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New Adevinta Ventures report reveals that B2B Marketplaces outperform other tech segments in VC funding
Published: 25-11-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Adevinta Ventures, the early-stage investment arm of Adevinta, an online classifieds specialist, is launching a new B2B marketplaces report.


Insurtech startup Surround Insurance raises $2.5m seed round to help cconsumers navigate life’s transitions
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Insurtech startup Surround Insurance announced that it has closed a $2.5 million seed round led by MassMutual through the MM Catalyst Fund.


Global startups accelerator Luminate partners with Silicon Catalyst to speed development of emerging technologies
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Luminate NY, the global accelerator for startups developing optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) enabled technologies, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Catalyst.


Berlin-based AI-powered startup Faircado raises €500K to transform E-commerce into Re-commerce
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Faircado, a Berlin-based startup that provides the first AI-powered second-hand shopping assistance, announced it has raised €500,000 in a pre-seed round led by BackBone Ventures.


Check Point Software launches accelerator hub for Israeli cybersecurity startups
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Check Point Software Technologies, the provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has launched its CyberUp program, an initiative that will support Israel’s growing network of cybersecurity startups.


Tanzanian CPG startup Ramani raises $32m to digitize supply chains
Published: 24-11-2022 | 09:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ramani, a Tanzanian startup focused on consumer-packaged goods (CPG) supply chains,  has raised $32 million in Series A debt-equity funding to introduce new financial services as it expands its operations.


MadKudu platform secures $18m to accelerate adoption of product-led growth
Published: 24-11-2022 | 09:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MadKudu, the Product-Led-Growth (PLG) leader disrupting the software industry, announced today its $18 million Series A led by Felicis.


Rosotics raises $750,000 pre-seed round for novel approach to heavy industry 3D printing
Published: 24-11-2022 | 08:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rosotics, innovators in additive manufacturing, announced $750,000 in pre-seed funding led by Draper Associates.


Beverage startup Hangobi raises capital on StartEngine to accelerate growth
Published: 24-11-2022 | 08:35:23 | By: Pie Kamau
Beverage startup Hangobi announced it is raising capital on SearchEngine to expand its footprint beyond NYC,  bringing its healthy drinks to the masses.


[Startup Interview] Assim Gupta, CEO, Closeloop Technologies, USA
Published: 24-11-2022 | 08:05:59 | By: Bob Koigi
Among the solutions it offers include website development, chatbots, ecommerce apps and mobile app development.


London-based workforce management startup Surfboard raises $5m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 23-11-2022 | 11:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based startup Surfboard announced it has raised a $5 million seed round. The investment will advance Surfboard's mission of making work more human through building collaborative software.


[Column] Natalia Ahmadian: Four ways to accelerate tech transfer in Europe
Published: 23-11-2022 | 10:27:41 | By: Pie Kamau
The importance of university spin-offs has been recognized for decades. Several studies showed that Tech Transfer is beneficial for social welfare and entrepreneurial activity


[Interview] Jennifer Feaster, Speaker, YouTube Creators Festival
Published: 23-11-2022 | 10:07:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Jennifer Feaster is a Managing Partner at Age Africa, an agency that combines data and creativity to develop performance driven YouTube channels, with unique content optimized for success.


Rutgers MBA alumna Hannah Redmond realizes dream of being an entrepreneur as venture takes off
Published: 23-11-2022 | 09:58:05 | By: Pie Kamau
Hannah Redmond kept retrieving lessons from her MBA classes at Rutgers Business School as she built her startup, Happy Box, from an idea to a ranking on Inc.'s list of fastest-growing companies.


Kenyan supply chain and logistics startup Leta secures $3m pre-seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 23-11-2022 | 09:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Leta, the supply chain and logistics startup driving distribution optimization, announced the close of  $3 million Pre-Seed equity round.


Plug and Play partners with Canadian airline WestJet to leverage AI and Machine Learning solutions
Published: 23-11-2022 | 09:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced its partnership with WestJet, Canada's second largest airline in both their Silicon Valley and Alberta, Canada locations.


Kenya to host international poultry expo next year
Published: 22-11-2022 | 13:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Demand for poultry products is on the rise in Kenya driven by an emerging middle-class created in existing and new urban settlements as a result of devolution.


Mental health-tech startup Resilience Lab raises $15m to address the U.S. systemic mental health access crisis
Published: 22-11-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Resilience Lab, a mental health-tech company enabling communities of clinicians to collaborate to improve patient access and outcomes, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding.


Swiss Web3 payment startup DePay partners with WooCommerce to bring payments to online merchants
Published: 22-11-2022 | 11:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swiss Web3 payment startup DePay, announced it is joining forces with the self-hostable, open-source eCommerce plugin WooCommerce, pushing decentralization further and providing merchants with the ability to have customers send payments directly to their own wallets.


Canadian B2B automotive trading startup TRADE X opens a trade route in Ghana
Published: 22-11-2022 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TRADE X, a B2B cross-border automotive trading platform with its headquarters in Ontario, Canada, announced it has opened a new trade route in Ghana, strengthening the company's presence in Africa.


Kenyan agritech startup Stable Foods raises $600k funding to grow its climate smart smallholder platform
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stable Foods, a Kenyan agritech startup offering a host of solutions to small-scale farmers, has raised $600k funding round, to build out its climate smart smallholder food production platform.


Modus expands to Sub-Saharan Africa with launch of $75m Africa-focused fund
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Modus, a Venture Platform operating in MENA comprising VC funds, Venture Builders, and a Corporate Innovation arm, has announced the launch of Modus Africa – a $75 million SDG-focused VC fund that will invest in Africa’s boldest startups.


IBM announces five members selected for its Sustainability Accelerator programme
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IBM has announced five global non-profits as new members of the Sustainability Accelerator programme. The programme is a global pro bono social impact program which seeks to help marginalized communities.


London-based Vektor AI raises $2.5m pre-seed round to democratize tech talent’s access to professional career advice
Published: 21-11-2022 | 10:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vektor AI, an online platform for one-to-one mentorship and professional career enhancement, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of $2.5 million led by leading early-stage European VC firms.


Big data startup OneSchema raises $6.3m funding round to make ingesting CSV data magical for developers
Published: 21-11-2022 | 09:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Big data startup OneSchema announced a $6.3 million funding round led by General Catalyst, with participation from Sequoia Capital, Y Combinator, Elad Gil and Contrary Capital.


Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup FAIRMAT completes €34m Series A round
Published: 21-11-2022 | 09:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fairmat, the Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup pioneering the recycling of advanced materials, announced it has completed its Series A funding round at a total of €34 million.


Silicon Catalyst names EXOKĒRYX as newest portfolio company admitted to the incubator
Published: 21-11-2022 | 08:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Catalyst, the world's only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, announced that EXOKĒRYX has been accepted into the Silicon Catalyst Incubator program.


Pathway Homes partners with social impact technology startup Savi to address student loan debt
Published: 21-11-2022 | 08:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pathway Homes (Pathway), a real estate platform with a mission to create more homeowners, announced it is partnering with impact tech company Savi to offer a tool to help Pathway customers manage their debt burden.


Austrian deep-tech startup Sarcura closes €7m to develop next-generation cell therapy manufacturing platform
Published: 18-11-2022 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Austrian deep-tech startup Sarcura announced the closing of an oversubscribed €7 million Seed Plus funding round to develop a next-generation cell therapy manufacturing platform.


Montreal-based BoostSecurity exits stealth with $12m seed funding to secure the software supply chain
Published: 18-11-2022 | 10:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BoostSecurity, the developer-first, zero friction DevSecOps automation platform that builds trust into every step of the software supply chain, has emerged from stealth with $12 million in seed funding.


Silicon Valley startup ArmorCode secures $14m Series A investment to scale AppSecOps platform
Published: 18-11-2022 | 10:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ArmorCode, the pioneer in AppSecOps, announced it secured a $14 million Series A investment led by Ballistic Ventures, the venture capital firm solely focused on backing cybersecurity startups.


Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation announce $2m prize competition in green energy
Published: 18-11-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation, launched the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy, a $2 million prize competition to reward entrepreneurs and innovators.


SE Ventures announces €500m Fund II to accelerate climate and industrial tech startups
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SE Ventures announced a €500 million Fund II establishing the firm as one of the largest VCs focusing on climate and industrial technology.


[Startup Interview] Ganesh Verma, Founder, MoogleLabs, Canada
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:31:39 | By: Bob Koigi
MoogleLabs is a Canadian startup that leverages emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, Blockchain, DevOps, and Metaverse to come up with innovative solutions that help companies become more cost-effective.


[Startup Interview] Neeraj Gupta, Founder, Salonist, Singapore
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:31:13 | By: Bob Koigi
Neeraj Gupta the founder of Singapore-based startup Salonist explains the inspiration behind setting up the business.