Below is an
August 2021 alumni milestone report featuring updates from Founder Institute portfolio companies across the globe. See the most recent alumni funding news and top media features of the past month, online event replay videos of founder interviews and insightful webinars, as well as a list of the upcoming FI global events taking place the rest of this month in September, 2021.
Alumni Funding + News Highlights:
(FI San Diego) raises Involve.ai $16M Series A for using AI to make the world more Customer-Centric
(FI Seattle), a cybersecurity and DevOps automation platform, Refactr acquired by Sophos
(FI Lagos), an agritech startup, Zowasel receives $100K funding from Guinness and Promasidor at the UN World Food Programme’s Zero Hunger Sprint
(FI Toronto), a maker of sensors for powered wheelchairs, Braze Mobility joins Google For Startups Accelerator’s Women Founders Class of 2021
(FI New York) Patient Orator wins Allscripts’ Health IT Challenge to Elevate SDOH Data Exchange in pursuit of health equity
Audio (FI Accra), an audiobook mobile app for listening to African stories, AkooBooks wins Woman In Tech Startup of The Year Award presented by Women in Tech Africa
co-founder Abbey Wemimo (FI San Francisco), a startup helping renters to build credit, Esusu profiled in Inc.com for solution to helping 45 Million Americans who lack credit scores
(FI New York) Takes the Work of Real Estate Investment and Moves it Online, Fund That Flip profiled by Yahoo Finance after making Inc 5000 list for 3rd consecutive year
(FI Silicon Valley) and Carbon Health Founder Eren Bali, both of which are Billion-Dollar companies, Udemy profiled in Inc.com for plan to fix American healthcare
(FI Hanoi), a shipping logistics provider, Logivan 1 of 4 Vietnamese startups named in the latest version of the “Forbes Asia 100 to Watch” list
founder Gulsah Gulser (FI Turkey), a SaaS & e-Commerce startup, featured in Quin AI Microsoft's Startup Garage podcast
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August 2021 Featured Alumni Videos
August 2021 Featured Webinars
How to Be a Better Angel Investor: Lessons Learned from Around the World, featuring Ivelin Ivanov, Sasha Bezuhanova, and Lance Cottrell
Startup Idea Fest: How to Build and Share Ideas with Potential Customers
Join us at a September 2021 Online Startup Event:
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Graduates of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1 billion in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.
See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey.