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Whether you're on a student visa, a work visa, carrying a green card, or are a brand new U.S. citizen, we've built the best place for U.S. immigrants to launch a company. It’s never too early for us.

We back immigrant founders at day 0—impressive people building revolutionary companies.

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Oxio

Nicolas Girard

Universität des Saarlandes

Entrepreneur and innovator in the mobile connectivity space. Previously started Attila (sold to Interdigital) and Aquto (sold to Mavenir). Recipient of the New Jersey Inventor Hall of Fame and US Inventor of the Year Award in 2010. Authored 50+ patents.

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Nicolas Girard

Oxio

HireClub

Ketan Anjaria

Evergreen State College

Early consultant at Twitter and Yammer (when each was under 30 employees). He has started 3 companies before. His last startup CardFlick won TechCrunch Audience choice.

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Ketan Anjaria

HireClub

Pngme

Cate Rung

University of Connecticut

Led offline driver acquisition at Uber. Prior, Chief of Staff at Constellation Labs. She has deep expertise in marketing and was Manager for Direct Marketing at North American Power. Previous to that she spent over 3 years at Coach.

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Cate Rung

Pngme

Inspirit Learning

Aditya Vishwanath

Knight-Hennessy scholar at Stanford University

Inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University and a Ph.D. student in Education working at the Stanford VR lab. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and has previously worked at Google Education.

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Aditya Vishwanath

Inspirit Learning

Prime Discoveries

Dr. Arun Manoharan

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Led product R&D at Cooper Genomics building novel clinical tests in the fertility space. Ph.D. research resulted in the discovery of a new mechanism of gene regulation across multiple organisms which was published in Science.

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Dr. Arun Manoharan

Prime Discoveries

Aavia

Aagya Mathur

MIT Sloan

Strategy consultant at Deloitte. Undergraduate from the University of Virginia with Distinction (Neuroscience & Biomedical Engineering).

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Aagya Mathur

Aavia

Absorb

Ben Easton

University of Nottingham

Software Engineer @ Coffee Meets Bagel. Leadership coach and standup comedian.

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Ben Easton

Absorb

Acciyo

Anum Hussain

MIT Sloan

Boston Globe, Hubspot growth team, first ever MBA intern @ Snap (sales ops team), founder of first female founder summit at Rough Draft

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Anum Hussain

Acciyo

Arise

Nadim El Manawy

Louvain School of Management

Previous co-founder of EarlyTab and FanZabi.

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Nadim El Manawy

Arise

Armada

Nirmit Parikh

Stanford Graduate School of Business

WEF global shaper, 3x founder (first at 17) - 2 acquired, Apple, Intel

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Nirmit Parikh

Armada

Bluefield

Yotam Ariel

Xiamen University

Previous founder of Bennu Solar

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Yotam Ariel

Bluefield

Career Karma

Ruben Harris

Southern Adventist University

YC W19, Founder of Breaking into Startups, Hustle, AltSchool

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Ruben Harris

Career Karma

Gridraster

Rishi Ranjan

Georgia Institute of Technology

Author of 7 patents, including key 3G and 4G technology patents, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Beceem

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Rishi Ranjan

Gridraster

Kwant.AI

Niran Shrestha

Columbia University

Led implementation of construction technology at United Nations & NYC MTA

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Niran Shrestha

Kwant.AI

Lily AI

Purva Gupta

Indian School of Business

Yale fellowship, TEDx speaker, SXSW Champion, Saatchi & Saatchi, UNICEF, and Khosla Fund

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Purva Gupta

Lily AI

21

Shani Shoham

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Shani Shoham

21

Mylk Guys

Gaurav Maken

University of Toronto

YC S18, Qualcomm, Contax, Amazon, Instacart, b8ta

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Gaurav Maken

Mylk Guys

Pilleve

Yossuf Albanawi

Wake Forest University

Forbes 30 under 30, Halcyon Fellow. Led CDC prevention program and youngest member of the opioid task force.

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Yossuf Albanawi

Pilleve

Plantible Foods

Maurits Van de Ven

ESADE Business School

Emendo Capital, Atlas Advisors, BSc, Technology Management @ ESADE Business School

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Maurits Van de Ven

Plantible Foods

Plutoshift

Prateek Joshi

University of Southern California

Author of 9 books on AI, including a best seller on Amazon, TEDx speaker, Forbes 30 under 30.

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Prateek Joshi

Plutoshift

Pod Foods

Larissa Russell

Dartmouth College

Founder of Green Pea Cookies, Stanford University, and Analytics at Visually

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Larissa Russell

Pod Foods

Profillic

Gaurav Ragtah

Columbia University

TED speaker and entrepreneur in residence, co-invented a patented user search engine at Klout, has worked at Google (ML), Yelp (PM), and LinkedIn, Co-founded ThisYaThat

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Gaurav Ragtah

Profillic

Skritswap

Melissa Kargiannakis

University of Western Ontario

One of three Canadians recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II through her Young Leaders Award, Board of Directors at the Center of Plain Language

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Melissa Kargiannakis

Skritswap

Sote Logistics

Felix Orwa

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Valedictorian at BSC Aviation Tech & CFII, MEI, 1500h Pilot & Flight instructor

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Felix Orwa

Sote Logistics

Starsky Robotics

Kartik Tiwari

Carnegie Mellon University

YC S16, Forbes 30 under 30, 2x founder, including upDroid

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Kartik Tiwari

Starsky Robotics

Togg

Yojik Khasin

UC Berkeley

YC S18, 2x intelligence corp - Israel, math Olympiad, and award winning pianist.

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Yojik Khasin

Togg

Lynk

Charles Miller

California Institue of Technology

Founder of Nanoracks, Sr. Advisor to NASA, US Air Force and DARPA, Presidential transition teams

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Charles Miller

Lynk

Immigrant founders create their own success. Our mission is to help them succeed faster.

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Plantible Foods 

— backed by Unshackled Ventures

We're founded by immigrants and know how you feel. We've been there—that's why we're here.

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— backed by Unshackled Ventures

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Ubiquitilink 

— backed by Unshackled Ventures

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Mylk Guys 

— backed by Unshackled Ventures