everyone feels valued, included, and appreciated for their efforts is extremely important to him. This is a testament to the company’s recognition as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2020.
Paul’s deep-rooted commitment to social responsibility is a belief he lives by. Just one of his lifelong philanthropic goals is setting up his own foundation to help orphans and underprivileged children in Vietnam, which will be a full circle moment for him and so many others he’s impacted along the way.