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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.


[Kenya] Sankore announces pitch competition targeting blockchain startups
Published: 18-01-2022 | 09:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nairobi-headquartered blockchain community Sankore is launching the Sankore Pitch Competition Tour (PCT) in Nairobi.


Dutch edtech startup Winc Academy raises $3m to train 20,000 IT professionals in Europe
Published: 17-01-2022 | 15:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Winc Academy announced a $3 million funding round led by Rubio Impact Ventures and Dutch Founders Fund to increase the steep growth of its education platform.


Canadian fintech startup Periculum launches in Nigeria to build credit assessment infrastructure for Africa
Published: 17-01-2022 | 14:28:28 | By: Pie Kamau
Canadian fintech startup and credit assessment company Periculum, has launched in Nigeria to tackle the challenge of domestic credit to the underserved markets.


Seattle-based fintech startup Seashell unveils inflation-resistant investment product alongside $6m seed round
Published: 17-01-2022 | 14:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seashell, the fintech company dedicated to building a consumer-first, modern banking and investment experience, emerged from stealth with the announcement of Seashell Save.


British Fintech Farm raises $7.4m to launch Neobanks in 8 countries
Published: 17-01-2022 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fintech Farm, a British fintech company creating neobanks in emerging markets, raised $7.4 million investment to develop its new project.


DeFi startup Giddy raises $8m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 17-01-2022 | 13:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Giddy, a mobile app that enables mainstream DeFi adoption, has raised $8m in seed funding. The round was led by Pelion Venture partners.


Indian mobility tech startup EVage raises $28m to enhance Commercial EV revolution
Published: 17-01-2022 | 11:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
US-based venture capital firm RedBlue Capital has invested $28 million in EVage, the all-electric commercial vehicle OEM in India supplying EV trucks to major delivery fleets such as Amazon India's Delivery Service Partner.


Kenyan BNPL startup Lipa Later secures $12m funding to expand across Africa
Published: 13-01-2022 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lipa Later, one of it’s kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has raised $12 million from a consortium of investors.


London-based alternative investment platform Koia raises $1.4m pre-seed round to make alternative assets accessible to anyone
Published: 13-01-2022 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Koia, a new investment platform which is bringing alternative assets to Europe, announced a $1.4 million pre-seed round.


Irish digital food-ordering startup Flipdish raises €87m funding to transform digital consumer experience in hospitality
Published: 13-01-2022 | 12:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Irish digital food-ordering platform Flipdish has become the State’s fifth official home-grown tech unicorn following a new €87 million investment led by global technology company Tencent and Tiger Global.


Kenyan ride-hailing startup MARAMOJA opens its API to fintechs and insurtechs
Published: 13-01-2022 | 11:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenya's ride-hailing platform MARAMOJA Transport has opened its API to local fintechs and Insurtechs. Through a new partnership with Switchlink Africa, service providers will be able to connect with MARAMOJA's drivers and customers.


Ivorian e-Commerce startup Afrikrea raises $6.2m pre-Series A funding, rebrands to 'ANKA'
Published: 13-01-2022 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Afrikrea, an Ivorian e-Commerce startup has raised $6.2 million pre-Series A funding round led by Investisseurs & Partenaires. The startup has also rebranded to 'ANKA'.


Nigerian last-mile delivery startup Kwik reaches 100,000 customers, announces over 400% GMV and revenue growth for 2021
Published: 13-01-2022 | 10:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigeria's last-mile delivery startup Kwik Delivery, trading name of Africa Delivery Technologies SAS, announced its GMV and revenue for 2021 grew by over 400% year on year.


Berlin-based clean energy startup Ostrom raises €4.4m to make transition to green energy convenient and affordable
Published: 12-01-2022 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin-based clean energy startup Ostrom has raised a total of €4.4 million in pre-seed and seed funding to further its goal of making the switch to green energy as easy and affordable as possible.


German proptech startup Evernest closes €13m Series A funding to to accelerate growth
Published: 12-01-2022 | 12:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
German proptech company Evernest has successfully closed a Series A financing round of €13 million to accelerate its technology platform development as well as German and international expansion.


Emergency relief startup Canary raises $1.5m pre-seed funding to reinvent access to emergency funds at work
Published: 12-01-2022 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canary, an emergency relief platform that makes it easy for employers to raise and distribute tax-advantaged payments for workers experiencing financial hardships, has raised $1.5 million in pre-seed funding.


Fintech startup CrowFly appoints Nita Bhatia as Chief Executive Officer
Published: 12-01-2022 | 12:10:05 | By: Pie Kamau
CrowFly has appointed Nita Bhatia as CEO. CrowFly is a fintech startup touting an innovative online platform that directly connects sellers of future structured settlement payments with qualified buyers.


Nashville-based worker’s compensation startup InsurePay secures Series B investment, buys Split Limit Studios
Published: 12-01-2022 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
InsurePay, an Insuretech Property and Casualty (P&C) billing and payments platform, including workers' compensation insurance premium billing and payments has secured a Series B investment.


Berlin-based fintech startup Denario raises €1.3m to automate B2B payments experience for small businesses
Published: 11-01-2022 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin-based fintech startup Denario announced the closing of €1.3 million venture funding led by 468 Capital, with participation from Presight Capital and MPGI.


Tallinn-based Bolt raises €628m funding round to accelerate transition from owned cars to shared mobility
Published: 11-01-2022 | 12:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tallinn-based Bolt announced the closing of €628 million round of funding, its largest funding to date. This funding round will help Bolt accelerate its mission to help cities transform urban areas.


Munich-based startup Alasco raises $40m Series-B funding to revolutionize the real estate industry
Published: 11-01-2022 | 11:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Munich-based startup Alasco has raised $40 million in Series-B funding to follow the vision of creating the Real Estate Success Software and bringing the real estate industry up to par with leading digital industries.


OSF Ventures launches third venture capital fund to focus on emerging technologies
Published: 11-01-2022 | 10:54:52 | By: Pie Kamau
OSF Ventures has launched its third capital investment fund, the largest since it initiated this program in 2016. The $100 million fund will be used to continue a strategy that links investments to key priorities of improved patient care.


SaaS management startup Zluri raises $10m Series A funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 11-01-2022 | 10:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SaaS Management Platform Zluri has raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding led by MassMutual Ventures with participation from existing investors, Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital.


Canadian fertility tech startup raises Series A financing round to progress AI-enabled fertility solutions
Published: 10-01-2022 | 15:04:58 | By: Pie Kamau
Future Fertility, a fertility technology company developing AI-enabled and non-invasive fertility solutions to optimize clinical decision making in fertility care and in vitro fertilization (IVF), announced it has successfully raised a Series A financing round.


Enterprise device management startup ManageXR raises $4m seed round to scale XR for business
Published: 10-01-2022 | 14:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ManageXR, an enterprise device management platform designed for VR and AR devices, announced it raised $4 million in Series Seed financing from Rally Ventures.