What’s better than a Black company excelling? Three Black-led companies joining together for ultimate success.
Stemuli, a Black woman-owned gaming company, has announced a merger with Infinity.careers and Oppti, according to a press release. Each of the companies’ missions is to provide career navigation tools for students to succeed in today’s economy. What’s more, they are committed to creating new opportunities in the edtech space.
“This merger marks an important milestone for both black entrepreneurs and the edtech industry as a whole,” Taylor Shead, founder and CEO of Stemuli, said in a press statement. “We are excited to join forces and bring our collective expertise to create a company that truly empowers students and addresses the needs of the education system. We believe that education is the key to unlocking opportunities and driving social and economic mobility, and we are committed to making that a reality for students across the country.”
Joining Shead are Naomi Thomas, founder of infinity.careers, who will be the head of digital for Stemuli, and Khiry Kemp, co-founder of Oppti, who will serve as head of operations.
The press release shares that the Stemuli merger follows Shead, Thomas, and Kemp first meeting in Jobs for the Future‘s (JFF) Entrepreneur in Residence incubator, which is led by JFFLabs — JFF’s innovation lab. JFFLabs works to incubate and accelerate both entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.
“Stemuli is a shining example of what can happen when we bring together and incubate talented and driven entrepreneurs to collaborate and catalyze new ways to support people facing systemic barriers to advancement,” said Kristina Francis, executive director of JFFLabs, JFF’s innovation lab. “We are thrilled to see the success of our program in action, and we look forward to seeing the impact this merger will have on the future of learning.”