Kam Davis, the CEO and Founder of afro-textured and curly hair-care brand, Nylah’s Naturals, – has managed to secure funding from one of the most formidable BBC Dragon’s Den investors, Sara Davies.
Kam pitched her business to the Dragons, – in hope of securing funding, to expand her range of 100% vegan, high-performance, textured hair-care products. And, she succeeded, when Sara Davies finally said those famous (and highly sought-after) words: ‘I’m in.’
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity. Being an entrepreneur does come with stress and uncertainty, but having your work recognised at this level brings an immense amount of joy and a real confidence boost, especially when the support is from an amazingly successful female entrepreneur. I am truly inspired by Sara Davies and her story of success, and I’m absolutely delighted that she is my investor,”
She also added: “With Sara on my side, I feel reassured. I know the journey is going to be tough, but I will make a success of this. There is no other option!”
Growing up in in one of Birmingham’s most deprived areas, Kam is now a thriving female entrepreneur, successfully running a business alongside raising her two young children, which has become especially difficult during the UK national lock-down.
Like many of us, this has seen her taking on the difficult task of having to juggle homeschooling on top of her daily household tasks, and of course, keeping the business ticking over.
“By pitching my project to the Den, I was hoping to not just receive the investment, but to create a path for other aspiring entrepreneurs who are from a similar background that are to come after me. Nylah’s Naturals has always been about authenticity and diversity, and I hope to raise awareness about those groups of entrepreneurs who have been systematically underfunded,” said Davis.
Upon receiving the funding, Kam Davis is planning to invest heavily into her product R&D in order to continue to grow her unique line of hair-care products that caters to all types of curls, as well as investing in her marketing strategy to spark important conversations about beauty standards and diversity.
Kam founded her business in 2013 after years of research and development, with the aim of providing afro-textured and curly-haired customers with natural and healthy solutions to nourish their hair, after realizing that she wanted her daughter, Nylah, to have a better choice of hair-care products for her hair.
Since the brand’s inception, Nylah’s Naturals has focused on filling a gap in the market for accessible, and quality hair-care products that represents and caters to all audiences. And from day one, Nylah’s Naturals has stuck to its’ promise, by producing its’ products from only the very best nature has to offer, by using 100% natural, sustainably-sourced ingredients.
To find out more, head to: https://www.nylahsnaturals.com