ImpactAlpha, February 26 – New York-based fashion company Haute Hijab was one of 64 companies venture capital firm Backstage Capital seeded with its first $3 million in investments to women, LGBTQ and minority entrepreneurs. Now the company, whose mission is to use high-fashion to “break down stereotypes and create a global community that celebrates and empowers the hijab-wearing woman,” has raised $2.3 million in its latest funding round.
Haute Hijab is an online retailer and fashion blog that launched in 2010 to sell fashionable, ethically-sourced headscarves to Muslim women, particularly millennials and younger Generation Z women.
Haute Hijab’s seed round was led by Boston-based social investment firm Cue Ball. Ludlow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Maveron, Muse Capital, AngelList, and The Helm also participated.