Black Founders

Dallas Fort Worth startup Akina's new app.

First-Of-Its-Kind App Launches Out of Dallas to Give Black Moms a Social Hub to Connect

by | Nov 4, 2021
Born from her own familial struggles, Leigh Higginbotham Butler founded Akina to nurture, educate, and inspire Black mothers, aunties, bonus moms, and caregivers. The app—a blend of Match, Clubhouse, Instagram Live, and Google Meet—is supported by Milk Space, Black Moms Connection, the Dem Black Mamas podcast, and tennis star Taylor Townsend. There's currently more than 20,000 women on the waitlist for its release on Nov. 11.
ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell
Capital Factory Announces $100K Investment Challenge for Annual Black in Tech Summit
by | Dec 16, 2020
Past Investment Challenge winners include McKinney-based ShearShare, Houston-based GroupRaise, and Austin-based Journey Foods. Applications are open now until Jan. 22.
Capital One’s $200M Impact Initiative Partners With Two Local Orgs to Advance Socioeconomic Mobility
by | Oct 7, 2020
Capital One is teaming with Impact Ventures and Paul Quinn College as part of its new nationwide initiative to close support growth in underserved communities and advance socioeconomic mobility.

Google Picks DFW-Based Kanarys and ShearShare for Inaugural Startups Accelerator

by | Aug 3, 2020
The new accelerator program that's part of a $175 million initiative to support economic opportunities for Black business owners, startup founders, job seekers, and developers.