Google Black Founders Fund Africa Call for Applications 2021

Google Black Founders Fund Africa Program Overview

Through the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund Africa, we are supporting early-stage Black-founded startups and startups that are benefitting the Black community 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 fund is open to all startups that meet the criteria, with priority given to Google for Startups Accelerator and Partner program alumni.

This fund will be given along with mentorship support and Google platform credits to help the startups grow.

Who Should Apply


The Black Founders Fund is intended for startups with self-identifying Black leaders or companies directly supporting the Black community.

We encourage established startups based in Africa who are seeking seed-stage funding to apply. Applications are open now through July 7, 2021.

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