Black Valley Presents S’23 Founders Programme Cohort
August 30, 2023

Black Valley Presents S’23 Founders Programme Cohort

The Black Valley Founders Programme is a tailored 8-week accelerator supporting exceptional  UK-based black founders to access capital and scale their start-ups. The programme immerses our cohort in a community of start-up builders, investors and expert mentors.

We selected high-potential founders whose businesses show strong evidence of traction, scalability and profitability. With the help of our programme, we aim to accelerate their growth and support them in getting their first institutional investment.

Meet the S’23 Cohort

We are excited to announce the S’23 Cohort of the Black Valley Founders Programme. The Cohort consists of 10 companies spanning various sectors within tech, with a total of 18 Founders and co-founders. In alphabetical order, we’d like to welcome: 


An AI-powered platform streamlining architecture processes, enhancing creativity and efficiency through data-driven insights. 

AudioStrip Ltd

An AI-powered vocal and instrumental isolation web tool.

BetaScore Finance

An innovative platform that empowers immigrants, international students and skilled workers by giving them access to their credit history.

First Portfolio

An Investment platform which seeks to level the playing field for children of all classes through collaborative investment gifting.


An AI knowledge assistant for cross-platform enterprise data.


Overploy helps large organisations save money on external suppliers and make smarter use of their most precious resource - their people.


Pryntd are enabling users to instantly transform 2D content into immersive experiences.


SocialFIXT are connecting black talent to jobs in the creative industry


SocialPro helps businesses and influencers skyrocket their growth on TikTok by automating the entire content strategy process.


Valihealth is bridging healthcare gaps, optimising coordination, and enhancing patient-centric care through innovative, low-cost digital solutions.

What’s next?

Our founders, mentors, investors and community met on Tuesday, 30th of August for the Founders Programme launch event in preparation for the start of their 8-week programme. We’ll hear from each of the startups over the coming weeks. 

Stay tuned to meet and hear all about our founders.

Want to get involved in the Black Valley Community?

There are many ways to get involved. 

  • Are you an investor interested in taking part in Investor Office Hours or our Demo day? Get in touch with us here.  
  • If you are a founder interested in the programme, please get on the waiting list.
  • Looking to mentor in our future programmes? Apply here.
  • By signing up, you’ll also get invited to our upcoming events— providing you an opportunity to network with us and the wider tech community.

We would like to thank our Partners; Goldman Sachs, Wilson Sonsini and Salesforce, for their ongoing support in delivering the Founders Programme.

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