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.
Babymigo is a health tech platform that provides quality health information to pregnant mothers and nursing mothers with babies up to six years old.
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.
CredPal is a Fintech that provides consumer credit infrastructure to ease consumer credit purchases.
Crop2Cash is an AgTech that makes access to credit easy for smallholder farmers.
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.
Finplus helps SME retailers with access to instant working capital by providing transaction transparency.
Formplus helps businesses to collect and analyze data from their customers who are online and offline.
Gerocare is a health tech startup that provides structure to underserved markets to enable medical care for the elderly.
Gradely is an edTech that supports schools and students in personalizing learning resources to help students improve academically.
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.
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.
Medsaf leverages various touch-points to ensure seamless and affordable access to quality medication.
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.
Paps helps companies and traders with scheduling and tracking deliveries in real-time.
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.
Reach uses transaction informatics to create personal finance and market research tools for people in Africa.
SEND is a digital freight forwarder and customs broker for Africa.
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.
Taskmoby connects users with service providers like cleaners, plumbers, and electricians while ensuring high-quality service in the fastest time.
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.
TradeBuza is building a data and API infrastructure for agriculture finance and last-mile operations.
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.
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.
WorkPay provides businesses with tools to enable them better and more efficiently manage their employees.