Excerpt from WRAL TechWire:
DURHAM – Three North Carolina firms are receiving a combined $200,000 in funding from Google for Startups Black Founders Fund.
- LoanWell (Durham)
- Courtroom5 (Durham)
- Freeman Capital (Charlotte)
“We are committed to helping Black founders who have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and who are disproportionately locked out of access to the funding they need to succeed,” says Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups US, in Tuesday’s announcement.
Courtroom5 is on a mission to democratize the courts and deliver access to justice to everyone with an automated legal toolbox that helps people represent themselves in court.
Sonja Ebron, Co-Founder and CEO, says: “COVID-19 is sending millions more people into court to fight for justice on their own. This backing from Google lets Courtroom5 reach them faster. It sends an important signal to potential investors and partners. It ultimately helps more people save their homes, future wages, and other valuable rights and privileges.”