Google has selected 60 African startups for its second cohort of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund (BFF) for Africa, with 23 of these from Nigeria.

  • The 60 startups will share $4 million in funding and get support to scale their businesses.
  • The selected startups from Nigeria are Awabah, Bookings Africa, Clafiya, Eden Life, Estate Intel, Flex Finance, Gamr, Haul 247, Healthtracka, HerVest, LifeBank, Norebase, OneHealth, Pivo, QShop, Scrapays, Shiip, Spleet, Stear, TERAWORK, Topset Education, Wellahealth.
  • The selected startups will receive six months of training including accessing a network of mentors to support in addressing challenges peculiar to their offerings. Tailored workshops, support networks, and community-building sessions are also facilitated for the participants.
  • The 60 startups will receive between $50,000 and $100,000, and up to $200,000 in Google Credit cloud.
  • 12 of the startups are from Kenya, including Ajua, BuuPass, DohYangu, FlexPay, Keep IT Cool, Leja, Solutech, Synnefa, TIBU Health, TopUp Mama, Zanifu, and Zuri Health. Others are six startups from Rwanda, five from South Africa, four from Uganda, three each from Ghana and Cameroon, two from Ethiopia, and one each from Botswana and Senegal.
  • The Google Fund was last deployed in October last year, with a $3 million equity-free fund shared among 50 African startups, as the first cohort.