We're pleased to announce that Afrocenchix is among the first 25 companies backed by Backstage Capital’s new global accelerator program! We're honoured to be in the inaugural cohort with fellow black-owned businesses Gal-dem, Trim-It, Tambua Health and Vitae London who are all doing amazing things.
We've spoken before about how little venture capital is invested in women and founders of colour, and how this means that brands catering to people like you can struggle to deliver quality products and services at scale. Arlan Hamilton, the founder of Backstage Capital, sees this imbalance as an opportunity and we're thrilled to be a part of this shift towards economic empowerment of underestimated founders.
Over 1800 companies applied and only 5 were chosen across 4 cities. The accelerator programme will help us to grow and bring you even better service and an expanded product range.
Read on for more about each company and a few exclusive special offers to celebrate this moment for the culture!
Vitae London design beautiful watches and rings and reinvest the profits to provide education for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. William Adoasi's company is loved by Richard Branson!
Trim-It was founded by Darren Tenkorang, the first ever app-powered mobile barbershop, delivering high-quality haircuts straight to your doorstep in a high tech van.
Gal-dem is a media company for and by women and non-binary people of colour started by Liv Little. You may remember them from their 2018 takeover of The Guardian Weekend.
Tambua Health was founded by Kenyan duo Lewis Wanjohi and Daniel Warui to turn any smartphone into a powerful, non-invasive screening tool that helps diagnose Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Africa.
We've teamed with fellow Backstagers, Vitae London and Trim-It to bring you these exclusive deals all valid till Tuesday 30th April 2019.
Enter code AfroVitae20 - 20% off all products and free engraving
Get a free haircut! Click here to get the app and enjoy your first haircut on the house.
Use code AFROBACKSTAGE for a free Mini Soothe with any full-sized set.