Company Profile

Sama

Provides machine learning training data and validation for leading technology companies

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Economic/Financial Equity
Year Founded
2008
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Wendy Gonzalez
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Economic/Financial Equity (2021)
Sama created an employee upskilling initiative that provides training in A.I., machine learning, and other tech areas that put participants in underserved communities on a path to upward mobility.
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Inc. 5000
No. 3355 (2021), No. 2952 (2020)

MentorWorks Education Capital

Makes college education more affordable for students from underserved communities through income share agreements and employer partnerships

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Economic/Financial Equity
Year Founded
2016
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Leadership
Karthik Krishnan
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Economic/Financial Equity (2021)
According to internal data, MentorWorks graduates who have completed their grace-period in the working world have seen an income increase of 218 percent.
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Greenwood

Offers financial products that support sustainable entrepreneurship, empower wealth creation, and promote financial literacy primarily for Black and Latinx communities

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Economic/Financial Equity
Year Founded
2020
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Leadership
Ryan Glover, Andrew Young, Michael Render
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Economic/Financial Equity (2021)
Greenwood pledged a monthly grant of $10,000 to local businesses, with the first given to Tee’s Barbershop, the only shop on Greenwood Avenue that has remained since the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years ago.
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Credit Sesame

Offers personalized financial wellness advice for "credit invisible" Americans, helping them build their credit

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Economic/Financial Equity
Year Founded
2010
Location
Mountain View, California
Leadership
Adrian Nazari
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Economic/Financial Equity (2021)
Credit Sesame launched a debit card that uses A.I. to enable customers to build credit through alternative data points.
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Inc. 5000
No. 4677 (2021)

Coding Dojo

Provides accelerated technology education courses that train students to become self-sufficient developers

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Education
Year Founded
2013
Location
Bellevue , Washington
Leadership
Richard Wang
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Education (2021)
Coding Dojo partnered with the Prison Scholar Fund to train former inmates in software engineering and web development, covering tuition and providing hardware and a living stipend to curb recidivism.
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