Black-founded YC companies

September 2021

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

$5.18B
combined valuation
$1.1B
total amount raised

Companies founded by Black founders

1910 GeneticsW19Cambridge, 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
54GeneW19Lagos, Nigeria
We are an African genomics research, services and development company addressing the need to include under-represented African genomic data in research which could lead to medical breakthroughs and new healthcare solutions worldwide.
Founders
Abasi Ene-Obong
Founder
Ogochukwu Francis Osifo
Founder
AellaW17San Francisco, CA, USA
Easiest way for the underbanked to access finance and get insured
Aella makes it super easy for Individuals in emerging markets to borrow, invest, make payments, and get insured. We are at the forefront of financial inclusion and empowerment of the underbanked.
Founders
Wale Akanbi
CTO
Akin Jones
CEO
AfriexS20San Francisco, CA, USA
Stablecoin remittances
Afriex makes it easy for immigrants to send money home. We use stablecoins to offer the fastest and cheapest remittance service to over 30 countries around the world.
Founders
Tope Alabi
Founder
John Obirije
Founder
AfrostreamS15Paris, France
AFROSTREAM is Netflix for African-American and African content…
Afrostream brings you the best black shows, films, web series and more, streaming online anytime, anywhere. The site boasts an international library of 1,000+ hours of premium content, subtitled or dubbed according to the local market. Afrostream has licensing deals in place with Warner Brothers, Sony, Viacom, Lionsgate, and Sky Vision among others. The company has signed distribution deals with TF1, Orange and Bouygues telecom and debuted in the summer of 2016 on set-top boxes in over 12 million households in Europe. Afrostream was previously incubated by Silicon Valley’s prestigious Y Combinator and has secured investments from Orange, Cross Culture Ventures, and ACE & Company. Afrostream is accessible on Smart TVs, on the web, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices in 28 countries in Europe and Africa. Afrostream targets the 15M people of African descent in Europe and 936M Africans in sub-Saharan Africa.
AirfordableS16Chicago, 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
AmicusS12San Francisco, CA, USA
Helps nonprofits & campaigns win more donors, more members, more votes
Amicus is reshaping civil society through innovation. We believe profits and social good can go hand in hand. At Amicus, you can work for a fast growing startup that's disrupting a really large market and feel great about what you do. Nonprofits in the U.S. currently spend $60 billion annually to raise $300 billion — 20 cents on the dollar! We build tools that increase the amount nonprofits raise, while drastically decreasing their costs. Amicus puts more money in the hands of great organizations and creates lots of value in the process.
AptDecoW14New 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
Assorted BitsS12
A mobile calendar for all the fun stuff you do with friends.
AvionW20Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A drone delivery network which is live in Africa delivering medical…
Founders
Mohammed Ahmed
Founder
Brook Ayalneh
Founder
Bitiya Samuel
Founder
BambooW20Lagos, 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
BankjoyW15Troy, 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
BlackOakTVS21New 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
BottomlessW19Seattle, WA, USA
Building the first sensor enabled marketplace for repeat purchases
Founders
Liana Herrera
Founder
Michael Mayer
Founder
BreezefulW20Toronto, 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
Enable anyone to report issues and feedback directly on your website
The bug reporting platform for cross-functional teams. Allow anyone on the team (technical or not) give the most visually and technically robust feedback they can in the most intuitive platform we believe possible.
Founders
Mohamed Abedelmalik
Founder
Conder Shou
Founder
Anika Zaman
Founder
BrickW21Oakland, CA, USA
The financial operating system for general contractors
We're building the financial OS for general remodeling contractors that enables them to grow their business by offering the financial trust their customers demand. Our initial payments product enables general contractors to: - offer standardized, low-cost initial deposit options for customers, - access working capital on a project by project basis, and - eliminate customer collections risks
Founders
Drew Barrett
Founder
Chapman Snowden
Founder
buildspaceS20San Francisco, CA, USA
The world’s largest network of web3 builders.
Today, devs can join our network, build their own web3 projects, earn NFTs, and get access to work opportunities in crypto.
Founders
Farza Majeed
Founder
Business ScoreS19
Connecting online businesses with funding options
Business Score connects online businesses with funding options
Founders
Rich Serunjogi
Founder
CapWayS20Atlanta, GA, USA
Inclusive financial technology service provider.
CapWay is a financial technology company that provides banking tools, digital payments, financial content, and more to create financial access and opportunity for all. The company fills financial gaps and provides solutions for the growing cashless economy and those who have been misunderstood, overlooked, and underserved by the traditional financial system. CapWay has a B2C and B2B2C customer acquisition strategy.
Founders
Sheena Allen
Founder
Career KarmaW19San Francisco, CA, USA
Helps job training programs find qualified applicants.
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
ChesscademyIK12New York, NY, USA
Chesscademy makes learning chess fun and easy. With a wide range of instructive courses and thousands of tactical puzzles, users of all levels can learn from a personalized curriculum that's tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. Chesscademy has a growing community of over 500K users from 190 countries.
ClayW21Los Angeles, CA, USA
Figma for 3D design
A realtime collaborative, web-based review tool for 3D models. It allows users to upload 3D assets, share a link to the 3D viewer, and receive comments and feedback in real-time.
Founders
Phillippe Siclait
Founder
Sebastien Siclait
Founder
ClipDropW21Paris, 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 RápidaW22São 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
Rafael Gibelli
Founder
Mario Marcoccia
Founder
Correlia BiosystemsW18Berkeley, 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
CowrywiseS18Lagos, 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
CredPalW19Lagos, Nigeria
CredPal is a modern credit card company in Africa that allows…
Founders
Mofehintolu Olaogun
Founder
CrowdForceW20Abuja, Nigeria
Crowdforce is an app that allows any local merchant in Africa,…
CrowdForce is an app that allows any local merchant in Africa, starting with Nigeria to become a bank branch within minutes.
Founders
Oluwatomi Ayorinde
Founder
Damilola Ayorinde
Founder
Degrees of FreedomW21Marlboro, 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
Chandell Stone
Founder
DigistainS21London, UK
We Save Patients From Avoidable Chemotherapy
50% of women with breast cancer suffer through expensive and potentially lethal chemotherapy they don't need. Digistain solves this problem by scanning biopsies in the infrared to measure the increase in cancerous DNA. We remove the guesswork from diagnosis
Founders
Hemmel Amrania
Founder
Chris Phillips
Founder
DjamoW21Abidjan, 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
DojahW22102273, Lagos, Nigeria
All-in-one KYC/Identity Platform for Africa
Dojah is building an all inclusive KYC/Identity data platform for Africa which will enable fintech companies and businesses to build out their onboarding flow faster.
Founders
Tobi Ololade
Founder
Ayomide Oso
Founder
DoorportW19New York, NY, USA
Acquired by Alarm.com - We make existing apartment access smart.
Founders
Ben Taylor
Founder
EdlyftW20San Francisco, CA, USA
Helping create the next million computer science grads
Edlyft is a paid support program and platform for college students in STEM. Edlyft helps college students through their toughest STEM classes, starting with computer science, by offering online group tutoring, study groups, and content on navigating computer science. Before Edlyft, Arnelle worked as an engineer at Google, a product manager at startup Lark Health, and then spent a year and a half solving complex strategy problems for Fortune 500 companies at Bain. Erika has consumer and digital educational experience as an engineer at Facebook and a product manager for LinkedIn Learning.
Founders
Arnelle Ansong
Founder
Erika Hairston
Founder
EmceeS21London, UK
Increase conversion of your online store with a live shopping host
Emcee helps e-commerce stores increase conversion with a live shopping host. How does it work: 1. Emcee is a widget that integrates with a store like a chatbot button 2. We provide a live stream host tailored to the brand 3. The live stream host interacts with website visitors and increase sales
Founders
Robrecht Le Roy
Founder
Jibril Gudal
Founder
enable.us (formerly Referenceable)W21San Francisco, CA, USA
All-in-one buyer & seller enablement platform for B2B Virtual Selling
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
Founder
Adam Pearson
Founder
EnvylW16Brooklyn, NY, USA
Envyl enables a fast, reliable and cost effective peer to peer…
Envyl is an affordable and fast international peer to peer delivery.
Founders
Perry Ogwuche
CEO
Tochukwu Okoro
Founder
EpihubS20New York, NY, USA
Epihub is Shopify for anyone teaching online 👩‍💻👨‍💻
Epihub offers educators an all-in-one platform for scheduling, billing, and teaching online. Epihub blends eight products together, including a webpage builder and website embed, CRM, custom intake forms, scheduler for appointments, virtual event management, virtual classroom, payment processing for invoices and credits, plus paystubs and progress reports.
Founders
Michael MacKay
Founder
Kwasi Oppong-Badu
Founder
Uday Singh
Founder
eqtbleW21New York, NY, USA
Next-gen HR analytics platform, turning employee data into insights
eqtble makes it easy for companies to gain insights from their HR data. We answer questions like why top performers are leaving and why qualified candidates are declining offers.
Founders
Gabe Horwitz
Founder
Joseph Ifiegbu
Founder
Ethan Veres
Founder
Evidently AIS21San 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
ExceptionALLYS18Atlanta, GA, USA
Affordable expertise for special needs parenting.
Founders
Rayford Davis
CEO
Verlin Henderson
CTO
Dana Lee
Head of Product
EzeW20San Francisco, CA, USA
Eze is a commodities exchange for used smartphones.
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
FacioW20São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Facio provides low-priced payroll loans to employees in Brazil.
Founders
Márcio Dos Santos
Founder
Saulo Tristao
Founder
Ticiano Vieira
Founder
Felix BiotechnologyW20San Francisco, CA, USA
We’re creating programmable therapies
We are building the first end-to-end digital viral design platform to protect the world against the coming threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Founders
Robert McBride
Founder
Vivek Mutalik
Founder
Paul Turner
Founder
FinaryW21New York, NY, USA
Discord for Investing.
Finary is a chat platform for investors where you can chat with friends about the market, discover new investing communities, and make trades.
Founders
Darian Bhathena
Founder
Roger Cawdette
Founder
Jack Phifer
Founder
Fingo AfricaS21Nairobi, 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 a debit card for US college students that builds credit in an easy, safe, and transparent way, while helping them save money on campus. Carlo, Scott, and Moritz dropped out of Harvard and Cornell (CS, statistics and finance), to build Fizz into the financial service provider that their peers, and any young adult recognizes as an ally in tackling personal finance challenges - starting with building credit.
Founders
Carlo Kobe
Founder
Moritz Pail
Founder
Scott Smith
Founder
Moritz Stephan
Founder
FlipW15Los 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
FloatW20Accra, Ghana
Cash management and credit for Africa's fast growth companies.
Float is a YC-backed cash management and digital lending platform focused on African SMBs. We are a fast-growing fintech company offering working- capital in the form of a flexible credit line to boost cashflow and as well a suite of tools to help them manage their finances.
Founders
Jesse Ahin Ghansah
Founder
flukeS21São Carlos, State of São Paulo, 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
FlutterFlowW21Mountain View, CA, USA
Low-code app builder
FlutterFlow is an online app builder that lets users easily build native cross platform applications. FlutterFlow brings a visual builder on top of Google's Flutter, which is the most popular cross platform developer framework. Building and iterating on cross-platform mobile apps today is expensive and slow, but with FlutterFlow teams and individuals can use the intuitive interface and higher level abstractions to build apps 10x faster. The company is led by former software engineers at Google who applied Machine Learning to improve Google Maps data.
Founders
Alex Greaves
Founder
Abel Mengistu
Founder
FlutterwaveS16Lagos, 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 $2 billion in payments and 25 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
ACA Adekoya
Founder
Olugbenga GB Agboola
Founder
FluxW21Lagos, 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
FuseW19New York, NY, USA
Making fintech mutliplayer 🎮.
Pay & split your utility, phone, subscription, restaurant & travel bills automatically - Everyone only pays their share. We believe that the future of payments is multi-player. Groups transacting together will no longer need to rely on one person making the full payment, use peer-to-peer payments apps or track "I Owe Yous".
Founders
Boateng Opoku-Yeboah
Founder
Landon Vago-Hughes
Founder
Tunde Alao
Founder
Future FieldsS20Edmonton, AB, Canada
Cell growth media for lab grown meat
We make the most important ingredient for lab grown meat - cell growth media. We make cell growth media 1000 times cheaper than anyone else through our novel production system. Future Fields started out as a lab grown meat company, focusing on chicken products. We developed our first prototype using cell culture media available on the market today. With this, the price of our chicken was $3000 US per lb. Would you buy a really good chicken nugget for $300? Probably not. We prioritized overcoming this hurdle first, and we were successful! We developed an entirely new way of producing growth factors - which are the key (and most expensive) component of cell culture media. We realized this technology could solve the same problem all lab grown meat companies face. Given our mission to singlehandedly kickstart the next agricultural revolution, we decided to pivot and focus on enabling the entire industry to succeed. Our cell culture media is affordable, scalable, and fully customizable to meet the specific needs of individual cell lines, from pork to kangaroo, and everything in between.
Founders
Jalene Anderson-Baron
Founder
Matt Anderson-Baron
Founder
GamebytesS19New York, NY, USA
Chat game universe
Founders
Kane Thomas
Founder
Jared Downing
Founder
GatherS20Cleveland, 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, IncW21New 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
GigsterS15San Francisco, CA, USA
Build and manage distributed teams
Gigster is democratizing access to software by enabling organizations harness the best teams regardless of where they are in the world. Businesses with access to custom software have thousands of times more leverage than those without. We believe that by democratizing access as well as the ability to build great software we can increase the pace and efficiency of human advancement. Core to our approach is building the best place to work on the internet. We are building the largest network of exceptional engineers, designers, and product managers and making this network available to businesses. We are also using software and insights from thousands of projects to improve the odds of successful outcomes. Gigster is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint, Marc Benioff, Adam D'Angelo, Michael Jordan and others. Gigster has served well over 1000 customers including multiple F100 companies spanning a range of industries.
Founders
Debo Olaosebikan
Founder
GiveMeTapW15London, 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
GrainW20Oakland, 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
GravitlW22Asheville, NC, USA
Automated WireGuard networks for cross-cloud computing and Kubernetes
Gravitl builds and maintains Netmaker, a virtual networking platform based on WireGuard. With Netmaker, you can bridge, clouds, the edge, and on-prem environments with scalable virtual networks that are faster than anything else. Think of it like your VPC for cross-cloud computing. Netmaker is built with Kubernetes in mind. It acts as a flexible underlay, an outbound NAT, or a multi-cluster connector.
Founders
Dillon Carns
Founder
Alex Feiszli
Founder
GreoS17Palo Alto, CA, USA
Greo is a mobile video app for conversations about current events.
Our mission is to empower everyone to discover, create, and exchange meaningful ideas to awaken a more just world. Learn more at www.greo.com
Founders
Elizabeth Davis
CTO
Brandon Hill
CEO
Tre Kirkman
CPO
HealthlaneW20Lagos, Nigeria
Preventive Healthcare Simplified
Helping you understand, track and optimise your health
Founders
Agbor Ashumanyi Ako
Founder
Alain Nteff
Founder
Helicarrier (prev Buycoins)S18Lagos, 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 HealthS17Lagos, 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
HingetoW16Oakland, CA, USA
A B2B marketplace that connects inventory to online stores
Hingeto is a technology platform that enables fashion brands & influencers to sell past and future masterpieces with zero inventory risk. We are backed by Y Combinator (W16), Kapor Capital, Cross Culture Ventures, Precursor Ventures, Stanford University / StartX & several angels (including Andrew Iguodala)
Founders
Leandrew Robinson
CEO
Akintunde Ismail Maiyegun
CTO
Yaw Owusu-Barimah
Founder
IdentitypassW22
Compliance and Security infrastructure for Africa
We are making it possible for digital businesses in Africa to easily verify their customers within seconds.
Founders
Niyi Adegboye
Founder
Lanre Ogungbe
Founder
Ebuka Obi
Founder
IMX Platform (formerly Looklive)S16Atlanta, GA, USA
Looklive is a community and marketplace for fashion. Users browse…
Looklive allows you to browse the style of your favorite celebrities and influencers and shop their looks. Looklive is the next generation for online media and shopping. Our aim is to be nothing less than the world’s authority and source on the influencers shaping and directing global style and culture. Looklive Inc. participated in the Summer 2016 batch of Y Combinator.
InEventS19Atlanta, GA, USA
Virtual and hybrid B2B event platform
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 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.
Founders
Pedro Góes
Founder
Mauricio Giordano
Founder
Vinicius Neris
Founder
Infiuss HealthS21Lagos, Nigeria
SAAS Platform for running Clinical research and trials in Africa
Infiuss health connects US and EU-based pharma, life science companies and researchers to participants for clinical trials and research in Africa. 1.4 Billion Africans (the most diverse population on earth) are excluded from clinical research studies today because it takes on average 9-12 months to recruit participants and engage with them to take part in these studies. Leading to researchers missing out on huge data that could be generated from studying this population and also exposing us to drugs and vaccines tested on non-African participants. We are building a decentralized platform to power remote research/clinical trials in Africa, by connecting researchers (in industry and academia) directly to patients, participants for their clinical research studies in under 5days. Our all-in-one software helps researchers remotely recruit participants, collect remote consent, collect analyze data and provide virtual support. 20X faster and cheaper than third-party contract research organizations.
Founders
Melissa Bime
Founder
Mbah Charles
Founder
JopwellS15New 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
JupiterS19San Francisco, CA, USA
Groceries on autopilot
Founders
Chad Munroe
Founder
Anuraag Nallapati
Founder
Anna Piñol
Founder
Will Yin
Founder
KidatoW21Nairobi, 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
Kobo360S18Oworonshoki, Nigeria
With Kobo's platform, companies now have easy access to a large pool…
Kobo is a technology company providing SMEs with turn-key solutions to challenges hampering their ability to scale. The company was founded on the desire to provide solutions that drive efficiency and growth in verticals where these are challenges. The company has designed effective solutions for the challenges in the logistics space by connecting asset owners in the industry with the MSMEs that need their services. Kobo is also preparing to enter the agro-trading space by developing a marketplace that connects farmers with buyers all over the world. The marketplace will effectively eliminate the high cost of middlemen for smallholder farmers and significantly increase their profits.
Founders
Ife Oyedele II
Founder
Obi Ozor
Founder
LandedW16San Francisco, CA, USA
Tools to build financial security for people with essential jobs
Landed is on a mission to help essential professionals, starting with educators, build financial security near the communities they serve. The company supports them on the path to homeownership by providing a personalized team that includes a Landed homebuying expert and a partner agent. Landed helps families navigate all of their options for buying a home, including its own shared equity down payment program. The company provides free homebuying education and guidance as well as competitive offer reviews. Landed currently works with K-12, college, and university employees in expensive metro areas like San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, D.C., Boston and Hawaiʻi.
Founders
Jonathan Asmis
Founder
Alex Lofton
Founder
Lemonade FinanceS21Abuja, Nigeria
Digital bank for the African Diaspora
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
LendtableS20San Francisco, CA, USA
We give employees wealth-building loans 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
LiveFlowW21London, UK
One hub to automate your finances
LiveFlow is the world’s first fully automated, NextGen Spreadsheet, that lets you connect real-time data from your Google Sheets, banks, accounting and revenue platforms in a matter of minutes.
Founders
Lasse Kalkar
Founder
Anita Koimur
Founder
LocentS15Santa Monica, CA, USA
Locent is an automated messaging platform for companies
Founders
Matt Joseph
CEO
MarketForceS20Nairobi, Kenya
The operating system for informal merchants in Africa.
MarketForce empowers consumer brands to manage their field sales activities and grow their distribution channels in Africa, and other emerging markets. We enable informal merchants to source, order and pay for inventory at any time via interactive SMS and mobile app, and get it delivered within hours. We also empower them to collect digital payments and make extra money by reselling digital financial services such as airtime, electricity tokens and bill payments. MarketForce is already enabling trade across 20,000+ retailers, and $500 million in transactions have been processed through the platform to date. We have raised $2,500,000 in seed funding from a group of strong institutional and angel investors, including Future Africa, Launch Africa, Greenhouse Capital, V8 Capital, Reflect Ventures, Rebel Fund, Remapped Ventures, EchoVC Partners, P1 Ventures and Ventures Platform.
Founders
Tesh Mbaabu
Founder
Mesongo Sibuti
Founder
MeasuredW21New York, NY, USA
Personalized weight loss platform
Measured is a modern weight loss company that's on a mission to end obesity in America. We provide customers with a personalized, keto-based nutrition plan, expert guidance and a supportive community. We're growing rapidly and have thousands of customers across the US who are already seeing results with our products.
Founders
Frankie Brannon
Founder
Monji Dolon
Founder
Mecho AutotechS21Lagos, 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
Ayoola Akinkunmi
Founder
Olusegun Owoade
Founder
Medium BiosciencesS21Boston, MA, USA
Deep Learning for Enzyme Engineering
Our product is a software platform that makes it really easy for industrial biotechnology companies to interface with machine learning models for enzyme engineering. Enzymes power most chemical reactions in nature but usually need engineering to work at industrial scale. Our models can be used to suggest high performing sequences that would have typically taken months of wet lab work to identify.
Founders
Mohamed Hassan Kane
Founder
Adil Yusuf
Founder
MentalHappyS18San Francisco, CA, USA
Peer Support Therapy App
MentalHappy is the first social network designed to help people of all races, genders and economic statuses improve their emotional wellbeing through positive peer support. We provide a safe and secure platform to talk about mental health and the challenges you face in your daily life, receive support from others like you who understand what you’re experiencing, and learn practical tips and techniques to help you heal and improve your emotional fitness each day. We make it possible for everyone to get the help they deserve without the financial and physical limitations often associated with traditional therapies.
Founders
Tamar Blue
CEO
Meter FeederW16Pittsburgh, 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
MoniW22Lagos, Nigeria
Community Bank for Africa.
Mobile money agents are like human ATM. 9 out 10 mobile money agents lack liquidity for cash withdrawal and deposit to their customers. Moni provides this financing to these agents in 5 minutes using community. We achieved 99% repayment with 10,000+ loans disbursed. Grown our revenue 50% MoM.
Founders
Femi Iromini
Founder
Adedapo Sobayo
Founder
MonoW21Lagos, 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
mReliefW16Chicago, 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
MultiverseW20Boston, 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
MystroS17San Francisco, CA, USA
Mystro is an app that makes rideshare drivers up to 30% more money by…
Mystro is an automation app that makes on-demand drivers up to 30% more money. Mystro allows drivers to safely and easily run Uber, Lyft and other platforms simultaneously and auto accepts only the trips they want.
Founders
Matthew Rajcok
CTO
Dwayne Shaw
COO
NALAW19Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Bank for Africans globally, starting with sending money home.
Hear our story here: https://youtu.be/xyQoRDqFFoc
Founders
Benjamin Fernandes
Founder
Sam Castle
Founder
NasdiscS21San 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
NaturAll ClubW19Philadelphia, PA, USA
Frozen beauty products.
Founders
Muhga Eltigani
Founder
Sam Roberts
Founder
NewCraftW18
Universal API for HR & Payroll
NewCraft makes it easy for developers to connect to employee platforms like Workday, ADP, and Paylocity with a single API. To get access to these systems, some companies have spent over $10M in development costs alongside years of business development efforts. We believe innovators can build the future of employment faster with simplified access. On top of standardizing data across employee systems into a universal API, we offer a modern developer experience with test environments, documentation, and security.
Founders
Cameron Sadler
CEO
New StoryS15Atlanta, GA, USA
We pioneer solutions to address global homelessness.
We imagine a world where no human lives in survival mode. Learn more at newstorycharity.org
Founders
Brett Hagler
CEO
Alexandria Lafci
Founder
Matthew Marshall
Founder
NophinW22New York, NY, USA
Rental income, on-demand.
Nophin is the fastest way for landlords to access cash, on-demand. Residential landlords get an equity-free and debt-free rental income advance to fund their expenses and portfolio growth. Nophin Advance is not a loan so landlords don't get diluted and maintain their ability to borrow more.
Founders
Teddy Li
Founder
Weeks Mensah
Founder
Kwadwo Nyarko
Founder
OpenBiomeW20Cambridge, 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
Carolyn Edelstein
Founder
Majdi Osman
Founder
Owners CircleS14Berkeley, CA, USA
Kickstarter for local businesses
OwnersCircle provides small business owners with the online tools and financial information that they need in order to navigate the complex world of business financing. The reality is that there is no easy way to search for small business financial products, which creates a headache for already time-strapped business owners. Recent reports show that owners spend an enormous amount of time (25 hrs on average) searching and applying for loan products, with many focusing on lenders that have high rejection rates and long, complex processes. There's a better way! There are a growing number of banks and alternative lenders that want to work with small businesses and are willing to compete for their business. Our platform provides owners with the information they need in order to identify, compare, and apply for financial products that can help take their business to the next level. Why Use OwnersCircle? 1. Get access to free, online tools to identify financial institutions that actively lend to growing small businesses 2. Shop and compare a variety of lenders and their loan products 3. Use one platform to complete your financing search versus spending countless days researching and completing lender applications only to find out you're not a fit 4. Free access to our team of funding consultants to answer any questions you may have throughout the process What Types of Business Financial Products does OwnersCircle Include? - Lender Types: Local Banks and Alternative Lenders - Product Types: SBA Term Loans, Bank Term Loans, Alternative Term Loans, Asset-based Loans and more Why Would I Need Business Financing? New location or remodel current space Purchase inventory Purchase equipment Hire additional employees Manage cash flow Refinance/consolidate current debt Marketing and advertising
Founders
Matthew Christen
Founder
Broderick McClinton
Founder
Eric Sonnier
Founder
PactimaS21Ottawa, 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
ParagonW20Los Angeles, CA, USA
Embed in-app SaaS integrations that connect with your customers' apps.
Paragon Connect makes it easy to instantly embed SaaS integrations in your product that connect seamlessly with your customers' apps.
Founders
Brandon Foo
Founder
Ishmael Samuel
Founder
PathS19New York, NY, USA
Financial advisors for Gen-Z
Path gives you a money manager who: - gets you money for college - builds your credit with a debit card - gives you a savings account that pays you 5% interest - helps you make more money and makes sure you don’t f**k up your financial future in your 20’s all for $20/mo
Founders
Femi Adebogun
Founder
Evan Farrell
Founder
Caleb Cross
Founder
PayhippoS21Lagos, 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
PaystackW16Lagos, Nigeria
Modern payments infrastructure for Africa
Paystack is a small and vibrant family working across Lagos and San Francisco. Paystack lets businesses accept payments via credit card, debit card, money transfer and mobile money on their websites or mobile apps.
Founders
Shola Akinlade
CEO
Ezra Olubi
CTO
Perch CreditS20Los Angeles, CA, USA
Breaking the barriers of traditional credit building.
Perch provides an alternative to the traditional credit building process by reporting users common monthly expenses, such as rent and subscription payments, as creditworthy data to the bureaus to positively impact their credit scores.
Founders
Michael Broughton
Founder
Ayush Jain
Founder
PigeonlyW15Las 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
PingPongW21Orem, UT, USA
Video messaging app for remote teams.
A video messaging app for remote teams in multiple time zones—it's like Slack for video. With PingPong, teams collaborate by exchanging short video, voice, and screen recording clips.
Founders
Jeff Whitlock
Founder
Enaho Murphy
Founder
Pit.AIW17San Francisco, CA, USA
Solving intelligence for investment management.
Pit.AI Technologies aims at solving intelligence for investment management. We combine bleeding-edge AI research with powerful computing to automatically mine profitable trading strategies in financial markets. Our proprietary pipeline departs from the standard portfolio optimization paradigm in that it avoids making unrealistic assumptions on how markets behave, and it applies the expressiveness of our AI techniques on large scale data to automatically detect and exploit new sources of market inefficiencies, rather than testing or verifying human-generated trading ideas, intuitions, or forecasting models. We believe that the investment management industry is at the dawn of a new AI-led era where trading idea generation will be automated and cost-effective, management fees will be a thing of the past, and fund managers will no longer be paid for merely showing up.
Founders
Yves-Laurent Kom Samo
Founder
Players' LoungeW18Brooklyn, NY, USA
Play video games against other people for money
Players’ Lounge is a video game wagering platform that allows gamers to bet on the outcome of their own matches. Last year, 85,000 gamers used Players’ Lounge and won $45 million in prize money. We make gaming more exciting in the same way FanDuel, or sports betting, makes watching sports more exciting. Our mission at Players’ Lounge is to give gamers a social and monetary return on investment of their gaming time, with the vision that our customers always connect with Players’ Lounge when playing their favorite video games.
Founders
Austin Woolridge
Founder
Dan Delaney
CTO
Zach Dixon
Founder
PocketSuiteW16San 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
Sam Madden
Founder
Yang Forjindam
Founder
PromiseW18Oakland, 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
PykaS17Oakland, CA, USA
Pilotless, short takeoff and landing electric airplanes for urban…
We develop autonomous electric aircraft to provide people with an affordable and compelling alternative to ground transit. We make hyper-short takeoff and landing autonomous electric aircraft. Today, we’re using our aircraft to protect crops with fully automated aerial sprays in order to obtain the flight hours, technical readiness, and scale required for human transportation.
Founders
Kyle Moore
Founder
Michael Norcia
CEO
Chuma Ogunwole
COO
Nathan White
CEO
PyroscopeW21Oakland, 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
PyxaiW19Boston, MA, USA
Video interviewing platform infused with soft skills & culture values
We help companies identify top talent and reduce turnovers with our socially conscious video interviewing technology. Our video interviewing platform is infused with a soft skill and culture value assessments to supercharge the hiring process. Better hires mean companies can increase team efficiency and productivity which leads to faster growth.
Founders
Angela Edwards
Founder
Kurt Edwards
Founder
QuickNodeW21Miami, 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 Ethereum, Bitcoin, Solana, Terra, Celo, BSC, Polygon & xDai nodes: elastic APIs, powerful tools, analytics, all at your command through a simple control panel. Want to build the next great dApp? Build it on QuickNode.
Founders
Auston Bunsen
Founder
Dmitry Shklovsky
Founder
Manuel Kreutz
Founder
Alexander Nabutovsky
Founder
QwestW19Los 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
Brandon Stokes
Founder
Andre Woodley Jr
Founder
RamaniW20Dar 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
Rare DoorW15San Francisco, CA, USA
Empowering brick-and-mortar retailers to sell more and engage shoppers
Rare Door is an ecommerce platform that helps user discover and buy great products available in nearby stores.
RealizeW22New York, NY, USA
Integrate your app with popular retail brokerages.
Realize makes it easy for developers to integrate their websites or mobile apps with popular retail brokerages. For example, a portfolio management app can use Realize to link a user’s existing accounts at multiple brokerages, view investing history, and place trades.
Founders
Sean Doherty
Founder
Curtis Mason
Founder
Timothy Goltser
Founder
ReleafS17Lagos, Nigeria
Selling quality crops to African food factories using novel hardware.
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
Isaiah Udotong
CGO
Reliance HealthW17Lagos, Nigeria
Reliance Health uses technology, insurance and clinical care to make…
Reliance Health uses technology and data science to build an integrated health system that includes affordable health insurance, telemedicine and a combination of partner and proprietary healthcare facilities. This allows it to offer innovative healthcare solutions that meet the needs of emerging markets starting with Africa.
Founders
Matthew Mayaki
CTO
Femi Kuti, MD
CEO
Opeyemi Olumekun
Founder
RemixW15San 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
RepoolS21San Francisco, CA, USA
Making hedge funds easy to create and join. For everyone.
Repool is a fintech platform that makes it easy to create and join hedge funds for talented retail investors and traditional emerging managers, like Angellist for hedge funds. We're building the future of financial services for private funds.
Founders
Kevin Fu
Founder
Justin Carrao
Founder
REZIW17New York, NY, USA
Rent Better
REZI is the only fully automated apartment marketplace for long-term rentals. Our entirely automated leasing process means our users can find, self-tour and lease their next apartment in as little as 5 minutes
Founders
Keenan D. Williams
President
Sean Mitchell
Chairman & CEO
Harsh Yadav
CTO at REZI
RideAlongS17San Francisco, CA, USA
We save lives by giving police and health workers key info to safely…
RideAlong is a software tool that gives patrol officers key information about people with mental illness at the scene—everything from tailored de-escalation techniques to personalized service referral options.
Founders
Meredith Hitchcock
COO
ROSS IntelligenceS15San Francisco, CA, USA
ROSS is an AI-powered legal research platform that can read and…
Founded by two computer scientists and an attorney, our mission is to develop technologies that increase access to legal services around the world. We are going after the $8B legal research market with our AI-powered legal research platform that allows lawyers to research in 80% less time and find cases they would have otherwise missed. Today, we are helping lawyers and law firms, including some of the world's largest, offer better and more affordable service to clients. Website: www.rossintelligence.com Twitter: @rossintel
Founders
Andrew Arruda
CEO
Pargles Dall`Oglio
Founder
Jimoh Ovbiagele
Founder
Safer ManagementS21Dallas, TX, USA
Attendance tracking for Public Schools and Universities
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
SaidaS15Nairobi, Kenya
A bank account that lets you easily separate, spend and track money
We're making a bank account that lets you easily separate, spend and track money. Just like houses have different rooms for different uses, our account lets you have dedicated pockets of money within your account for different uses.
Founders
Kyale Mwendwa
Founder
Kenneth Ngetha
Founder
Saratoga EnergyW19Berkeley, CA, USA
We sell better carbon nanotubes at one-twentieth the price. Carbon…
Founders
Drew Reid
Founder
Scanate/FellowS16
API for Invoice Financing
Founders
Kingsong Chen
Founder
Panashe Mahachi
Founder
SchoolableW19Lagos, 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
SelfycartS16San Mateo, CA, USA
Selfycart - let's grocery shoppers scan items and checkout on their…
The fastest, easiest, and most secure way to checkout in retail stores. Selfycart is working towards a world where there are no lines, and no wait, to checkout. Simply, scan, pay, and go.
Founders
Sahle Hashelit
CEO
Erick Lee
CTO
SENDW20Lagos, 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
SendboxW21Lagos, 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
SendHubW12Pleasanton, 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.
SericaS15San Francisco, CA, USA
Financial payment and loan services for the Medical Cannabis and…
For the first time in history, Serica enables asset rights to be traded & stored on the Bitcoin blockchain by anyone, anywhere. Serica is a commodities trading platform which connects investors to bitcoin-linked asset rights such as gold, silver, platinum & palladium assets tradeable on multiple digital money & precious metal exchanges. Customers, anywhere in the world, can purchase commodities from Serica's dealer partners. Serica's decentralized custodian service publicly manage assets under custody, allowing safe & low-cost storage of valuable hard assets. Customers leverage DigitalTangible centralized & decentralized trading partner platforms to trade their asset-receipts for bitcoin or other digital money. Precious metal bullion may also be rapidly liquidated for cash or bitcoins.
ShoobsW14London, 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
SiastoW11San Francisco, CA, USA
Siasto is a collaboration tool designed for SMBs who use Google Apps,…
Siasto is a collaboration and project management tool that integrates into Google Apps, Gmail, Google Drive, GCal, box, and Dropbox. It's used by teams, SMBs, and enterprises to keep all their tasks, events, projects, and files in the same place. It allows users to create tasks, events, and documents all from the inbox. Siasto was started by the founders of Taskforce (http://taskforceapp.com) who's previous experience in task management led them to building Siasto. Siasto is backed by YCombinator and other angel investors.
Sinovia TechnologiesW17San 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
SIRUMW15Palo 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 AltoW17Birmingham, AL, USA
Easiest way to set appointments with real estate leads
Founders
Hassan Riggs
CEO
Wayne Anderson
COO
SocialcamW12San 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 WorkspaceS15London, 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
Squire TechnologiesS16New 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
Sublime BlackW19
Automating Cyber Security Incident Response Through Artificial…
Founders
Kembey Gbarayor
Founder
Charles Whitby, CISSP, PCIP, CRISC, CISM
Founder
SupliasS21Lagos, Nigeria
Where small grocery stores in Africa buy inventory
Suplias is a B2B marketplace where mom and pop stores in Africa buy inventory directly from manufacturers using a mobile app We have launched in Nigeria, where we have been growing by 40% monthly for the last 12 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
Tambua HealthW20San Francisco, CA, USA
The T-Scope is an app-based handheld ultrasound system that brings…
Founders
Daniel Gathigai
Founder
Eric Kirima
Founder
Lewis Wanjohi
Founder
TendoW22Accra, 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
Felix Manford
Founder
Derrick Mungai
Founder
Evans Boateng
Founder
Primerose Katena
Founder
tEQuitableW18Oakland, 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
TermiiW20Lagos, 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
The Mercer ClubW20New York, NY, USA
The Mercer Club is a subscription service that allows men to rent…
The Mercer Club is e-commerce's first-ever men’s rental service offering luxury and streetwear fashions at affordable pricing— think of it as Rent the Runway for men. Founded on the principle that fashion should be affordable and accessible, The Mercer Club aims to deliver an assortment of clothing, shoes and accessories to fulfill all a man's wardrobe needs, helping them stay on trend while considering their budget. Customers can rent pieces from well-known streetwear brands such as Yeezy, Nike and Supreme or luxury designers such as Gucci, Margiela, Acne and Balenciaga for as little as $25 a day or a monthly subscription for $75 a month. With the subscription plan, renters get 2 items at a time and swap out each week for another set of 2 items. The process is seamless from beginning to end— after placing an order, items arrive in 2-3 days in a custom box with a prepaid return shipping label. Our specialized team takes care of any laundering on your behalf and minor wear and tear is covered by us.
Founders
Chike Achebe
Founder
Travis Ezidiegwu
Founder
Tyreek Griffith
Founder
ThereCraftS17Los Angeles, CA, USA
Founders
Star Simpson
Founder
TherifyS21New 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
ThinAirW15Palo Alto, CA, USA
Intelligent data security for teams
At ThinAir They are building the future of data security--and it's wrought with exciting engineering challenges! As a cloud-based SaaS product, ThinAir is the first data security solution that allows everyone—administrators and employees alike—to take control over their most sensitive data in a way that enhances, not hinders their productivity. They were the 2014 DEMO Enterprise's DEMOGod Winner and they completed Y Combinator as part of W15.
Founders
Tony Gauda
CEO
Thrive AgricW19Abuja, Nigeria
Thrive Agric helps Farmers in Africa access finance, insight and FMCGS
Founders
Ayodeji Arikawe
Founder
Uka Eje
Founder
TipeW18San Francisco, CA, USA
Open-source, customizable, headless CMS
Tipe allows teams to edit, preview, and publish content for their apps. You can use tipe to change static content to dynamic, allow non-technical team members to edit anything. They can then preview those changes and get feedback before publishing. All of this is set up in less than 3 minutes from your developer.
Founders
Michael Moss
CPO
Scott Moss
CEO
Patrick Stapleton
CTO
TitanS18New York, NY, USA
Titan is the "Fidelity for millennials and Gen Z."
Titan is the "Fidelity for millennials and Gen Z." We build, manage, and explain investment funds via our mobile operating system. Anyone who would like Titan to invest their money can download our mobile app, link their bank, and transfer capital. We currently have four investment strategies (3 in equities, 1 in crypto) and will be launching more. Users have described us as "a hedge fund in their pocket."
Founders
Clayton Gardner
Founder
Joe Percoco
Founder
Max Bernardy
CTO
Todos ComemosS20Bogota, Colombia
TodosComemos is the first ready-to-cook meal kit delivery service in…
TodosComemos is a marketplace where you can buy premade meal ingredients that transform the way you cook. We seek that our users save time and stress, while being able to prepare lots of new dishes in simple steps. Serving over 15 hundred homes in Bogota and Ciudad de Mexico, we are growing 2x every month in revenue in an overlooked market. We eliminate traditional intermediaries and long cooking experiences, connecting food production centers (and their pre-made meal ingredients) directly with customers.
Founders
Santiago Espinosa M
Founder
mateo cardenas
Founder
ToolboxS20New 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
Jose Pons Vega
Founder
TopshipW22Lagos, Nigeria
Flexport for African Merchants
Topship makes international shipping easy for African businesses. We provide technology and services that simplify the shipping of cargo, freight and parcels. Our goal is to build a Global Distribution System that makes delivery of parcels, cargo and freight easy for African businesses.
Founders
Junaid Babatunde
Founder
Moses Enenwali
Founder
TorchW18San Francisco, CA, USA
Torch is a learning and development company that helps employers manage and measure employee growth at scale. Customers can draw from a pool of over 6000 mentors and coaches to pair with high performers and new managers at any layer of the organization. Torch was founded by a team of executive coaches and experienced psychologists who are passionate about helping all professionals perform at their highest level. Torch is on a mission to empower managers to thrive in high growth, high-performance cultures by building the self-awareness and skills required to manage and lead effectively.
Founders
Keegan Walden
COO
Cameron Yarbrough
CEO
Touch and Pay Technologies LimitedW22102273, Lagos, Nigeria
Digitizing and processing Microtransactions in Africa
We process cash-based microtransactions across Africa's informal sector, starting with transportation and expanding to informal merchant payment.
Founders
Olamide Afolabi
Founder
Michael Oluwole
Founder
KABIRU YABO
Founder
treble.aiS19Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Founders
Wilson Daniel Martinez
Founder
Felipe Otálora
Founder
Sebastián Valencia
Founder
TressW17Accra, Ghana
Tress is a social community for black women's hairstyles. We are…
Tress is a social community app to discover and share beautiful hairstyles. Many ladies are crazy about their hair. They change their hairstyles often, a lot and radically. Whether they have natural, relaxed, texlaxed or dreads, women are always on the lookout for new and beautiful hairstyle inspiration. Equally important to many ladies is information about a preferred hairstyle. Information such as the name and location of the salon that had the hair done, the name of the hair-piece/extension or hair-product used on the hair and also the cost of having the hairstyle done at the salon. Women can admit to walking up to complete strangers to ask the detailed questions about hairstyles or stalk accounts on social media for the above information. Tress is a fun, simple and easy to use app that addresses the hairstyle needs of women. It is a social community mobile app for women to find hairstyle inspiration. Women additionally have access to important information about each hairstyle. Information such as the name of the extension/weave used, name of hair-care product, name and location of salon /stylist and price range of the hairstyle. Users on the app can create a profile and upload their beautiful hairstyles with information such as the salon/stylist name, name of hairpiece/product used and price range for the hairstyle. A user can follow other users and have other users following them thus creating a vibrant community. Users can have people liking and commenting on their post, increasing engagement and creating a vibrant hair community. Over time women will have a database of all their hairstyles done over a period of time and can always refer back for
Founders
Priscilla Hazel
Founder
Esther Olatunde
CTO
Cassandra Sarfo
CPO/Product Lead
TruoraW19Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Reliable background checks & fraud prevention tools for Latin America.
Truora provides safe and reliable background checks and fraud prevention services for Latin America, through APIs and web service solutions. We operate in 6 countries (Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil and Chile) and are expanding rapidly. Our customers include Latam's top martketplaces (i.e. Didi, Rappi, Liftit), FinTech startups, large financial institutions and large HR firms as well. Our software allows for: background check verifications, continuous identity verification, digital identity solutions, OCR technologies and document authentication, KYC solutions and biometric validations. Our team is composed of 4 founders with expertise in the security and fraud prevention, as well as 60+ expert software engineers. We have offices across Latam, with our tech teams based in Colombia.
Founders
Daniel Bilbao
Founder
David Cuadrado
Founder
Maite Muniz Telleria
Founder
Cesar Pino
Founder
TwitchW07San Francisco, CA, USA
A global community creating the future of live entertainment.
Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 100 million gamers gather every month to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
Founders
Justin Kan
Founder
Michael Seibel
Founder
Emmett Shear
Founder
Kyle Vogt
Founder
UnboxS21San Francisco, CA, USA
Collaborative QA for machine learning
Unbox is a collaborative quality assurance platform for machine learning. We make it easy for ML teams—and not just engineers, but also PMs, managers, and non-technical people—to find failures and biases in models, identify their root causes and create unit tests to make sure they will never happen again.
Founders
Gabriel Bayomi Kalejaiye
Founder
Vikas Nair
Founder
Rishab Ramanathan
Founder
Union54S21Lusaka, Zambia
Card Issuing API for Africa
Union54 provides APIs for African corporates to easily issue debit cards. We save fintechs 6 months of development and hundreds of thousands of dollars in setup fees.
Founders
Alessandra Martini
Founder
Perseus Mlambo
Founder
Jon Wade
Founder
VendeaseW21Lagos, Nigeria
Where restaurants in Africa buy food supplies
Vendease is a marketplace that lets restaurants in Africa, order directly from farms and food manufacturers. Now, instead of going through expensive - middlemen - vendors, or wasting productive man hours sending staff to open markets with hiked prices, restaurants can now get on our platform, click to order and get all their food supplies within 24hrs.
Founders
Gatumi Aliyu
Founder
Olumide Fayankin
Founder
Tunde Kara
Founder
Oyewale Oyepeju
Founder
VertoFXW19London, UK
Cross-Border Payments and FX Simplified
VertoFX helps businesses of any size make international payments safely, simply and timely. By connecting Businesses, Liquidity providers, FX Brokers, and Payment Institutions, and banks through our marketplace, companies can choose their foreign exchange rates at the time that suits them, therefore, providing a constant liquidity flow cheaply.
Founders
Anthony Oduwole
Founder
Ola Oyetayo
Founder
Vitable HealthS20Philadelphia, PA, USA
Affordable primary and urgent care health coverage
We're a team of engineers, clinicians, and operators redesigning how healthcare fundamentally works for the 80 million uninsured and under-insured Americans. We started with a simple vertically integrated primary and urgent care health plan through a network of nurse practitioners that come directly to members virtually or through in-home visits. We designed our plan to make high-quality concierge care accessible to everyone - from the Grammy winners that have used us to our uninsured members. We're growing fast at 5x ARR over the last 6 months and are well-capitalized from world-class investors like Y Combinator, Softbank, and others unannounced along with incredible founders and operators with experience building and funding unicorns like Michael Seibel (YC, Twitch), Immad Akhund (Mercury), Allison Pickens (Gainsight), Jack Altman (Lattice), Dan Folkman (GoPuff) and others.
Founders
Joseph Kitonga
Founder
VoriW20East Palo Alto, CA, USA
Vori is a b2b wholesale app that streamlines ordering for…
Vori makes ordering dead simple for local supermarkets with a streamlines mobile wholesale marketplace where grocers can order for any department of their store--from dairy to dry goods to alcohol.
Founders
Brandon Hill
Founder
Tre Kirkman
Founder
Robert Pinkerton
Founder
WalletsW19Lagos, Nigeria
Wallets is a modern digital banking app for Africans.
Wallets Africa is a borderless digital bank for Africa. By placing a large emphasis on providing a seamless experience to users and building on new payments infrastructure, we are building a platform that makes it easier for people - Africans and foreigners - to spend locally across the continent without having to create an account with a local bank.
Founders
John Oke
Founder
WeatherCheckW19201 E Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
WeatherCheck monitors properties for hail damage so that insurance…
WeatherChecks application tells anyone when severe hail is about to strike and when it has in fact impacted a property. Using state of the science technologies we compute and analyze geo-weather data faster than every weather company globally. This allows companies, insurance companies specifically to gain dynamic insight into their overall exposure and enabling them to respond more quickly and efficiently to disaster.
Founders
Demetrius Gray
Founder
WindsorW19San Francisco, CA, USA
Personalized videos at scale
Windsor brings AI and augmented media tech to personalization. We create personalized videos at scale - where someone can record a single video of themselves talking to a camera, and then send millions of these to customers with unique names, at unique companies and different locations around the globe. Our goal is to make ethical augmented video accessible to everyone
Founders
Pranay Prakash
CEO
Andrew Faust
Founder
WorkPayW20Nairobi, Kenya
HR and payroll processing for SMBs in Africa
WorkPay provides SMBs in Africa with tools for time tracking, payroll processing, and salary disbursement to banks and mobile wallets.
Founders
Paul Kimani
Founder
Jackson Kibigo Kungu
Founder
Yemaachi BiotechnologyS21Accra, Ghana
Diversifying precision cancer diagnostics and treatments
Yemaachi Biotech is diversifying and expanding access to precision cancer diagnostics and therapeutics by collecting and sequencing samples from all across Africa, which is the most genetically diverse population on the planet. We then use this data to either optimize existing diagnostic tests, or help other companies discover new ones. With our research activities based in Africa, we are able to leverage access to the most genetically diverse population on the planet to build a first-of-its-kind clinical and molecular knowledgebase on cancer among African people.
Founders
Yaw Attua-Afari
Founder
Yaw Bediako
Founder
David Hutchful
Founder
Joyce Ngoi
Founder
ZenS21
Ergonomic (posture) benefit for employees at companies like Brex.
Founders
Daniel James
Founder
Ion-Alexandru Secara
Founder
ZenithS19El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA
We're bringing Ready Player One to life with a massively multiplayer…
Have you heard of Ready Player One? Well, we're building it for real people: Ramen VR is 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 a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game that is cross platform for VR, desktop, and console. Zenith had the most successful virtual reality gaming kickstarter ever, crowdfunding over $280,000 dollars in a little over a month. Lauren and Andy have decades of combined technical and product leadership experience at both big tech, and gaming companies, like Unity, Google, OpenFeint, and GREE. We're backed by some of the most notable people in gaming and VC, including the Twitch COO Kevin Lin, Kabam Cofounder Holly Liu, Paul Graham, and the Maker's Fund.
Founders
Lauren Frazier
Founder
Andy Tsen
Founder
ZeroStorefrontW19San Mateo, CA, USA
#1 growth marketing platform for restaurants
We connect applications to drive more orders and better customer experiences. The typical restaurant now uses more than two dozen different applications to run their business and we connect them. Specifically, we focus on data aggregation, customer attribution, and workflow automation. Our customers include brands like Frank Pepe’s, Halal Guys, and more.
Founders
Collin Wallace
CEO
Ashutosh Joshi
Founder
Zinc PlatformW17New York, NY, USA
Insurance Distribution Infrastructure
Zinc Platform, Inc. is focused on providing software that digitizes the last frontier of the mortgage origination process– getting homeowners insurance. Zinc builds technology that integrates with the core systems of today’s modern mortgage lenders to power digital portals for borrowers to procure the homeowners (property) insurance that is required to close a mortgage. Zinc’s technology takes a broken, week-long process and turns it into a delightful five-minute experience. For borrowers, Zinc powers access to all of the nation’s leading insurance carriers. For mortgage lenders, Zinc ensures compliance with underwriting requirements while automating more of the mortgage closing process. Zinc is proudly built in New York City by passionate technologists and business strategists focused on making the process of buying a home a more simple, delightful experience
Founders
Sam Li
Founder