Black Founders Fund
A Google for Startups initiative giving access to funding to Black-founded startups around the world.
About the initiative
If we want technology to work for everyone, it needs to be built by everyone. Black founders disproportionately lack access to the networks and capital needed to grow their businesses. In 2020, with less than .5% of venture capital (VC) funding going to Black-led startups, Google announced the Black Founders Fund and has since deployed $20M in funding to founders across the US, Europe, Africa, and Brazil.
The best of Google
We connect founders with the very best of Google's people, products and best practices.
Access to capital
Up to $100,000 in equity-free cash will be awarded to each startup.
At its core, the Black Founders Fund is a global initiative. Selected founders have the opportunity to connect with founders from all over the world.
Explore the fund
Each program is tailored to the needs of the selected startups.
Black Founders Fund: Africa
The Black Founders Fund in Africa provides founders with capital, Google Cloud Credits, and access to the best of Google—people, products, and practices.
Black Founders Fund: Europe
The Black Founders Fund in Europe is a Google for Startups initiative that gives Black-founded startups in Europe access to funding and more.
Black Founders Fund: Brazil
The Black Founders Fund: Brazil is a Google for Startups initiative that offers equity-free financial resources to Black-founded startups across Brazil.