Meet the Founders selected in the Black Founders Fund Africa by Google

Meet the Founders selected in the Black Founders Fund Africa by Google

Through the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund in Africa, Google is supporting early-stage Black-founded startups on the continent. wanting 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, This comes after Google confirmed its $1B investment into Africa, including subsea cable for faster internet.

PATRICK NSENGA – AC Group,Rwanda

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

TEBOGO MOKWENA – Akiba Digital,South Africa

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

MARK MWANGI – Amitruck,Kenya

Amitruck is a digital marketplace for affordable deliveries in Kenya.

KIKO MUUO – Angaza Elimu,Kenya

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

DAVE OKECH – AquaRech,Kenya

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

ADELOYE OLANREWAJU-Babymigo,Nigeria

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

NGHOMBOMBONG MINUIFUONG-Bongalo,Rwanda

Bongalo is a digital marketplace for African travel accommodation.

KELVIN UMECHUKWU – Bumpa,Nigeria

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

DARE ODUMADE- Chekkit,Nigeria

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

FEHINTOLU OLAOGUN-CredPal,Nigeria

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

MICHAEL OGUNDARE-Crop2Cash,Nigeria

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

HENRY MASCOT-Curacel,Nigeria

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

FOLAKE OWODUNNI-Emergency Response Africa,Nigeria

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

KAGENI WILSON-Finplus,Kenya

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

LONGE OLUBUSAYO-Formplus,Nigeria

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

EBI OFREY-Gerocare,Nigeria

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

BOYE OSHINAGA-Gradely,Nigeria

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

OGHENETEGA IORTIM-Gricd,Nigeria

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

NANA OPOKU AGYEMAN-PREMPEH-Grow For Me,Ghana

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

CHUKWUEMEKA UCHE ONUORA-Hitch,Nigeria

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

TATENDA FURUSA-Imali Pay,Kenya

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

MELISSA JANE BIME-Infiuss Health,Cameroon

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

KARIDAS TSHINTSHOLO-Khula!,South Africa

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

GIFT LUBELE-Kudoti,South Africa

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

BRYAN MEZUE-Lifestores Healthcare,Nigeria

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

EVELYN CHILOMO KAINGU-Lupiya,Zambia

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

TESH MBAABU-MarketForce,Kenya

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

NNEKA MOBISSON-mDoc Healthcare,Nigeria

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.

VIVIAN NWAKA-Medsaf,Nigeria

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

ABIMBOLA ADEBAKIN-My-Medicine,Nigeria

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

TAMSANQA TAMI NGALO-Oyi,South Africa

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

BAMBA LÔ-Paps,Senegal

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

HILDA MORAA-Pezesha,Kenya

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

MICHAEL OKAREDJE-Pick Me Up,Nigeria

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

NDABENHLE JUNIOR NGULUBE-Pineapple,South Africa

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

MARVIN H. COLEBY-Raise,Kenya

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

JR KANU-Reach,Nigeria

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

KINGSLEY OTI-SEND,Nigeria

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

IFEOMA UDDOH-Shecluded,Nigeria

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

FRANK NANA ADDAE-Shopa,Nigeria

Shopa helps informal African retailers restock in a convenient manner.

EZANA RASWORK-Taskmoby,Ethiopia

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

FELIX MANFORD-Tendo,Ghana

Tendo leverages technology to connect independent resellers to suppliers.

FOLAYEMI AGUSTO-Tix Africa,Nigeria

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

OLUWOLE MICHAEL-Touch and Pay,Nigeria

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

NONSO EZE-TradeBuza,Nigeria

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

ONYEKA AKUMAH-Treepz,Nigeria

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.

DEL ADIAMAH-WayaMoney,Ghana

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

MORENIKE FAJEMISIN-Whispa Health,Nigeria

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

LEBEKO MPHELO-Whoosh,South Africa

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

PAUL KIMANI-WorkPay,Kenya

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

 

 

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