Unilever Invites Pitches From Social Commerce Startups, Chasing ‘Mega-Trends Of The Future’
Firm extends invitation to startups in livestream commerce, shoppable media, group buying, and gaming commerce to submit for the chance to pitch to Unilever beauty brands as part of the company’s Positive Beauty Growth Platform.
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