By  on September 19, 2008

Put a well-known scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the same room with a group of venture capitalists, and what do you get? Living Proof, a company searching for the solution to frizzy hair and other vexing hair problems.

“The company started as a conversation between a Boston stylist and Polaris Venture Partners [a $3 billion venture capital fund] three years ago,” said Rob Robillard, Living Proof’s chief executive officer, who formerly held the same post for Kiehl’s Since 1851. “The aim was to create products that actually solved problems, like frizz. Next, MIT scientist Robert Langer, who has basically spent his life finding solutions to medical issues, got involved.

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