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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Every September 15, Hispanic Heritage Month commences. Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the diversity, history and cultural contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community. Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15 because seven Latin American countries celebrate their independence days between September 15 and September 18.
We celebrate Hispanic and Latinx founders who have broken barriers and founded companies that have changed the way we work and live. From neuroscience to cyber security, creative tools and stock market apps, these companies are paving the way for the future.
While a lot of progress has been made in pursuit of equal opportunities, there is still a long way to go. According to Crunchbase data, Latinx owned US companies only received 1.7% of the venture funding pool last year. Republic is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and our Hispanic + Latinx founders, and we take this seriously. We are proud to say that our Latinx founders receive 4x the industry average rate for funding.
If you or someone you know is involved in venture capital or tech and identify as Latinx or an ally, check out these Hispanic Heritage Month events: San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Boston and Mexico City!
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month starting this week, below are deals with Latinx founders.
Cybolt is providing end-to-end solutions in a fragmented cybersecurity market to simplify their clients’ relationship to digital risk management. They saw a 54% sales increase in 2020, for a total of $26.5M in annual revenue. In their 2020 industry analysis, Forbes valued the global cybersecurity market at $173B, and projected growth to $270B within 5 years.
Actipulse Neuroscience believes that their proprietary neuromodulation technology can help millions of Americans suffering from depression – from the comfort of their homes. Actipulse currently has over 210 devices in use in psychiatric practices and mental health clinics. As of June 2021, they have treated more than 10,000 patients.
Iris is a social stock market app that lets users invest with friends; it works with Robinhood, WeBull, TD Ameritrade, and Fidelity. Iris has facilitated over $175M in investments as of June 2021.
Curastory is optimizing brand marketing with their 100% free, creator-controlled premium platform for video creators. They saw 1K+ users sign up within 3 months, $85K+ in gross revenue over the past 3 months, and their platform only continues to gain traction.
Waku is helping to bring balance to your gut with their ready-to-drink prebiotic teas. Their blends are made with anti-inflammatory botanicals, challenging Kombucha and disrupting a $7B market.
Pickzen is the no-code guided-selling platform incubated by Google for Startups. Their no-code visual editor, design system, and rules engine is backed by the former CEO of BBVA. With D2C clients like Jane Iredale, Supergoop!, Hungry Bark, and more, they saw 10x year-over-year revenue growth from 2019 to 2020.
Nuovo brings value to renters and landlords in the short term rental space with their machine learning-driven revenue management software. They have 150+ distribution channels, including major platforms like AirBNB. NUOVO saw $2.5M+ revenue in 2020, and achieved 308% YoY growth in gross revenue from 2015–2020.