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50 Gen Z Founders to Watch in 2022
The Org has identified a list of 50 Gen Z founders to keep an eye out for in 2022.
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Gen Z, born between the mid-90s and early 2010s and representing just over 20% of the U.S. population, is known to be technologically savvy and more racially and ethnically diverse than other generations.

As the oldest cohort of Gen Zers enters their mid-twenties, a new wave of entrepreneurs is rising. Unlike previous generations, Gen Z has grown up with the internet, and has the ability to seamlessly build online relationships and adapt to new technologies by learning new skills.

One such example is 18-year-old Scott Hiett, a self-taught coder who has already raised $2.3 million for his eSports payment platform, Edge. Hiett learned to code with the help of YouTube tutorials and has been programming since the age of seven.

Edge is not Hiett’s first business venture. He previously founded MusicPals, an anonymous social networking app that uses Spotify data to match users, which he coded in just three days over his Christmas break in 2020. After sharing his app on TikTok on December 27, 2020, thousands of people rushed to download the MusicPal app. It currently has over one million users and four million matches.

Hiett is also the Lead Developer for SimSync, a software that allows users to play The Sims 4 online with friends.

Gen Z entrepreneurs are also hoping to use their talents to help their peers make smarter investment decisions. Allan Maman, Sonny Mo and Sam Yang dropped out of Brown University to create Bloom, a Y Combinator-backed investment and educational platform for teenagers, after struggling to find existing resources to help teenagers make smart financial decisions.

There are currently more than 35,000 teenagers on the waitlist to use Bloom and the app expects to have more than one million users by the end of 2022.

These are just two of the Gen Z entrepreneurs making waves in the startup space. The Org has identified a list of 50 Gen Z founders to keep an eye out for this year.

LogoNameOrg ChartEst. FundingEst. AgeCountry
1Gaut MAlongsideUndisclosed25United States
2Dennis MullerAmie$1.3M25Germany
3Sam YanBloom$3.3M20United States
3Sonny MoBloom$3.3M22United States
3Allan MamanBloom$3.3M22United States
6Ylan RichardCala$1M25United Kingdom
7Kelsey DavisCLLCTVE$120K24United States
8Bas BuursmaCodeSandbox$15.1M24Netherlands
8Ives van HoorneCodeSandbox$15.1M25Netherlands
10James DacombeCoMind$4M19United Kingdom
11Gefen SkolnickCouplet CoffeeUndisclosed25United States
12Oliver EdholmDepict.ai$19.9M19Sweden
12Anton OsikaDepict.ai$19.9M26Sweden
14Emma BatesDiem$1M20United States
15Joshua BrowderDoNotPay$27.7M25United States
16Vivian PhungDora$1.2M22United States
17Rob DongDuffl$13.3M22United States
18Scott HiettEdge$2.6M18United Kingdom
19Charlotte MelkertEqualture$4.1M24Netherlands
20Rosie NguyenFanhouse$34.3M24United States
21Carlo KobeFizz$125K24United States
22Rainhan AFWB$10M26United States
23Isha Mehrafypm* (f*** you pay me)$1.35M25United States
24Phillip WangGather Town$26M25United States
25Jonas TresselGlacier$100K24United States
27Mariya GrininaiDAL$495K24United Kingdom
28Wiktoria WójcikinSTREAMLY$1.6M23Poland
29Nadya OkamotoItsAugust.co$2M24United States
30Sam ParkJoyBox Media (Acquired by Wondr)Acquired for $131K USD24Canda
31Corine TanKona$1M22United States
32Devin LewtanMadrealities$518K23United States
33Ali RamiMansa$21M21France
34Daniel HuangMonet$500K22United States
35Aseeyah ShahidMoze MusicUnknown24United States
36Celine ChaiNinetyEightUnknown24Malaysia
37Cami TelezParade$36.5M23United States
38Luca SchnettlerQumata$25.1M22United Kingdom
39Vernon ColemanRealtimeX$4M25United States
40Jaffry MallariResurgence Supply CorpUnknown24United States
41Adam DaltonRobotify (acquired by Imagine Learning)Acquired for $21M USD23Ireland
42Jamika MartinRosen Skincare$2M25United States
43Joel HellermarkSana Labs$20M24Sweden
44Kelsey AngSHIFT DanceUnknown22United States
45Ben PasternakSimulate (Nuggs)$57M22Australia
46Eve GayStoned Fine JewelryUnknown22United States
26Michael LiThe Collage AppUnknown26United States
26Vidy ThatteThe Collage AppUnknown26United States
48Ida JohanssonTurn ConsultingUndisclosed19Sweden
49Kevin ChandraTypedreamUndisclosed24Indonesia
50Canelle ChokronVybe$2.9M21France
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