2022 Google Startups Black Founders Fund for African Entrepreneurs ($4 million Fund)

Deadline (y-m-d): 2022-05-31

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Applications for the 2022 Google Startups Black Founders Fund are now open for interested and eligible African entrepreneurs.

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The fund is an investment commitment of $4 million to 60 eligible black-founded startups across Africa, getting at least $100,000.

Following the success of the first cohort last year, Google will increase its commitment with an additional $1 million in funding and support for ten more founders this year.


The Black Founders Fund is intended for startups led by founders who self-identify as Black and are based in Africa. We want to hear from you if your product is in-market and you’re ready to fundraise.

In 2021, the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund invested $3M into 50 Black led-startups in Africa. Since then, the selected startups have raised $73M+ in follow-on funding, hired more staff, and grown their revenues.


To be considered for the Google Startups Black Founders Fund, you must meet the following requirements;

  • Early-stage startups with black founders or diverse founding teams,
  • Startups that are benefiting the black community,
  • Operating and headquartered in Africa,
  • Startups with a diverse founding team with at least one black founding member;
  • Those having a legal presence on the continent and building technology solutions for Africa and the global market;
  • Those who have the growth potential to raise more funding and create jobs.
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Duration and Reward

  • Access to capital up to $100K in equity-free cash will be awarded to each startup.
  • We connect founders with the very best of Google’s people, products, and practices.
  • At its core, the Black Founders Fund is a global initiative. Selected founders can connect with founders from all over the world.

How To Apply

  • The winners will be announced on 29 July 2022.
  • Interested and qualified entrepreneurs should click on the apply button below to commence their application.

The Application Deadline 31 May 2022

2022 Google Startups Black Founders Fund for African Entrepreneurs ($4 million Fund)

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