Onramp Chosen as an Award-Winner for the 2023 Google for Startups Black Founders Fund

Onramp is excited to announce our acquisition of Edlyft’s Intern Development Program to strengthen our mission and extend our impact.

Onramp, a groundbreaking hiring platform dedicated to revolutionizing the way companies hire, has been selected as one of the featured award-winners for the 2023 Google For Startups Black Founders Fund. This recognition highlights Onramp's success in creating a game-changing technology and economic opportunities for underrepresented communities across the United States.

The 2023 Google for Startups Black Founders Fund celebrates the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of 46 startups from Alabama to Wisconsin. With an investment of over $45 million in 500+ Black and Latino-led startups since 2020, Google for Startups is proud to expand the Founders Fund community worldwide.

Onramp is honored to be among the chosen recipients, joining a global network of entrepreneurs driving change and making a lasting impact. This selection underscores Onramp's dedication to evolving the hiring landscape and fostering inclusivity and efficiency in companies' talent acquisition processes.

"We believe that thoughtfully built, innovative technology and training programs can change the world of hiring and opportunity," said Lateesha Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO of Onramp.

"Our mission at Onramp is to change how companies hire, ensuring candidates receive better pathways to career acceleration, and companies hire more inclusively and efficiently. We are committed to building the technical workforce of tomorrow, and today, by providing equal opportunities for candidates of all backgrounds to demonstrate their skills during the hiring process."

As a workforce development platform, Onramp offers an end-to-end solution to help companies build and scale their technical hiring through apprenticeships, upskilling, and direct placements . Recognizing the lack of diversity in traditional hiring channels, Onramp addresses this issue by identifying and onboarding a diverse pool of talent. The company's proven track record includes successfully placing over 100 candidates in apprenticeships, with a remarkable 94% conversion rate to full-time roles at their host companies.

Onramp's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) is at the core of its operations. With 65% of its hires identifying as women, non-binary, or "other" gender, and 44% identifying as Black, Latinx, Native American/Indigenous, or multiracial, Onramp has built a team that reflects its values and represents a diverse range of perspectives.

"We are proud to have a diverse team of people of color leading, growing, and building the company," said Ian Inaba, Co-Founder of Onramp.

"Our team's collective expertise in career transitioning, upskilling, and working with underserved communities enables us to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our candidates and the organizations we partner with."

Onramp has collaborated with various partners, including major corporations such as Google, Vanguard, Amazon, and more.

“We envision a future where edtech and innovation work hand in hand, unlocking the full potential of every individual and reshaping the landscape of what’s possible for candidates and companies, alike," said Jean-Pierre Barthelemy, CTO of Onramp. 

Onramp's innovative approach to upskilling diverse software engineers, data scientists, and data engineers has attracted recognition and investment, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry. The company's platform delivers highly qualified and more diverse technical candidate pools, empowering companies to make smarter, less biased hiring decisions while cultivating a skilled and inclusive technical workforce.

For more information about Onramp and its mission to revolutionize technical hiring, please visit

About Onramp

Onramp is a groundbreaking hiring platform founded in 2018 with a mission to change the way companies hire, for good. The company's vision is to create a future where everyone can access meaningful technical employment opportunities. Onramp leverages technology to make technical hiring more equitable and inclusive, benefiting both candidates and companies. By providing the best technical candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, Onramp is building a more skilled and diverse technical workforce for the future.

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