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London-based proptech startup Homesearch completes £5m funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 19-01-2022 | 13:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
After a record year of growth, property data and estate agent prospecting platform, Homesearch, completed a £5m Series A funding round with Octopus Ventures , the venture capitalist firm that originally backed Zoopla.


VC firm QED Investors hires Gbenga Ajayi as Partner to focus on fintech investments in Africa
Published: 19-01-2022 | 13:10:06 | By: Pie Kamau
QED Investors, a global venture capital firm focused on investing in disruptive financial services companies, has hired Gbenga Ajayi as a Partner, to focus on fintech investments in Africa.


Adtech startup Otis AI raises $2.5m to enhance digital marketing for SMBs
Published: 19-01-2022 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Otis AI, the digital marketing assistant for SMBs, raised a seed round bringing its total funding to $2.5 million. With Otis, an all-in-one digital marketing solution, a small business can launch a data-driven multi-channel campaign.


Solar-powered robotics startup Aigen raises $4m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 19-01-2022 | 12:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Aigen, a company developing a scalable, solar-powered robotics platform for agriculture and soil regeneration, raised a $4 million seed round led by NEA with participation from AgFunder, Global Founders Capital, and ReGen Ventures.


Singapore-based FTAG Ventures invests over S$10m in BeLive and other livestreaming companies
Published: 19-01-2022 | 12:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FTAG Ventures raised its total investments in Southeast Asia's livestreaming solutions leader BeLive Technology to S$9.3 million, which will aid BeLive in its global expansion.


Kenya's Poa Internet announces first close of $28m financing round by Africa50
Published: 18-01-2022 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Poa Internet and Africa50 announced the completion of Africa50’s equity investment into Poa. This funding is part of the $28 million financing round led by Africa50.


Dutch personal travel assistant startup Origin raises over $5m funding for special, convenient travel experience
Published: 18-01-2022 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam-based personal travel assistant startup Origin has raised over $5 million in funding from Project A, Cavalry Ventures and notable angels.


Israeli foodtech startup Plantish unveils whole-cut plant-based salmon fillets
Published: 18-01-2022 | 10:55:38 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli foodtech startup Plantish is giving consumers a first look at its flagship product, a 100% plant-based whole-cut salmon fillet, which mimics cooked salmon in texture, taste, appearance and structure.


Compensation management startup Assemble raises $5m seed to make compensation a strategic differentiator
Published: 18-01-2022 | 10:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Assemble, a compensation platform for forward-thinking organizations announced a $5 million seed round led by Susa Ventures. Goldcrest Capital and several angel investors participated in the round.


South Korean AI optimization tech startup Nota selected as NVIDIA Inception Premier member
Published: 18-01-2022 | 10:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nota, an AI optimization technology company, announced it has been promoted to Premier status in the NVIDIA Inception program.