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Bay Area Accelerator Program Invests $50k in Local Luxury Handbag Brand!

Local Bay Area Accelerator Invests in Fashion Accessory Startup

Oakland, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2023) – Ziva Naseer, an Oakland-based luxury mosaic handbag brand, is a proud recipient of an ICA fund and the latest member of high-growth businesses to join the ICA portfolio. The woman-owned national brand just closed a $50,000 investment with ICA.

Dominique Waters, founder of Ziva Naseer, is on a mission to design radiant quality one-of-a-kind handbags for the modern woman. Waters moved to Abu Dhabi in 2014 and discovered the art of mosaic handbag crafting and design. Metal and wood mosaic handbags are a cultural and traditional statement piece in India, the Middle East, and Northern African Culture. Traditionally, mosaic handbags were given as gifts during special occasions and specifically joyful milestones in any woman's life. Ziva Naseer handbags, clutches, and crossbodies are made with excellent quality and are designed for the modern woman while paying homage to the beauty that exists around the world.

“The momentum is thrilling!” said Waters. “With the support of the ICA investment I can take a strategic growth approach and invest in the resources needed to scale Ziva Naseer in a way I didn’t think was possible this early in our story!”

ICA provides coaching, connections, and capital to grow Bay Area businesses and close the gender and racial wealth gap. To date, ICA has supported over 600 businesses throughout the Bay Area. Ziva Naseer joins local brands like Courtsmith and Red Bay Coffee in ICA’s selective investment portfolio of 40 thriving businesses.

"Ziva Naseer is a bold brand with a unique, high-quality product. We’re excited by the national footprint and great year-over-year growth Dominique has built since launching her business in 2020, and are looking forward to seeing what’s next from this promising entrepreneur.” –John Gough, Chief Investment Officer, ICA

Ziva Naseer will be launching in retail shops nationwide and expanding its collection releasing new designs this Spring and Summer.

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