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Black Founders Fund

A Google for Startups initiative giving access to funding to Black-founded startups around the world.

Black Founders Fund

About the initiative

If we want technology to work for everyone, it needs to be built by everyone. Black founders disproportionately lack access to the networks and capital needed to grow their businesses. In 2020, with less than .5% of venture capital (VC) funding going to Black-led startups, Google announced the Black Founders Fund and has since deployed $20M in funding to founders across the US, Europe, Africa, and Brazil.

Initiative benefits

  • The best of Google

    We connect founders with the very best of Google's people, products and best practices.

  • Access to capital

    Up to $100,000 in equity-free cash will be awarded to each startup.

  • Global community

    At its core, the Black Founders Fund is a global initiative. Selected founders have the opportunity to connect with founders from all over the world.