7 Black Women Tech Founders Shifting the Culture

It can’t be said enough:

Black women are leading the charge in entrepreneurship.

Access to capital is still extremely low, but Black female founders are maintaining successful startups through continuous hard work and innovation, especially in tech.

From Silicon Valley to Atlanta, Black women are using a wide range of technology to shift the culture across all industries.

Here are seven Black women founders spreading their magic to make a difference in and through tech:

Matthews founded renewable energy startup Uncharted Power in 2011. The smart tech company addresses the generation, transmission & storage of power in underserved communities.

Jessica Matthews

In 2020, Magic Johnson joined Uncharted Powers’ board of directors to help expand its partnerships and programs in the U.S. Over the years, Matthews has raised $12.5 million.

With digitalundivided, this tech pioneer uses data and research to expand women entrepreneurship and thought leadership in Black and Latinx communities.

Kathryn Finney

Zume Pizza is a robotic food prep company. In 2018, after a $375M investment, it was valued at $2.25B, making her the first Black woman to co-found a billion-dollar company.

Julia Collins

Plum Perfect is a color-analyzing mobile app that scans users’ selfies and based on variables extracted from the image, it recommends a variety of products.

Asmau Ahmed

The idea was born of the chemical engineer’s frustration with finding a lipstick that complimented her complexion. Now, she helps women better identify looks without the hassle of fruitless shopping.

These entrepreneurs created Black Woman Talk Tech, a collective of Black businesswomen, investors etc. helping one another toward billionaire status

Lauren Washington, Esosa Ighodaro, and Regina Gwynn,

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