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Why Founder Ciara Imani May Initially Declined Venture Capital Funding For Her Plant-Based Hair Startup Rebundle

Black women’s hair is the epitome of versatility. From knotless braids to frontal wigs, the possibilities for hairstyles are endless. Coming from her own experience of going through different hair phases, Rebundle founder and CEO Ciara Imani May tapped into alleviating some of the hassles that come with the process. As previously shared by AfroTech, the St. Louis-based company creates and sells hair extensions made exclusively from plant-based materials. The core material for the extensions is banana fiber.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rebundle (

Feb 22, 2023

Chris Paul Continues His Commitment To Funding HBCU Scholarships In Partnership With Koia

Chris Paul is still working to create a brighter future for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. The NBA star has once again joined forces with Koia — along with Support Black Colleges — to provide students with healthier alternatives, according to Koia’s website. As AfroTech previously told you, Paul, who is also currently a student at Winston-Salem State University, first partnered with the plant-based line in 2021 to introduce Koia vending machines at the HBCU.

Jun 8, 2022

Rebundle Raises $1.4M Pre-Seed Round To Create Plant-Based Hair Extensions

It looks like there might just be a plant-based version of everything these days, including hair! Rebundle — a hair-focused startup based in St. Louis founded by Danielle Washington and Ciara Imani May — just announced that it raised $1.4 million in a pre-seed round, according to TechCrunch. The company creates and sells hair extensions made exclusively from plant-based materials. Now, it’s on its way to shaking up the hair game one plant-based hair extension at a time.

Jan 18, 2022