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This doula raised $3 million to build a digital platform for reproductive education

30 Jul 2020

With a $3 million seed round under her belt, Loom cofounder and CEO Erica Chidi is the rare Black woman to have raised more than $1 million in venture capital.

After a stint in the fashion industry, Erica Chidi was looking for her next move. She had tried on a number of hats, from art curation to a culinary degree, but nothing stuck. When she started looking into nursing programs and learned about doulas, something clicked. “What I liked about it was doulas are like educators and advocates,” Chidi says. “One of my natural gifts is speaking and helping people understand things.”

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