Black-founded YC companies

Below are YC companies that have opted into appearing on this list.

$11.5B
combined valuation
$2.5B
total amount raised

Companies founded by Black founders

1910 GeneticsW19
Cambridge, MA, USA
Make undruggable targets a thing of the past
We are a biotechnology company integrating AI, computation and biological automation to accelerate the design of small molecule and protein therapeutics. Our mission is to decrease the timeline and cost of drug development, while improving the success rate of bring innovative medicines to patients in need. We have two drug discovery engines - ELVIS™ and ROSALYND™ - that enable the design of both small molecule and protein therapeutics, an unmatched capability in the AI drug discovery space. Our therapeutic area-agnostic, end-to-end technology powers the full length of early drug discovery - from novel hit discovery to hit to lead, and lead optimization. We are currently applying our technology to drug discovery programs in several areas including, but not limited to, neuroscience, infectious disease, immunology and oncology.
Founders
Jen Nwankwo
CEO
AellaW17
Lagos, Nigeria
Diversified credit infrastructure powering payments across Africa.
Aella is a diversified credit payments platform with over 2 million users, offering a raft of financial services to underbanked users across Africa with a focus on lending. We are at the forefront of financial inclusion and empowerment of the underbanked. Aella’s Debt-as-a-service model ensures that agents across Africa are able to have quick and easy access to funding through its partnerships with leading agency banks across the continent.
Founders
Akin Jones
CEO
AfriexS20
San Francisco, CA, USA
Instant, no-fee remittances
Afriex makes it easy for immigrants to send money home. We offer instant, no-fee remittances to over 7 countries around the world.
Founders
Tope Alabi
Founder
John Obirije
Founder
AgapéS21
Rochester, NY, USA
Feel close, even when apart. One meaningful conversation at a time.
Agapé is a relationship wellness app that helps you feel close to your friends, family, or partner, even when apart! We curate daily questions to spark meaningful conversations for over 2 million people around the world.
Founders
Kadie Okwudili
Founder
Ron Rogge
Founder
AirfordableS16
Chicago, IL, USA
Buy flights for only a fraction upfront and pay off the rest in…
Airfordable is payment plans for airline tickets. The service allows users to secure tickets with a deposit upfront and pay the remaining balance in recurring payments before the departure date.
Founders
Emmanuel Buah
CTO
Ama Marfo
CEO
AltroS20
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Build Credit With Your Subscriptions
Altro (altro.io) is a platform that enables members to build credit no matter who they are, where they are from, or their history of credit access/score. We serve the 68M people in the US (mainly Women and POC) who are denied credit due to historical bias and the lack of access that current banks provide to credit building and tools. (It wasn't until The Equal Credit Opportunity Act in the 1970's that Women and "Minorities" could even get fair access to credit)! Altro has created a mobile that allows anyone to have access to credit, using their subscriptions as a means to start building their credit score. Altro lends to members a $75 Line of Credit to pay for their subscriptions, such as Netflix, Hulu, HelloFresh, etc. This card is built to solely work on the subscriptions that the member is already paying for, allowing them to securely use their $75 credit to build their credit using things they are already paying for. Doing this empowers folx who were denied credit a way to start building their score and financial power. Altro will service millions of people in not only building their credit, but also gaining access to the tools (such as personal loans, emergency funds, car/house loans and more) that they could not access prior.
Founders
Michael Broughton
Founder
AnchorS22
Lagos, Nigeria
Banking-as-a-service platform for Africa
Anchor provides APIs, dashboard and tools that help developers easily embed and build banking products. This includes APIs for creating bank accounts, funds transfers, savings products, issuing cards and offering loans. We also provide regulatory coverage and continuous compliance support to our partners.
Founders
Segun Adeyemi
Founder
GBEKELOLUWA OLUFOTEBI
Founder
Olamide Sobowale
Founder
AptDecoW14
New York, NY, USA
AptDeco is the easiest way to buy and sell used furniture
AptDeco is a peer-to-peer managed marketplace dedicated for buying and selling quality used furniture. We offer a complete end-to-end process to bring back the joy of discovering amazing furniture finds for the home again. Our customers benefit from a trusted and verified community of buyers and sellers, pre-arranged pick up and delivery and a secure electronic payment process.
Founders
Reham Fagiri
CEO
kalam dennis
Founder
Aragorn AIS22
San Francisco, CA, USA
Platform to automate employee data from everywhere to anywhere
Aragorn enables people ops and IT teams to continuously maintain employee data across diverse systems in a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective manner, all on a single platform - whether through API, EDI, Webhook, or file feeds.
Founders
Ed Adjei
Founder
Eric Adjei
Founder
Gladys Adjei
Founder
AvionW20
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Avion builds and operates autonomous eVTOL drones that deliver vital…
Avion is a drone-based digital health platform, designed to bridge the gap between remote clinics and urban healthcare infrastructures. By connecting these isolated clinics with sophisticated labs and well-stocked pharmacies in cities, Avion brings a new era of remote diagnostics and prescription fulfilment. Avion ensures the rapid, safe, and efficient delivery of vital medical supplies and clinical samples, even to the most hard-to-reach locations. Avion's operation uniquely combines cutting-edge autonomous drone technology with digital health platforms. Our drones, built with advanced eVTOL capabilities, ensure seamless take-off and landing capabilities, even in challenging terrains. Avion's digital health platform serves as the connective tissue between urban health centers and remote clinics. The platform features an intuitive interface, making it easy for healthcare providers to order necessary supplies, track shipments, and even communicate with laboratory and pharmacy staff.
Founders
Mohammed Ahmed
Founder
Brook Ayalneh
Founder
Bitiya Samuel
Founder
BambooW20
Lagos, Nigeria
Bamboo ― the first online brokerage service for Africans and their…
Bamboo is the first online brokerage service that gives wealthy Africans and their wealth managers direct access to the US and global securities. We’re building Fidelity for the African continent. For wealthy Africans and their asset managers, investing in the global capital markets is cumbersome, expensive and practically inaccessible. In Nigeria, Africa's largest economy and home to 30% of all the wealth in Sub Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa), 99.99% of the investing population do not have access to invest globally. Even for the 0.01%, if you wanted to buy a US stock, you’d have to call your asset manager who would then call an international broker to execute a trade. This is inefficient & expensive! We have a mobile app that allows individuals trade the US stock markets by themselves and a brokerage tool for asset managers to execute trades directly & manage multilple portfolios seamlessly.
Founders
Richmond Bassey
Founder
Yanmo Omorogbe
Founder
BankjoyW15
Troy, MI, USA
An end-to-end digital banking solution for banks and credit unions
Bankjoy provides a full suite of modern digital banking software, including mobile banking, online banking, online account opening, loan applications, and conversational AI to banks and credit unions.
Founders
Mike Duncan
CEO
BensonW22
Oakland, CA, USA
Easily invest like the rich
Benson helps everyday people invest like the rich by helping them identify the best stocks to invest in. We help users know when to buy, how much to invest, and even when to sell.
Founders
Phillip Aubrey
Founder
BilancW24
London, UK
Finance Analytics on autopilot
**Comprehensive Data Integrations** Seamlessly gather essential data for reporting, forecasting, and analysis. Choose from hundreds of integrations, streamlining your workflows and enhancing your data accessibility. **Automated Finance Analytics** Dive into advanced financial metrics effortlessly. We provide out-of-the-box calculations for unit economics and detailed customer-level P&L's, all in just a few clicks. **Advanced Data Visualization** Transform any dataset into insightful visual representations directly within Bilanc. Empower your decision-making with intuitive, real-time graphs and charts that bring your data to life.
Founders
Samuel Akinwunmi
Founder
BiteSightW24
New York, NY, USA
The video-based food delivery app. Imagine TikTok meets DoorDash.
BiteSight shows users videos of food we think they will love from nearby restaurants and delivers it right to their door. Zac and Lucious studied together at UT Austin. Zac did CS and AI Research, and Lucious built his first $1M ARR product while moonlighting at a YC startup at age 19. Since launching the beta in February, BiteSight has onboarded 274 restaurants in SF, handled 211 orders, and users are growing more than 50% each week, all organically. UberEats and DoorDash have become cluttered and impersonal super apps. They've created a $30B opportunity for a delivery app that puts the customer experience first by combining high-quality videos, recommendations, and social proof from your most trusted food critics - your friends.
Founders
Lucious McDaniel IV
Founder
Zac Schulwolf
Founder
BlackOakTVS21
New York, NY, USA
A video subscription platform serving black viewers and creators.
BlackOakTV is a subscription video platform hyper-serving black viewers and creators. We make it easy for black viewers to find, watch and engage with the content and creators that most reflect their lives and experiences.
Founders
Iyanu Obidele
Founder
Uzo Ometu
Founder
BottomlessW19
Seattle, WA, USA
Building the first sensor enabled marketplace for repeat purchases
Founders
Liana Herrera
Founder
Michael Mayer
Founder
BoyaW22
Nairobi, Kenya
Corporate Expense cards and Spend management for businesses in Africa
Boya Makes it easy for businesses in Africa to issue corporate expense cards instantly and great software to control and track spending. For example, if you run a pharmaceutical company, you can use Boya to instantly issue Visa cards to sales and marketing teams and get real-time visibility and control over their spending. 50M+ businesses in Africa have no easy way to streamline and track their employee spending in real-time. So we are building a corporate card and a spend management platform that enables businesses to streamline spend workflows and provide real-time reporting. We are building the first corporate card that supports mobile money, banks and card schemes payment workflows
Founders
Robert Nyangate
Founder
Alphas Sinja
Founder
BreezefulW20
Toronto, ON, Canada
An online mortgage broker. Get the best mortgage, fast.
Breezeful gets you the best mortgage online from start to close. Instead of dealing with multiple banks, credit checks and in-person meetings, we’ll use your income, credit score, and other financial data from your application to negotiate with hundreds of lenders on your behalf in seconds.
Founders
Anthony De Guzman
Founder
Ade Labinjo
Founder
BrevyS20
Empower your customer service team through AI & automation.
Brevy is an AI chatbot that uses large language models to resolve eCommerce support tickets with human level accuracy at a fraction of the price.
Founders
Mohamed Abedelmalik
Founder
Conder Shou
Founder
Anika Zaman
Founder
BridgecardS22
Lagos, Nigeria
Card issuer for Africa
Bridgecard is the card issuer for Africa. We make it easy for any fintech company to offer their customers a card that will carry a Mastercard or Visa logo and will work anywhere in the world. Previously Tunde was building open banking APIs connecting Large banks in Nigeria to fintech companies. He also had to turn down a job at Google to build Bridgecard. Festus the CTO built the loan and retail management app at Trade depot (Salesforce for Africa). We've been working together and sharing the same room for over 10 years now.
Founders
Tunde Adewole
Founder
Festus Owumi
Founder
BujetiW23
Lagos, Nigeria
Corporate cards and expenses management platform for African…
Bujeti is a corporate cards and expenses management platform for African businesses. We help African businesses issue corporate cards to their employees, control and manage their expenses and keep track of their finances.
Founders
Samy Chiba
Founder
Achille AROUKO
Founder
BuyPowerW17
Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
Modern bill payment platform for African businesses and consumers.
BuyPower is the modern bill payment platform for Africans. We make it easy for individuals to pay their energy bills, businesses to pay international vendors, and lenders to make smarter lending decisions using our proprietary Energy Data Service. Our mission is to simplify bill payment and empower African SMBs to prioritize their financial health.
Founders
OJIMA BENJAMIN UFARUNA
CEO
Asehinde Oladipo
Chief Operations Officer
BytebotS21
San Francisco, CA, USA
Browser automations powered by AI.
Bytebot simplifies and streamlines web tasks by translating natural language prompts into browser automation, including clicks, form filling, and data extraction. The platform and SDK enables users to develop robust, dynamic web automation scripts that adapt alongside changing web environments. Effortless to use and easy to integrate, Bytebot helps users boost their workflow efficiency and drive growth, all without the complexity.
Founders
Carl Atupem
Founder
CapWayS20
Atlanta, GA, USA
Inclusive financial technology service provider.
CapWay is a financial technology company that creates financial access and opportunity for all via our ecosystem, including digital banking tools, savings tools, financial content, and inclusion consumer fintech products. The company fills financial gaps and provides solutions for the growing cashless economy and those who are looking to move away from the traditional financial system, including those who have been misunderstood, overlooked, and underserved. CapWay has a B2C and B2B2C customer acquisition strategy.
Founders
Sheena Allen
Founder
Career KarmaW19
San Francisco, CA, USA
Helps job training programs find qualified applicants.
Career Karma helps job training programs find qualified applicants. We're starting with coding bootcamps. They pay us ~$1,200 per placement. 375 million people will switch careers by 2030 and we are focused on the 16 million Americans who enroll in trade schools every year.
Founders
Ruben A. Harris
Founder
Artur Meyster
Founder
Timur Meyster
Founder
Chow Central IncS23
Lagos, Nigeria
Asset Light Restaurant Chains for Africa
Chow Central is building virtual restaurant chains for Africa. We partner with under-utilised commercial kitchens to scale brands and serve customers with 10x lower costs than setting up traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants. We make $105K monthly revenue with 30% gross margins. Our customers love our delicious recipes and they love our faster & cheaper deliveries. Wanna know our secret recipe? Contact: founders@500chow.com
Founders
Christopher Obasi
Founder
Adeyemi Onafuye
Founder
Tosin Onafuye
Founder
ChowdeckS22
Lagos, Nigeria
On-demand food delivery for Africa
Founded in October 2021, currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous city, Chowdeck is an on-demand food delivery service and marketplace where people can purchase their favourite meals from a wide range of restaurants. Whether local or continental, customers can buy food in a few short steps and have it delivered to their doorstep in under 30 minutes. Chowdeck is on a mission to empower restaurants in Africa to deliver meals to customers anywhere and anytime. Part of our unique offering to the restaurants listed on our marketplace is that we’ll help them grow, and so far, most of the restaurants we work with can boast of this achievement. With their help and the help of an ambitious team of relentless and fearless riders, we’ve delivered over 80,000 meals in the last six months in two major cities in Lagos. We’ve come this far because we’re passionate about understanding the teething pains of delivery service in Africa and believe strongly in a world where ordering a meal is seamless.
Founders
Femi Aluko
Founder
Olumide Ojo
Founder
Lanre Yusuf
Founder
ClayW21
Figma for 3D design
We build software to allow anyone, anywhere to create in 3D together. We believe that collaborating in 3D should feel magical and we're working to make it happen.
Founders
Phillippe Siclait
Founder
Sebastien Siclait
Founder
ClevaW24
Lagos, Nigeria
USD banking platform for Africa
Cleva enables African freelancers and businesses to receive international payment for their service, while protecting themselves from local currency volatility. With a Cleva USD account, one can easily receive USD payment from anywhere in the world, spend via a card, pay bills, convert to local currency, and save in USD to hedge against local currency volatility.
Founders
Philip Abel
CTO
Tolu Alabi
CEO
ClipDropW21
Paris, France
Turn regular mobile photos into professional product visuals
ClipDrop is an app that turns regular mobile photos into professional product visuals. Thanks to companies like Poshmark, Etsy and Ebay, there are now over 25M sellers who need great visuals for their shops but most of them don’t have access to a professional photographer or a design team. We replace all of this with our app available on mobile and desktop. We’re a team of former Google, Facebook employees and Machine learning PhD’s and academic Professors. We believe that machine learning will bring professional photography and design to millions of businesses for a fraction of the cost.
Founders
Jonathan Blanchet
Founder
Cyril Diagne
Founder
Damien Henry
Founder
Compra RápidaW22
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
One-click checkout for LatAm.
Compra Rápida is the fastest way to checkout in LatAm, leveraging customer experience and conversion rates. We work across all platforms, empowering anyone to collect payments in just one-click.
Founders
Mario Marcoccia
Founder
ConfidoS21
New York, NY, USA
Financial automation and intelligence for CPG Brands
Confido is a next-generation financial automation and intelligence platform that helps fast-growing CPG brands operate and scale more efficiently.
Founders
Kara Holinski
Founder
Justin Hunter
Founder
ConvoyW22
Lagos, Nigeria
Webhooks Gateway for outgoing and incoming webhooks.
We are building Convoy for engineering teams that value efficiency, especially during this bear market. You might already know about API Gateways. Convoy is exactly that for webhooks. Engineering teams today use Convoy to securely send, receive and manage millions of webhooks reliably with robust support for retries, rate limiting, static IPs, circuit breaking, rolling secrets and more. We know both receiving and sending webhooks can become a lot of work to manage, we have built a product to enable engineers to build and ship highly scalable stripe-like webhooks infrastructure.
Founders
Subomi Oluwalana
Founder
Correlia BiosystemsW18
Berkeley, CA, USA
Next-gen blood testing to provide 1000x more data to pharma companies
Correlia Biosystems is a UC Berkeley spinoff company based in Berkeley, CA. Correlia develops innovative microscale tools that accelerate rapid quantification of biomolecules. Our versatile "SimpleScan" technology opens up new biological questions from one microliter of sample, with rapid results that allow for dynamic monitoring of protein expression profiles (rather than simple end-point measurement). Applications range from enabling next-gen proteomic data sets to point-of-care diagnostics.
Founders
Akwasi Apori
Founder
Kursad Araz
CTO
Samuel Tia
Founder
CowrywiseS18
Lagos, Nigeria
Digitizing wealth management in Africa
Cowrywise is a FinTech company democratizing access to premium financial services by making these services available to the mass market cheaply. We are leveraging technology and investment management to re-imagine how financial planning, savings and investment products are delivered to people. We do this by helping our customers achieve their savings and investments goals in a simple, secure and affordable manner.
Founders
Razaq Ahmed
CEO
Edward Popoola
CTO
CredPalW19
Lagos, Nigeria
CredPal is a buy now pay later company in Africa that allows…
Founders
Mofehintolu Olaogun
Founder
CuracelW22
Lagos, Nigeria
Modern Insurance Infrastructure for Emerging Markets
One API to sell & process insurance across Africa. At Curacel, our goal is to make it easy and pleasant to get & use insurance in emerging markets. We are building the rails to make insurance work for the next billion Africans.
Founders
Henry Mascot
Founder
John Flash Dada
Founder
Degrees of FreedomW21
Marlboro, VT, USA
DoF provides a high quality, affordable higher education alternative.
Degrees of Freedom offers a high-quality, low-cost degree, by blending virtual and traditional college models. Our students learn on-campus, and online on-line, and in-VR from diverse Ivy League professors and master teachers-- all at the cost of the Pell Grant
Founders
S. Aaron Andrew
Founder
Jazel Smith
Founder
Chandell Stone
Founder
DigistainS21
London, UK
Pioneering Breast Cancer Diagnostics for a Healthier Tomorrow
In the global fight against breast cancer, Digistain stands at the forefront, offering a beacon of hope to millions. Our journey began at Imperial College London, where ground-breaking research gave birth to a technology poised to revolutionize breast cancer diagnostics. The Challenge: Every year, breast cancer affects 2.3 million individuals globally. Post-surgery, 60% of patients are advised to undergo genomic testing, an expensive and time-consuming process monopolized by a single lab in the U.S., costing around $4,000 and taking nearly two months. Consequently, only 5% undergo this vital testing. The rest, unable to access this crucial diagnostic step, often resort to chemotherapy—a treatment that, in one in four cases, is more harmful than the cancer itself. Our Solution: Digistain addresses this critical gap. Our technology transforms the current diagnostic process by enabling hospitals to analyze patient samples in-house using existing equipment, supplemented with our innovative technology. This approach offers near-instantaneous decision-making data, a stark contrast to the existing month-long waits. Central to our technology is a proprietary algorithm that identifies a unique spectral fingerprint of the tumour in the infrared spectrum, providing a personalized risk score. This score guides oncologists in selecting the most effective, individualized treatment plans, potentially reducing unnecessary chemotherapy and its harmful side effects. Impact and Potential: Our solution not only challenges the status quo in technology but also in accessibility. In a landmark government-commissioned study, Digistain demonstrated clinical evidence on par with the market leader, but at a fraction of the cost and time. Already making waves in clinical practice globally, with insurance reimbursement at leading cancer centers, our technology represents a paradigm shift in cancer care. Recognized by the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society, and Imperial College for our innovative contributions, and supported by entities like the NHS, Y Combinator, and the European Investment Bank, Digistain is more than a company—it’s a movement towards equitable, effective cancer treatment. With the potential to democratize access to life-saving diagnostics, Digistain is not just envisioning a better future for cancer patients; we are actively creating it.
Founders
Hemmel Amrania
Founder
Chris Phillips
Founder
DittofeedS22
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Open-source customer engagement
Dittofeed is a developer-focused, open-source alternative to platforms like Klaviyo and Customer.io. We pair Retool-like versioning and testing tools with marketing campaign software. Our users are growth teams across industries like finance, hr, and health, who love our product because it saves them time and increases customer engagement, while also improving data compliance through self-hosting.
Founders
Chandler Craig
Founder
Maxwell Gurewitz
Founder
DjamoW21
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Challenger Bank for consumers in French speaking Africa.
Djamo is a challenger Bank for consumers in french speaking Africa where less than 25% of the population is banked, we are building seamless and affordable banking solutions to break into this huge untaped market and bring millions of people into financial inclusion.
Founders
Regis Bamba
Founder
Hassan Bourgi
Founder
Dojah IncW22
San Francisco, CA, USA
Prevent Fraud and Onboard Users Faster
Dojah is an end-to-end AI Powered Fraud Prevention and KYC Platform. From onboarding to ongoing monitoring, we are helping businesses fight financial crime and onboard customers faster.
Founders
Tobi Ololade
Founder
Ayomide Oso
Founder
DryMergeW24
San Francisco, CA, USA
Automate work with plain English.
DryMerge lets people automate work with plain English. Say you want to manage inbound leads. Instead of dragging blocks or writing code, just tell DryMerge "Whenever I get an email from a potential customer, add their details to a google sheet and draft a reachout message" and watch it happen in seconds. Counterintuitively, 88% of no-code users are actually programmers. We're changing that by making automation as fast and intuitive as conversation. This opens up the market to all knowledge workers, not just technical ones, and expands it by an order of magnitude.
Founders
Samuel Brashears
Founder
Edward Frazer
Founder
Eazipay Inc.W22
105102, Lagos, Nigeria
Simple Payroll Solution for Africa
We are Gusto for Africa. Eazipay is a simple, 5-minute payroll payment solution for Africa. We have grown from 10 businesses in January to over 200 with over $5k MRR. Eazipay processes 8 payroll payment types (Taxes, Pension, Insurances, etc) with just one-click and with our own payment infrastructure. Eazipay Payroll APIs are also available for neobanks and commercial banks - to reach at least 50k businesses.
Founders
Asher Adeniyi
Founder
Emmanuel Efosa-Zuwa
Founder
Kingsley Michael
Founder
Eden CareS23
Nairobi, Kenya
Digital health insurance for employers in Africa
Eden Care is building a digital health insurer for employers in Africa. Today, health insurance operation costs in Africa are 2.2x the global average. Eden Care is cutting this by 43% making health insurance cheaper. The $11Bn African health insurance market is projected to grow to $72Bn in just 12 years. We are targeting 90 million uninsured African employees.
Founders
Moses Mukundi
Founder
edgetraceW24
Real-world video understanding models
EdgeTrace makes video data easily accessible and actionable for critical industries. We provide a platform and API for advanced video capabilities, such as semantic search, automated annotations & analytics.
Founders
David Okao
Founder
Kyle Orciuch
Founder
EdlyftW20
San Francisco, CA, USA
Helps enterprises train college CS students on essential job skills
Edlyft, backed by Kleiner Perkins, Kapor Capital, and YC, builds software that blue-chip enterprises like Google and Dropbox use to train college computer science students on essential skills required for the workforce, so they can be productive day one. It takes new grad engineers 6-12 months to ramp up and add value to their company. Instead of relying on experienced engineers and wasting salary costs, Tinder and LinkedIn use Edlyft to train college CS students before they’re hired on skills to succeed in their role. Co-founders, Erika and Arnelle, are CS grads from Yale and Stanford, who have been featured by Forbes, TechCrunch and Business Insider for Edlyft. They're former engineers at Facebook and Google, and an ex-LinkedIn product manager and Bain consultant.
Founders
Erika Hairston
Founder
Arnelle Ansong
Founder
EgressS23
San Francisco, CA, USA
AI layer for company data
Egress is the AI layer for company data. It allows anyone to transform and take action on data in their warehouse or database using natural language. For example, Egress has helped several companies identify high-propensity users from product data and convert them using personalized outreach campaigns.
Founders
Matthew Kiflu
Founder
Alex Pedersen
Founder
Elevate (formerly Bloom)W22
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
US based USD accounts for non-US residents
We provide US based USD deposit accounts that sit with a licensed banking partner. Elevate's FDIC-insured USD accounts offer ACH, wire inbound and outbound payments, and a free Mastercard debit card. Our regional payout partners enable our users to send their money back home at very low cost. We're targetting non-US residents in emerging markets who struggle to get paid in USD.
Founders
Khalid Keenan
Founder
Youcef Oudjidane
Founder
Embark TrucksW16
San Francisco, CA, USA
Self-driving semi trucks.
Embark Technology develops self-driving truck software. Embark was the first self-driving truck company to achieve an autonomous coast-to-coast drive, the first to reach 100,000 miles driven on public roads, and the first to open a network of transfer points. Embark went public on NASDAQ in 2021 and was acquired by Applied Intuition in 2023.
Founders
Alex Rodrigues
CEO
Brandon Moak
CTO
Michael Skupien
Founder
Emerge CareerS22
Selling online job training to the government
Emerge sells online job training to the government. For example, Connecticut has allocated $840K to pay Emerge to train 140 incarcerated people to become truck drivers. The US government allocates ~$10 billion in job training funds every year, which is distributed to state and local governments, and eventually paid off to small brick-and-mortar job training programs, with horrible track records. In just three months since launch, we’ve already signed $2.25 million in LOIs with three cities. Our first deal for $82.5K / month starts next week. Each year, more than 600,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons. Another nine million are released from local jails. Yet, a year after reentry, 60% of formerly incarcerated people remain unemployed. The success of Emerge creates a win-win-win situation: (1) jobs for reentrants, (2) workers for labor-starved industries, and (3) reduction in crime and recidivism.
Founders
Uzoma "Zo" Orchingwa
Founder
Gabriel Saruhashi
Founder
Enable UsW21
San Francisco, CA, USA
All-in-one Sales and Buyer Enablement Platform
Enable.us is an all-in-one workspace for the B2B Sales, Marketing, and Customer facing teams to provide a personalized and interactive buying and onboarding experience to their prospective customers. Customer facing teams have everything they need in one single location to: - Capture Video/Audio Product demos, customer references, sales decks, white-papers, contracts, onboarding material, and other content - Automatically organize & contextualize (by industry, persona, deal stage, deal size) - Build personalized deal rooms with AI-targeted content, simplified workflows, and 1:1 communication with the prospect and other stakeholders/influencers. Learn more about our launch here https://www.producthunt.com/posts/referenceable or sign up here https://www.enable.us/
Founders
Jinal Jhaveri
CEO
Adam Pearson
Founder
eqtbleW21
New York, NY, USA
Turning HR data into actionable insights
At eqtble, we’re on a mission is to empower companies to make more equitable decisions around their employees. We're building a people analytics platform that enables talent and people leaders to access a rich set of analytics and insights out of their existing data. Within a short time period, we've vaulted to the top of the HR tech industry with our tech-first people analytics solution. With customers such as Etsy, Chobani, Nuro, Harrys, Checkr - eqtble is on a path to being the leader in the people analytics space.
Founders
Gabe Horwitz
Founder
Joseph Ifiegbu
Founder
Ethan Veres
Founder
Evidently AIS21
San Francisco, CA, USA
Open-source monitoring for machine learning models
We are building an open-source standard to monitor ML models in production. The tool is used by enterprise data science teams to operate their models reliably and detect and resolve issues.
Founders
Emeli Dral
Founder
Elena Samuylova
Founder
EzeW20
San Francisco, CA, USA
B2B Marketplace for new & used electronics
Eze is a B2B Marketplace that connects telecommunication and global electronic wholesalers allowing them to trade devices in wholesale quantities with real-time market data. Our aim is to formalize the fragmented and inefficient second-hand electronics market that had an estimated beachhead of $17 billion in 2016 which grew 50% from 2015. (Deloitte) Buyers and sellers use our platform to submit buy and sell requests. Eze automatically connects the two parties with compatible bids and executes the trade. The platform gives businesses real-time market prices and eliminates transaction risk by acting as an intermediary with a secure payment system.
Founders
David Iya
Founder
Joshua Nzewi
Founder
FacioW20
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Salary advance to employees in Brazil.
Founders
Márcio Dos Santos
Founder
Saulo Tristao
Founder
Ticiano Vieira
Founder
Fingo AfricaS21
Nairobi, Kenya
A neobank for Africa's 500 million youth
Fingo is building a pan-African digital bank. Today, most Africans pay 5-15% fees to transfer money to friends, family, or businesses - with Fingo these fees will be 90% cheaper. In 240 seconds, any young person will be able to access a full suite of financial services including personal, business, investment and savings accounts.
Founders
Kiiru Muhoya
Founder
Ian Njuguna
Founder
Gitari Tirima
Founder
James da Costa
Founder
FizzS21
Fizz is a debit card for college students that builds credit.
Fizz is the debit card for college students that helps build credit. There are no fees, no security deposits, no interest rates, and nothing to be afraid of. We want to be the financial ally of young adults, so we’re also building a network of personal finance resources to help students become financially free.
Founders
Carlo Kobe
Founder
Moritz Pail
Founder
Scott Smith
Founder
Moritz Stephan
Founder
FlipW15
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Community-driven marketplace for sneakers.
FLIP is everyone’s sneaker connect — the premier specialty destination where people find and sell hard to find, rare, limited edition sneakers. They have created a community where their members can buy and sell with confidence and ease. Never miss out on an opportunity to place your bid on hard to find sneakers in 90 minutes from a curated list of quality sellers who really care. Their mobile only platform is currently available for your iPhone and coming soon to Android. They strive to keep an open and trusted environment for their community.
Founders
Kemar Newell
CEO
FlowbotS19
New York, NY, USA
A natural language-driven programming assistant.
Founders
Amar Agasaveeran
Founder
flukeS21
São Carlos, SP, Brazil
fluke is a full-digital mobile operator in Brazil
Brazilians hate the experience of using the traditional mobile carriers. They force you to pay for data packages you don’t need and make it impossible to switch your plans. Fluke offers a better customer experience and that’s why we have a CAC that is 50% lower and an LTV that’s 30% higher than traditional carriers. What’s smart about our approach is we rent infrastructure from these incumbents and build a better customer experience on top of it. This keeps our costs lows and lets us focus on what really matters: the customer experience! We have the best network and customers are switching to us because of the service and flexibility to build their own customized mobile plans. We are doing in telco what Nubank did in banking in Brazil. We are Fluke, thank you!
Founders
Marcos Oliveira Jr
Founder
Augusto Pinheiro
Founder
Yuki Watanabe Kuramoto
Founder
FlutterFlowW21
San Mateo, CA, USA
Application Development Platform (Native Mobile + Web Apps)
We're building a visual application development platform to dramatically improve the time to market and quality of digital experiences. FlutterFlow helps companies and product teams improve developer efficiency, accelerate project timelines, and reduce costs for large-scale business applications. Our customers include some of the largest banking, consulting, telecom, and manufacturing companies in the world. We have more than 600k users in more than 200 countries and regions around the world. We’re a remote first team, with a headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Founders
Alex Greaves
Founder
Abel Mengistu
Founder
FlutterwaveS16
Lagos, Nigeria
Helping businesses make and accept payments from anywhere in Africa.
At Flutterwave, we are on a mission to build payments infrastructure to connect Africa to the global economy. We do this by building technology, tools, and infrastructure for businesses and banks who want to provide a more seamless and secure payments experience for their customers. Founded in 2016 by a team of African finance and technology veterans from Standard Bank, Angela, PayPal, Google Wallet amongst others. Flutterwave has grown to become one of the fastest growing payments companies in the world. Since inception Flutterwave has processed close to $20 billion in payments and 100 million transactions across over 33 African countries where it currently operates. It has attracted significant investment from experienced Fintech investors such as Ycombinator Continuity Fund (investors in Stripe), Greycroft (investors in Braintree and Venmo), Greenvisor Capital, Omidyar Network, and Glynn Capital amongst others. In 2017 Flutterwave was named Africa’s best fintech company at the Apps Africa Innovation Awards.
Founders
Adeleke Adekoya
Founder
Olugbenga GB Agboola
Founder
FluxW21
Lagos, Nigeria
Cross border Payments infrastructure for internet businesses and…
We are building Flux- Flux is a Mobile App for merchants, freelancers, regular users(P2P) to make and accept payments from their customers anywhere in the world using crypto or fiat. We have built a mobile app that uses the merchants’ phone number, creates a wallet enabling them to receive payments in crypto or fiat without having to go to an exchange or pay expensive fees. Merchants can accept payments in crypto or in fiat. Payments made in Crypto can easily convert into fiat due to the built in fast reconciliation and is made available for spending immediately. Currently the vast majority merchants receive payments in crypto because of two issues (1) Paypal, Venmo, CashApp or Square to not exist in Africa and (2) the local currency fluctuates more than bitcoin due to inflation. But in order for merchants to receive money in crypto and exchange it into fiat they resort to crypto exchange apps and crypto addresses to receive payments which is a very complicated and expensive process. Merchants want to be paid quickly with the lowest amount of fees possible. This is why we are building Flux
Founders
Israel Akintunde
Founder
Osezele Orukpe
Founder
Ben Eluan
Founder
FoodCourtS22
Lagos, Nigeria
Virtual Restaurants & Stores for Africa
FoodCourt (CoKitchen) is Africa's leading virtual restaurant company. We've served over 350,000 meals in the last 12 months & our goal is to make good food and quick convenience goods more accessible across Africa, through virtual restaurants & dark stores. Understanding the unique problems of the African on-demand/ food delivery market, we've taken a full-stack approach by controlling different areas of the value chain such as technology, production & delivery to give users a seamless & consistent experience while giving us unlimited flexibility for growth. Learn more at www.getfoodcourt.com or email henry@cokitchen.ng
Founders
Paul Adokiye Iruene
Founder
Henry Nneji
Founder
Fortuna GenomicsW22
Cambridge, MA, USA
Maximizing your child's potential through genetic screening.
Fortuna Genomics employs methods from revolutionary genomics studies to non-invasively assess embryo traits, enabling parents to optimize their children's innate qualities without the need for gene editing. Through comprehensive genetic screening and forecasting, it empowers families to make informed decisions, optimizing their child’s well-being and capabilities from conception. With the convergence of advancements in genomic technologies, association studies, and sequencing efficiency, we are at a unique inflection point where such services can become widely accessible and impactful. Accurately predicting complex traits from genetic markers involves sophisticated models that must account for the interplay between countless biological and statistical factors. Our team is well-equipped to tackle this problem and make every parent's dream a reality by allowing them to give their children the best possible start in life.
Founders
Tiwa Aina
Founder
FuseW19
New York, NY, USA
Unified API for financial data aggregators.
Fuse provides single API that integrates with multiple bank connection vendors, such as Plaid, MX, Teller, Finicity and Yodlee. Users can easily search for and select their bank via a drop-in component in your app, and then the most reliable bank connection vendor for that bank will be displayed. Fuse also provides a consistent data model for all bank integrations and handles the necessary data transformations and API quirks for you. By using Fuse, companies can improve the reliability of bank connections, reduce disconnections, and support more banks.
Founders
Landon Vago-Hughes
Founder
Tunde Alao
Founder
GamebytesS19
New York, NY, USA
Chat game universe
Founders
Kane Thomas
Founder
Jared Downing
Founder
GarageS22
Accra, Ghana
Auto parts marketplace for Africa
Garage is a wholesale auto parts distributor in Africa where there are more than 2M retailers selling $25B of auto parts annually. We aggregate parts from the largest suppliers in the world and deliver directly to retailers for a profit. Africa will have the 2nd most vehicle owners in the world by 2050 at 400M vehicles, who will each spend over $1000 annually on vehicle parts, with retail shops 'powered by Garage' being the backbone of all these transactions.
Founders
Cedric Foudjet
Founder
Gwanygha’a Gana
Founder
GarageW24
New York, NY, USA
Marketplace for used firefighting equipment.
Garage is a marketplace for pre-owned equipment, starting with firefighting equipment. Garage helps fire departments buy and sell used equipment in seconds rather than days. Our marketplace handles payments, freight, and financing – making buying and selling equipment easy & secure.
Founders
Martin Hunt
Founder
Alaz Sengul
Founder
GatherS20
Cleveland, OH, USA
Project management software for People Operations
Gather is software that helps high-growth teams build and execute their onboarding, offboarding, and other People Operations programs. Gather replaces manual coordination with smart, automated communication powered by a deep integration with Slack.
Founders
Alex Hilleary
Founder
Brooks Sime
Founder
John Wetzel
Founder
Gerald Technologies, IncW21
New York, NY, USA
Autopay household bills without fear of overdraft or late fees
Gerald is on a mission to eliminate stress about paying bills. We are transforming bill payments by providing consumers with an application for linking and automatically paying their household bills while offering overdraft and late fee protection for all their biller accounts. Our app tracks and pays bills so our users don’t have to. We offer banking services; direct deposits, credit building, cash advance and rewards to simplify bill payments for both billers accounts and consumers.
Founders
Nikos Karamolegkos
Founder
Ola Okeshola
Founder
GiveMeTapW15
London, UK
We produce & sell stainless steel water bottles that enables people…
GiveMeTap is a social enterprise. Our mission is to make clean drinking water available to everyone, everywhere. We create stainless steel water bottles, and each bottle funds 5 years of clean water for someone in Africa. When you get a GiveMeTap bottle, you also have access to the free-water network of cafes and shops who give free tap water to people on the go. No questions, no hassle. We build water projects in remote villages and elect a water committee to run the maintenance of the water. So far we have made an impact in Namibia, Malawi, and Ghana to bring clean water for the first time. We like to think of this as ‘Water for You, Water for Everyone’. We help awesome companies create custom bottles for their staff, customers, and events so that they can stay hydrated, reduce plastic waste and help fund water projects. Our partners include: Deloitte HSBC YCombinator Google TED Flexport Legal & General Richard Branson's The Lodge, Switzerland Cambridge University Want to get your company involved? Visit http://bit.ly/2j2Ef64 Water for you. Water for everyone.
Founders
Edwin Broni-Mensah
The Water Guy
Glass HealthW23
San Francisco, CA, USA
AI-Powered Clinical Decision Support
We empower clinicians with our AI platform for developing differential diagnoses and drafting clinical plans.
Founders
Dereck Paul
CEO
Graham Ramsey
Founder
GovDashW22
New York, NY, USA
The AI business developer for government contractors.
GovDash is an AI platform that assists government contractors with capture, proposal development, contract management & more—in one place. Automate BD workflows across the Capture Cloud, Proposal Cloud, and Contract Cloud.
Founders
Sean Doherty
Founder
Timothy Goltser
Founder
Curtis Mason
Founder
GrainW20
Oakland, CA, USA
Grain transforms the debit card you already have into a credit card…
Grain is a mobile app that transforms the debit card you already have into a credit card by linking it to a line of credit based on your cash flow. For the millennials, Gen Zs, and immigrants who are afraid of falling into crippling credit card debt, there is now a distinct market opportunity to offer an alternative to how these 100M people access and manage credit.
Founders
Patrick De Suza
Founder
Christian-Robert Joseph
Founder
Carl-Alain Memnon
Founder
GreyW22
US-101, San Francisco, CA, USA
Banking services for remote workers and digital nomads
Grey provides US, EU, and UK accounts for remote workers in emerging markets. For the first time, western companies feel comfortable recruiting skilled workers from anywhere and Grey is making it easy for these workers to receive their salary, save in foreign currency, convert to local currency and spend.
Founders
Joseph Femi Aghedo
Founder
Idorenyin Obong
Founder
Guide LabsW24
San Francisco, CA, USA
Interpretable foundation models that are easy to align
At Guide labs, we build interpretable foundation models that can reliably explain their reasoning, and are easy to align. We provide access to these models via an API. Over the past 6 years, our team has built and deployed interpretable models at Meta, and Google. Our models provide explanations that: 1) provide human-understandable explanations, for each output token, 2) which parts of the input (prompt) is most important for each part of the generated output, and 3) which inputs, in the training data, directly led to the model's generated output. Because our models can explain their outputs, they are easier to debug, steer, and align.
Founders
Julius Adebayo
Founder
Fulton Wang
Founder
HavenW23
AI to automate property management operations
Haven is building AI models to automate property management operations. Our first product, Marvin, is a front-desk assistant that can answer up to 80% of resident phone calls and requests on behalf of the property staff.
Founders
Juan Burgos
Founder
Satya Koppu
Founder
Pranav Neyveli
Founder
HealthlaneW20
Lagos, Nigeria
Africa's Preventative Health System
Rebuilding Africa's health system, with focus on prevention this time
Founders
Agbor Ashumanyi Ako
Founder
Alain Nteff
Founder
Helicarrier (prev Buycoins)S18
Lagos, Nigeria
Cryptocurrency infrastructure for Africa.
Helicarrier (previously Buycoins) is building cryptocurrency infrastructure for Africa. To accomplish this, we're building: - Buycoins is the easiest place to buy, sell, and manage your cryptocurrency portfolio. - Sendcash is a crypto powered remittance product by BuyCoins. - Sendcash Pay is a suite of developer tools that let you add borderless payment experiences to your digital product. - NGNT is a collateral backed Naira stablecoin
Founders
Ire Aderinokun
Founder
Timi Ajiboye
Founder
Helium HealthS17
Lagos, Nigeria
Africa's #1 healthcare technology provider.
Helium Health provides a suite of technology for healthcare providers, payers and patients across Africa — most prominent of which is our maiden electronic medical records (EMR) & hospital management information system (HMIS) for emerging markets.
Founders
Adegoke Olubusi
CEO
Dimeji Sofowora
COO
HeyfoodW22
Ibadan, Nigeria
Doordash for Africa
Heyfood is building the “Doordash for Africa”. But unlike Doordash in America, we make a profit on every single delivery, from day 1. We are targeting Millennials and Gen Z urban professionals in Africa’s top 70 cities, withing 10 years there will be 140m number of these people, we assume they will want to order food once a week, we make $1 per delivery, this represents a $51B market.
Founders
Taiwo Akinropo
Founder
Demilade Odetara
Founder
HyperGlueW21
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Business intelligence on text
There is more text generated than any one person or team can read. A single product team can not hope to sift through their thousands of feedback responses and determine the signal amongst the noise. Hyperglue enables operators, product managers, and analysts to instantly access machine intelligence on large text datasets without the engineering or headcount overhead required to deploy natural language AI within their business.
Founders
Stanley Fich
Founder
Samuel Oluwalana
Founder
InEventS19
Atlanta, GA, USA
In-Person, Hybrid and Virtual Event Management Software
InEvent is an all in one platform that allows you to use multiple solutions (website, registration, mobile app, hospitality, check-in, badge printing, budgeting, etc) altogether, without having to upload data 3-4x times on different pages. Everything is available on the cloud, 24x7, for you and your attendees. Most of our competitors have modules that don't talk with each other, we solved this by creating a solid foundation that all of our solutions are built upon. We have already successfully improved more than 12,400 events, boosting more than 2,390,000 registrations so far. We have integrations with Salesforce, Marketo, Oracle, Microsoft and other vendors to create a simple, easy-to-use marketing ecosystem for all our customers. Discover the InEvent Virtual Lobby, the top event marketing solution in the world today: https://inevent.com/en/virtual-online-streaming-events-room-events-innovative.php
Founders
Pedro Góes
Founder
Mauricio Giordano
Founder
Vinicius Neris
Founder
Infiuss HealthS21
Buffalo, NY, USA
2 sided Marketplace for accelerating medical research
We are building the world's first community of patients eager to contribute to and advance medical research. Our patient community platform offers health management, patient support and patient health data aggregation. We offer researcher's and life science companies with the opportunity to connect with these patients for their medical research needs. They recruit real patients for clinical trials, for bio specimens sourcing and to obtaining real world patient data.
Founders
Melissa Bime
Founder
JopwellS15
New York, NY, USA
Career advancement for Black, Latinx & Native American professionals.
Jopwell’s mission is to make a substantial, measurable impact on increasing Black, Latinx, and Native American representation in the workforce. Jopwell strives to build inclusive workplaces where our members can bring their authentic selves to work. We do this by assisting companies with their recruitment, marketing, and retention efforts for communities of color.
Founders
Porter Braswell
CEO
Ryan Williams
President
JupiterS19
San Francisco, CA, USA
Instacart for every food business on the internet
Founders
Chad Munroe
Founder
Anuraag Nallapati
Founder
Will Yin
Founder
KemNetS22
Edmonton, AB, Canada
KemNet supplies reformulated drugs for specific groups of patients.
KemNet supplies pharmacies with premium reformulations of popular drugs that are more useful for specific groups of patients. For example, more than 30 pharmacies rely on KemNet to supply reformulated products for erectile dysfunction that work up to 8 times faster than alternatives. In addition to sexual function, products reformulated for novel drug delivery and supplied on KemNet include medications for hair growth, pain, weight loss and women's health.
Founders
Morẹ́nikẹ́ Ọláòṣebìkan
Founder
KidatoW21
Nairobi, Kenya
Online school for K12 education in Africa
Parents in Africa face either public schools with student-teacher ratios as high as 50:1 or private schools with tuition fees as high as $7500 per year, per child. Kidato classes have student-teacher ratios of 5:1 and teach the same rigorous international curriculum as other private schools — but at a fraction of the price. In our second semester, Kidato has enrolled more than 30 students into our learning-from-home program as a replacement for brick-and-mortar schools. We expect to triple this enrollment by our third semester.
Founders
Sam Gichuru
Founder
Kino AIS23
Kino automatically organizes footage to make video editing faster.
Kino automatically organizes footage to make video editing faster and more enjoyable. Kino saves hours every day for all types of video creation, from Youtube content to Hollywood blockbusters. Check out our demo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwon6fWvmco Join the beta at trykino.com/beta
Founders
Wesley Block
Founder
Luke Igel
Founder
Kobo360S18
Lagos, Nigeria
Africa's leading supply chain technology platform.
KOBO360 is powering African Enterprise through technology. The company was founded in 2018 to solve the inefficiencies in Africa’s supply chain, by creating a platform that connects manufacturers and cargo owners with truck operators, to move their goods seamlessly across the continent. KOBO's key focus is to accelerate economic development and sustainable growth in Africa through a streamlined delivery process of raw materials from ports to the manufacturer, and finished goods from the manufacturer to the last-mile customer. The company uses data analytics and artificial intelligence to reduce inefficiencies in last-mile delivery, provide transparency and visibility, reduce communication gaps within the entire ecosystem, optimize pick-ups and deliveries, and improve routes in real-time. Our predictive analysis also gives businesses valuable insights and enables them to make informed decisions, thereby enhancing productivity and improving customer experience. We have a physical presence in 7 African countries; Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso.
Founders
Ife Oyedele II
Founder
LemFiS21
Abuja, Nigeria
Banking For Immigrants in North America and Europe
Lemonade is a digital bank for the African diaspora. There are over 20 million African immigrants in North America and Europe with many running businesses back home and we provide multi-currency accounts to help manage their unique banking needs.
Founders
Rian Cochran
Founder
Ridwan Olalere
Founder
LencoW22
Lagos, Nigeria
Pan-African digital bank for Africa's 50m businesses
Lenco is a multi-currency digital bank for businesses in Africa. With Lenco, retail outlets, hospitality businesses and startups can easily pay vendors, suppliers and perform cross-border payment while having access to growth capital.
Founders
Andrew Airelobhegbe
Founder
Impact Airelobhegbe
Founder
Godstime Asine
Founder
Praise Osagie
Founder
LendtableS20
San Francisco, CA, USA
We give employees cash advances for their 401k match and ESPP
1 in 4 Americans do not get their full 401(k) match. That means 25 million workers are leaving $24 billion on the table in free employer contributions. The primary reason these workers cannot get their match is because they do not have enough to both cover living expenses and invest. Lendtable helps workers get thousands in additional income by giving them a cash advance to cover their living expenses so they can finally begin earning their employer match. Once their money has vested we take some of the match money earned in order to cover our expenses. Workers now have thousands of dollars more without putting any money down, and we make money helping them do so -- we win if they win.
Founders
Sheridan Clayborne
Founder
Mitchell Jones
Founder
LiveFlowW21
New York, NY, USA
Advanced FP&A and consolidation for QuickBooks Online
LiveFlow turns your Google Sheets and Excel spreadsheet into a live FP&A dashboard in minutes.
Founders
Lasse Kalkar
Founder
Anita Koimur
Founder
LoulaW23
New York, NY, USA
Enabling birth & postpartum doulas to easily accept Medicaid
Loula is a software platform and national provider network for independent birth & postpartum doulas who accept Medicaid/Medi-Cal. Doulas typically operate outside of the traditional healthcare system and face an enormous learning curve and administrative burden when trying to accept insurance. This is why we created Loula. Starting with doulas in California, Loula handles their credentialing, contracting, and revenue cycle management so that they can focus on delivering the best quality care to their clients.
Founders
Lindsey Redd
Founder
LumeW23
New York, NY, USA
Automate data mappings using AI
Lume automates data mappings using AI. Lume uses AI to automatically generate mapping logic to move data between any two schemas.
Founders
Nicolas Machado
Founder
Robert Ross
Founder
Nebyou Zewde
Founder
LumonaW24
1525 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Product search featuring recommendations from creators you trust.
Lumona is a product search engine that brings you high-quality recommendations from the creators you trust. Instead of you wading through pages of clickbait Google results or adding "reddit” to your search, we serve you the products you would otherwise spend hours researching for. As the internet and search have evolved, it has become increasingly obvious that searching the whole internet is now a bug, not a feature. In today’s era of constant information overload, finding the best products to meet your needs amid a sea of SEO-spam and sneaky advertising has never been harder. Imagine trying to find an effective skincare routine, currently you have to comb through countless YouTube videos and Reddit threads to understand the steps of what an ideal routine looks like for you before even deciding which products you want. Lumona simplifies those steps into one search, showing the best products for you, as recommended by the content creators you watch and the communities you visit every day, in one place. We have been working together since meeting during our sophomore year at MIT, recently winning first place at the HackMIT hackathon this past September. As part of MIT’s student-run Web Lab class, we taught over 300 students modern web development. Growing up in the age of social media, we’ve always been influenced by content creators in the products we buy, and have spent endless hours learning how to research and shop for the products we need amid an internet drowning in noise. We are committed to fixing product search—so that you never have to add “reddit” to the end of your searches ever again.
Founders
Qiong Zhou Huang
Founder
Philena Liu
Founder
Dylan Walker
Founder
Maple Materials (fka Saratoga Energy)W19
Richmond, CA, USA
We turn CO2 into graphite and oxygen.
Maple Materials, Inc. (Richmond, California) develops a low-cost electrolysis process to split carbon dioxide into graphite and oxygen. Due to several unique features of our production process and product, we have potential to produce battery-grade graphite anode material one-third the cost of current graphite anode materials. When powered by renewables, this process has the potential to be carbon negative.
Founders
Drew Reid
Founder
MarketForceS20
Nairobi, Kenya
The SuperApp for neighbourhood merchants in Africa.
MarketForce empowers neighbourhood merchants in Africa to source, order and pay for inventory digitally and conveniently, access a banking wallet with credit facilities, collect digital payments and earn extra income by offering agency baking services and reselling digital financial services such as airtime, electricity tokens and bill payments in their communities. Incorporated in 2019, MarketForce is a fast-growing company running an asset-light business model and is currently operational in 5 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, with over 200,000 merchants and 180 consumer brands trading on the platform.
Founders
Tesh Mbaabu
Founder
Mesongo Sibuti
Founder
Mecho AutotechS21
Lagos, Nigeria
On-demand auto maintenance & repairs
It is cumbersome to maintain/repair vehicles in Africa. Vehicle owners currently have 2 options to choose from; very expensive and geographically limited branded mechanic garages (less than 1% of the supply pool) or unvetted roadside mechanics (about 99% of the supply pool). About 95% of vehicle owners cannot afford branded garages where quality and reliable service delivery can be guaranteed and thus rely on roadside mechanics. However, low quality and transparency are typical issues associated with roadside mechanics. We created a network of vetted mechanics, spare part vendors and an app that enables easy booking, payment and mechanic matching process. Via the mecho app, a customer or business can make a request for any automobile service (repairs or regular servicing) or part.
Founders
Olusegun Owoade
Founder
Medium BiosciencesS21
Boston, MA, USA
AI to design any biomolecule for any function
We build AI models helping our customers create novel, high performing biomolecules faster. Our AI models simulate the biophysical properties of biomolecules and identify the most promising ones to be tested in the lab.
Founders
Mohamed Hassan Kane
Founder
Adil Yusuf
Founder
MentalHappyS18
San Francisco, CA, USA
Peer Support Therapy App
MentalHappy is a tele-health platform that allows health professionals to facilitate online support groups.The MentalHappy app allows health professionals to facilitate online support groups to help meet the rising demand for mental health services, create meaningful impact and earn extra revenue. Some groups are more intimate, while others have 100+ members, spanning different life events from grief support, healing from illness, life after divorce, black mental health, LGBTQIA+, stress management, emotional fertility support, coping with anxiety, and many other groups.
Founders
Kwame Ampem
Founder
Tamar Blue
CEO
MenzaS23
London, UK
Your AI Data Analyst
Menza is a modern data analytics platform that takes the stress out of strategy. Generate proactive insights and interactive dashboards in seconds using Menza's proprietary AI technology. Enterprises use Menza to make strategic decisions to go to the next level.
Founders
Mariam Ahmed
Founder
Qasim Munye
Founder
Meter FeederW16
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Pay for parking by turning your car off.
Cities are losing billions of dollars trying to price the curb for shared vehicles (Car2Go, Scoot, FedEx). Meter Feeder enables traditional and autonomous vehicles to pay for parking with no human interaction, so cities can make money, and fleets can remain compliant.
Founders
Jim Gibbs
CEO
Daniel Lopretto
CTO
MidenW24
15a Ajanaku St, Opebi, Ikeja 101233, Lagos, Nigeria
Miden is a card issuer processor and core banking for businesses in…
Miden is building a modern infrastructure that facilitates the launch of card programs and various financial products for businesses in Sub-Sahran Africa. Just by reducing integration time, card fraud, improving stability, and being customer focused we quickly rose to top 5 in TPV among card issuing Fintechs in Sub-Saharan Africa within 8 months of launch. We’re going to build the first comprehensive fintech and banking software stack for Africa, based on modern technology. We’re starting with a card issuer-processor.
Founders
Okiemute Avworhokai
Founder
Ini Udoh
Founder
MonecoS22
Paris, France
Neobank for African migrants in Europe
Moneco is a neobank targeting the migrant communities in Europe, starting with the African diaspora. We are making banking easier and more affordable for underserved communities, starting with a current account, a payment card and free remittances. The long term vision is to turn Moneco into a one-stop-shop where all of their financial needs will be addressed.
Founders
Bilal Dahlab
Founder
Kuassi Jimmy Kumako
Founder
Shams Radjabaly
Founder
MoniW22
Lagos, Nigeria
Group Financing for small businesses across Africa.
Moni finances small businesses in groups across Africa. The collective responsibility of the group serves as a collateral on the loan while the social pressure from the members ensures on-time repayment. There are over 44million SMBs in Africa.  
 We launched 7 months ago and we already have $72k MRR growing at 50% MoM. We achieved 99% repayment on 11,000 units of loans with over $5M disbursed. This is 15 times higher than most financial services in Africa. 
 Femi (CEO) worked previously with the World Bank with a focus on financial services while Dapo (CTO) led the development of the technology for one of the largest digital lending apps We are also backed by Y Combinator(W22), Magic Fund, Ventures Platform, Voltron Capital and more.
Founders
Femi Iromini
Founder
Adedapo Sobayo
Founder
MonoW21
Lagos, Nigeria
Plaid for Africa, but better.
We allow companies to access data from their customers bank accounts and allow them to debit money from these same bank accounts.
Founders
Abdulhamid Hassan
Founder
Prakhar Singh
Founder
mReliefW16
Chicago, IL, USA
mRelief has built an easy-to-use platform and web and text messaging…
mRelief is a nonprofit that provides an easy-to-use platform on the web and text messaging -- at 74544 -- for Americans to sign up for SNAP. Built on public datasets provided by the USDA on BBCE and COVID-19 Waivers, they help people find out if they might be likely eligible for SNAP in all 50 states and DC.
Founders
Rose Afriyie
Executive Director
Genevieve Nielsen
CTO
MultiverseW20
Boston, MA, USA
Multiverse is a web-based game creation system inspired by Dungeons &…
Multiverse is a web-based game creation system inspired by Dungeons & Dragons and Roblox with a marketplace for assets from A-list creators. We've already partnered with several prominent creators who have millions of followers and millions in revenue, and they're bringing their audiences to Multiverse. We charge 30-60% of those sales based on how much we help the creators make the content. Check out our [gameplay trailer here](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rPwwhw03HO7uda_YDXBfKfvCZ_fHV795/view?usp=sharing). The best way to get Multiverse is to play it. If you're into games, creativity and representation, hit us up and we'll play with you.
Founders
Sara Alfageeh
Founder
Hisham Bedri
Founder
Thariq Shihipar
Founder
MyriaW22
Los Angeles, CA, USA
A marketplace of luxury services for the ultra-wealthy
Myria is a private community and concierge for off-market goods & services — the things you can't Google. Ultra-high net worth individuals spend $390 billion per year ($1.3 million each) on lifestyle, but they still struggle to find everything they want. Why? Because the best of any category — homes, boats, restaurant reservations — the best stuff is never listed online. Likewise, the best people don’t need the internet to find a new client or job. The best is always off-market. Myria is the Off-Marketplace. Myria helps off-market sellers reach the nicest and wealthiest buyers. In turn, we help the world’s most successful people access the best of everything, give back, and get the most out of life. If it’s off-market, it’s on Myria!
Founders
Rey Flemings
Founder
NALAW19
New York, NY, USA
Building Payment for the Next Billion.
Hear our story here: https://youtu.be/xyQoRDqFFoc CNN Feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHKLdnGwgUk We have two products: 1. Consumer cross border payments to Africa: nala.com 2. Payment Rails for Africa: rafiki-api.com
Founders
Benjamin Fernandes
Founder
NasdiscS21
San Francisco, CA, USA
A marketplace for vinyl, cassettes and cds
Nasdisc is a marketplace for the $4B worth of records purchased every year. The vinyl market has seen exponential growth in the past decade - the first 6 months of this year has already seen an increase of 108% in sales. Our platform takes a 12% cut, making this a $400mm opportunity that is more than doubling every year. Pressing plants are backed up years out, bots buy limited releases in seconds, and record prices are skyrocketing in both retail and aftermarket sales. Despite this growth, the only dedicated marketplace is difficult to use, doesn’t process transactions, yet facilitates over $600mm in vinyl exchanges per year. This is why I finally decided to quit my job at Google and recruit my best friends from college to fix it. We’re all software engineers and have been passionate about music and vinyl since we were kids, and have $50k in records ourselves. We started building a marketplace in July and launched our website 4 weeks ago. We now have $1k / week in sales, and $50k in listings.
Founders
Simeon Goolsby
Founder
Cam Korzecke
Founder
Christian White
Founder
NashW22
Nairobi, Kenya
All in one finance platform for borderless businesses in Africa
Nash enables finance teams to manage all their finance flows in one place and craft their money flow experiences globally. Our ledger-based operating system allows your borderless business to connect all your money accounts, accounting systems, payment service providers, treasury operations, spend management in one place. Our mission is to enable borderless commerce in Africa. We achieve this initially by providing your team with all the finance tools needed to build, scale, and grow your borderless business without the need for a costly and complex in-house infrastructure.
Founders
Anthony Wagacha
Founder
NaturAll ClubW19
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Frozen beauty products.
Founders
Muhga Eltigani
Founder
New StoryS15
Atlanta, GA, USA
We pioneer solutions to address global homelessness.
We’re shaping a future beyond charity — where every family can own a home.
Founders
Brett Hagler
CEO
Matthew Marshall
Founder
NombaW17
Lagos, Nigeria
Banking and payment services for small businesses in Nigeria
Nomba provides Banking and payment to 200k+ small business in Nigeria through point of sales solutions.
Founders
Pelumi Aboluwarin
CTO
Yinka Adewale
CEO
NophinW22
New York, NY, USA
AI Underwriting Copilot For Commercial Real Estate Investors.
Nophin helps commercial real estate investors make sophisticated underwriting decisions faster with an AI copilot.
Founders
Kwadwo Nyarko
Founder
Weeks Mensah
Founder
NovigS22
New York, NY, USA
The first high-frequency, commission-free sports betting exchange
Novig is a commission-free sports betting exchange that guarantees bettors the best odds and eliminates the need for traditional sportsbooks. We do this by enabling users to bet directly against friends or the market, rather than against the house, making the betting experience more efficient, fair, and, most importantly, profitable. We stand out by ditching the traditional revenue model of retail sportsbooks and leveraging cutting-edge technology to ensure our exchange is liquid and frictionless.
Founders
Jacob Fortinsky
Founder
Kelechi Ukah
Founder
Ocular AIW24
San Francisco, CA, USA
Open Core Enterprise-grade AI & Search for Engineering & Work
Ocular AI lets teams within organizations search, visualize, and perform critical cross tool actions all on one unified platform. Having worked at Microsoft and Google we've experienced first-hand how difficult it is to access and find information across multiple Saas tools. To solve this, Ocular AI brings infrastructure, tooling, data, services together and facilitates knowledge discovery and actions all on one platform.
Founders
Michael Moyo
Founder
Louis Murerwa
Founder
OnScaleW22
New York, NY, USA
OnScale - CRM & collaboration for talent management agencies
The premier technology solution for influencer & athlete talent management agencies partnering with global brands
Founders
Tonjé Bakang Tonje
Founder
German Saprykin
Founder
OpenBiomeW20
Cambridge, MA, USA
A nonprofit stool bank enabling access to fecal transplants.
We are a nonprofit stool bank, expanding safe access to fecal transplants and catalyzing research on the human microbiome.
Founders
Majdi Osman
Founder
OpenlayerS21
San Francisco, CA, USA
Get alerts every time your AI fails
Track prompts and models. Test edge cases. Catch errors in production. Evaluate your AI with one-line of code.
Founders
Gabriel Bayomi Kalejaiye
Founder
Vikas Nair
Founder
Rishab Ramanathan
Founder
PactimaS21
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Live video signing for real-time agreements
Pactima is a value-centric, fast-growing, and venture-backed company that’s transforming the manner in which businesses conduct transactions in our remote world. Our flagship product, Live eSignatures<sup>TM</sup>, is a real-time solution that allows people to view and sign documents while simultaneously hosting a secured video call. This easy-to-use solution allows transactions that could only be done in-person to now be performed online.
Founders
Joel Kapongo
Founder
Moktar Yusuf
Founder
ParagonW20
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The embedded integration platform for SaaS apps.
Paragon enables companies to build products that integrate with the SaaS ecosystem. With Paragon, software companies can integrate with hundreds of different SaaS apps in minutes while providing their customers with a seamless, unified integration experience
Founders
Brandon Foo
Founder
Ishmael Samuel
Founder
PareaS23
New York, NY, USA
DataDog for LLM applications
Parea AI is the essential developer platform for debugging and monitoring every stage of LLM application development. We provide testing, evaluation, and monitoring in one unified platform. These capabilities help developers get visibility into LLM responses, quickly test and optimize prompts, and ensure customers get the best user experience.
Founders
Joel Alexander
Founder
Joschka Braun
Founder
PartnaW22
Lagos, Nigeria
Your Global payments partner for Africa
Modern companies use Partna's API and B2B payment tools to smoothly launch and operate in Africa
Founders
Hakeem Adeyemi Orewole
Founder
Bashir Aminu
Founder
John Anisere
Founder
PatikaS22
Nairobi, Kenya
Simple Receivable Automation & Payments for Africa’s SMBs
Patika helps small businesses in Africa to collect the 35% of their revenue that is not paid upfront. Typically, small businesses use pen and paper to track customer debts and phone calls to collect, but now they can use our smartphone application to automate this process. Our businesses, who used to lose 9% of their sales to non payment and had 16% paid late, now not only collect these customer debts 3x faster but have also getting paid 25% more. We aim to reach 50M small businesses in Africa - a $5B+ market. Sidney and Phelix, who met 10 years ago at a leadership program by Mastercard and Equity Bank, are technical founders with 5+ years experience working together to build payments platforms that processed $10M monthly GTV across Kenya, Uganda & Nigeria.
Founders
Phelix Juma
Founder
Sidney Rema
Founder
PayhippoS21
Lagos, Nigeria
Loans to Nigeria's SMEs in under 3 hours
Payhippo provides loans to small businesses in Africa in under 3 hours. We made $42k in revenue in Nigeria in July 2021, growing 25% m/m with a 97% repayment rate.
Founders
Zach Bijesse
Founder
Uche Nnadi
Founder
Chioma Okotcha
Founder
PaystackW16
Lagos, Nigeria
Modern payments infrastructure for Africa
Paystack is a small and vibrant family working across Lagos and San Francisco. We enable businesses to accept payments via credit card, debit card, money transfer, and mobile money, directly from their website or mobile app.
Founders
Shola Akinlade
CEO
Ezra Olubi
CTO
PigeonW22
Miami, FL, USA
Simplifying loans with your friends & family.
Pigeon is a relationship based technology platform that facilitates the creation and management of loans between friends, family, loved ones, and anyone who trusts one another. By providing smarter ways for people to mix money with their relationships, Pigeon seeks to empower individuals to borrow and lend money with the people they trust.
Founders
Brian Bristol
Founder
PigeonlyW15
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The affordable way to search, find & communicate with an incarcerated…
Pigeonly is a subscription-based platform that makes it easy for people to search, find, and communicate with an incarcerated loved from anywhere in the world. Our technology cuts the cost of expensive prison calls by 80% and allows our customers to send their inmate printed photos, greeting cards, and more right from any cell phone, tablet, or computer. At the core of the Pigeonly business is our proprietary inmate API, Haystac, that searches and organizes millions of Federal, State, and County records in real-time to determine the location of 2MM+ inmates across all prison facilities. This makes it possible for our users to easily search, find, and connect with their incarcerated loved one using one or all of our 6 consumer-facing products. Pigoenly's target market usually has to settle for poor product design and is often the victim of predatory business practices. At Pigeonly, we focus on providing quality products at affordable prices; pair that with five-star customer service to achieve a superb customer experience never seen in the market. We understand just how important this is to our customer because we are our customer.
Founders
Alfonzo Brooks
CFLO
Frederick Hutson
CEO
Pivo Technology IncS22
Lagos, Nigeria
Digital Bank for Freight Carriers in Africa.
Africa has experienced robust macroeconomic growth over the last five years and was the second fastest growing region in 2019 with a GDP of $2.6T, a 3.7% increase on 2018. Nigeria makes up $0.5T, 50% of which comes from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) – a huge number of these operate within large manufacturing supply chains. Starting with Freight Carriers Pivo makes financial services easily accessible for truck owners and truck drivers by providing a bank account, debit card and digital invoicing tools so they can get paid faster and avoid cash flow problems. This will be further augmented by more fundamental financial products such as credit, transaction management, and expense management, to improve their cashflow.
Founders
Ijeoma Akwiwu
Founder
Nkiru Amadi-Emina
Founder
Players' LoungeW18
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Win money betting on yourself playing AAA video games
Players’ Lounge enables gamers of all skill levels to bet on the outcome of their video game matches and win money. Our mission at Players’ Lounge is to give gamers a monetary return on their gaming time, while adding a new layer of fun and entertainment. We have raised $15m in funding. Investors include: ycombinator, Samsung, Griffin Gaming Partners, Strauss Zelnick, Drake and Myles Garrett.
Founders
Dan Delaney
Founder
Zach Dixon
Founder
Austin Woolridge
Founder
PlumterW22
Lagos, Nigeria
Easy foreign payments for African merchants
We're providing payment rails to help African merchants and consumers easily pay their suppliers abroad.
Founders
Yinka Elujoba
Founder
Eni Joshua
Founder
PocketSuiteW16
San Francisco, CA, USA
PocketSuite makes it easy for your clients to book and pay you
PocketSuite is a YC-backed mobile platform for service businesses, ranging from fitness trainers, photographers, and home cleaners to dog trainers, hairstylists, therapists, and life coaches. Businesses use PocketSuite to get booked, paid, and message their clients. We make the work of running your own business simple for solo operators and small teams. PocketSuite empowers the U.S. market of 20 million service professionals generating $800 billion in sales with a mobile cloud solution for running their business. Thousands of businesses run on PocketSuite. Over 500,000 clients book and pay their Pros on PocketSuite today and we're growing fast.
Founders
Yang Forjindam
Founder
PointOneW24
San Francisco, CA, USA
Automated timekeeping and billing for law firms.
Lawyers have to manually track all their client work in 6-minute increments. PointOne uses AI to completely automate time tracking and bill review, helping law firms collect more revenue and saving lawyers hours each week.
Founders
Jeremy Ben-Meir
Founder
Katon Luaces
Founder
Adrian Parlow
Founder
Prembly (formerly Identitypass)W22
Lagos, Nigeria
Identity Verification API for Emerging Markets
We are making it possible for digital businesses to easily verify individuals and businesses within seconds across Emerging Markets.
Founders
Niyi Adegboye
Founder
Lanre Ogungbe
Founder
PromiseW18
Oakland, CA, USA
A modern payment processing platform focused on government agencies.
Promise modernizes and humanizes government payments. We are a comprehensive payments platform that increases revenue and efficiency for government agencies. We help residents navigate payments with dignity and ease to avoid the negative consequences of non-payment. Promise’s win-win services strengthen the bond between government agencies and the communities which they serve.
Founders
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Founder
Diana Frappier
Founder
PropexoW23
Boston, MA, USA
Plaid for Commercial Real Estate
Propexo lets engineers build, test, and launch CRE software integrations in days, not months. We modernize the developer experience for our customers, providing clear documentation and robust infrastructure to support the needs of property owners, property managers, & proptechs.
Founders
Nick Johnson
Founder
Ben Keller
Founder
Remen Okoruwa
Founder
PropRiseS23
San Francisco, CA, USA
Automating commercial real estate data collection
PropRise is a next-generation data and analytics provider transforming the commercial real estate (CRE) sector through AI-driven automation. We specialize in sourcing alternative and hard-to-find data, converting unstructured formats—ranging from documents to images to audio—into structured, actionable insights. Our platform gives brokers and investors near real-time access to critical data such as sales comparables, rental history, and market trends, significantly enhancing the acquisitions process. Our mission is to be the catalyst for growth and innovation in the CRE market. We offer an unparalleled competitive advantage by delivering 10x the data at 1/100th the cost of traditional providers. Powered by proprietary machine learning algorithms, PropRise is redefining data collection and analytics in commercial real estate.
Founders
Jean-Michael Diei
Founder
Matthew Krager
Founder
ProspaW21
Lagos, Nigeria
Banking for businesses in Nigeria
Founders
Frederik Obasi
Founder
PykaS17
Oakland, CA, USA
Autonomous electric airplanes
Pyka’s goal is to provide society with a new form of safe, clean, and cost-effective transportation enabled by autonomous electric aviation. To get there, we’re taking a different approach than most. We're applying our technologies to every industry where autonomous electric aircraft can be useful, starting with the highest value and most dangerous jobs. In doing so, we're building game-changing products manufactured at scale, while perfecting the safety, reliability, and capabilities of our autonomy engine and electric propulsion systems. We design, develop and manufacture an ecosystem of technologies including proprietary flight control software, avionics, high power density motors, motor controllers, batteries, and custom carbon-fiber composite airframes. Today, we supply autonomous electric aircraft for cargo transport and crop protection to real-world customers across four separate continents and have secured industry-first regulatory approvals from the FAA. Our cargo aircraft enables remote connectivity, enhances express delivery networks, and ensures fast and reliable shipping of critical supplies to areas in need. Our crop protection aircraft offers agricultural services providers and farmers an autonomous tool to make aerial application safer, more precise, and less harmful to surrounding environments. Both vehicles are highly economical to operate, easy to deploy, and significantly reduce C02 emissions in their respective industries. What you work on at Pyka makes people’s lives better now and brings the future of electric aviation one step closer each day.
Founders
Kyle Moore
Founder
Michael Norcia
CEO
Chuma Ogunwole
COO
Nathan White
CEO
PyroscopeW21
Oakland, CA, USA
Open source continuous profiling software to debug performance issues
Pyroscope is an open source continuous profiling platform. With just a few lines of code it will help you debug performance issues and find bottlenecks in your code.
Founders
Dmitry Filimonov
Founder
Ryan Perry
Founder
PyxaiW19
Boston, MA, USA
An assessment tool that evaluates people to predict future success
Pyxai helps organizations evaluate, identify and source top talent by focusing on the best indicators of long-term job success, soft skills. Our proprietary, AI driven assessment tool helps organizations increase retention by at least 30% all while reducing the time to hire by more than 50%.
Founders
Angela Edwards
Founder
Kurt Edwards
Founder
QuickNodeW21
Miami, FL, USA
Tools & infra to build and scale high-quality blockchain applications.
Web3 developer platform to build, test, and scale blockchain applications. Lightning fast access to 27+ chains like Ethereum, Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, Optimism, Arbitrum, Avalanche, Near, Stacks, Flow, Tron, zkSync and more. Elastic APIs, storage (IPFS), powerful tools, analytics, and a 3rd-party marketplace -- all at your command through a simple control panel. Build your next big thing on-chain! Build it with QuickNode.
Founders
Auston Bunsen
Founder
Dmitry Shklovsky
Founder
Manuel Kreutz
Founder
Alexander Nabutovsky
Founder
qwest.W19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Marketplace for social clubs
Qwest is a marketplace for individuals to connect with like-minded people while accessing popular places and events through joining social clubs. We provide a platform for social clubs to build, engage, grow and sell memberships. We help social clubs provide perks to their community like skip lines, table access, free entry and universal access to other clubs. We help creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals find community while conveniently going out to popular events, bars, clubs, and lounges
Founders
Andre Woodley Jr
Founder
RamaniW20
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
We're building financial infrastructure for Africa's supply chains
An app for salespeople to track inventory, register their customers and record their sales transactions. Cofounders: African. Ex-Salesforce PM, Stanford CS, Capgemini
Founders
Calvin Usiri
Founder
Iain Usiri
Founder
Ramen VRS19
San Francisco, CA, USA
Have you heard of Ready Player One? We're building it for real people
Have you heard of Ready Player One? Well, we're building it for real people: We're building the next reality featuring an infinite universe where millions of people can build new lives together in a gorgeous, cyberpunk and inspired world. We're starting with Zenith, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game that is cross platform for VR, desktop, and console. Ramen VR was started in early 2019 in the Bay Area by Andy and Lauren, gaming tech engineers with decades of combined experience at Google, Unity, OpenFeint, and some very successful mobile and social games. We're funded by some of the best investors and gaming entrepreneurs in the world including YCombinator, The Makers Fund, Twitch COO Kevin Lin, and Kabam Cofounder Holly Liu and also the most successful VR Gaming Kickstarter of all time. We believe great games change the world for the better. Great games inspire creativity, teach grit, and most importantly, build community.
Founders
Lauren Frazier
Founder
Andy Tsen
Founder
ReleafS17
Lagos, Nigeria
Supply chain technology that provides inputs to African FMCGs
Releaf develops novel industrial processing technology for African crops. Our pre-processing technology allows us to improve the quality and scale of raw materials provided to African food factories (>$200B market), 90% of which run under 50% of their installed capacity, primarily due to scarce quality raw materials. We target domestic demand in industries where we can develop pre-processing technology to increase the amount of addressable, quality raw material we can source directly from farmers, giving us a leg-up on competitors who rely on inconsistent traders with variable quality. The goal is to catalyze agro-based industrialization across the continent - no phenomena in the history of the world has moved more people out of extreme poverty and into shared prosperity than industrialization.
Founders
Uzoma Ayogu
CTO
Kenna Nzewi
CEO
Reliance HealthW17
Lagos, Nigeria
We make healthcare in emerging markets affordable and accessible
Reliance Health uses technology to make quality healthcare delightful, affordable and accessible in emerging markets. Through an integrated approach that includes affordable health insurance, telemedicine and a combination of partner and proprietary healthcare facilities, Reliance Health offers innovative healthcare solutions that meet the needs of emerging markets including Nigeria, Egypt and growing
Founders
Matthew Mayaki
Senior Vice President Product
Femi Kuti
CEO
Opeyemi Olumekun
COO
Remedial HealthW22
Lagos, Nigeria
B2B E-commerce & Fintech platform for Pharmacies & Hospitals in Africa
Remedial Health sells medicine wholesale to the 1 million pharmacies and hospitals in Africa. Today in Africa, pharmacies shop in open-air medicine markets where they pay higher prices for counterfeits medicines. We offer a managed marketplace with all the stock they'll need, deliver within 24 hours and offer credit to help them grow.
Founders
Victor Benjamin
Founder
Samuel Okwuada
Founder
RemixW15
San Francisco, CA, USA
We’re building a platform to empower cities to plan the best possible…
Remix’s mission is to help build more livable cities. Our software helps city planners understand their communities and design transportation systems that serve them. We’ve partnered with over 325 cities across 20 countries on 4 continents — and were continually seeking to grow our impact around the world. Urban planning impacts everything from economic mobility to CO2 emissions, and our platform empowers local governments to transform their transportation systems, design safer streets, and implement new mobility options to better serve their communities.
Founders
Tiffany Chu
COO
Sam Hashemi
CEO
Daniel Getelman
CTO
Danny Whalen
Founder
RepoolS21
New York, NY, USA
Making hedge funds easy to create and operate.
Repool makes it easy to launch and operate private funds, like Carta for hedge funds. We're building the modern operating system for emerging managers and democratizing access to talented retail and professional investors alike.
Founders
Kevin Fu
Founder
Justin Carrao
Founder
REZIW17
New York, NY, USA
Rent Better
REZI is a leading real estate technology company founded in 2016 and the only fully remote and automated marketplace for long-term apartment rentals. REZI empowers landlords to lease their vacant apartments using their state-of-the-art platform — guaranteeing the monthly rent, paying up to 12 months of rent upfront, reducing leasing costs, and simplifying the leasing process for several to hundreds of units in a single transaction. Renters on REZI are then able to find, tour, apply for, and lease their next home without any fees and in as little as five minutes — right from their phone — through pre-screened listings, contactless tours, and automated application decisions.
Founders
Harsh Yadav
CTO at REZI
Keenan D. Williams
President
RuffoS22
San Francisco, CA, USA
Cross-border real estate transactions made easy
Ruffo simplifies cross-border real estate transactions. We let home buyers and sellers sign and notarize transaction documents from their smartphone so they don’t have to get on a plane to sign in person. Our customers range from immigrants working in Switzerland buying property back in their hometowns to to Silicon Valley software engineers buying beach houses in Cabo.
Founders
Noe Branagan
Founder
Nelson Munoz
Founder
Luis Pellerano
Founder
RyseW24
New York, NY, USA
The secondary market for real estate leases
Ryse is the only marketplace where investors who want to buy leases can trade with real estate operators who want to sell leases.
Founders
Sean Mitchell
Founder
Harsh Yadav
Founder
Safer ManagementS21
Dallas, TX, USA
Student Attendance tracking for Public Schools
Safer Management sells attendance software to public school districts and colleges. Public schools receive federal funding based on their average daily attendance, and our software ensures they get the money they need. We started Safer Mgmt. 12 months ago after I dropped off my twin boys and experienced inefficiencies with the sign-in process. We are now in 75 public schools and two colleges with annual reoccurring revenue of $621,000. We have 82% margins and are profitable. At scale, we will charge $15 per student per year. There are 70 million public school students in America which is a $1.4 billion dollar market opportunity.
Founders
Fredrick Burns
Founder
SalesformS20
New York, NY, USA
Qualify, route, and convert more inbound leads
Salesform qualifies, routes, and converts inbound leads while 2-way syncing with your sales stack. Now, you can meet more target customers faster and leverage Salesform’s native enrichment to enhance routing rules and auto-replies for demo requests etc.
Founders
Kwasi Oppong-Badu
Founder
Uday Singh
Founder
SchoolableW19
Lagos, Nigeria
Tuition collection service for K-12 private schools in Africa
We are a financial technology company that is revolutionizing the state of pre-tertiary education in Africa. By paying school fees for parents upfront with a flexible monthly repayment plan, building fees savings culture among parents, This way, schools get up to 80% of all their expected fees 2weeks into resumption and also enabling schools to access to loan facility and availability of various vendors and service providers at discounted rates.
Founders
Angela Essien
Founder
Henry Nnalue
CEO
SENDW20
Lagos, Nigeria
Flexport for Africa - Digital Freight forwarder and Customs Broker.
SEND is a digital freight forwarder and customs broker for Africa. We manage the entire process of shipping cargo by air or by sea, including the documentation, customs process, delivery to the warehouse and trade financing.
Founders
Kingsley Oti
Founder
Larry Oti
Founder
SendboxW21
Lagos, Nigeria
Fulfillment by Amazon for African merchants
Sendbox helps small e-commerce merchants who sell directly to customers through their own online channels or social media platforms with fulfillment. We now handle local and international fulfillment for over 7,500 merchants within Nigeria.
Founders
Olusegun Afolahan
Founder
Emotu Balogun
Founder
SendHubW12
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Simple Business SMS. SMBs to Large Enterprise.
SendHub makes business communication fast, simple, and effective. Our complete online business SMS messaging solution helps thousands of companies communicate more effectively with on-the-go workforces, customers, and more. SendHub is a Y-Combinator graduate, and is backed by Menlo Ventures, Kapor Capital, 500 startups, the Seraph Group, Paul Buchheit, Eric Ries, Jawed Karim and Jeb Bush.
Sendme, IncW22
Ibadan, Nigeria
On demand provider of meat to households and food businesses
Sendme is an on-demand provider of clean meat to individuals and food businesses. We built a chatbot that lets customers place orders for meat on WhatsApp and they get it within 3hours.
Founders
Daniel Afolayan
Founder
Shekel MobilityW23
Lagos, Nigeria
B2B marketplace for Auto Dealers in Africa
Our platform helps car dealers find, finance and sell more cars in the $30B African used Car market. We are building the largest auto dealership ecosystem ; powering $10Bn transactions annually
Founders
Valentine Mayaki
Founder
Benjamen Oladokun
Founder
Sanmi Olukanmi
Founder
ShepherdW24
Every student's personalized learning assistant
Shepherd is a Learning assistant for schools to provide to their students. Shepherd seamlessly combines AI-enabled self-study, affordable tutoring, peer collaboration, and analytics for a personalized learning experience that is both efficient and effective.
Founders
Marcella Imoisili
Founder
Moyo Orekoya
Founder
Kehinde Williams
Founder
ShoobsW14
London, UK
We help you find and book tickets to great entertainment events that…
Shoobs offers event organisers with a convenient and powerful platform to sell tickets to their events. A couple of years ago we got thinking that selling tickets should be QUICK & EASY! So, we decided to create Shoobs to help event organisers sell out their events efficiently! Shoobs is the leading destination to discover and book great urban culture events in the UK, such as Hip Hop concerts and RnB club nights.
Founders
Louise Broni-Mensah
Founder
SilkChartS22
San Francisco, CA, USA
AI-powered sales coach
SilkChart is an AI-powered call analysis and sales coaching tool that helps sales teams improve performance and win more deals. It analyzes sales calls to identify what went well and what could be improved, based on training data from top sales coaches and hundreds of thousands of sales calls.
Founders
Andreea Francis
Founder
Simplifyd SystemsW22
Lagos, Nigeria
We deliver toll-free internet apps
Simplifyd enables businesses deliver their internet apps (websites/mobile apps) data-free, similar to toll-free telephone lines. We do this through our Zerodata app Founded in August of 2021 and based in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya, Simplifyd through its Zerodata platform is a trusted marketplace for data-free internet apps. Businesses list their internet apps (websites/mobile apps) on the Zerodata platform so end users can access them data-free! End users simply need to download the Zerodata app, available for both mobile and desktop, toggle on and enjoy access to listed apps data-free! We are on a mission to make apps accessible to over ~2B people in emerging economies who simply cannot afford the costs of internet data subscriptions.
Founders
Tomi Amao
Founder
Sam Keiru
Founder
Sinovia TechnologiesW17
San Carlos, CA, USA
Flexible printed OLED displays.
We use the printing methods used for newspapers, packaging, posters, and other graphic media to make beautiful, emissive electronic displays with high-end OLED technology aimed at low-cost applications. Our displays are paper-thin, flexible, and can be easily custom printed in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing hardware designers to use displays and indicators on curved surfaces and in new ways.
Founders
George Burkhard
CTO
Whitney Gaynor
President & CEO
SIRUMW15
Palo Alto, CA, USA
SIRUM is a “match.com” for unused medicine. We connect institutional…
SIRUM uses technology to connect, prioritize and simplify various sources of medicine. We help safety-net clinics access this medicine for their patients. SIRUM is an innovative nonprofit organization committed to reducing barriers to health for underserved populations. Incubated at Stanford University, SIRUM draws from the academic and technology expertise of faculty and alumni to strengthen its impact and efficiency. SIRUM has become a leader in prescription drug donations, providing consulting and technical assistance to county governments, community clinics and multiple drug donor groups to establish redistribution programs
Founders
Kiah J. Williams
Founder
Adam Kircher
Founder
George Wang
Director
Smart AltoW17
Birmingham, AL, USA
Easiest way to set appointments with real estate leads
Founders
Hassan Riggs
CEO
Wayne Anderson
COO
SnapTradeW22
Fredericton, NB, Canada
Plaid for trading
SnapTrade is an API to connect retail brokerage accounts to any fintech app. We enable API access to real-time account data, historical transactions, and trading. This makes it possible to build new investing experiences with existing brokerage accounts, so users don't need to transfer and it's easier to get started.
Founders
Brendan Lee Young
Founder
Brendan Wood
Founder
SocialcamW12
San Francisco, CA, USA
The easiest way to share videos with friends and family.
Socialcam is a new mobile video application coming to both iPhone and Android. Socialcam makes it fast, easy and fun to capture, share and view high quality movies of life's moments with friends and family.
Founders
Guillaume Luccisano
Founder
Michael Seibel
Founder
Ammon Bartram
Founder
Sphere Secure WorkspaceS15
London, UK
Sphere Secure Workspace For a product demonstration, or for any other enquiries please contact at info@sphere.works
Founders
Kubi Mensah
Founder
Dominik Thalmann
| CTO
Spring in AfricaW19
Lagos, Nigeria
Powerful multicurrency wallet
Blockchain based online bank
Founders
John Oke
Founder
Squire TechnologiesS16
New York, NY, USA
Platform to grow your barbershop and maximize profitability.
Squire is a booking and payment platform that connects people with great barbers worldwide. Squire makes it easy to discover and book the best barbers wherever you are, in just a few taps. Squire is also the premier management platform for barbershops. Using Squire, barbers are able to engage their customers, process bookings and payments and better market their business through Squire’s “barbershop discovery” capabilities. Fully integrated with a point of sale, inventory management and payroll systems, Squire is a one-stop solution for barbershop owners to efficiently operate their business. With headquarters in New York and a presence in major cities in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, Squire has quickly become a market leader in technology solutions for the barbershop industry worldwide. For more information, please visit getsquire.com or download the Squire iOS app from the App Store.
Founders
Songe LaRon
CEO
Dave Salvant
President
Stairs FinancialW22
New York, NY, USA
Find a home you can actually afford
Stairs helps young Americans buy their first home. Our home search identifies homes based on their finances, and connects them to government grants, loans and tax breaks.
Founders
Malcolm-Wiley Floyd
Founder
Scott Fritz
Founder
Sully.aiS21
San Francisco, CA, USA
creating superhuman doctors
Our Mission: "One human, One Doctor" because access to a doctor at any given time is a basic human right. Customer: Healthcare Organizations Product: All-in-one solution to save doctors time. Problem: Doctors spend 50% of their time on things other than patient care, and the other 50% is inefficient. Solution: All-in-one solution for doctors that saves time from pre, post, and during-visit. Opportunity: Over 110 million patient care visits occur in the US annually, and the current average cost per visit is $300. When future visits are done by an ASI (Artificial Super Intelligence) doctor at a 10x cheaper cost ($29 per visit), it’s $3.9B in revenue in the US only and $25B+ globally.
Founders
Ahmed Nasser
Founder
Ahmed Omar
Founder
SupliasS21
Lagos, Nigeria
We enable FMCG distributors in Africa buy inventory on credit
Suplias helps FMCG manufacturers in Africa receive payments and finance inventory purchases of their distributors using a mobile app called Obtainly. We launched in Nigeria, where we have been growing revenue by 32% month over month for the last 11 months Our founding team has a combined 25+ years of experience in supply chain and ecommerce having worked for Procter & Gamble, Pepsi Co, Gap and Jumia, the #1 ecommerce company in Africa.
Founders
Stephen Igwue
Founder
Sefa Ikyaator
Founder
Swipe - (Float, Accounteer)W20
Accra, Ghana
Building modern payments, accounting and cashflow management tools…
Swipe is building modern modern payments, accounting and cashflow management tools for businesses. We own and operate Float, a global b2b payments platform and Accounteer - a cloud accounting and bookkeeping platform for businesses and freelancers.
Founders
Jesse Ahin Ghansah
Founder
Syrona HealthW22
London, UK
Support underserved Women's health journeys:Endometriosis to Menopause
Syrona is a solution tackling diversity and Inclusion, for 45% of the workforce that go through women's health events from Endometriosis through to Menopause. We do this though our virtual clinic which provides personalised diagnostic, telemedicine and evidence based self-management tools. The areas we cover are Endometriosis, PCOS, Fertility, Parenthood, Cancer or Menopause.
Founders
Chantelle Bell
Founder
Anya Roy
Founder
Tambua HealthW20
San Francisco, CA, USA
The T-Scope is an app-based handheld ultrasound system that brings…
Founders
Eric Kirima
Founder
Lewis Wanjohi
Founder
TendoW22
Accra, Ghana
Meesho for Africa - Enabling Africans to sell online with zero capital
Tendo enables anyone in Africa to sell online with zero upfront inventory - our mobile app connects dropshippers to local wholesalers. The sellers on the platform are able to source products through Tendo and resell items using social commerce tools, such as WhatsApp, arrange delivery, and get paid, all through the Tendo mobile app. At the moment, people who want to sell online need to save money, visit hundreds of suppliers to find a trusted one, and risk losing their capital by stocking up inventory. Beyond this, they need to incur costs for logistics and warehousing. We eliminate all that.
Founders
Primerose Katena
Founder
Felix Manford
Founder
Derrick Mungai
Founder
Evans Darbo Boateng
Founder
TennrW23
New York, NY, USA
Turn your healthcare operations into growth
Tennr is a first-of-its-kind automations platform built to handle the nuances of human-decision making within healthcare operations.
Founders
Diego Baugh
Founder
Trey Holterman
Founder
Tyler Johnson
Founder
tEQuitableW18
Oakland, CA, USA
tEQuitable's mission is to create work culture that works for everyone
tEQuitable helps companies get in front of and prevent harassment. We are an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. For employees, we provide a sounding board they can consult without fear of retribution on issues ranging from subtle, insidious slights and invalidations to overt discrimination and harassment. For companies, we provide data and insights to identify systemic issues, track behavioral trends, and develop actionable recommendations. tEQuitable is using technology to make workplaces more equitable.
Founders
Lisa Gelobter
CEO
TermiiW20
Lagos, Nigeria
Termii is Twilio for Africa.
Termii is a communications platform that allows African businesses send messages to anyone across sms, email, voice and instant messaging channels. With Termii businesses can; 1. Verify customer identity & transactions 2. Send product notifications to customers 3. Generate personality and engagement insights from customer transactions
Founders
EMMANUEL GBOLADE
Founder
Ayomide Awe
Founder
TerraceS22
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Trade Crypto Better
Terrace is the best way to trade crypto. We're the degen platform for institutions and the institutional platform for degens. Terrace is a multi-wallet, non-custodial crypto trading terminal and broker. We offer best price routing, advanced order types, synthetic pairs, token screening, and portfolio management on 12 chains. You can use Terrace for DeFi-only (no-KYC) or get access to the world's top CEX, OTC, and MM via our KYC-ed platform. Think DeBank, 1inch/Matcha, DEX Screener, and more rolled into one.
Founders
Jesse Beller
Founder
Sola Ogunsakin
Founder
TerrakottaW24
San Francisco, CA, USA
AI platform for phone-first sellers
Terrakotta is a power-dialer that lets sales reps leave AI-generated voicemails. Our first customers are Commercial Real Estate brokerages that use Terrakotta to clone their brokers voices, dial prospects and when no one answers, leave an A/B tested, personalized voicemail that gets a callback.
Founders
Kusiima Boswell
Founder
Gabriel Wilson
Founder
Vincent Wilson
Founder
ThereCraftS17
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Founders
Star Simpson
Founder
TherifyS21
New York, NY, USA
Inclusive mental healthcare for companies
Therify is an inclusive mental health benefit for companies. Through our web platform, employees access culturally responsive therapists, live community sessions, and self-guided content to support their emotional well-being.
Founders
James Murray
Founder
Warren Sadler
Founder
ThreadW23
Chattanooga, TN, USA
Lifeline for your business
Thread simplifies the business processes for manufacturing companies. Upload your company documents to our secure platform, collaborate seamlessly across your organization to respond to vendor questionnaires.
Founders
Harsha Vankayalapati
Founder
Akeem Williams
Founder
Thrive AgricW19
Abuja, Nigeria
ThriveAgric help Farmers in Africa access finance, insight and Markets
We have created a market place that enables the sales of agro-commodities locally and internationally while providing rural farmers with all the resources they will need to grow crops like loans to but inputs and the needed extension services for better insights.
Founders
Ayodeji Arikawe
Founder
Uka Eje
Founder
TitanS18
New York, NY, USA
Titan is building a new Schwab.
We are a new guard wealth management platform, vying to be the default for our generation's wealth. We have investment products across every major asset class (stocks, venture capital, credit, crypto, etc.), ranging from actively managed (like Apollo Real Estate) to passive (like Titan's near-free robo advisor, cheapest in the industry). We have investment advisors available to all clients.
Founders
Clayton Gardner
Founder
Joe Percoco
Founder
Max Bernardy
CTO
Todos ComemosS20
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Taking from 1 to 100 the premade food industry in LATAM
With the mission of improving people's lives in LATAM by enabling pre-made food access to millions of people, TodosComemos is pushing forward the actual barriers of the industry in LATAM by: 1. Developing pre-made and ready-to-eat healthy food above-edge technologies for the region, 2. Enabling established products and brands of prepared food to go from 1 to 1000, offering them a competitive distribution one-stop solution to reach millions of new customers in a multichannel strategy 3. Building the first pre-made food subscription service including both pre-made and ready-to-eat meals for all needs.
Founders
Mateo Cardenas Huertas
Founder
Santiago Espinosa
Founder
ToolboxS20
New York, NY, USA
Financial operating system for construction & service contractors
Our mission at Toolbox is to help construction, maintenance and repair contractors thrive by providing them with a simple, yet powerful financial operating system to grow their business. Today, contractors can access our best-in-class and construction-focused corporate charge card to facilitate mission-critical payments, including materials and equipment purchases. Contractors also get access to an app to manage their finances, make payments, issue new cards for themselves and their team members, and organize expenses based on current and completed projects.
Founders
Wil Eyi
Founder
Topship