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[Trends] Crello

Crello is a browser-based design platform for creating social media images, like Instagram post images and YouTube thumbnails. The company reports that they have over 2M (free and paid) users. Crello’s founder, Dmitry Sergeev, also founded Depositphotos, which has raised $8M in funding to date. Crello itself hasn’t disclosed any funding rounds. What’s next: Crello…

[Trends] Snail mucin

Snail mucin is essentially the slime from a snail. The compound is rich in a compound known as hyaluronic acid, believed to moisturize the skin and stimulate collagen production. Which is why a growing number of beauty brands are adding snail mucin to their products. In some national markets, snail mucin-focused beauty brand COSRX sells…

[Trends] Video Proc

VideoProc is an editing suite specifically for 4K video. 4K video is a fast-growing market, with more than 214 million 4K consumer products shipped last year (Statista). VideoProc’s GPU acceleration is designed to speed up the processing of high-quality video up to 47x. Which means the software can be run smoothly on most standard hardware….

[Trends] Magnesium gummies

Magnesium gummies Magnesium gummies Chart Magnesium gummies are high-dose magnesium supplements in gummy form. Studies suggest that up to 75% of people don’t meet their recommended daily intake of magnesium. Which is leading to increased demand for magnesium supplements – including gummies. According to a report by retail analytics company ClearCut, the magnesium supplement category…

Pepper bras

Pepper bras are a brand of bras designed for small-chested women. Surveys show that 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bra. Pepper raised a $2M seed round in 2020 to address bra sizing issues such as cup gaps and underwire length with their product. And the DTC startup’s original Kickstarter campaign in…

Trends: Veed

SaaS startup VEED went from 0 to $1M ARR in just 12 months. And last month, they generated a reported $417K in monthly revenue. VEED is a SaaS app for simple online video editing tasks (like cropping and adding captions). The company’s features, pricing and branding largely appeals to solo creators that make videos for…

Trends: Wheat straw plates

Wheat straw is a byproduct of wheat grain production. It’s often destroyed in many parts of the world. But this byproduct is increasingly being used as a premium food grade material. And for good reason. Once broken down with bacteria and mixed with sugar, the material has several properties that make it ideal for modern-day…

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