Google for Start-ups has today announced the line-up of the first 2019 Residency cohort which will spotlight start-ups using machine learning technology to make a positive social impact. The six companies involved tackle a range of issues spanning mental health to rare disease detection, social inequality to unconscious bias in the hiring process.
Google for Start-ups Residency brings growth-stage start-ups the best of Google’s products, connections, and best practices. Each startup receives tailored mentorship and workspace at the Google for Start-ups London Campus. In 2018 alone, 11 start-ups participated in the Google for Startups Residency, raising over $12.7m and creating over 86 jobs.
The 2019 Residency programme will be led in tandem by newly appointed head of Google for Start-ups UK and serial entrepreneur, Marta Krupinska and her team. Marta is best known for co-founding the global FinTech company Azimo, which offers low cost digital money transfers.
Marta Krupinska, head of Google for Start-ups UK said, “Technology is just a tool, what matters is what you do with it. With start-ups shaping the world in which we’ll get to live tomorrow, we’re committed to supporting companies that use tech for good, and we’re so happy to see that some of the strongest developments in this space are happening right here in the UK.”