Forces shaping the retail landscape in 2023, ESW
Brands and merchants are constantly adapting to the ever-changing forces that shape the retail landscape
Chinese electric truck startup DeepWay raises $117m Series A+ round to accelerate mass production of smart electric heavy-duty truck
DeepWay, a smart commercial vehicle developer and manufacturer, announced it had raised $117 million Series A+ financing.
Fertility treatments aren't just for the 1%, Sunfish
Sunfish, a fintech company founded last year, aims to make fertility treatments more accessible and has recently designed a new product to help reduce the cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Meet the 10 tech startups in the inaugural Geekz Ventures pre-accelerator
US-based pre-accelerator Geekz Ventures has announced its class of 10 startups for its inaugural cohort program.
TDK Ventures invests in pH7 Technologies for clean extraction and recycling of critical metals
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, its corporate venture-capital arm, is investing in sustainable metal extraction innovator pH7 Technologies and co-leading its Series A financing round.
[Interview] Ayodeji Ayorinde, Co-founder, Artisankonect, Nigeria
Artisankonect is a Nigerian startup that helps outsource user requests to skilled persons. Startup Weekly chats with Ayodeji Ayorinde, one of the Founders.
Why open finance is the future, Plug and Play
In 2018, the UK made history as the world’s first Open Banking Standard was implemented, establishing the foundations for the nation’s pioneering ecosystem and setting a blueprint for other countries.
First Citizens Bank enters into whole bank purchase of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A.
First Citizens Bank, has entered into an agreement with FDIC to purchase out of FDIC receivership substantially all loans and certain other assets, and assume all customer deposits and certain other liabilities of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A.
Applications for inaugural AWS FinTech Africa Accelerator now open
Amazon Web Services’ Startup Loft Accelerator announced the inaugural launch of its AWS FinTech Africa Accelerator.
African market intelligence startup Rwazi raises $4m funding to accelerate growth
African market intelligence startup Rwazi has raised a $4 million seed funding round led by Bonfire Ventures and saw participation from Newfund Capital and Alumni Ventures.
Intelligent payments startup Toku raises $7.15m seed round to revolutionize subscription payments in LatAm
On a mission to revolutionize the way companies collect payments in Latin America, Toku, the platform optimizing collections for subscription companies, announced it has raised $7m seed round.
Korean foodtech startup Nuvilab selected to join Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy
Korean food-scanning startup Nuvilab was selected to be the only Korean startup among hundreds of candidates to join "Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy".
California furniture startup Woodsy announces pre-seed funding round, launches Kickstarter
Woodsy, a California furniture startup manufacturing affordable solid wood furniture, announced its first product on Kickstarter, surpassing its funding goal in 6 hours.
Global trends in supply chain finance, Plug and Play
According to the World Supply Chain Finance Report 2022, supply chain finance fund volumes showed a significant increase in 2021 over 2020 as the global volume rose by 38% to $1.8 billion and funds in use by 41% to $713 billion.
[Column] Thabiso Foto: Fintech is a path to democratised financial services
Fintech has played a significant role in democratizing access to financial services across Africa in the past decade.
TeselaGen offers Starter Edition to help biotech startups scale efficiently
TeselaGen Biotechnology, the developer of AI-enabled Operating System for Biotechnology R&D and Manufacturing, announced the launch of its Starter Edition to support innovative early-stage biotech companies that are ready to scale.
Indian Web3 startup NoCap Meta raises $243K to accelerate growth in metaverse, digital tech
NoCap Meta, a Mumbai-based Web3 startup that provides a wide range of services including blockchain based systems, metaverse development, and asset backed tokens, has raised approximately $243K to enhance its growth.
[Column] Jon Tullett: Cloud economics for enterprises
When looking at cloud economics for enterprises, it is important to determine whether the cloud spend within the organisation is optimal today and will continue to be so tomorrow.
Dream VC opens applications for its 2023 talent accelerator program in Africa
Dream VC, a Remote Venture Capital Upskilling Institute, has opened applications for its 2023 Accelerator Program for VCs in Africa.
Factor[e] Ventures launches a new venture studio to transform the African startup ecosystem
Delta40 focuses on technology-driven energy, agriculture, and mobility ventures led by diverse, experienced founders.
Insurtech startup Turaco and Airtel Money launch low-cost hospital cash insurance product in Uganda
Kenyan and Ugandan insurtech startup Turaco, has partnered with Airtel Mobile and Prudential Assurance to launch a low-cost hospital cash insurance product with Funeral Benefit.
[Interview] Patrick Mehrhoff, CEO and Founder, Mehrhoff Digital, Estonia
Patrick Mehrhoff is the Founder and CEO of Mehrhoff Digital, a Tallinn-based marketing consultancy for financial services.
[Interview] Gharjyot Singh, CEO, Cerebrum Infotech, India
Gharjyot Singh is the CEO of Cerebrum Infotech, a software and web development company based in India.
Frontier Aerospace secures $10m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Frontier Aerospace Corporation ("Frontier"), a pioneer in next generation liquid rocket engines for in-space propulsion, announced it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round from AEI HorizonX.
SPJIMR launches innovative accelerator programme for startups in finance industry
The Centre for Financial Innovation (CFI) at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research has announced the launch of 'SPJIMR FinNovate Accelerator' in partnership with Mumbai Angels.
Quantum physics for beginners and quantum investment trends, Plug and Play
Quantum technologies have been quite trendy lately. However, without a degree in quantum physics, it's quite challenging to figure out what's myth and reality.
Al-Abdullah Group invests $50m in Indian EV startup Kabira Mobility to accelerate growth
Kabira Mobility, a prominent electric bike manufacturer in India renowned for its KM3000 and KM4000 models, announced it has secured a $50 million investment from its strategic investor, Al-Abdulla Group (Qatar).
Nigerian government launches $672 million fund to support tech startups
The government of Nigeria has set aside $672 million fund to support young investors in the tech and creative industries.
Mumbai-based HRtech startup ZingHR invests in SaaS startup LokiBots to expand its AI-based products and services
HRtech startup ZingHR has made a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based SaaS startup LokiBots. The investment will help ZingHR leverage its AI-based software bots.
Cybersecurity startup Aembit launches with $16.6m funding to bring identity-first security to workloads
Aembit, the identity platform that lets DevOps and Security teams discover, manage, enforce, and audit access between federated workloads, announced its official launch alongside $16.6m in seed financing.
Bezos Earth Fund invests $34m to help deliver healthy, climate-friendly food and improve corporate climate accountability
The Bezos Earth Fund announced $34.5 million in grants as part of its $10 billion commitment to fight climate change.
[Interview] Joel Daniel, Founder, Solutions Platforms, Nigeria
Joel Daniel is the founder of Solutions Platforms, a company that grooms young people to succeed and have global relevance by leveraging its various programs designed to foster international education.
Plug and Play Alberta announces 58 startups for Spring cohort of accelerator programs
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 58 startups for the Spring cohort of its industry-specific Health, Sustainability, Food and Beverage, and Sector Agnostic startup accelerator programs.
Berlin-based startup The Climate Choice raises $2m funding round to decarbonize the supply chain
The Climate Choice, a climate intelligence software platform for decarbonizing industrial supply chains, announced $2 million in pre-seed funding.
[Column] Mukesh Bector: The ingredients of tech innovation
Time only moves in one direction, and with it, we must keep evolving. Technology has become central to our development as a species and is likely to remain so.