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Google invests in 50 founders in Africa, 27 Nigerians made the list (Full list)

According to statement from google, through the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund in Africa, we are supporting early-stage Black-founded startups on the continent. We want to bridge the existing fundraising gap for Black startup founders in Africa’s fast-growing technology landscape. This non-dilutive $3 million fund is allocated across a pipeline of 50 investable startups in Africa. 

The startups also receive Google Ad Grants and Cloud credits, as well as support from experienced experts at Google.

The Beneficiaries are:

1. AC Group founded by Patrick Nsemba,  a technology company providing smart transport solutions in Rwanda and across African cities since 2015.
Patrick Nsemba

2. Teboko Mokwena, South Africa, founder of Akiba digital, a fintech compsny

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4. KIKO MUUO

Angaza Elimu, Kenya

Angaza Elimu is an EdTech focused on delivering quality and relevant education on-demand using AI.

5. DAVE OKECH

AquaRech

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ADELOYE OLANREWAJU

Babymigo, Nigeria

Babymigo is a health tech platform that provides quality health information to pregnant mothers and nursing mothers with babies up to six years old.

NGHOMBOMBONG MINUIFUONG

Bongalo, Rwanda

Bongalo is a digital marketplace for African travel accommodation.

KELVIN UMECHUKWU

Bumpa, Nigeria

Bumpa helps small business owners sell, manage, and track everything in their business from their mobile devices.

DARE ODUMADE

Chekkit, Nigeria

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FEHINTOLU OLAOGUN

CredPal, Nigeria

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MICHAEL OGUNDARE

Crop2Cash, Nigeria

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HENRY MASCOT

Curacel, Nigeria

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FOLAKE OWODUNNI, Nigeria

Emergency Response Africa

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KAGENI WILSON

Finplus, Kenya

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LONGE OLUBUSAYO

Formplus

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EBI OFREY

Gerocare, Nigeria

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BOYE OSHINAGA

Gradely, Nigeria

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OGHENETEGA IORTIM

Gricd, Nigeria

Gricd provides solar-powered refrigeration technology with real-time data loggers that track real-time location and storage conditions of perishable products.

 

NANA OPOKU AGYEMAN-PREMPEH

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Hitch

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ATENDA FURUSA

Imali Pay

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MELISSA JANE BIME

Infiuss Health

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KARIDAS TSHINTSHOLO

Khula!

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GIFT LUBELE

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South Africa

BRYAN MEZUE

Lifestores Healthcare

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EVELYN CHILOMO KAINGU

Lupiya

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Zambia

TESH MBAABU

MarketForce

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Kenya

NNEKA MOBISSON

mDoc Healthcare

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IVIAN NWAKAH

Medsaf

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Nigeria

ABIMBOLA ADEBAKIN

My-Medicine

My-Medicine provides clients with quick and reliable access to genuine and affordable medicines irrespective of their location.

Nigeria

TAMSANQA TAMI NGALO

Oyi

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South Africa

BAMBA LÔ

Paps

Paps helps companies and traders with scheduling and tracking deliveries in real-time.

Senegal

HILDA MORAA

Pezesha

Pezesha provides affordable working capital to underserved and excluded MSMEs across Africa.

Kenya

MICHAEL OKAREDJE

Pick Me Up

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Nigeria

NDABENHLE JUNIOR NGULUBE

Pineapple

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South Africa

MARVIN H. COLEBY

Raise

Raise helps companies, investors, and employees track equity and distribute digital securities in their portfolios.

Kenya

JR KANU

Reach

Reach uses transaction informatics to create personal finance and market research tools for people in Africa.

Nigeria

KINGSLEY OTI

SEND

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IFEOMA UDDOH

Shecluded

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Nigeria

FRANK NANA ADDAE

Shopa

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Nigeria

EZANA RASWORK

Taskmoby

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FELIX MANFORD

Tendo

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Ghana

FOLAYEMI AGUSTO

Tix Africa

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OLUWOLE MICHAEL

Touch and Pay

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Nigeria

NONSO EZE

TradeBuza

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Nigeria

ONYEKA AKUMAH

Treepz

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DEL ADIAMAH

WayaMoney

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MORENIKE FAJEMISIN

Whispa Health

Whispa Health provides private, shame-free access to sexual and reproductive health information, products, and services.

Nigeria

PAUL KIMANI

WorkPay

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Kenya

 

 

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