Black Founders Fund — Meet the recipients
Portrait Coffee is a specialty coffee company leveraging excellent product and hospitality to reimagine Black representation in the coffee industry.
4Degrees is a relationship intelligence software for relationship driven industries like consulting and investment banking.
Juno Medical is modern healthcare designed for you and your family.
Staat is productivity analytics for software development teams that translates code and project progress from engineers to the people managing them.
SecondKeys unlocks the true potential of proactive property maintenance.
Knac is a SaaS recruiting platform that makes it easier for companies to screen and manage quality applicants in their pipeline that would otherwise get overlooked.
MindRight Health provides mental health coaching over text message to empower underserved communities to heal from trauma.
Deepr® is a unique data product suite that serves consumers, creators, and the entertainment industry by reimagining music data.
LoanWell is an automated loan origination platform for community banks, credit unions, CDFIs and loan funds with end-to-end functionality for intake, underwriting, closing, servicing, and reporting.
Freeman Capital is an investment app that provides a hyper-personalized wealth journey that simplifies comprehensive wealth management into a monthly subscription service.
Upskill VR is a virtual reality training platform that specializes in empowering people to save lives.
Film Connx is the job marketplace for film that connects studios to vetted local crew.
TruGenomix, the precision behavioral health company, uses the power of genomics and machine learning to advance the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders like PTSD.
Infiltron Software Suite
Infiltron’s solution empowers everyone to proactively secure their data and devices in real-time beyond the edge.
Cyber Pop-up connects businesses to on-demand cybersecurity services powered by an army of vetted and highly skilled freelancers.
ZeroStorefront is a customer acquisition and retention platform purpose-built for local businesses.
Clubba (by Usit)
Clubba provides virtual after school clubs for kids ages 7-13, led by college student counselors.
Courtney & Tye Caldwell
ShearShare is the first ML-enabled mobile marketplace for stylists to manage and grow their small business on their terms, starting with space to work.
Vibe Ride is the most dynamic fitness studio and offers its No Plateau program to bring boutique fitness to your living room through deliveries of workout equipment paired with virtual reality fitness classes from the world’s best trainers.
Civic Eagle is a collaboration software for lobbyists and policy leaders.
A.M. Money provides flexible and affordable financing for low-income college students.
Florence Technologies is a demand labor marketplace for the healthcare system.
Workfrom makes it easy to create ambient digital spaces online that allow people to virtually work in proximity of others so they can be more productive and less isolated.
Countalytics uses computer vision and machine learning to help clients save money in inventory costs.
Origyn is a community-based market tool connecting shoppers to products from community-based businesses.
Zirtue is a relationship-based lending application that simplifies loans between friends, family, and trusted relationships with automatic ACH loan payments.
Derrick L. Miles
CourMed provides enterprise software and innovative delivery of healthcare items.
Aquagenuity™ is a data analytics platform that helps you find out "What's In Your Water?" in real-time from any smart device.
SPRAISE is vegan body care that creates moments or skin praise, and makes clean beauty accessible to all.
Kommute provides a new way to communicate remotely through instantly shareable videos.
Laundris helps customers reduce labor, linen and supply cost (along with standardization via automation) by utilizing their digital inventory and asset management platform.
Dr. Yared Alemu
TQIntelligence leverages AI and speech emotion recognition technology to quantify and predict emotional distress severity for at risk kids.
Musicbuk is a music education marketplace that allows people to book virtual music lessons with world-class instructors.
U Scope Technologies
U Scope Technologies is the creator of the Photo iD app, the world's fastest photo labeling property inspection camera.
Nivelo reduces digital payments risk in real time; ensuring everyone has access to fast and secure money movement over the internet.
MedHaul is a tech-enabled marketplace that makes it easy to find and book transportation for people with special needs.
Tankee is a media company dedicated to helping parents protect their kids from inappropriate content while enabling kids to watch the gaming videos they love.
Bandwagon helps event organizers and experience creators transparently manage, aggregate, and store consumer data to improve engagement, optimize business decisions, and increase trust.
Raxplay enables music artists to create virtual experiences centered around their music to interact with fans via VR.
Pharaoh's Conclave prepares youth for eSports careers through exposure and pathway programs.
Wrinkle Free Delivery
Wrinkle Free Delivery is a technology-enabled dry cleaning, laundry, and linen delivery service that creates a seamless experience for residential and commercial customers citywide.
Music Tech Works
Music Tech Works helps television/film, advertising, video game, and podcast production companies quickly figure out who owns the rights to the commercial music they want to use in their productions.
Goodr empowers business and communities through technology to reduce food waste and end hunger.
Five to Nine
Five to Nine is a workplace event program discovery, management, and evaluation software.
Alerje uses proactive patient design to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care in the food allergy industry.
Jermail & Brandi Shelton
Just Add Honey Inc.
Just Add Honey provides unique tea experiences to be shared amongst friends, during quiet moments in the comfort of your home, or in their tea house.
Watch The Yard
Watch The Yard is a digital media company, and the largest online brand targeting Black college students and alumni. With a focus on news, videos, and delivering practical, culturally-authentic resources, the platform reaches over 11 million people every month.
Jax Rideshare Rentals
Jax Rideshare Rentals provide inclusion in the gig economy by renting cars to car-less people and empowers them to make money in the gig economy.
Black Women's Wealth Alliance, SBC
Black Women's Wealth Alliance provides cultural wealth building innovation and elevation for Black women.
SOIL combines cleantech and IoT to enable power and connectivity everywhere.
Uvii is video response learning, an education technology providing accessibility to distance learning and virtual evaluation tools on mobile to measure success and productivity in remote environments.
HUED is a technology enabled platform that diversifies the patient-physician experience by connecting Black and Latino patients with culturally competent healthcare providers that specifically understand their physical, mental and cultural needs.
MantisEDU, Inc provides immersive high tech learning activities for students.
Mar Dat assists C-suite clients in digital marketing strategies, business data optimization, and digital transformation with a focus on people, process, and enabling technologies.
Laine London is a first-of-its-kind woman-owned rental bridal shop providing a chic, high-end experience at sensible prices.
Kanarys, Inc. is a SaaS platform that provides clear metrics to diagnose, benchmark and optimize diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
Make Music Count
Make Music Count is a math curriculum and app taught through playing popular songs on the piano.
Shared Harvest Fund
Shared Harvest | myCovidMD® provides residents with crisis resources in real time by real people.
Qoins automates extra payments towards debt to help people save money every month.
GoLogic, Inc. creates turnkey, digital solutions for small businesses to increase revenue opportunities and deepen customer relationships.
Edifius offers an AI-powered digital employee to small businesses for voice interactions.
LifeWeb 360 provides memorial scrapbooks built by your friends and family.
Optimal Technology Corporation
Optimal Tech helps clients get the smartest and most efficient power solutions.
Healthy Hip Hop
Healthy Hip Hop infuses cutting-edge technology, education and positive attributes within the hip hop culture to improve learning environments.
Rudy J. Ellis
Switchboard is a SaaS platform that expands the viewing audience of live streaming content.
Varuna Tech Inc
Varuna provides visibility, awareness, and insights to water utilities so they deliver clean water consistently.
Possip uses text-message based pulse checks in over 100 languages to allow schools and districts to quickly and routinely hear from their community of families and staff, and act on the insights they learn.
LVNGbook provides customizable cookbooks for chronic conditions.
Courtroom5 is an automated legal toolbox for people in court without a lawyer.
Brown Toy Box
Brown Toy Box is a children's educational products company that creates STEAM kits, toys, games and digital content that centers and celebrates Black children.
MyTAASK automates time-consuming tasks and fosters a community of people to seek and exchange knowledge.
Stimulus is a relationship intelligence platform that uses data and analytics to help companies make better purchasing decisions.
Latched and Hooked Beauty
Latched and Hooked Beauty improves the time Black women spend on styling their hair with the use of ready-to-wear, non-toxic, synthetic hair extensions.
TruDiary is a prenatal risk assessment and monitoring platform, using AI to detect early high risk warning indicators, in the first trimester, allowing timely interventions, to reduce negative birth outcomes.
Toolbox is an online labor marketplace for general and trade contractors to hire skilled construction workers on demand.
Viledge is an e-commerce platform helping conscious shoppers discover and purchase Black-owned products.