Guava Launches Huddle, A New Community Platform for Black Entrepreneurs

Guava Launches Huddle, A New Community Platform for Black Entrepreneurs

Guava, a digital banking platform designed for and by Black entrepreneurs, small business owners, and creators, announced the launch of a new community hub called Huddle. The platform was created to empower members by fostering engagement, collaboration, and support to grow and scale their businesses via collaboration and contributing to a collective pool of knowledge.

Huddle’s membership features include:

  • Member discounts
  • Access to live events
  • Curated content from industry experts
  • Access to funding vehicles

Guava CEO Kelly Ifill, who founded the company in 2021, said, “Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges over the last three years, from business closures, to supply chain issues, to inflation. Black business owners have faced the same challenges while also fighting an uphill battle against unconscious bias, structural challenges, and institutionalized racism. We built Huddle so these entrepreneurs can connect, collaborate, and learn from each other, while also celebrating and supporting our collective achievements.”

To learn more about the community platform, visit Huddle. Meanwhile, Guava will host a live webinar for the public on August 9 on how to build your online retail business. Participants can sign up via this link.

Guava is a financial technology company, not a bank. (Banking services are provided by Piermont Bank.) It offers digital banking services and a community platform built to address the specific needs of Black entrepreneurs. The company announced a funding round of $2.4 million in July 2022 to continue building and scaling the platform. For more information, visit

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