• This 28-year-old founder just raised $1.7 million for her first startup, after years of building up other people's companies. Here's the one key strategy change she's making

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Before starting her company, Dianna Cohen, a first-time founder, spent years working on ways to bring in customers at Away, Harry's, and Outdoor Voices.
    She's making a key strategy change at Crown Affair, a startup that makes hair-care products and ships direct to customers. Cohen said the venture-backed company will not spend millions of dollars on marketing and sales costs.
    Crown Affair's strategy relies on building community instead.
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    Crown Affair is a new startup that could be described as Casper for hair. Or Warby Parker for hair. Or...
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  • A San Francisco haircare startup raised $1 million from Alexis Ohanian's VC firm to open a Drybar for women of color

    A San Francisco haircare startup raised $1 million from Alexis Ohanian's VC firm to open a Drybar for women of color

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    San Francisco startup Naza Beauty is opening a salon in the city's Mission District that will cater to women of color with "coily, kinky, afro-textured hair."
    The salon will essentially be the Drybar for women of color, with a menu of protective styles performed by trained stylists in under four hours.
    Naza Beauty has received $1 million in pre-seed funding by Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital.
    The startup's salon opening comes at a time when black hair and heritage are gaining more awareness in legislation and entertainment.
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