10 black founders to invest in. โœŠ๐Ÿพ

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Last year, black founders received only 1% of venture capital. On Wefunder, that number was 8%. We need to do better.

We believe in a level playing field for founders, regardless of geography, gender or ethnicity. Follow black founders as they launch on Wefunder here, and check out these 10 that are currently raising:

NovoMoto Affordable solar electricity for the DR Congo.
โ€ข First mover in the off-grid solar market in D.R. Congo with the goal of bringing electricity to 1 million families by 2026.
โ€ข Completed over 300 solar installations for customers in D.R. Congo up to mid-2019, 13% month-over-month growth since mid-2017.

NYCE Invest in a growing real estate portfolio.
โ€ข Grown from $850K in seed capital to $10.2M in assets (through subsidiaries) โ€” all without debt.
โ€ข Company subsidiaries have $57M in projects under development, featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and BiggerPockets.

Kazoo The worldโ€™s 1st SOS app to livestream video, alert loved ones, pinpoint your location, call 911 and more โ€” with 1 tap.
โ€ข Award-winning UI team has designed apps for Apple, Twitter, Snapchat and Kanye West.
โ€ข Management team includes business leaders who have founded, grown, and sold numerous start-ups.

3 Some Chocolates Cuisine It’s not just chocolate โ€” it’s an experience!
โ€ข Over 40,000 customers and still growing. Numerous 5-star ratings.
โ€ข Featured on Fox 5 News, CBS, Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Newsday & NBC.

Curastory The first platform where NCAA student athletes make money from video content.
โ€ข Over 100 sign ups in 5 months from users with the NBA, NFL, Olympics, and many more!
โ€ข Growing by 50% month-over-month in site visits and sign-ups.
Anthony’s Cookies 22-year-old gourmet cookie company based in San Francisco.
โ€ข 4.5 stars on Yelp, based on 1,679 reviews.
โ€ข Strategic partnerships with brands such as Straus Creamery, Four Barrel Coffee, Valrhona Chocolate and Central Milling.

Boyish Records Multimedia art platform with tools and community for artists and patrons.
โ€ข Help support emerging artists build sustainable career pathways as part of a part of our vibrant arts scene and community.
โ€ข Founded by artists with knowledge in finance, business and tech.

Savannah Sauce When life throws tomatoes at you, make salsa!
โ€ข On-boarded signature sauces into 46 Whole Foods in less than 24 months.
โ€ข CEO named one of the “2016 Woman Vetrepreneurs We Love” by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.

Apotheka Making electronic medical records more secure.
โ€ข First solution to integrate Telehealth / Telemedicine onto Blockchain to facilitate COVID-19 / Coronavirus patient self assessments.
โ€ข Patent (pending) six-way patient validation on the Blockchain utilizing AI-driven smart workflows.

Nedl Have your own live radio show โ€” in seconds!
โ€ข Founder created the company that built the original iheartradio app for Clear Channel in 2007.
โ€ข Growing market: global live audio streaming market is estimated to nearly triple to $1.2B in the next 7 years.


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