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Born in 2020 – we’re a digital gift card subscription service connecting you with black-owned businesses in your community.

It’s no secret COVID-19 is compounding inequalities that are hitting black businesses and communities the hardest.

With so much to worry about right now, searching through minority-owned business directories shouldn’t be one of them.

Each month you’ll receive a gift card to a Black-owned restaurant in your area. You’ll enjoy great food while they receive cash flows to reinvest in their business and communities. Brava – building bridges for good.

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2020 has been ... a really hard year. We’re all living it, so we’ll skip the recap.

We’re witnessing a collective uprising against the inequalities plaguing so many of our communities. It’s a beautiful thing. But fatigue is real, and this is a marathon.

This year has hit black communities, hard. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of Black-owned businesses plummeted 41% during COVID-19, compared to 20% of non-Black businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program [PPP] failures were a glimpse into the generational and unequal access people of color have had to loans and emergency funds.

These effects have rippled through communities over time and we're here to put an end to it.

We’re here for the long haul, and as POC-founders working in tech, we saw a simple solution to a difficult problem. Cash flows are the lifeblood of any company, yet cash reserves of black-owned businesses are notoriously short, about two weeks. Your subscription provides consistent cash flows to allow small businesses to reinvest in themselves and their communities.

This isn’t about charity. We’re here to actively imagine new models for investing in our communities to build the future we all know is possible.

Meet the Teamunderline

Ifi Akpandak
"As a black business owner, I can't think of a more fulfilling mission than helping other black businesses grow"
Bharat Anadure
"We're here to reimagine the way minority-owned businesses achieve financial freedom"
Quentin Grigsby
"Our goal is to build a sustainable way to improve cash flows for small businesses - this benefits everyone"
Ifi Akpandak
"As a black business owner, I can't think of a more fulfilling mission than helping other black businesses grow"
Bharat Anadure
"We're here to reimagine the way minority-owned businesses achieve financial freedom"
Quentin Grigsby
"Our goal is to build a sustainable way to improve cash flows for small businesses - this benefits everyone"