Meet the innovative startups from the Facebook Accelerator: Business Solutions program


With more than 200 million companies using one of our apps every month, Facebook plays a key role in helping small businesses stay connected with customers, innovate and grow. Facebook has been supporting small businesses with free education, resources and tools for a number of years and, in 2020, we accelerated our investments through the launch of Shops on Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Business Suite, and - more recently - Facebook Business App Store.


Our next investment in this space is the launch of Facebook Accelerator: Business Solutions - a 12-week virtual program supporting 61 startups globally that offer small and medium-sized businesses solutions in four categories:

  • Customer Data Platforms (CDPs)

  • System Integrators

  • Service apps

  • Creative apps

Over the course of three months, selected startups will have an opportunity to benefit from comprehensive training on Facebook’s suite of products and technologies, receive advice from Facebook product and partnership experts, and build a global network of fellow founders and innovators.

Today, we are excited to announce the 61 startups that are invited to join the Facebook Accelerator: Business Solutions program. These startups were evaluated by an international panel of Facebook experts through our application process and were selected for having a product focused on driving value to small and medium sized businesses, diverse and focused leadership team, groundbreaking technology and evidence of business growth.


22 companies joining the program from Asia Pacific include:


Customer Data Platforms (CDPs)


  • Analytist (Thailand), whose CDP product GrowthAI provides predictive analytics and marketing automation.

  • APEX Technologies (China), a customer data technology that combines big data, AI, and blockchain technology.

  • ConvertLab (China), providing an integrated Marketing Cloud for customer-centric digitalization as a marketing solution.

  • Deeply Digital (Australia / India), providing real-time customer insights and hyper-personalization.

  • Landscape (Japan), a B2B database company to assist customer acquisition.

  • NHN DATA / Dighty (South Korea), discovering potential customers in data and helping to increase the value of available data.

  • ORDERLY / Ezorderly (Taiwan), offering e-commerce businesses data aggregation, analytics and application in one platform.

  • PrimeData (Vietnam), offering CDP-driven data and automation that brings unified customer data and personalisation experience management to all business units.

  • Realmax (Vietnam), a digital transformation consultant that focuses on using agile and lean development principles to solve business problems.

  • Reddoor MarTech / Eagle Eye (Taiwan), a CDP that helps clients to manage all customer information in one platform.

  • Sensors Data (China), a professional service provider of big data analysis and platform for organizations with consulting services and industrial solutions.

  • TechSun Incorporation (China), a global customer engagement platform consisting of CDP and CRM modules that help brands build a 360° view of customers and their engagement on a personalised level.


Business Apps

  • Convo (Australia), helping small businesses to create effective marketing campaigns.

  • Featuring (South Korea), an AI-based influencer matchmaking platform.

  • GliaCloud (Taiwan), an AI technology company empowering the media and advertising industry to turn stories into quality videos at scale.

  • Mish Guru (New Zealand), helping brands source, moderate and publish high-performing Story content for Snapchat and Instagram.

  • Now Book It (Australia), a platform that enables restaurants to take bookings online, manage tables, sell gift cards, take online orders and build a customer database.

  • Ovatu (Australia), a smart scheduling software that helps businesses simplify, automate and scale their booking process.

  • Quickwork (India), a leading integration platform to build workflows, publish APIs and manage conversations.

  • ShowHue (Taiwan), an online tool that helps businesses create stunning visuals to market their products with an AI-powered algorithm.

  • Simple Salon (Australia), a leading provider of proven, cutting-edge, cloud-based salon software.

  • Stunning (South Korea), whose creative platform LoudSourcing provides a design crowdsourcing service for SMBs.


22 companies joining the program from Europe, Middle East and Africa include:


Customer Data Platforms (CDPs)

  • Africa's Talking (Kenya), an API provider that developed a Customer Engagement Platform.

  • CrossEngage (Germany), software that collects data and makes predictions through a CDP and a Customer Prediction Platform.

  • Custimy (Denmark), no-code CDP that is ready to be used in less than 15 minutes.

  • Data Talks (Sweden), a CDP that gathers data to build a data pool and run automated campaigns.

  • Formaloo (Estonia), a platform that helps businesses to collect data and profile their customers.

  • Mindbox (Russia), a CDP that gathers siloed data and segments the audience.

  • Nessie (Belgium), no-code CDP that collects customer data and builds data pools.

  • Segmentify (United Kingdom), an eCommerce personalisation platform that helps online retailers to personalize their website through data collection.

  • SegmentStream (United Kingdom), a marketing analytics and optimization platform that unifies data into a data warehouse and generates insights.

  • White Rabbit (Italy), an easy-to-use platform specifically designed for small businesses.

  • Zeotap (Germany), a Customer Intelligence Platform that uses its universal ID solution to track customers without cookies.


Business Apps:

  • Appointedd (United Kingdom), a cloud-based appointment booking solution that helps businesses with customer data management and scheduling.

  • ContentCal (United Kingdom), a content marketing planning tool that helps marketing agencies to manage social media posting from one platform.

  • DIKIDI (Russia), offering small businesses an app that helps them manage their bookings online, and their customers - make a booking online.

  • Hospitality Digital (Germany), offering an appointment booking platform for businesses in the hospitality industry.

  • Minta (Israel), offering an AI-powered software that analyses an online store’s real-time data and automatically creates the most effective video ads to promote a product.

  • Optios (Belgium), a SaaS for salon owners that manages the accounting side of the business, keeps track of the inventory and increases the salon’s visibility.

  • Photoslurp (Spain), uses AI to collect user-generated content and publish it on the brand’s eCommerce platform.

  • Pudding.ai (Israel), analyzes the creative content published on an ad account and makes reports, insights and suggestions.

  • SheerME (Portugal), an online appointment booking system for merchants in the wellness, beauty and fitness industry.

  • ZEG (United Kingdom), a platform that turns 2D photos into 3D rendering.

  • Zyda (Egypt), a platform that helps restaurants to set up their own site to accept orders


17 companies joining the program from North America include:


Business Apps:


  • Ambassador.ai (Canada), empowers small businesses to manage their take-out and self-managed delivery orders without third party apps or marketplaces.

  • Bbot (United States of America), a food ordering solution that does not require account creation or app download.

  • BigVu (United States of America), a destination app for short business videos.

  • BLKBOX (United States of America), enables companies to create data-driven campaigns in less than a minute and automate their creative testing processes.

  • Cameraah (United States of America), a no-code tool to create AR experiences for social and commerce in minutes.

  • ConvertEvent (Canada), helps brands capture more customer data through Facebook Conversions API.

  • CreatorKit (United States of America) that enables companies to create animated videos, stories, and ads, in minutes.

  • Crello (United States of America / Cyprus), an online platform for easily creating videos and graphic designs.

  • GlamAfric (United States of America), a beauty appointment scheduling and business platform, making it easier for African beauty businesses globally to manage bookings, payments, marketing, product sales.

  • Lunchbox (United States of America), offers a collection of enterprise solutions that redefine the digital restaurant experience.

  • PandaFlow (United States of America), a low-code / no-code automation and integration platform.

  • Phyllo (United States of America), a data gateway to access creator data directly from the source platforms.

  • ROAR (United States of America), a content management platform for augmented reality that creates immersive shopping experiences, drives consumer engagement and provides invaluable data and ROI for brands and retailers.

  • Setka (United States of America), combining design and data science to help distributed teams grow their business by elevating content experiences.

  • Tailwind (United States of America), a platform that enables companies to create, schedule and optimize marketing campaigns.

  • UNUM (United States of America), a developer of a customisable platform aimed at powering the connection between content and creators.

  • Vcita (United States of America), a scheduling software and calendar for small businesses.

Facebook Accelerator: Business Solutions program is delivered in partnership with Plug and Play, an open innovation platform with over 2,000 accelerated startups last year alone and 500+ partners. Plug and Play is also one of the most active VC globally in the early-stage segment, with an average of 200 investments each year, and more than 20+ unicorns in its portfolio. Today Plug and Play is present in more than 40 cities, among America, Europe, Africa and Asia.


If you are interested in joining a future Facebook startup program, please visit developers.facebook.com/startups.

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