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 (@rebundle.co)
Feb 22, 2023
There’s more to diversity than meets the eye and vegan hair extension company, Rebundle is proof of that. However, what is just as important is the team that is willing to invest in the vision of Black founders, providing them with the tools needed to not only survive but also to thrive. M25 is the early-stage venture firm dedicated to supporting startups located in the Midwest, providing them with the tools needed to not only survive but thrive within an industry that was not built with them in mind. “Supporting women founders is important everywhere, regardless of the region, but I do think we have an amazing opportunity in regions like the Midwest,” said M25 VC Partner Mike Asem in an email interview with AfroTech. “As many point out that ecosystems like the Bay Area have matured whereas ecosystems like the Midwest are still emerging, maturing, etc. We have a unique opportunity to write diversity into our ecosystem’s entrepreneurial DNA better, and earlier, than more mature ones...
Mar 16, 2022
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