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Nile’s Story
Nile started with a simple question. If there was a one-stop shop for Black-owned online shopping, would you use it? Nile Founder Khadijah Robinson sent this text message to hundreds of family and friends in the spring of 2019. The overwhelming answer was, yes! That passion for supporting Black-owned businesses and the drive to create a platform that would better allow online shoppers to do that turned into Nile. Well, first, it was a Google spreadsheet! Our vision was to take our clunky Google spreadsheet and turn it into a platform that looked and worked as well as the amazing brands being featured deserved.
We wanted to show that Black-owned businesses portray excellence and deserve excellence. We viewed our platform as a way to elevate the conversation around Black brands and help people easily find those hidden gems. Almost overnight, this platform that we’ve worked so hard to build and build right has gone from a passion to a necessary purpose. Folks all over the country are looking for ways to buy Black, and they are finding Nile as the perfect answer. Nile is using technology to build connections across the web and drive conscientious shopping with dope brands. We’re ready to grow and to purposefully innovate for Black-businesses.
Mission & Capabilities
Connections
We make meaningful connections. If you want to know more about a brand founder or check a brand’s social media before you shop, you’re in the right place! No more buying in the dark just to feel like you’re supporting Black-owned. We give you all the info you need to make awesome purchases with Black businesses!
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Ease
Not only can you shop with every business you find on our site, but our search tool and filtering system allow you get exactly what you’re looking for as quickly as possible. No more scrolling through clunky directories or taking shots in the dark on search engines just to buy Black.
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Centralization
We bring thousands of Black brands in one place. But beyond that, we’re bringing you everything you need to buy Black in a one-stop shop. From reviews to product photos, you have a Black-owned solution for all your buying needs with Nile. Our blog, our video content, and our social media are bonuses to help you find awesome brands!
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Growth
We are not stopping with just a directory. We’re building, building, and building some more. More businesses listed everyday. New technical solutions to make buying Black even easier. Innovative ways to centralize your Black-owned online shopping. We’re growing so that we can go where you go and help you buy Black while you’re there.
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Traction
Visitors
In just 6 months, we already hit almost 85,000 unique monthly visitors on our site! We’re helping people all over the world, from Germany to the US, buy with Black-owned ecommerce brands.
Businesses listed
When we launched, we listed just over 1000 Black-owned ecommerce brands. We now list over 2250, and we’re growing every single day. It’s free to list your business with us, and we are consistently connecting our business owner community with resources on top of that.
Social media reach
Every month, we reach hundreds of thousands of people on social media. With almost 35,000 Instagram followers and over 100,000 impressions each month on just Twitter, our reach is far and wide with people who are interested in putting their money where their mouth is.
Partnerships
Nile is about growth for the Black entrepreneurs joining our family. We’ve formed partnerships with Black tech platforms, like Sandbox Commerce, as well as large entities like Walmart, all in order to unlock new opportunities for Black ecommerce brands!
How will Nile Use Your Money?
Best-in-class tech
Solution that will bring the nile experience with you everywhere that you go online
Team expansion to onboard thousands of more businesses
Improve
Our technology so we are ready to scale
Boost
Our digital presence to bring others onto the Nile Wave
Reorganize
Our business to prepare for future investment and growth
Protect
Our IP
Founder Gym
Tuition for our dope founder
And so much more!
Incentives
Users
Black Business Lover ($25)
  1. Invitation to Nile's Founder's Circle to get updates on future fundraising
  2. Early Access as Beta User to our Next Technical Solution
  3. Exclusive discount codes of at least 30% off with dope Black-owned brands (2)
  4. Thank you e-card
Black Business Stan ($50)
  1. Black Business Lover Benefits
  2. Plus two more discount codes (4)!
  3. Displayed as a backer on our campaign page
Nil-vigator Plus ($75)
  1. Black Business Stan Benefits
  2. Plus two more discount codes (6)!
  3. Named as a sponsor in our newsletter
Silver Level Nil-vigator ($100)
  1. Nil-vigator Plus Benefits
  2. Plus two more discount codes (8)!
  3. Named as a sponsor of one Daily Discount and tagged in the IG post
Businesses
Silver Level Nilist ($100)
  1. Your business displayed as backer on campaign page with backlink
  2. 1 Newsletter highlight to our 6000+ mailing list
  3. 1 IG story and Twitter social media highlight
  4. 1 month waived affiliate fee to join Nile’s Affiliate program*
Gold Level Nilist ($150)
  1. Your business displayed as backer on campaign page with backlink and description
  2. Newsletter highlight
  3. 1 IG story and Twitter social media highlight
  4. 10 minute IG Live with Nile to promote your business to our 35k audience!
  5. 2 months waived affiliate fee to join Nile’s Affiliate program*
Platinum Level Nilist ($250)
  1. Your business displayed as backer on campaign page with backlink and description
  2. 2 Newsletter highlights
  3. 1 permanent IG highlight post
  4. 1 IG story and Twitter social media highlight
  5. 15 minute IG Live with Nile to promote your business to our 35k audience!
  6. 2 months waived affiliate fee to join Nile’s Affiliate program*
  7. Add your business promo material into all backer boxes we send out
Nilist Patron ($500)
  1. Your business displayed as backer on campaign page with backlink and description
  2. 2 Newsletter highlights
  3. 1 permanent IG highlight post
  4. 1 IG story and 2 Twitter social media highlights
  5. 20 minute IG Live with Nile to promote your business to our 35k audience!
  6. 3 months waived affiliate fee to join Nile’s Affiliate program*
  7. 30 days free ad space on our site
  8. 60 days free Tier 1 Premium Listing
  9. Add your business promo material and/or samples into all backer boxes we send out
Get your name on our wall of backers now!
Everyone listed below has secured their dope rewards
By backing our campaign, you unlock the incentives listed above and you support thousands of Black-owned brands!
Get your name on our wall of backers now!
Campaign Backers
TIER 1
Nile Patron
Laurence Hull
Sandy Johnson Jones
Edward Williams
Fred Brewer
Everton Blair
TIER 2
Platinum Level Nil-vigator
Chauneice Davis
Margarite Garner
Ve'Lyn Crosby
Cyril Djoukeng
Patrick Bassey
Ashley Arnold
Tennille Tatum
Keron
Bobby Aigbogun
Donald Cooley
Brandon Myers
Jane Ehinmoro
Chinonye Akunne
Wanda ibru
Ve'Lyn Crosby
Cyril Djoukeng
Dawnelle Robinson
Howard Robinson
Evelyn Kachaje
Christen Funderburk
Melissa Whitaker
Lauren Sprott
Bilenda P Madison
Mairama Indimi
TIER 3
Gold Level Nil-vigator
Daphne Davis
John Jones II
Gina Lawrence
Maya McKenzie
Maureen Beavers
Teresa Robin
Michelle Gittens
Nicole Idoko
Racheal Daley
Lestin Kenton
Angela McKenzie
Megan Holston-Alexander
Carolyn Vaughn
Haywood Perry
Chuck Dangler
Shadé Akande
Josalyn Mayfield
Jennifer Lambert
Lawanna Whatley-Walker
Collin Wallace
Malikat Rufai
Sonja Hunt
Nicole Peoples
Cameron Brown
TIER 4
Silver Level Nil-vigator
David Leapheart
Jazzirelle Hill
Aurelia Moore
Gary Crosby
Mmiri Mbah
Michael Robinson
Dawn Myers
Maia Cogen
Kameelah Dixon
Justin Wilson
Sasha Mutchnik
Kevin Reevers
AZ Sa
Mac Mackie
Rachel Gholston
Deborah Risper
Jasemen Hatcher
Alicia Sheares
Victor Ban
Gail Tusan Washington
Kirsten Dewitty
Reginald Legrier
Tanay Tatum-Edwards
Kala Bean
Brittanye J Mackey
Toya Carmichael
Mrs Jacobs
Bernadette Beekman
Xavier Peoples
Lisa Garamella
Traci Biswese
Wemimo Abbey
Elijah Zehyoue
Alana Kirkland
LaMichelle Arnold Uzoh
Vann Newkirk
Shimite Obialo
Celeste Jackson
Valerie Wood
Frantzces Lys
Raniece Medley
Melanie Akwule
Aty Biswese
Bronwyn Allen
Cinnamon King
Daniel Marrins
F M
Reginald Esangbedo
Turner Coggins
Tammara Fitzgerald Dukuly
Ingrid Lassiter
Kevin Larkai
Ibiyinka Agbi
TIER 5
Nil-vigator Plus
Sharee Allah
Carole James
McCurtis Grayson
Nikhil Bobb
Charlotte Diamond
Tammy Hwang
Tim Alexander
Dr. Rolandus Rice
Bubba Burns
Lakeisha Andress
Mitch Brooks
Robert Smith
Jax Chaudhry
TIER 6
Black Business Stan
Matt Ryan
Minnie Forte-Brown
Wanda lloyd
Gideon Moncrieffe
Ka'Laun Hambrite
V Glynn
Shannon Cumberbatch
Norrell Edwards
Amanda Hepner
Jaimie McFarlin
Adam Mutschler
Trevor Burton
Michele Hall
Devon Moran
Kerry Byrant
Jeff Gregoire
Omolara Olajumok
Nicole Frederick
Paul Moss
Andretta Taylor
Courtney Reilly
Gail Burns
Gabrielle Arrington
Paige Hendrix Buckner
Simran Makwana
Leland Shelton
Jordan Bryant
Andrew Anderson
Paris Dupree
William Friday II
Mary Burriss
Austin Clarke
Kirsten Pratt
Robin Sirleaf
Griffin Smith
N O
Aba Armah
Pamela Ferrell
Natasha Ali
Evonne Opoku
Dana Williamson
TIER 7
Renee King
Jhenna Louis
Jennifer Albert
Nicole Bush
Cheryl taylor
Dontee Wrenn
Molly Shapiro
Jessica Carey
Deserae Byrant
Nick Hall
Karina Watts
Lauren Fitzpatrick
Linda Hickman
Alawna Jamison
DeAnna Akins
Kimberly Sellars-Bates
Alexandria Daugherty
Shawn Thomas
Ebonique Ellis
Richard Ellis
Verdell Parker
Santea Bullock-Griffin
Cameron Tatum
Dino Wright
Maria Kelts
Claire Milligan
Abigail Irwin
Danielle P
Monae White
Rene Loeb
Ashley McClure-Wolfson
JIMI TELE
Rhonda McClain
Katherine Castro
Amaya Smith
Sara Heins
Isis Freeman
Joseph Williams
Barbara Osamwonyi
Charlene Badibanga
Desire Durazo
Dee Baskin
Ken Harrison
Livi Grant
Jael Marajh
Stephanie Melikian
Christalle Bodiford
Lindsay Taylor
Boniface Echols
Sidney Robbins
Jeudin Rebecca
Kelly Spratford
Tracey Kearse
Anne Johnson Oliss
Jasmine McCloud
Nnenna Ene
Funmi Oluwasusi
Jazondre Gibbs
Whitney Beecham
Christine White
Melissa Lineburg
Odedele Olajumoke
Amenan Kouadio
Colleen Willoughby
Hank Payton
Campbell Parker
Rachael Smith
Nia Newton
Joseph Thomas
Tara Leavitt
Yofi Dzidzienyo
Martha Diaz
Brittany Maybin
Jacquelyn Slaton
D'Lisa Stevens
Proud Business Backers of NILE
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Nilist OG



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Nilist Patron



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Platinum Level Nilist



TIER 4
Gold Level Nilist



TIER 5
Silver Level Nilist