Las Vegas-based startup, Pills2Me, has been selected as one of the 23 recipients of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund in 2023.
Founded in 2020 by Leslie Asanga, PharmD, MBA, MPH, Pills2Me is a medication delivery app that gives patients easy access to medications, including on-demand prescription delivery from any pharmacy. This year, medication therapy management services were added to the app offering patients access to personalized medication reviews. Asanga is a graduate of Henderson, Nevada-based Roseman University College of Pharmacy and the Yale School of Public Health.
The Google for Startups Black Founders Fund offers selected companies $150,000 in equity-free cash as well as sales and fundraising training, technical support from Google mentors, up to $100,000 in Google Cloud credits, and mental health coaching from a team of Black therapists. Recipients also receive leadership training and connection and support from fellow founders as part of the Google for Startups alumni network.
Over the past month, the program has welcomed a total of 99 Black Founders Fund recipients in the US, Africa, Europe and Brazil. Since 2020, it has provided more than $45 million in cash funding to 547 Black and Latino founders. Past recipients have gone on to raise over $400 million in investment after being selected and they’ve used these funds to create jobs and grow their revenues.