Essence Ventures’ first investment is in Mayvenn’s hair-products platform

  • Mayvenn's success highlights both the financial and impact potential of businesses driving efficiency and transparency in what Impact America's Kesha Cash calls “billion-dollar pain points” in overlooked and marginalized communities. 

Rael raises $17.5 million for organic menstrual products

  • The $23-billion-and-rising market is still dominated by manufacturers like Kimberley–Clark, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson. But companies like Cora, Lola, and now Rael, are tapping into women’s growing concerns about the chemical additives and environmental sustainability of their menstrual products.