Two Black-owned tech startups formed a new partnership aimed at increasing business for restaurants nationwide led by African Americans, Black Enterprise reports.

Self-service subscription-based deal creation and distribution platform Dashible joined up with the app EatOkra, a guide to Black-owned restaurants. Under the deal between the two companies, restaurants listed on EatOkra can use Dashible’s application programming interface (API) to create deals on the platform starting in New York City this fall. After testing in that market, the founders plan to expand this easier access to restaurant discounts nationally.

“The Dashible API will enable us to work with EatOkra and other third-party platforms to extend our services in ways that would be more difficult to accomplish on our own,” Dashible co-founder Tony Carter told the news outlet.

In today’s regular curation of must-read innovation and tech news, the Plug In South LA Beat, we’re finding out how the two startups are helping Black entrepreneurs hit hard by the pandemic:

Two Black-Owned Startup Tech Firms Partner to Benefit Black Restaurants

Photo: Chef John Cartel, owner of Cartels Kitchen Seafood & More in Jacksonville, Florida. Credit: EatOkra on Facebook.