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Black Founders Fund

A Google for Startups program giving access to funding to Black-founded startups in Africa.

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Program overview

Through the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund in Africa, we are supporting early-stage Black-founded startups on the continent. We want to bridge the existing fundraising gap for Black startup founders in Africa’s fast-growing technology landscape. This non-dilutive $3 million fund is allocated across a pipeline of 50 investable startups in Africa. The startups also receive Google Ad Grants and Cloud credits, as well as support from experienced experts at Google.

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  • AC Group, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    PATRICK NSENGA

    AC Group

    AC Group is a logistics company that digitizes the informal public sector in Africa.

    Rwanda

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  • Akiba Digital, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    TEBOGO MOKWENA

    Akiba Digital

    Akiba Digital is a Fintech that provides alternative credit scoring to lenders and also enables small businesses to access better financing from lenders.

    South Africa

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  • Amitruck, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    MARK MWANGI

    Amitruck

    Amitruck is a digital marketplace for affordable deliveries in Kenya.

    Kenya

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  • Angaza Elimu, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    KIKO MUUO

    Angaza Elimu

    Angaza Elimu is an EdTech focused on delivering quality and relevant education on-demand using AI.

    Kenya

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  • AquaRech, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    DAVE OKECH

    AquaRech

    AquaRech is an AgTech leveraging mobile technology to improve fish farmers' productivity, enable market access, and create an inclusive aquaculture value chain.

    Kenya

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  • Babymigo, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    ADELOYE OLANREWAJU

    Babymigo

    Babymigo is a health tech platform that provides quality health information to pregnant mothers and nursing mothers with babies up to six years old.

    Nigeria

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  • Bongalo, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    NGHOMBOMBONG MINUIFUONG

    Bongalo

    Bongalo is a digital marketplace for African travel accommodation.

    Rwanda

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  • Bumpa, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    KELVIN UMECHUKWU

    Bumpa

    Bumpa helps small business owners sell, manage, and track everything in their business from their mobile devices.

    Nigeria

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  • Chekkit, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    DARE ODUMADE

    Chekkit

    Chekkit is a health tech startup providing product intelligence and battling medication counterfeiting for businesses in Africa.

    Nigeria

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  • CredPal, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    FEHINTOLU OLAOGUN

    CredPal

    CredPal is a Fintech that provides consumer credit infrastructure to ease consumer credit purchases.

    Nigeria

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  • Crop2Cash, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    MICHAEL OGUNDARE

    Crop2Cash

    Crop2Cash is an AgTech that makes access to credit easy for smallholder farmers.

    Nigeria

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  • Curacel, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    HENRY MASCOT

    Curacel

    Curacel is an AI-driven SaaS product that offers digital infrastructure to insurance providers to grow on the African continent.

    Nigeria

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  • Emergency Response Africa , Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    FOLAKE OWODUNNI

    Emergency Response Africa

    Emergency Response Africa is building the largest network of First Responders and verified Emergency-Ready hospitals across Africa.

    Nigeria

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  • Finplus, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    KAGENI WILSON

    Finplus

    Finplus helps SME retailers with access to instant working capital by providing transaction transparency.

    Kenya

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  • Formplus, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    LONGE OLUBUSAYO

    Formplus

    Formplus helps businesses to collect and analyze data from their customers who are online and offline.

    Nigeria

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  • Gerocare, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    EBI OFREY

    Gerocare

    Gerocare is a health tech startup that provides structure to underserved markets to enable medical care for the elderly.

    Nigeria

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  • Gradely, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    BOYE OSHINAGA

    Gradely

    Gradely is an edTech that supports schools and students in personalizing learning resources to help students improve academically.

    Nigeria

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  • Gricd, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    OGHENETEGA IORTIM

    Gricd

    Gricd provides solar-powered refrigeration technology with real-time data loggers that track real-time location and storage conditions of perishable products.

    Nigeria

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  • Grow For Me, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    NANA OPOKU AGYEMAN-PREMPEH

    Grow For Me

    Grow For Me provides financing and market access to small-holder farmers.

    Ghana

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  • Hitch, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    CHUKWUEMEKA UCHE ONUORA

    Hitch

    Hitch enhances learning resources on-demand with relevant educational videos and AR/VR content.

    Nigeria

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  • Imali Pay, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    TATENDA FURUSA

    Imali Pay

    Imali Pay is a one-stop-shop for financial services for the gig economy.

    Kenya

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  • Infiuss Health, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    MELISSA JANE BIME

    Infiuss Health

    Infiuss Health is a health tech platform that helps connect researchers to participants for clinical trials and research across Africa.

    Cameroon

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  • Khula!, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    KARIDAS TSHINTSHOLO

    Khula!

    Khula! connects farmers with access to agricultural inputs, technical services, markets, and funding opportunities.

    South Africa

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  • Kudoti, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    GIFT LUBELE

    Kudoti

    Kudoti empowers a network of recycling stakeholders to buy and sell recovered waste resources and creates opportunities in the informal waste sector.

    South Africa

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  • Lifestores Healthcare, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    BRYAN MEZUE

    Lifestores Healthcare

    Lifestores is building an integrated digital pharmacy platform to democratize access to primary healthcare in emerging markets.

    Nigeria

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  • Lupiya, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    EVELYN CHILOMO KAINGU

    Lupiya

    Lupiya offers online personal and business loans to marginalized communities in Zambia with a focus on enabling access for women.

    Zambia

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  • TESH MBAABU

    MarketForce

    MarketForce enables informal merchants to source, order, and pay for inventory digitally and conveniently in Africa.

    Kenya

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  • mDoc Healthcare, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    NNEKA MOBISSON

    mDoc Healthcare

    mDoc Healthcare is a digital health social enterprise that optimizes the end-to-end self-care experience for people living with regular and chronic health needs.

    Nigeria

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  • Medsaf, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    VIVIAN NWAKAH

    Medsaf

    Medsaf leverages various touch-points to ensure seamless and affordable access to quality medication.

    Nigeria

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  • My-Medicine, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    ABIMBOLA ADEBAKIN

    My-Medicine

    My-Medicine provides clients with quick and reliable access to genuine and affordable medicines irrespective of their location.

    Nigeria

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  • Oyi, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    TAMSANQA TAMI NGALO

    Oyi

    Oyi provides prepaid medical savings cards to help people budget and save for their medical and healthcare needs.

    South Africa

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  • Paps, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    BAMBA LÔ

    Paps

    Paps helps companies and traders with scheduling and tracking deliveries in real-time.

    Senegal

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  • Pezesha, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    HILDA MORAA

    Pezesha

    Pezesha provides affordable working capital to underserved and excluded MSMEs across Africa.

    Kenya

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  • Pick Me Up, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    MICHAEL OKAREDJE

    Pick Me Up

    Pick Me Up provides a mobility platform that allows you to book a safe and affordable ride in minutes using your smartphone.

    Nigeria

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  • Pineapple, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    NDABENHLE JUNIOR NGULUBE

    Pineapple

    Pineapple provides insurance cover for all-risk items (electronics, clothing, musical instruments, etc.) and vehicles at the snap of a picture, using artificial intelligence.

    South Africa

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  • Raise, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    MARVIN H. COLEBY

    Raise

    Raise helps companies, investors, and employees track equity and distribute digital securities in their portfolios.

    Kenya

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  • Reach, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    JR KANU

    Reach

    Reach uses transaction informatics to create personal finance and market research tools for people in Africa.

    Nigeria

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  • SEND, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    KINGSLEY OTI

    SEND

    SEND is a digital freight forwarder and customs broker for Africa.

    Nigeria

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  • Shecluded, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    IFEOMA UDDOH

    Shecluded

    Shecluded is a digital financial growth resource and service startup for women.

    Nigeria

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  • Shopa, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    FRANK NANA ADDAE

    Shopa

    Shopa helps informal African retailers restock in a convenient manner.

    Ghana

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  • Taskmoby, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    EZANA RASWORK

    Taskmoby

    Taskmoby connects users with service providers like cleaners, plumbers, and electricians while ensuring high-quality service in the fastest time.

    Ethiopia

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  • Tendo, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    FELIX MANFORD

    Tendo

    Tendo leverages technology to connect independent resellers to suppliers.

    Ghana

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  • Tix Africa, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    FOLAYEMI AGUSTO

    Tix Africa

    Tix Africa provides event organizers, creators, and small business owners with a self-service ticketing platform to create events and sell tickets.

    Nigeria

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  • Touch and Pay, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    OLUWOLE MICHAEL

    Touch and Pay

    Touch and Pay is a smart cities startup driving automated transportation fare collection.

    Nigeria

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  • TradeBuza, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    NONSO EZE

    TradeBuza

    TradeBuza is building a data and API infrastructure for agriculture finance and last-mile operations.

    Nigeria

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  • Treepz, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    ONYEKA AKUMAH

    Treepz

    Treepz is a bus ride-hailing platform that connects its users with predictable travel times, bus traveling options, and safer travel across cities in Africa.

    Nigeria

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  • WayaMoney, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    DEL ADIAMAH

    WayaMoney

    WayaMoney provides cross-border and cross-network payment and money transfer solutions.

    Ghana

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  • Whispa Health, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    MORENIKE FAJEMISIN

    Whispa Health

    Whispa Health provides private, shame-free access to sexual and reproductive health information, products, and services.

    Nigeria

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  • Whoosh, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    LEBEKO MPHELO

    Whoosh

    Whoosh provides various payment solutions to merchants and corporates looking to go online.

    South Africa

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  • WorkPay, Meet the founders, Black Founders Fund Africa, Google for Startups, Campus

    PAUL KIMANI

    WorkPay

    WorkPay provides businesses with tools to enable them better and more efficiently manage their employees.

    Kenya

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