Google Backs Black Hair Care Company Afrocenchix, Raises $1.2M in Funding news -The Black Chronicle

Black America Web Featured VideoCLOSE A Black hair care firm owned by two ladies has raised over 1,000,000 {dollars} in funding that was backed by Google.LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE.Rachael Twumasi-Corson and Joycelyn Mate launched Afrocenchix in 2011 to take care of their hair points — particularly alopecia. As reported by Black Enterprise, “the 2 ladies constructed Afrocenchix from the bottom up, establishing themselves with their small buyer base with merchandise together with its sulfate-free shampoo and a silicone-free conditioner,” the outlet writes. STAY INFORMED! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER!Here’s extra from BE:In June, after a decade of arduous work, Afrocenchix raised $1.2 million in funding by Google’s Black Founders Fund. Additionally, Afrocenchix is the primary Black-owned haircare firm to have its merchandise bought in Whole Foods UK.Today, Afrocenchix haircare merchandise are bought in 27 totally different nations, together with the U.S., and 70% of its gross sales are by phrase of mouth. In addition to shampoo and conditioner, Afrocenchix has moisturizing lotions, scalp oils and merchandise to take care of dry hair and different hair issues. The web site additionally options an introductory quiz to assist prospects discover the suitable merchandise for what they wish to do with their hair.The Afrocenchix weblog notes that the merchandise have made their manner across the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Dubai, Ghana, Nigeria, Sweden, Denmark, the Republic of Mauritius, Jamaica, Tobago, the Netherlands, India, South Africa, Kenya and Singapore.As written on the weblog in 2017:In 2010 Afrocenchix received an award for ‘Ethical and Sustainable Business’ from the University of Birmingham. The judging panel had been so impressed that they supplied the founders extra money in the event that they registered the enterprise formally and signed as much as a enterprise course. Neither had supposed to start out a enterprise, Joycelyn was learning Sociology and Rachael was learning Law.After some deliberation, the duo took the provide and Afrocenchix Ltd was born that July.Afrocenchix has since been nominated for and received a number of awards for the enterprise in addition to the product line, together with an award from UCL.Learn extra in regards to the merchandise by way of the clip under: READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM:HEAD TO THE BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM HOMEPAGE  4 pictures

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