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Seven Black Fraternity and Sorority Member-Owned Startups Were Just Awarded Google ‘Black Founders Fund’ Funding of $100,000 Each

This week, Google for Startups announced its list of 50 recipients for its second Black Founders Fund and seven of the founders named are members of Black fraternities and sororities.

The seven founders who represent Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Delta Sigma Theta each received $100,000 in non-dilutive funding for their respective startups as well as Cloud credits, Ads grants, and hands-on support to help their startups grow.

We at Watch The Yard would like to congratulate the following founders on this huge achievement.

Donald Boone- BoxedUp – Alpha Phi Alpha

BoxedUp is an on-demand equipment rental marketplace.

Kelley Cambry- Blue – Alpha Kappa Alpha

Blue Studios is a live and on-demand Pre K to 12th grade STEM edutainment platform leveraging automation, synthetic media, and game design principles to create content cheaper, faster, and better, while also enabling the middle class of creators in the passion and gig economy.

Jacquelyn Rodgers- Greentop Gifts – Alpha Kappa Alpha

Greentop Gifts has become a go-to brand for celebratory inclusion and representation

LaVonda Brown – EyeGage – Delta Sigma Theta

EyeGage increases the speed and accuracy of drug detection with computer vision analysis of the eye.

Hakeem James- CustomerX.i – Kappa Alpha Psi

CustomerX.i is a Know-Your-Customer platform for restaurants and retailers helping them accelerate their digital transformation and increase share of wallet of customers.

Bobby Bryant- DOSS – Kappa Alpha Psi

DOSS is a voice-activated digital real estate assistant designed to radically evolve the way people search, service, and transact real estate.

Andrew Hill- LiftEd – Kappa Alpha Psi

Equipping educators, school-based clinicians, administrators and parents with evidence-based data and instructional support software tools that help students with learning disabilities achieve success in the classroom, and in life.

We at Watch The Yard would like to congratulate these brothers and sisters and are excited to see what they do with this huge opportunity.

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