Black-founded YC companies

February 2022

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

$6.7B
combined valuation
$1.4B
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
Precision medicine for Africans and the global population
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
AellaW17Lagos, Nigeria
Diversified credit infrastructure powering payments across Africa.
Aella is a diversified credit payments platform with over 2 million users, offering a raft of financial services to underbanked users across Africa with a focus on lending. We are at the forefront of financial inclusion and empowerment of the underbanked. Aella’s Debt-as-a-service model ensures that agents across Africa are able to have quick and easy access to funding through its partnerships with leading agency banks across the continent.
Founders
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
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
AltroS20Los 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
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
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
BloomW22Khartoum, Sudan
Stable savings app for East Africans.
Bloom offers students and young professionals in East Africa US Dollar banking. By saving in USD or digital dollars, and spending as they go in local currencies, they won't be subject to inflation. Problem: East Africa is home to 500 million people, with a median age of 18, growing at ~3% annually. Favourable demographics and population growth, compounded with GDP growth of ~6 - 8% underpin a fast-growing middle class. Nonetheless, East African currencies depreciate 15 - 20% per annum on average - this is the biggest impediment to wealth protection and creation for this middle class. Solution: We offer the middle class access to high-APY savings in stable currencies and financial services that enable consumers to spend as they go in local currencies. We do this using both banking infrastructure and Web3. Motivation: Being from countries with volatile currencies, we have seen family and friends lose large portions of their savings to inflation - this is what fuels our passion about this problem and what motivates us to build Bloom.
Founders
Abdigani Diriye
Founder
Ahmed Ismail
Founder
Khalid Keenan
Founder
Youcef Oudjidane
Founder
BottomlessW19Seattle, WA, USA
Building the first sensor enabled marketplace for repeat purchases
Founders
Liana Herrera
Founder
Michael Mayer
Founder
BoyaW22Nairobi, Kenya
Corporate Expense cards and Spend management for businesses in Africa
Boya Makes it easy for businesses in Africa to issue corporate expense cards instantly and great software to control and track spending. For example, if you run a pharmaceutical company, you can use Boya to instantly issue Visa cards to sales and marketing teams and get real-time visibility and control over their spending. 50M+ businesses in Africa have no easy way to streamline and track their employee spending in real-time. So we are building a corporate card and a spend management platform that enables businesses to streamline spend workflows and provide real-time reporting. We are building the first corporate card that supports mobile money, banks and card schemes payment workflows
Founders
Robert Nyangate
Founder
Alphas Sinja
Founder
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
Collaboration tools built from the ground up for remote product teams.
Brevy empowers product teams to do more and live happier lives. We've created a collaboration platform that combines synchronous and asynchronous means of communications, built from the ground up for the challenges of remote product teams.
Founders
Mohamed Abedelmalik
Founder
Conder Shou
Founder
Anika Zaman
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
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
ClayW21
Figma for 3D design
We build software to allow anyone, anywhere to create in 3D together. We believe that collaborating in 3D should feel magical and we're working to make it happen.
Founders
Phillippe Siclait
Founder
Sebastien Siclait
Founder
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
ConvoyW22Lagos, Nigeria
Building an open-source webhooks infrastructure.
We are building Convoy, an open-source cloud-native webhook service, with out-of-the-box security, reliability, and scalability for your webhooks infrastructure. - https://getconvoy.io Publishing webhooks today is highly fragmented. There exist no sane open-source tool to enable engineers to build and ship highly scalable webhooks infrastructure. This is exactly what we set out to solve. Essentially, just like Redis is to key-value storage, and Gitlab is to DevOps, Convoy is to webhooks.
Founders
Emmanuel Aina
Founder
Subomi Oluwalana
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 buy now pay later 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
CuracelW22Lagos, Nigeria
Plaid for Insurance in Africa
One API to sell & process insurance across Africa. At Curacel, our goal is to make it easy and pleasant to get & use insurance in emerging markets. We are building the rails to make insurance work for the next billion Africans.
Founders
John Flash Dada
Founder
Henry Mascot
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
DojahW22Lagos, Nigeria
All-in-one KYC/Identity Verification Platform for Africa
Dojah is an all-in-one identity and verification platform for technology companies in Africa. We have built the most robust API that collates financial, government and facial identity to capture a wholistic, end to end verification of an individual.
Founders
Tobi Ololade
Founder
Ayomide Oso
Founder
Eazipay Inc.W22105102, Lagos, Nigeria
Simple Payroll Solution for Africa
We are Gusto for Africa. Eazipay is a simple, 5-minute payroll payment solution for Africa. We have grown from 10 businesses in January to over 200 with over $5k MRR. Eazipay processes 8 payroll payment types (Taxes, Pension, Insurances, etc) with just one-click and with our own payment infrastructure. Eazipay Payroll APIs are also available for neobanks and commercial banks - to reach at least 50k businesses.
Founders
Asher Adeniyi
Founder
Kingsley Michael
Founder
Efosa Uwoghiren
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
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
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
EzeW20San Francisco, CA, USA
B2B Marketplace for new & used electronics
Eze is a B2B Marketplace that connects telecommunication and global electronic wholesalers allowing them to trade devices in wholesale quantities with real-time market data. Our aim is to formalize the fragmented and inefficient second-hand electronics market that had an estimated beachhead of $17 billion in 2016 which grew 50% from 2015. (Deloitte) Buyers and sellers use our platform to submit buy and sell requests. Eze automatically connects the two parties with compatible bids and executes the trade. The platform gives businesses real-time market prices and eliminates transaction risk by acting as an intermediary with a secure payment system.
Founders
David Iya
Founder
Joshua Nzewi
Founder
FacioW20São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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
Messaging platform for investors.
Finary is a messaging platform for investors where people come together to talk about their investments, hangout, and more.
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 the debit card for college students that helps build credit. There are no fees, no security deposits, no interest rates, and nothing to be afraid of. We want to be the financial ally of young adults, so we’re also building a network of personal finance resources to help students become financially free.
Founders
Carlo Kobe
Founder
Moritz Pail
Founder
Scott Smith
Founder
Moritz Stephan
Founder
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, SP, Brazil
fluke is a full-digital mobile operator in Brazil
Brazilians hate the experience of using the traditional mobile carriers. They force you to pay for data packages you don’t need and make it impossible to switch your plans. Fluke offers a better customer experience and that’s why we have a CAC that is 50% lower and an LTV that’s 30% higher than traditional carriers. What’s smart about our approach is we rent infrastructure from these incumbents and build a better customer experience on top of it. This keeps our costs lows and lets us focus on what really matters: the customer experience! We have the best network and customers are switching to us because of the service and flexibility to build their own customized mobile plans. We are doing in telco what Nubank did in banking in Brazil. We are Fluke, thank you!
Founders
Marcos Oliveira Jr
Founder
Augusto Pinheiro
Founder
Yuki Watanabe Kuramoto
Founder
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
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
John Wetzel
Founder
Brooks Sime
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
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
GoBuild (fka Brick)W21Oakland, CA, USA
The payments solution for small scale construction.
We're building the trusted payments solution that enables small scale construction companies to grow. We help our customers grow by removing the cashflow strains of slow payments, mainly by: - Increasing volume of jobs by offering standardized, low-cost initial deposit options for - customers, - Improving productivity through consistent access to project-based working capital, - Improving expense management by streamlining their subcontractor payout process, and - Removing client collections risk from the construction company
Founders
Drew Barrett
Founder
Chapman Snowden
Founder
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
GreyW22Lagos, Nigeria
Foreign bank accounts for remote workers
Grey provides USD, EUR, GBP accounts for remote workers in developing countries starting from Africa. For the first time, western companies feel comfortable recruiting skilled workers from anywhere and Grey is making it easy for these workers to receive their salary, save in foreign currency, convert to local currency and spend.
Founders
Joseph Femi Aghedo
Founder
Idorenyin Obong
Founder
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
HyperGlueW21San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Business intelligence on text
There is more text generated than any one person or team can read. A single product team can not hope to sift through their thousands of feedback responses and determine the signal amongst the noise. Hyperglue enables operators, product managers, and analysts to instantly access machine intelligence on large text datasets without the engineering or headcount overhead required to deploy natural language AI within their business.
Founders
Stanley Fich
Founder
Sam Oluwalana
Founder
IdentitypassW22Lagos, Nigeria
Identity Verification API 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
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
Meal plan & grocery shop from your favorite food creators
Founders
Chad Munroe
Founder
Anuraag Nallapati
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
LencoW22Lagos, Nigeria
Pan-African digital bank for Africa's 50m businesses
Lenco is a multi-currency digital bank for businesses in Africa. With Lenco, retail outlets, hospitality businesses and startups can easily pay vendors, suppliers and perform cross-border payment while having access to growth capital.
Founders
Andrew Airelobhegbe
Founder
Impact Airelobhegbe
Founder
Praise Osagie
Founder
Godstime Asine
Founder
LendtableS20San Francisco, CA, USA
We give employees cash advances for their 401k match and ESPP
1 in 4 Americans do not get their full 401(k) match. That means 25 million workers are leaving $24 billion on the table in free employer contributions. The primary reason these workers cannot get their match is because they do not have enough to both cover living expenses and invest. Lendtable helps workers get thousands in additional income by giving them a cash advance to cover their living expenses so they can finally begin earning their employer match. Once their money has vested we take some of the match money earned in order to cover our expenses. Workers now have thousands of dollars more without putting any money down, and we make money helping them do so -- we win if they win.
Founders
Sheridan Clayborne
Founder
Mitchell Jones
Founder
LiveFlowW21London, UK
One hub to automate your finances
LiveFlow helps finance teams automate their financial workflows.
Founders
Lasse Kalkar
Founder
Anita Koimur
Founder
LobbyS21London, UK
Local onboarding for the $200B health tourism industry
Selling healthcare products online is hard. You need accurate health data to serve customers. Getting this data is extremely difficult. We are building a network of locations that companies can use to collect this health data and onboard their customers. Today our focus is the $270B health tourism industry. We help health tourism clinics onboard customers coming from the UK. Our licensed guides help them collect dental scans and other important health data. They use this data to create personalised treatment plans.
Founders
Jibril Gudal
Founder
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 care platform
Measured is a digital health platform aimed at helping people live healthier and happier lives through sustainable, personalized weight care solutions. We use a combination of meal planning, education, 1:1 coaching and, if necessary, prescription medications to help you reach your goals. 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 a tele-health platform that allows health professionals to facilitate online support groups.The MentalHappy app allows health professionals to facilitate online support groups to help meet the rising demand for mental health services, create meaningful impact and earn extra revenue. Some groups are more intimate, while others have 100+ members, spanning different life events from grief support, healing from illness, life after divorce, black mental health, LGBTQIA+, stress management, emotional fertility support, coping with anxiety, and many other groups.
Founders
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
Group Financing for small businesses across Africa.
Moni finances small businesses in groups across Africa. The collective responsibility of the group serves as a collateral on the loan while the social pressure from the members ensures on-time repayment. There are over 44million SMBs in Africa.  
 We launched 7 months ago and we already have $72k MRR growing at 50% MoM. We achieved 99% repayment on 11,000 units of loans with over $5M disbursed. This is 15 times higher than most financial services in Africa. 
 Femi (CEO) worked previously with the World Bank with a focus on financial services while Dapo (CTO) led the development of the technology for one of the largest digital lending apps We are also backed by Y Combinator(W22), Magic Fund, Ventures Platform, Voltron Capital and more.
Founders
Femi Iromini
Founder
Adedapo Sobayo
Founder
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
MyriaW22Los Angeles, CA, USA
A marketplace of luxury services for ultra-high net worth individuals
Myria is a private marketplace for off-market goods & services — the options you cannot access by Googling. Ultra-high net worth individuals spend $390 billion per year ($1.3 million each) on lifestyle, but they still struggle to find everything they want. Why? Because the best of any category — homes, boats, restaurant reservations — the best stuff is never listed online. Likewise, the best people don’t need the internet to find a new client or job. The best is always off-market. Myria is the Off-Marketplace. Myria helps off-market sellers reach the nicest and wealthiest buyers. In turn, we help the world’s most successful people access the best of everything, give back, and get the most out of life. If it’s off-market, it’s on Myria!
Founders
Rey Flemings
Founder
Stephen Handley
Founder
Davin Potts
Founder
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
NashW22Nairobi, Kenya
All in one finance platform for borderless businesses in Africa
Nash enables finance teams to manage all their finance flows in one place and craft their money flow experiences globally. Our ledger-based operating system allows your borderless business to connect all your money accounts, accounting systems, payment service providers, treasury operations, spend management in one place. Our mission is to enable borderless commerce in Africa. We achieve this initially by providing your team with all the finance tools needed to build, scale, and grow your borderless business without the need for a costly and complex in-house infrastructure.
Founders
Lione Alushula
Founder
George Mbuthia
Founder
Anthony Wagacha
Founder
NaturAll ClubW19Philadelphia, PA, USA
Frozen beauty products.
Founders
Muhga Eltigani
Founder
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
NombaW17Lagos, Nigeria
Banking and payment services for small businesses in Nigeria
Kudi provides Banking and payment to 130k+ small business in Nigeria through point of sales solutions.
Founders
Pelumi Aboluwarin
CTO
Yinka Adewale
CEO
NophinW22New York, NY, USA
The bank account and financial software built for landlords.
Nophin is the financial platform for modern landlords. Landlords use Nophin's technology to spend, increase returns, and automate rental property finances. We offer FDIC-insured bank accounts and cards that seamlessly integrate with easy-to-use software.
Founders
Teddy Li
Founder
Weeks Mensah
Founder
Kwadwo Nyarko
Founder
NovigS22New York, NY, USA
The first commission-free, high-frequency sports betting exchange
Novig is a commission-free sports betting exchange that guarantees bettors the best lines and eliminates the need for traditional sportsbooks. We do this by enabling users to bet directly against friends or the market, rather than against the house, making the betting experience more efficient, fair, and, most importantly, profitable.
Founders
Jacob Fortinsky
Founder
Kelechi Ukah
Founder
OnScaleW22New York, NY, USA
Private banking for high-earning creators
OnScale is business bank for high-earning Creators that automates income budgeting, cash flow management, tax write offs and invoicing. We help creators automate financial tasks, save money and time.
Founders
Tonjé Bakang Tonje
Founder
German Saprykin
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
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
The embedded integration platform for SaaS apps.
Paragon enables companies to build products that integrate with the SaaS ecosystem. With Paragon, software companies can integrate with hundreds of different SaaS apps in minutes while providing their customers with a seamless, unified integration experience
Founders
Brandon Foo
Founder
Ishmael Samuel
Founder
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
PatikaS22Nairobi, Kenya
Simple Receivable Automation & Payments for Africa’s SMBs
Patika enables small businesses in Africa to track customer debt, facilitate the repayments and manage their cash flow. Small businesses in Africa are using pen and paper to record and track customer debt which is ineffective and time consuming. As a result, up to 60% is paid late and they lose as much as $2k a year to non-payments. We are automating previously manual processes like phone call based repayment reminders, billing, payments and reconciliations with a vision to grow into a full-stack neo-bank for Africa's small businesses.
Founders
Phelix Juma
Founder
Sidney Rema
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
PayourseW22Lagos, Nigeria
Tools and infrastructure for building user friendly crypto products
We build the tools and infrastructure that make it easier, faster and cheaper for anyone in to build user friendly crypto and web3 products.
Founders
Hakeem Adeyemi Orewole
Founder
Bashir Aminu
Founder
John Anisere
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
Pigeon LoansW22Miami, FL, USA
Simplifying loans with your friends & family.
Pigeon Loans is a global lending platform that facilitates the creation and management of loans between friends, family, loved ones, and people who trust one another. By offering a space where everyday people can negotiate and create loans, Pigeon Loans seeks to empower individuals to borrow and lend money with the people they trust.
Founders
Brian Bristol
Founder
Kaben Clauson
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
Players' LoungeW18Brooklyn, NY, USA
Earn money and crypto playing your favorite AAA video games
Players’ Lounge enables gamers of all skill levels to earn money and cryptocurrency playing their favorite AAA video games. 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. We are the game agnostic, play-to-earn layer for the most popular games in the world. We have raised $20m in funding. Investors include: ycombinator, Samsung, Griffin Gaming Partners, Strauss Zelnick, Drake and Myles Garrett.
Founders
Austin Woolridge
Founder
Dan Delaney
Founder
Zach Dixon
Founder
PlumterW22Lagos, Nigeria
Easy foreign payments for Africa
We're providing payment rails and APIs to help African merchants and consumers easily move money in and out of Africa.
Founders
Yinka Elujoba
Founder
Eni Joshua
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
ProspaW21Lagos, Nigeria
Neo bank for micro businesses in Nigeria
Founders
Rodney Jackson-Cole
Founder
Frederik Obasi
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
Identifying top talent by focusing on data not found on resumes
Pyxai helps companies identify and source top talent by focusing on the best indicators of long-term job success, soft skills. We source quality talent for soft skills not properly shown on the resume and provide employers data-rich, vetted candidate profiles. Our proprietary, AI driven, asynchronous video assessment tool helps organizations increase retention by at least 12% while increasing the quality of hires by at least 30%.
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, Fantom, Terra, Celo, BSC, Polygon, Algorand, Optimism, Arbitrum, Avalanche, Harmony & xDai (Gnosis) 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
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
RealizeW22New York, NY, USA
Connect investment accounts to your app.
Realize is an API that allows users to link brokerage accounts, view real-time account data, and place trades from any app. For example, a portfolio rebalancing app can use the Realize API to place trades in a user's Robinhood and TD Ameritrade accounts to keep their portfolio at target levels.
Founders
Sean Doherty
Founder
Timothy Goltser
Founder
Curtis Mason
Founder
ReleafS17Lagos, Nigeria
Supply chain technology that supplies inputs to African FMCGs
Releaf develops novel industrial processing technology for African crops. Our pre-processing technology allows us to improve the quality and scale of raw materials provided to African food factories (>$200B market), 90% of which run under 50% of their installed capacity, primarily due to scarce quality raw materials. We target domestic demand in industries where we can develop pre-processing technology to increase the amount of addressable, quality raw material we can source directly from farmers, giving us a leg-up on competitors who rely on inconsistent traders with variable quality. The goal is to catalyze agro-based industrialization across the continent - no phenomena in the history of the world has moved more people out of extreme poverty and into shared prosperity than industrialization.
Founders
Uzoma Ayogu
CTO
Kenna Nzewi
CEO
Reliance HealthW17Lagos, Nigeria
We make healthcare in emerging markets affordable and accessible
Reliance Health uses technology to make healthcare more affordable and accessible in emerging markets. Through an integrated approach that includes affordable health insurance, telemedicine and a combination of partner and proprietary healthcare facilities, Reliance Health offers innovative healthcare solutions that meet the needs of emerging markets including Nigeria, Egypt and growing
Founders
Matthew Mayaki
Senior Vice President Product
Femi Kuti
CEO
Opeyemi Olumekun
COO
Remedial HealthW22Lagos, Nigeria
B2B E-commerce & Fintech platform for Pharmacies & Hospitals in Africa
Remedial Health sells medicine wholesale to the 1 million pharmacies and hospitals in Africa. Today in Africa, pharmacies shop in open-air medicine markets where they pay higher prices for counterfeits medicines. We offer a managed marketplace with all the stock they'll need, deliver within 24 hours and offer credit to help them grow.
Founders
Victor Benjamin
Founder
Samuel Okwuada
Founder
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
RepoolS21New York, NY, USA
Making hedge funds easy to create and join. For everyone.
Repool is a fintech platform that makes it easy to create and run private funds for talented retail investors and traditional emerging managers alike, like Angellist for hedge funds. From traditional securities to digital and alternative assets, we're building the future of fund services, today.
Founders
Kevin Fu
Founder
Justin Carrao
Founder
REZIW17New York, NY, USA
Rent Better
REZI is a leading real estate technology company founded in 2016 and the only fully remote and automated marketplace for long-term apartment rentals. REZI empowers landlords to lease their vacant apartments using their state-of-the-art platform — guaranteeing the monthly rent, paying up to 12 months of rent upfront, reducing leasing costs, and simplifying the leasing process for several to hundreds of units in a single transaction. Renters on REZI are then able to find, tour, apply for, and lease their next home without any fees and in as little as five minutes — right from their phone — through pre-screened listings, contactless tours, and automated application decisions.
Founders
Keenan D. Williams
President
Sean Mitchell
Chairman & CEO
Harsh Yadav
CTO at REZI
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
Saratoga EnergyW19Berkeley, CA, USA
We sell better carbon nanotubes at one-twentieth the price. Carbon…
Founders
Drew Reid
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
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.
Sendme, IncW22Ibadan, Nigeria
On demand provider of meat to households and food businesses
Sendme is an on-demand provider of clean meat to individuals and food businesses. We built a chatbot that lets customers place orders for meat on WhatsApp and they get it within 3hours.
Founders
Daniel Afolayan
Founder
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
Simplifyd SystemsW22Lagos, Nigeria
We deliver toll-free internet apps
Simplifyd enables businesses deliver their internet apps (websites/mobile apps) data-free, similar to toll-free telephone lines. We do this through our Zerodata app Founded in August of 2021 and based in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya, Simplifyd through its Zerodata platform is a trusted marketplace for data-free internet apps. Businesses list their internet apps (websites/mobile apps) on the Zerodata platform so end users can access them data-free! End users simply need to download the Zerodata app, available for both mobile and desktop, toggle on and enjoy access to listed apps data-free! We are on a mission to make apps accessible to over ~2B people in emerging economies who simply cannot afford the costs of internet data subscriptions.
Founders
Tomi Amao
Founder
Sam Keiru
Founder
Sinovia 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
SnapTradeW22Fredericton, NB, Canada
Plaid for trading
SnapTrade is an API to connect retail brokerage accounts to any fintech app. We enable API access to real-time account data, historical transactions, and trading. This makes it possible to build new investing experiences with existing brokerage accounts, so users don't need to transfer and it's easier to get started.
Founders
Brendan Lee Young
Founder
Brendan Wood
Founder
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
Stairs FinancialW22New York, NY, USA
Find a home you can actually afford
Stairs helps young Americans buy their first home. Our home search identifies homes based on their finances, and connects them to government grants, loans and tax breaks.
Founders
Malcolm-Wiley Floyd
Founder
Scott Fritz
Founder
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
Syrona HealthW22London, UK
Virtual Womens health clinic for enterprise-Endometriosis to Menopause
Syrona is an employee benefit solution tackling diversity and Inclusion, for 45% of the workforce that go through women's health events from Endometriosis through to Menopause. We do this though our virtual clinic which provides personalised diagnostic, telemedicine and evidence based self-management tools. The areas we cover are Endometriosis, PCOS, Fertility, Parenthood, Cancer or Menopause.
Founders
Chantelle Bell
Founder
Anya Roy
Founder
Tambua 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
Primerose Katena
Founder
Felix Manford
Founder
Derrick Mungai
Founder
Evans Darbo Boateng
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
TerraceS22Los Angeles, CA, USA
Institutional-Grade Trading Solutions for DeFi
Terrace is a regulatory-compliant, all-in-one institutional-grade trading UI / terminal and infrastructure layer for DeFi (lending, staking, liquidity, borrowing, and exchange). Terrace offers a curated, security-verified selection of DeFi pools across protocols and multiple blockchain networks with seamless money movement through both a set of APIs and a user interface. We handle custody, money movement, back-office, and execution and provide continuous security and compliance monitoring (everything except investment decisions) so investors can focus on investing.
Founders
Jesse Beller
Founder
Sola Ogunsakin
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
Thrive AgricW19Abuja, Nigeria
Thrive Agric helps Farmers in Africa access finance, insight and FMCGS
Founders
Ayodeji Arikawe
Founder
Uka Eje
Founder
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 ComemosS20Bogotá, Bogota, 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 is the easiest way for African businesses to export/import cargo freight and parcels to their suppliers, distributors and customers. We are building Flexport for Africa. 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 LimitedW2262 Shipeolu St, Somolu 102216, Lagos, Nigeria
Digitizing and processing Microtransactions in Africa
We process cash-based microtransactions across Africa's informal sector, an example of microtransaction is payment for bus rides today we help over 300k people make this payment.
Founders
Olamide Afolabi
Founder
Michael Oluwole
Founder
kabir Yabo
Founder
treble.aiS19Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Founders
Wilson Daniel Martinez
Founder
Felipe Otálora
Founder
Sebastián Valencia
Founder
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
VendooW22Washington, DC, USA
We help online sellers manage a sales business on multiple platforms.
Vendoo is a software that was created to solve the daily pain points of the millions of sellers in the steadily growing reselling industry. Our goal is to save sellers time and help them make more money. The user friendly interface allows sellers to crosspost their items onto multiple marketplaces in a fraction of the time that it takes to do so manually. Users can currently list items onto 10 marketplaces, including eBay, Poshmark, Etsy, Mercari, Facebook Marketplace and more. The software also provides other conveniences for sellers, like the ability to easily import their existing listings, delisting and relisting items with one click, and inventory management features like easy sorting and searching. Vendoo also provides sellers with business data and analytics to help them make calculated decisions to grow their business.
Founders
Chris Amador
Founder
Josh Dzime-Assison
Founder
Ben Martinez
Founder
Thomas Rivas
Founder
VendyW22Lagos, Nigeria
Enabling offline payments in Africa
Vendy provides an alternative payment infrastructure without the need for a payment card or consumer app that enables customers to pay businesses on their phones without internet access.
Founders
Kayode Disu
Founder
Peter Ekunkoya
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
AI Powered Personalized Videos
Windsor brings AI and deepfake tech to video 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. Each video will look and sound like it was personally recorded.
Founders
Pranay Prakash
CEO
Andrew Faust
Founder
WishRollW22New York, NY, USA
Send songs to your friends' homescreens
Founders
Fai Nur
Founder
Blossom Okonkwo
Founder
Great Okonkwo
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
Yunit IncW22Oakland, CA, USA
Yunit is the app for investment groups
Yunit is the app for investment groups. We make it easy & safe for people to invest in stocks and crypto together.
Founders
Phillip Aubrey
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 Data platform for restaurants
We connect applications to drive more orders and better customer experiences for restaurants. The typical restaurant now uses more than two dozen different applications to run their business. Specifically, we connect, warehouse and route the data to improve analytics, marketing, operations and finance. Our customers include brands like Frank Pepe’s, Halal Guys, Wings Over and more.
Founders
Collin Wallace
CEO
Ashutosh Joshi
Founder