Hello everyone, startups in Europe by black founders is on the rise thanks to initiatives like the one by Google where they are funding up and basically mentoring black-owned startups in Europe.
It’s not an easy task to have a successful black-owned company, let a lone one based in Europe, from the systematic racism to the lack of funding, I just hope these startups actually get a chance to launch before they are bought out by a bigger firm/company. I really want to see these companies grow into something past their initial stage while the same black founders remain on board. With that said, you should check out some black-led Venture Capital firms that can fund your business.
What are startups?
- Startups are companies or ventures in their initial stages of business. They are usually focused around a single product or service that the founders want to bring to market. Startups can use seed capital to invest in research and to develop their business plans. Until the business gets off the ground, a startup is often financed by its founders. The common funding sources for startups include family and friends, venture capitalists, crowdfunding and loans.
We will continually update this list each month. If you’d like to suggest a black-owned European startup, please send it to [email protected]
List of black-led Startups in Europe
Afrocenchix is a black-owned hair business that formulates, manufactures, and sells safe, effective products for afro and curly hair.
- Afrocenchix HQ: United Kingdom
- Afrocenchix Website: https://afrocenchix.com/
- Afrocenchix Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Afrocenchix/
- Afrocenchix Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrocenchix/
- Afrocenchix Twitter: https://twitter.com/Afrocenchix
AudioMob is black-owned advertising company that provides non-intrusive audio ads within mobile games. AudioMob was founded on the core principle that there is a better way to monetise games by allowing advertisers to reach their consumers without interrupting gameplay using audio ads.
- AudioMob HQ: United Kingdom
- AudioMob Website: https://audiomob.com/
- AudioMob Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiomob.io/
- AudioMob Twitter: https://twitter.com/AudioMob_HQ
HomeHero is a black-owned company that created an operating system for the house, making running a home simple and easy.
- HomeHero HQ: United Kingdom
- HomeHero Website: https://www.homehero.co.uk/
- HomeHero Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeyHomeHero/
- HomeHero Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyhomehero/
- HomeHero Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeyHomeHero
Heex is a black-owned company that provides AI-powered software and web services to development teams in data-intensive fields such as autonomous driving.
- Heex HQ: France
- Heex Website: https://heex.io/
- Heex Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeexTech/
- Heex Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heex.io/
- Heex Twitter: https://twitter.com/heex_io
Kwara is a black-owned company that makes building wealth together frictionless, by turning analog credit unions in emerging markets into modern digital banks.
- Kwara HQ: Germany
- Kwara Website: https://kwara.com/
- Kwara Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getkwara
- Kwara Twitter: https://twitter.com/getkwara
Movemeback is a black-owned company that is often referred to as “the Linkedin of Africa”. It is a global social professional platform, connecting people to opportunities, insights, and people they don’t have access to.
- Movemeback HQ: United Kingdom
- Movemeback Website: https://www.movemeback.com/
- Movemeback Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/movemeback
- Movemeback Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/movemeback
Lalaland is a black-owned company that uses AI to create synthetic humans for fashion eCommerce brands to increase diversity in retail.
- Lalaland HQ: Netherlands
- Lalaland Website: https://lalaland.ai/
- Lalaland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lalaland.ai/
Scoodle is a black-owned platform for education influencers. Everyone has something they want to learn and something they can teach, Scoodle brings both sides together.
- Scoodle HQ: United Kingdom
- Scoodle Website: https://scoodle.co.uk/
- Scoodle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scoodleapp/
- Scoodle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scoodleapp
- Scoodle Twitter: https://twitter.com/scoodleapp
This is just a small list of some of the many black-led startups in Europe,, we will be adding many more on this post, so make sure you to bookmark it.
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