Eli, a company enabling women to own their fertility and health decisions with a novel hormone tracking technology, announced its $1.5 million seed round co-led by Vectr Ventures and 2048 Ventures.
Analytics startup Quantifind secures $22m financing to accelerate market for automated financial crime and risk investigation
Quantifind, a provider of solutions that use data science to help automate financial crimes investigations announced a strategic growth funding round of $22 million.
Following its previous successes in bio-signal monitors and connective health, VitalSigns Technology shifted gears and entered the IoT industry with its outstanding biosensor and physiological monitoring development capabilities.
Relevance Ventures, the Native American privately owned and operated venture capital firm, announced that Bryan Hunt, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), is joining the firm as a Senior Investment Manager.
Wimple, (Wealth made Simple), a platform for retail investors and consumers to ask financial questions and connect with top financial professionals in their area, has raised a seed round from strategic investors.
Planswell, the Toronto-based startup delivering free financial plans in about three minutes at Planswell.com, is preparing for expansion to Latin America and Asia by filling key executive positions.
Personio, the all-in-one HR platform, has announced $125 million of new and preemptive Series D funding in an investment round that values the business at $1.7 billion.
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has launched the Compass, a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups.
Investcorp has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Unilog, a Software as a Service (SaaS) based e-commerce solutions provider to small and medium businesses based in the United States.
Innodem Neurosciences, a Montreal-based company, has closed a Series A financing round led by Morningside Ventures to support the development and commercialization of its proprietary, patented, digital biomarking technology of neurodegenerative diseases.
Insurtech platform Arbol Inc. announced it has closed its Series A fundraising round with commitments totaling nearly $7 million. Arbol's Series A round was oversubscribed and completed at a significant increase in valuation from its initial seed round.
TransUnion partners with South Africa's fintech startup Fincheck to improve access to finance for consumers
Global information and insights company, TransUnion, has partnered with South Africa’s financial marketplace, Fincheck, to make credit application process easier and less frustrating for consumers.
Cybersecurity startup SecurityGate.io releases product update to help security leaders identify overlooked people, process risks
SecurityGate.io, a risk management SaaS (Software as a Service) for critical infrastructure cybersecurity, announced the release of their new PPT Insight.
VentureIsrael invests in Israeli startup QuantLR, developer of affordable quantum cryptography solution
An Israeli deep tech fund VentureIsrael participated in QuantLR's investment round alongside equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, as well as Jerusalem's early-stage fund and incubator Labs/02.
Biotech startup Vera Therapeutics launches with $80m Series C financing to develop phase 2b novel biologic for kidney disease
Vera Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for immunological and inflammatory diseases, announced its launch backed by $80 million Series C financing led by Abingworth LLP.
Ontario Brain Institute increases investment in Diamond Therapeutics startup to accelerate innovation in mental health
Emerging psychedelic drug development company Diamond Therapeutics has received new investment from the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), a not-for-profit organization that accelerates discovery and innovation, benefiting both patients and the economy.
As esports dominate modern entertainment industry as a fast growing sport, Kenya and South Africa youth continue to dominate the world of competitive video gaming.
Canadian energy innovator e-Zinc raises $2.3m to accelerate commercialization of its breakthrough energy storage technology
e-Zinc, a Toronto-based energy storage innovator, announced it has raised $2.3 million in a closed round led by BDC Capital's Cleantech Practice.
Tigo Energy, the worldwide leader in Flex-MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), announced a $20 million round of investment, led by Energy Growth Momentum.
Indian food and grocery e-commerce startup Jumbotail secures $14.2m Series B3 funding from VII Ventures
India's food and grocery e-commerce and new retail platform Jumbotail secured a $14.2 million Series B3 funding from VII Ventures (Seven Ventures).
A new White Paper published by East African venture advisory firm Kinyungu Ventures shows there continues to be a wide misalignment between traditional venture capital models and the African market.
Simporter, a SaaS startup that uses Artificial Intelligence to predict consumer demand for new products, closed a $600,000 seed round led by European accelerator Startup Wise Guys.
Boutique PR agency, African Elite Group Ltd, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya has been awarded an international award, at the 4th annual MEA (Middle East & Africa Markets) Business Awards 2020.
Rescale, the hybrid HPC cloud platform enabling intelligent computing for digital R&D, was named to Y Combinator's Top Companies list, reaffirming its position as a power player among startups.
The autonomous compact sweeper "Donner", developed by a consortium led by ENWAY and Bucher Municipal, has passed the Land Transport Authority's approval test for autonomous vehicles for use on public roads.
AltPep Corporation, a privately held biomedical company focused on diagnosing and treating Central Nervous System amyloid disorders, starting with Alzheimer's Disease, announced it closed a $23.150 million Series A investment round.
Through its proprietary technology, sennder directly connects enterprise shippers with trucking companies, bringing greater transparency and efficiency to both carriers and shippers.
Fintech startup Bookkeeper360 raises $1m seed round to deliver SaaS business intelligence platform to small businesses
Bookkeeper360, a fintech company focused on accounting and advisory solutions for small businesses, announced $1 million in seed funding to support an increase in investor confidence for small business fintech solutions .
Subscription management software tool Minna Technologies has raised €15.5 million in Series B fundraising led by Element Ventures.
Picky Inc secures $1.3 million funding to advance authentic information sharing in the beauty industry
Picky, Inc., a mobile-first content platform providing consumers with authentic information in the global beauty space, has announced the completion of a $1.3 million pre-seed funding.
Chevron Corporation announced a Series C investment in San Jose-based Blue Planet Systems Corporation (Blue Planet), a startup that manufactures and develops carbonate aggregates and carbon capture technology.
Phone manufacturer realme is promising to grow its Kenyan foothold in 2021 through release of new products, riding on a successful 2020.
Laurence Innovation, a new pre-seed investment fund with a focus on early-stage tech companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) verticals, has announced the close of their Innovation Fund I pilot and opening of their Fund II rolling implementation.
CropIn, a global artificial intelligence and data-led agri-tech organization empowering stakeholders to reimagine agriculture with data, has raised $20 million in a Series C funding.
Drata, a next-gen compliance and security automation company, came out of stealth and announced $3.2 million in seed funding led by Cowboy Ventures and participation from Leaders Fund, and SV Angel.
OncoLens, a pioneer in tumor board and cancer treatment planning solutions, raised a $7.25 million Series A investment from BIP Capital, Martin Ventures, and SeedToB Capital.
US venture exit value achieved $290 billion in 2020 alongside record years for investment and fundraising activity, report
Though the past year had a lot of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the US VC industry demonstrated its resilience and long-term mindset, achieving new records in total exit value, deal value and capital raised by VC funds.
CookUnity, the Brooklyn-based food-tech company that introduced the first direct Chef-to-Consumer meal subscription platform, announced the closing of a $15.5 million Series A investment round.
Global innovation platform for startups and corporations from Silicon Valley, Plug and Play, is partnering with Turkish Employers' Association of Metal Industries MESS, in launching its newest location in Istanbul, Turkey.
Capchase raises $60m in new funding, expands opportunity for early-stage SaaS startups to secure non-dilutive capital
Capchase, a Boston-based provider of non-dilutive capital for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, announced $60 million in additional funding, led by specialty finance firm i80 Group.
carbonTRACK Africa is a South Africa technology startup that seeks to create a world where energy is consumed sustainably, shared fairly and empowers all people. The ultimate goal is establishing an energy ecosystem that will close the gap between energy supply and demand.
Delivery Hero, the world’s delivery platform, has announced the launch of DX Ventures, an independently managed early-stage venture capital fund with a focus on investing in disruptive founder-led companies.
Data presented by Buy Shares indicates that approximately 25,500 jobs have been lost in the top ten largest startup layoffs amid the pandemic. The layoffs were recorded between March 2020 and January 2021.
Brace, a digital mortgage-servicing platform, announced it raised an additional $15.7 million in Series B funding led by Canvas Ventures.
Novo Seeds' IO Biotech completes oversubscribed €127m Series B financing to accelerate clinical programs in oncology
Novo Seeds announced its portfolio company, IO Biotech, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, immune-modulating anti-cancer therapies, raised €127 million in Series B financing.
Canadian tech startup 3D CityScapes announced a breakthrough in its cloud streaming technology that allows their interactive visualization app to be available anywhere, on any device with internet connection.
Muniq, the innovative consumer health and food-tech brand created by Marc Washington, founder and CEO of Uplifting Results Labs, announced the closing of a $8.2 million Series A investment round.
Egyptian life science startup Nawah Scientific announced the the closing a second pre-series A round of $1 million in mixed equity and debt capital, raising its total funding to $2 million.
Docspert Health, a telemedicine startup with operations in the UK and Egypt, announced it has successfully closed Six-Figure USD investment in seed funding from Flat6Labs and a group of angel investors in the UK and USA.
Global retail corporation Walmart has announced the creation of a new fintech startup designed to develop and offer modern, innovative and affordable financial solutions.
Energy Robotics, a German-based developer of software solutions for mobile inspection robots, has received two million euros in seed funding.
Orange has announced that its venture capital arm, Orange Ventures has become a separate legal entity with an increased allocation of 350 million euros.
Curve, the London-based fintech that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, has secured $95 million from a group of international investors as part of a successful Series C round.
Neuros Medical raises $38.5m in Series BB funding for completion of pivotal clinical study for chronic post-amputation pain
Neuros Medical, a medical device company developing innovative high-frequency nerve block technology for patients with intractable post-amputation pain, announced the closing of Series BB financing totaling $38.5 million.
NuProbe, a genomics and molecular diagnostics company specialized in ultrasensitive sequencing panels, announced the closing of its oversubscribed $42 million fundraising.
Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro goes global to find entrepreneurs set to unlock the smart connected world
Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announced it has upped the stakes for its annual tech startup pitch-off competition, the Forward Thinker Award, doubling the first-place cash prize to $20,000.
India's Z3Partners announces first close of Tech & Digital Fund, invests in Cyfirma and DealShare startups
Z3Partners Tech Fund announced its First Close of $14 million and its investments in Cyfirma, a Cyber Threat Intelligence Software startup and DealShare, a Social Commerce-led online grocery startup.
Kenyan AI-powered insights startup Gro Intelligence announced the raise of $85 million in Series B funding, co-led by Intel Capital, Africa Internet Ventures and the family offices of Ronald Lauder and Eric Zinterhofer.
Noctrix Health, a private medical device company, announced it completed a Series B financing of $17 million, co-led by Treo Ventures and OrbiMed, with participation from LivaNova and other insiders.
DLA Piper represented Atlanta-based startup SalesLoft in its recent $100 million Series E financing led by Owl Rock Capital, with participation from Insight Partners, HarbourVest, and Emergence.
International Center for Youth Development on Technopreneurship, ICYDT, is a Uganda startup working on skills development and reduction of poverty among the youth using information technology. The institution’s founder Prof. Yakubu Makeri explains the startup’s business model and plans to launch an online university.
Against the backdrop of the worst public health crisis in more than a century, the Italian Trade Agency will introduce a new generation of technology startups at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) All Digital from January 11 to 14.
University of Cambridge spin-out Xampla has announced it has closed a £6.2m seed finance round, led by the backers of Zoom, to accelerate the roll-out of its next generation plastic replacement.
Ntuple, a South Korean tech startup that focuses on backend technology has announced that it launched the Korea railroad ticketing service ‘ga-G’ in Google maps.
Hootsuite has announced its acquisition of Sparkcentral, a SaaS provider enabling the future of digital customer engagement.
2020 was a difficult for everyone, but businesses faced an especially tough time. A few startups have, however, risen above the storm, managing to continue on their upward growth trajectory.
CARMA is an African-based startup offering proprietary decentralized technology allowing lenders to get more value by accessing data on a real-time basis. While non-lending organizations can also monetize their data which will increase their number of lenders.
New Wave Foods completes $18m Series A financing to focus on plant based Shrimp and sustainable shellfish
New Wave Foods announced the completion of $18 million Series A round of financing, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) along with Evolution VC Partners, as well as other new and existing investors.
Aspen RxHealth, whose first of its kind clinical pharmacy model developed by pharmacists for pharmacists delivers value for health plans and risk-bearing providers, announced the closure of a $23 million Series B funding round.
Hello Ralphie, the veterinary telemedicine startup, announced the closing of its $1 million seed round of funding through primary investments from HearstLab and WPMC Fund.
CBD startup Citrus CBD Industries (Peels), launched the first nationwide CBD brand made from oranges led by Founder & CEO Chris Hetherington.
Outsider Media Network, a digital media and publishing company founded in August 2020, announced the closure of a $2.75 million Series A funding round led by early-stage venture investor, Stuart McWhorter.
Theolytics, a UK biotech harnessing viruses to combat cancer, announced the closing of £5 million Series A round, co-led by Epidarex Capital and Taiho Ventures LLC with participation from existing investor, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI).
InsurTech NY has opened the application window for its annual 2021 InsurTech Early-Stage Competition, to award $200,000 in prizes to three winning teams. Startups will compete for the title of the company with the most commercial potential.
Kanarys, first Black and female-founded DEI technology company that gathers specific, actionable insights to help diagnose, prioritize, and optimize DEI efforts in the workplace, announced the closing of its $3 million seed round.
First time CES exhibitor A.V. Mapping, which was selected by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) as one of the 100 featured Taiwanese startups being showcased at CES 2021, is promoting its patented AI platform as a solution to the problem of copyright infringement.
Paradox has acquired Spetz.io, an Israeli startup helping clients like EY and Sodastream modernize candidate communications.
Allobee, a managed marketplace for small businesses and startups, has announced that it has secured $500K in a funding round led by Stargazer Ventures and a network of angel investors to further support the company's rapid growth.
Omnivor raises $2.75 million funding to deliver volumetric video solutions for retail and communications
Omnivor, a US based pioneer of 3D holographic content, has announced it has closed a $2.75 million Series Seed funding round led by Sway Ventures.
iQIYI Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced it has recently completed a multi-hundred million RMB Series B funding round for its virtual reality (VR) division iQIYI Intelligent.
Tsū Inc., the "Social That Pays," announced it has significantly expanded its executive team following a successful first year of growth, fundraising, and product development.
Novo Seeds, the early stage investment and company creation team of Novo Holdings, announced its portfolio company CorWave, raised € 35 million in a Series C financing.
Dallas startup mindzie, provider of business process optimization software, announced its Seed Capital raise of $2.3 million, to support the company's growth ambitions, the further development of its software platform the mindzie studio.
Jungle Cup is the world’s first plastic-free disposable coffee cup that biodegrades in 12 weeks without industrial processing, introduced by BrandBase.
CerraCap Ventures announced its third health-tech investment in Totient, an artificial intelligence-driven drug discovery platform that identifies and harnesses human-derived antibodies from individuals with exceptional immune responses.
Indee Labs announced the addition of three of the largest pharmaceutical companies, multiple biotechnology companies as well as Stanford's Cell Therapy Clinic and Moffitt Cancer Center, to participate in its Early Access Program.
Africa People Advisory Group is a South Africa Human Resource Advisory firm whose primary focus is to deliver consulting and product solutions to organizations operating in and across the African continent. The firm’s Co-founder Deon de Swardt explains the company’s business model and plans.
Daniel Gatura is the CEO and founder of Ace Mobility, a Kenya-based startup that is focused on improving the public transport by addressing mobility challenges of the vulnerable with a focus on the differently abled, women and elderly. Daniel elaborates.
American and Ghana tech startup Ajuma Technologies, Ltd. has announced their plans to launch in early 2021.
Zeek, the Southeast Asia-focused logistics technology startup, announced has secured approximately $10 million in Series Pre-A financing from regional strategic investors and investment funds.
Biteable, an online video builder has raised $7 million in venture funding led by Cloud Apps Capital Partners.
As phone maker realme continues to break record by being among the few brands to have unveiled six new smartphones and AIot products in the Kenyan markets within four months, Kenyans consumers have responded with an appetite for the novel products.
Storyboard, the enterprise podcast and audio platform, has announced the closing of $4.5 million in seed funding led by CRV.
GoFor Industries, a provider in last-mile, on-demand and same-day delivery startup says it has closed a $20 million (CAD) Series A growth investment to continue its ongoing expansion into the U.S.
Sketchy, an online education company that teaches complex concepts through visual memory techniques has named seasoned media executive, Andrew Sugerman, as President.
Topl, the blockchain ecosystem built to prove a company’s ethical and sustainable practices, has announced the closing of $3 million in seed funding led by Mercury Fund.
Tech startup Hunters has announced that Snowflake Ventures has joined Hunters’ Series A investors alongside Okta and Microsoft M12 venture arm, further endorsing Hunters as a leading startup in Open XDR, Extended Detection & Response.
OCON Healthcare announced it has completed a USA-focused funding round led by Rhia Ventures, to bring its IUB Ballerine contraceptive and IUB SEAD point-of-care therapy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB), to the US market.
In the wake of recent retail closures across the UK, fashion technology startups are delivering much-needed innovation to help merchants maximise online sales and optimise unprecedented digital demand this Christmas.
With a range of remarkably beautiful specifications, the realme 7i allows one to shoot the world from multiple perspectives with its 64MP AI quad-camera.
Heathtech startup Blueprint secures $3.4m to empower mental health clinicians provide data-driven patient care
Blueprint, the software company helping mental health clinicians deliver more effective, efficient, and personalized results through measurement-based care, announced a $3.4 million seed round led by Bonfire Ventures.
PLLAY, a skill-based video game wagering platform, officially launched a campaign on MicroVentures, an equity-based crowdfunding website, opening an investment opportunity to the public.
Snap Accounts Payable Corporation announced it has completed the first stages of a planned $2 million Seed Stage round of financing being led by a group of angel investors all located in Israel.
Social impact platform Deed announced a $2 million seed round and the launch of its SaaS technology for brands. Launch partners include Stripe and Sweetgreen, among other trailblazing and legacy companies.
Singapore-based blockchain startup, AnRKey X, announced that $ANRX will be listed on both Bithumb Global and Uniswap.
San Francisco-based indie cannabis beauty startup Green Bee Botanicals won 'Best Serum' for its CBD-rich Perfecting Serum in the 2020 Dirty Thinkers' Choice Awards.
Plug and Play, the Silicon Valley based venture capital firm and corporate innovation platform, announced its partnership with the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) to establish a First-Mile Logistics innovation hub in Savannah, GA.
GSVlabs has rebranded as OneValley following the unprecedented growth of Passport, its online platform that expands access to the resources and connections traditionally found in Silicon Valley to innovators anywhere in the world.
TurtleTree Labs, a biotech company pioneering the method to produce milk using cell-based technology, announced the close of an oversubscribed $6.2 million Pre-A funding round from new and existing global investors.
Australian AI startup HIVERY partners with JR East Water Business to optimize vending machines in Japan
Retail AI pioneer, HIVERY and JR East Water Business, have agreed to rollout HIVERY Enhance, an AI-driven vending machine optimization solution, to 6,000 vending machines across East Japan Railway's train stations.
54gene, Kobo360, myFanPark and Sokowatch have been named among the 12 winners of AppsAfrica Awards 2020. The awards celebrates the best startups in mobile and tech from across Africa.
Ōmcare, a Minnesota-based digital health company, announced a $2.5 million investment along with future follow-on investments for its Ōmcare Home Health Hub commercialization.
Wiboot is a French-based startup that combines IOT and AI different stacks in a single integrated platform, allowing professionals to create rapidly their application and maximize their return on investment.
FMO and Cathay AfricInvest Innovation have invested in Aerobotics, a South African AgriTech startup developing intelligent tools to the feed the world.
African startup StarNews Mobile, specialized in the field of mobile video, achieved its first fundraising with Investisseurs & Partenaires, a pioneering impact investing group dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Helios Investment Partners, Africa-focused private investment firm, announced a partnership with BİM BİRLEŞİK MAĞAZALAR (BIM), discount grocery retailer in Turkey listed on the Borsa İstanbul, to invest in BIM’s Moroccan business.
Healthtech startup Ilara Health raises $3.75m to provide life-saving diagnostics across sub-Saharan Africa
Ilara Health, a healthtech startup focused on bringing essential, affordable and life-saving diagnostics to African consumers, raised $3.75 million in Series A funding to expand its diagnostic reach across the continent.
Xpora Academy is a Nigeria-based e-learning platform that equips the youth with in-demand digital skills relevant to the present and future of work.
HexGn, a consulting firm known for fast-tracking entrepreneurship and upcoming technologies globally, has joined hands with the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF), to launch its flagship startup program, HexGn Startup Explore, in Africa.
InfraCredit, a specialised local currency infrastructure credit guarantee institution, announced the completion of $27 million equity investment from InfraCo Africa.
myInterview, a smart video interview platform prioritizing personality in the hiring process, announced a $5 million Seed round led by Aleph, with participation from previous investors Entrée Capital and SeedIL Ventures.
Contractbook, a legal tech automation company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, announced it has closed on a $9.4 million Series A investment round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from existing investors.
Self-storage startup Stuf raised $1.8 million in seed funding led by Wilshire Lane Partners and Harlem Capital, to accelerate company's first mover advantage in monetizing underutilized real estate.
Exceed.ai has raised $4 million in funding for its AI-powered assistant that helps companies scale their marketing and sales operations by automatically qualifying leads through email, webchat, and SMS.
Cybersecurity startup Kapalya closes seed funding round to further enhance its Encryption Management Platform
Kapalya, an enterprise grade cybersecurity startup, closed seed funding round led by Caltrop Holdings, a global holdings company, headquartered in Irvine, California, USA.
Toronto-based City MOGULS lauched Moguls in The Making, an opportunity for startups to pitch their business in front of a panel of expert judges and live audience on December 16, 2020.
Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, announced its newest location in Chicago, Illinois, to focus on connecting startups, corporations, and investors working on innovating the food and beverage industry.
Turing.com, an automated platform that lets companies hire Silicon Valley caliber remote developers at the touch of a button, announced a $32-million Series B funding round led by $3.3-billion fund WestBridge Capital.
MakinaRocks, a startup based in Seoul and Silicon Valley, specializes in the emerging field of industrial AI software with a primary focus on anomaly detection and intelligent control technology.
2112 has partnered with Comcast Business on the development of a Startup Studio, with additional support provided by Shure, Wintrust, Hughes Foundation, and Karp Designs.
Ettifos, a U.S.-based connected mobility technology startup, released the world's first software-based 5G NR V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything). Ettifos' technology eclipses that of Qualcomm, the world's largest communication chipset company, by about one year.
SeeTree, an AI-powered, end-to-end service that provides growers with intelligence on trees and tree clusters, has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by the International Finance Corporation
Esri, the global player in location intelligence, has acquired Zibumi Yazılım Bilişim Tasarım Arge Sanayi Ticaret S.A. a software development company headquartered in Turkey.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with Kobo360, an African digital logistics platform, announced an open call for innovators from around the world to bring climate-smart, temperature-controlled logistics (TCL) cooling solutions to Nigeria.
Makers Fund, a global venture capital fund specializing in interactive entertainment, announced a $4 million seed round for mod.io, a cross-platform UGC and modding service based in Melbourne, Australia.
Canadian medtech startup Kenota Health raises $11m to bring point-of-care allergy testing to healthcare clinics
Kenota Health, an innovative medical technology company based in Canada, has raised $11 million in funding with the aim of providing rapid and reliable allergy testing for physicians to test and treat more patients within a single clinic visit.
Healthcare startup Centivo raises $34m to help employers deliver affordable, high-quality healthcare to their employees
Centivo, a new type of digital health plan that is built to save 15% or more compared with traditional insurance carriers and is easy to use for employers and employees, announced it has raised $34 million in Series B funding.
Cybersecurity startup, Intezer, launched the free community edition of Intezer Protect, a runtime Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP).
Fresh produce packaging specialists StePac L.A., Ltd. has been acquired by Nili Capital Partners, an Israeli private equity fund.
Trint, a UK speech-to-text platform for content creation, has announced the close of its Series A Acceleration round with an investment of £5 million.
South Korea based FirmaChain, a blockchain-based global electronic contract platform, announced it has joined the DTT Alliance (Decentralized Trusted Timestamping Alliance).
Pay Theory, a Cincinnati-based startup, launched a new payment processing platform with the mission of making school fees and payments straightforward for all involved parties: families, educators, and administrators.
Nigerian consumer credit startup CredPal raised a $1.5million funding round, as the startup prepares to launch its credit cards for consumers in Nigeria.
South African tech startup LetMeIn.to raises R2.2m to scale its visitor and access management platform
South African tech startup LetMeIn.to raised R2.2 million in funding from an undisclosed impact investor to scale up and expand its visitor and access management platform.
Climatetrade, a blockchain-marketplace for CO2 carbon offsetting, announced it will leverage the Algorand, a scalable, secure and decentralized digital blockchain technology network to bring its technology to the next level.
Scale Venture Partners announced it has closed Scale Venture Partners Fund VII with $600 million in committed capital.
Cinch Home Services (Cinch), provider of home service solutions, has partnered with GloveBox, an insurance technology that allows policyholders to manage all of their insurance in a single, centralized digital platform.
Dobby, an AI-powered home maintenance platform announced its seed capital raise of $1.7 million, to strengthen the company's growth initiatives.
South African startup myFanPark merges with Starsona to create a global celebrity engagement platform
South African startup myFanPark has announced its merger with Silicon Valley-based celebrity engagement platform Starsona.
Biami.io is a London tech startup that uses its own intelligent automation software framework to help customers build business process-driven software, platforms and robots to run their business processes at scale. The startup’s founder Marcin Kierdelewicz elaborates.
The Datawords Group, a global leader in multicultural technologies, announced the launch of a partnership with FACIL'iti, a French startup offering digital inclusion solution capable of adapting the display of a website to the needs of each internet user.
Heru, a new startup that provides the first comprehensive digital worker service platform in Mexico, announced it has raised a $1.7 million pre-seed venture financing.
Fylamynt, a cloud automation platform, announced its launch with $6.5 million in seed funding led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused fund, with additional investment from Mango Capital and Point72 Ventures.
Plug and Play Japan has selected 103 startups in IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail, Hardtech & Health, and newly launched vertical, Smart Cities, for the Winter/Spring 2021 Batch accelerator program.
Dot Investing, a fintech startup based in London, has launched an online investment platform that allows individual investors to invest in top private and alternative asset funds.
Iron Pillar, a venture growth investor backing companies built from India, has announced a $4 million investment in CoreStack, a cloud governance and compliance SaaS startup based in Seattle with development in Chennai.
OurCrowd, the world’s largest global venture investing platform, has announced an expansion of its Iberian operations through a partnership with Portuguese venture capital firm UnderRock Investments.
International nonprofit economic development organization TechnoServe is partnering with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), to host the 4th Virtual Micro Retail Stakeholder Forum.
Segmed, a cloud-based platform that curates medical data by anonymizing, standardizing and labeling, to accelerate innovation in healthcare, closed $2 million dollars in seed funding led by Blumberg Capital.
Plant-based activewear startup TVAAG announced its launch on on Kickstarter. Founded in P.E.I in 2020, TVAAG uses a combination of Indian traditional textile manufacturing principles and modern fabric technology in sustainable fashion.
AirDeck raises $3.4m to transform communication, add voice and video narration to documents and presentations online
AirDeck, Inc., an online platform that helps users create narrated presentations and documents for on-demand viewing, has raised $3.4 million in venture capital funding.
Atento's innovation hub launches startup accelerator program and open innovation platform in the U.S
Atento, the largest customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services provider in Latin America, and among the top five companies globally, announced the launch of two programs within the Company's Innovation Hub.
Talenter is a fully tradable crypto currency that offers people access to any type of service and course globally, from low-specialized jobs like lawn mowing or dishwashing to highly qualified services like translation or wood carving.
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has invested in Ball Wave Inc., a startup from Tohoku University that develops practical applications of ball SAW sensors.
African entrepreneurs in digital agriculture will have new opportunities to secure support and investment as the African Green Revolution Forum takes on the AgriHack Talent project.
Rabo Frontier Ventures has entered into a partnership with Europe’s pre-seed and seed stage Venture Capital firm Seedcamp through a commitment to their fifth (V) fund.
PLLAY, a skill-based video game wagering platform, has closed a $3 million seed funding round led by Screen Play Ventures.
Pet supply startup Petpal raises capital via equity crowdfunding to expand e-Commerce operations in India
Pet supply startup Petpal has developed a one-stop platform for pet owners to get the food, medicine, and accessories they need to keep their pets happy and healthy.
Innovative startup Sell&Buy USA has launched an online marketplace exclusively for American-made products, co-founded by tech entrepreneurs Kiché Rubalcava and Mariam Bulin-Diarra.
EclecticIQ, a global threat intelligence, hunting and response technology provider, has raised €20 million in Series C financing, led by Ace Management, Europe's leading cyber growth investor.
Vooora Ventures, the first SportsTech Accelerator in MENA, powered by Kooora.com, the digital sports platform in the Arab World, signed an acceleration partnership agreement with Malaeb, a community app that connects people through sports.
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Celebrating startups and digital businesses that are uplifting African communities
The digital economy has opened up many opportunities for global businesses. Large enterprises and small businesses have seen increased profits and enhanced productivity due to digital innovation.
Biometrics startup Levels raises $12m seed round to mainstream Biowearables, improve metabolic health
Levels, the first biowearable system to provide real-time feedback on how your diet impacts your health announced a $12 million seed round led by a16z, one of Silicon Valley's top venture capital firms.
New manufacturing startup JTEC Energy announced it closed on an initial seed fundraising round, to hire additional scientists and engineers in order to accelerate the development of the the company.
CerraCap Ventures and Exfinity Venture Partners announced their global strategic partnership integrating CerraCap's unique Sales & Scale model with Exfinity's stated vision helping develop global enterprise startups leveraging the Indo-US corridor.
25 African tech startups have qualified for the Seedstars World Competition 2020. The startups are among the 94 from emerging markets that were selected to advance to the regional stage of the competition.
AI startup lululab, a member company of Born2Global Centre, has successfully attracted Series B funding from Netmarble, Korea's leading game developer, as well as from other companies.
Idea management software and services firm Wazoku is partnering with innovation consultancy Schumpit, extending Wazoku’s recent international expansion into Spain, Catalonia and Portugal.
Zimbabwe startup Phenomenon Technologies partners with MEL Science for applied learning solutions in Africa
Zimbabwean startup Phenomenon Technologies has partnered with global science kits giant MEL Science in a strategic move meant to enable applied science learning in Zimbabwe and Africa.
Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency has awarded London based startup Kooling a share of its £191 million Sustainable Innovation Fund.
Autonomous a2z, a member company of Born2Global Centre and Sejong Technopark, received a seed investment of $1.9 million from angel investments by individuals and partner corporations.
Tech startup Nestlings raises $1.5m to help international students through college application process
Nestlings, an online portal that guides international students through the process of applying to colleges in the US, Canada, and the UK, has raised $1.5 million in a Seed Round of funding from Candid Ventures.
SEED SPOT and Canyon Angels will train 180 angels to grow the robust investing community in Arizona and create more access to early-stage funding for entrepreneurs with a focus on EdTech, MedTech, and CleanTech.
Metagenomi, a next generation gene editing company launched by UC Berkeley scientists in 2018, successfully completed a $65 million Series A financing round and emerged from stealth mode.
ITIDA (IT Industry Development Agency) and AUC Venture Lab announced their collaboration on Startup Launchpad, a capacity-building program that empowers entrepreneurs as they launch their technology startups.
Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka, announced the launch of a new car-hailing service, Wakacab in Asaba and Warri Delta State, borne out of the need to expand and improve on the limited transport links in southern Nigeria.
Correlia Biosystems, a Berkeley, CA based life science startup, announced it has closed a $7 million Series A financing round with select global investors.
Early-stage venture capital firm, MGV Capital Group, announced it has held an initial closing of its new fund, MGV Capital Fund, to invest in early stage software technology companies.
Equinix, the world's digital infrastructure company, announced an initial investment of $55 million to build its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Osaka, Japan.
Kenya’s online shopping platform Kilimall has announced the flash sale of three flagship realme smartphones on Friday 27 November 2020 as part of Black Friday.
Contour Venture Partners, a New York City based seed stage venture capital firm, announced the closing of Contour Venture Partners IV with $82 million of capital commitments, exceeding its target of $75 million.
Food & beverage e-commerce startup Feast & Fettle raises $1.2m to expand into Massachusetts and Connecticut
Feast & Fettle, a premium, fully-prepared meal delivery service based out of Rhode Island, announced the closing of a $1.2 million Seed round led by Salem Capital Management.
Up against 64 global healthtech startups, Plano has emerged as the winner of Galen Growth's World's Most Innovative Healthtech Startup 2020 Award.
Mekonos, a biotech company launching the first-of-its kind system-on-a-chip (SoC) for targeted ex vivo gene engineering, announced it has completed a $4.6 million financing round.
Konnecto, the consumer intelligence platform enabling brands to gain visibility into the earliest stages of the consumer journey, announced the completion of a $3.5 million seed round, led by TPY Capital.
Credit Key, the B2B e-commerce payments solution, closed $33.85 million in total series A financing to support growth with participation from Greycroft, Bonfire Ventures, Loeb.nyc and other investors.
African fintech startup Chipper Cash has secured a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions, the personal venture capital fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
South African fintech startup Ukheshe announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oltio, a mobile technology company that developed Mastercard’s QR payment service Masterpass in South Africa.
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery has partnered with Total Nigeria, to develop an e-commerce fulfilment and delivery service in Nigeria.
Satispay, an Italian fintech startup revolutionizing mobile payments, has announced a €93 million Series C round. The round consists of €68 million of newly issued primary shares and approximately €25 million secondary shares.
TRANSFR VR, an immersive learning startup from US pioneering the application of virtual reality to simulate on-the-job training, has announced $12 million in Series A funding.
Medable nabs $91 million funding to accelerate industry shift to digital and decentralized clinical trials
Digital healthcare startup Medable Inc. has announced $91 million in new funding to accelerate the life sciences industry’s shift to digital and decentralized clinical trials.
Venture Noire, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Black and minority entrepreneurs, announced the completion of its initial program funded by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.
StradVision has joined NVIDIA Inception, a virtual accelerator program designed to nurture companies that are revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.
Digital marketing agency GR0 has officially launched a startup studio located in the Playa Vista area with a main focus in organic growth for direct-to-consumer startups.
Bamboo Capital Partners has been appointed by the Government of Madagascar and the World Bank as the international fund manager for the Off-Grid Market Development Fund, a $40 million renewable energy access fund.
SnackFutures, Mondelēz International’s innovation and venture hub dedicated to unlocking emerging snacking opportunities around the world, has made a seed investment in Torr, an early stage Israeli Foodtech Company.
Havoc Shield, a technology company whose all-in-one cybersecurity platform is built specifically for startups and small businesses has raised $1.45 million.
Dextcloud, an API “Low Code Application Platform” (LCAP) startup based in the UK, has received a strategic investment from Citi.
ESA astronaut André Kuipers’ SpaceBuzz won four prizes during the 10th annual international Lovie Awards presentation: Two Jury Lovie Awards – Best Narrative experience and Virtual Reality – and two People’s Lovie Awards from public votes.
Six African tech startups and one Jordanian startup have secured funding from Orange Ventures Africa & Middle East.
Sexual wellness startup maude announced that Dakota Johnson will be joining the category-defining sexual wellness brand as co-creative director and investor.
Drivably, an advanced AI company that helps dealers acquire private party inventory from the right markets at the right price, has received an investment from Porsche Ventures to help Drivably further develop its technology and expand its footprint.
Snowflake, creator of the Data Cloud, has announced its first-ever global Startup Challenge.
Digital experience analytics player Contentsquare has launched its first incubator-accelerator programme, Atomic Labs.
Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, has announced it is accepting entries for the Techstars Sustainability Challenge from anyone with ideas for how to reduce the significant toll global supply chains have on the environment.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Africa’s infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a minority equity stake in MetroFibre Networx, a South African open access fibre network operator.
Ibnsina Pharma signed an agreement to acquire 75% stake in Egyptian health and beauty products startup 3elagi Tech, a platform that links pharmacies with patients to order medicines and cosmetics online.
Readout Health, a digital biomarker startup, announced partnership with Apollo Health, a health technology leader in neurodegenerative medicine.
Berlin startup DigiWhat launched international B2B case studies standard to simplifiy marketing, matchmaking and lead generation efforts for tech companies, venture builders and events.
Sarwa, online investment advisory platform for young professionals has unveiled its next-generation Sarwa X, a new product powered by a strategic partnership with Saxo Bank, a Fintech and Regtech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment.
Burges Karkaria, former Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise at Intel Corporation, has joined Bay Area startup Censia, a provider of talent intelligence, recruiting and workforce management technology, as CTO.
Smartphone manufacturer realme has partnered with online shops like Kilimall and other offline platforms for the sale of realme C12 which was launched in Kenya last week alongside realme 7i.
Life.io is a US-based startup that helps companies accelerate the development of their end-to-end digital client experience with the Life.io Solution Suite: Grow, Engage and Empower. Jon Cooper the startup’s co-founder and CEO elaborates.
Swiftarc Ventures, an early and growth stage Venture Capital firm focused on the next generation of Consumer and Consumer Health disruptors, has made its first portfolio investment in biosafety startup R-Zero.
Inceptio Technology, an autonomous truck company, announced a $120 million funding led by Contemporary Amperex Technology, developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries.
Bridge for Billions launches Global Investors Network to connect entrepreneurs with investment opportunities
Bridge for Billions has launched its Global Investors Network, which aims to help make the investment ecosystem accessible to all promising purpose-driven ventures.
Africa-focused Morocco-based B2B VC fund Outlierz Ventures has announced new investments into three Nigerian startups - Bamboo, Youverify and Healthlane.
AI Media Group launches Africa’s first AI-focused free investment matchmaking service for African startups
The AI Media Group has launched The Deal Room, Africa’s first artificial intelligence (AI) focused, free investment matchmaking service which aims to connect African AI focused startups to interested investors and venture capitalists (VCs).
Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, announced the establishment of Bentley iTwin Ventures to invest in promising technology companies addressing the emerging opportunity for infrastructure digital twin solutions.
Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and British universal bank, Barclays, have announced their partnership to launch Female Founders First.
SentinelOne, the autonomous cybersecurity platform company, has announced it has raised $267 million in Series F funding led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Sequoia Capital Global Equities.
Recruitment startup Drafted launches app to find missed connections between employees and applicants
Drafted, the network recruiting startup out of Boston, has announced a new app called Scouted to add a layer of network intelligence to applicant screening.
Ice cream infused with vegetables, to-go premium cheese snacks, decadent chocolate mousse and flavored paneer make up the finalists announced in the Real California Milk Snackcelerator product innovation competition.
Blackbaud, cloud software company powering social good, is accepting applications for the Blackbaud Social Good Startup Program, a unique, yearlong program designed to drive innovation.
As interest in sustainable investing continues to grow apace, Clim8 Invest (Clim8), a digital investment platform that help consumers invest exclusively in companies focused on tackling the climate crisis, has raised a further £2.4 million in funding.
Industrial IoT Data Integrity Market startup Aperio Systems has announced the close of an $8.5 million Series A funding round led by National Grid Partners.
MOMI Brands, Inc. has announced has closed a $1 million seed round investment. The company will use the investment to fund the development and commercialization of its patented technologies.
British fintech startup ilumoni raises $450,000 to transform borrowing behaviours, help people repay debt
ilumoni, the fintech startup helping people to borrow better, save on unnecessary interest and time in paying off debts has raised $450,000 pre-seed investment backed by Move Ventures.
Tech startup Roots Automation secures $3.2m to expand AI capabilities, accelerate customer acquisition
Roots Automation, the NYC-based Digital Coworkers as a Service company, has raised a $3.2 million seed round led by Vestigo Ventures.
The number of respondents agreeing that now is a good time to start a business reached a three-month high at 60.6% in October.
Medtech startup Immertec partners with Orthopaedic Foundation to demonstrate effectiveness of VR surgical training
Orthopaedic Foundation has partnered with medtech startup Immertec, to conduct research to evaluate the effectiveness of VR for remote surgical training.
South African peer-to-peer solar leasing startup Sun Exchange marked its official expansion into sub-Saharan Africa with the first of three crowdsales for a multiphase, 1.9 megawatt (MW) solar-plus-storage project for Nhimbe Fresh.
Collaborative remote selling platform Demoflow announced its Seed Capital raise of $1.6 million led by FirstMile Ventures with other major participants including Slack Fund, RTP Seed, Next Frontier Capital and Heroic Ventures.
Nearly 60% of startup founders say operating costs are their top spending priority in the first quarter
While the long-term economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown, the remote work period has forced startups to adjust their spending priorities, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform.
Social podcasting startup Bitcast partners with Podcast Notes for joint launch of new iOS clipping app
Los Angeles based social podcasting platform Bitcast has partnered with Podcast Notes, a publisher in the podcast space, for the launch of a new iOS app that lets listeners 'Magically Clip, Collect and Share the best moments in Podcasts'.
Responding to the challenging scene of a myriad of health and safety protocols facing restaurants and other businesses, Chicago startup qReveal has launched a platform that builds easy to use QR code menus and price lists.
Former Bitcoin.com CEO Stefan Rust announced the launch of Sonic Capital, Asia's first venture capital and impact investment fund to be tokenized on the blockchain.
Almasi Ndangili is the founder of Imarisha East Africa Productions Ltd, a Kenya-based talent academy promoting education through edutainment. The startup has invested in TV Shows, event organization, book launches, talent development, TV Script writing, Africanized animations, digital publishing and branding.
Accenture has launched a new immersive engagement and investment program targeting emerging technology software startups to help fill strategic innovation gaps for the Global 2000.
EML Payments Limited has made an initial investment via its FINLAB hub in innovative embedded finance and international payments platform The Hydrogen Technology Corporation.
Cellwize, a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration, announced a $32 million Series B funding round in its parent company, Cellwize Wireless Technologies, led by Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.
Riding on the warm reception its flagship products continue to receive among Kenyan customers, smartphone manufacturer realme has launched realme C12 and realme 7i in Kenya.
ReSec Technologies, a cyber security company that protects organizations from file-based malware threats, announced the completion of its $4 million Series A round of financing.
Mastercard has welcomed 10 fintechs from around the world to participate in its startup engagement program, Start Path, to scale the future of commerce.
Kwara, a digital banking platform in Kenya announced the launch of a Customer Success Traineeship Program. The program is part of the company’s broader agenda to build capacity for rising young Kenyan professionals.
Swedish fintech startup Payer launches beta test program to revolutionize customer registration in B2B e-commerce
Financial Services startup Payer has developed a new registration product that revolutionizes how customer relationships are made between companies online.
Nigeria’s HR startup SeamlessHR has closed a seven-figure deal as it seeks to expand across other African markets.
Africa’s startups have never been more investible than now. There is a growing number of professional ‘super angels’ involved in record-breaking deals, and private equity investments have doubled since last year.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University partners with Plug and Play to launch accelerator programme in Morocco
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), an academic and research institution, has partnered with global innovation platform, Plug and Play, to launch an Open Innovation Hub in Morocco, with the support of OCP Group.
The Protein Brewery, a Netherlands innovative developer of protein-rich food ingredients has announced that it has raised a €22 million Series A investment, bringing its total funding to date to € 26 million.
Shift4 Payments, a provider of payment processing and technology solutions, has announced the acquisition of 3dcart, an ecommerce platform serving over 14,000 businesses.
Cado Security, a provider of the world’s first cloud-native cyber forensics and response platform Cado Response, has announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round led by Ten Eleven Ventures.
Swiss biotech startup Memo Therapeutics raises €13.9m to support clinical development of potent antibodies
Swiss biotech startup Memo Therapeutics AG, an innovator in the field of antibody discovery and immune repertoire analysis, announced it has raised €13.9 million in Series B financing.
US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital announced its funding in Kenya's agritech startup Farmers Pride, a one stop e-commerce platform that connects village level farmers to quality inputs, services and information.
Buoyed by the growing popularity realme smartphones continue to enjoy in the Kenyan market in recent months, the phone manufacturer has announced the simultaneous launch of realme C12 and realme 7i.
TripAdmit, Dublin based travel tech startup that provides sales and distribution solutions for tours and activities, has secured €500,000 funding from investors, including the backing of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start Up unit.
Dutch biotech startup Salvia BioElectronics receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for innovative neurostimulation solution
Salvia BioElectronics, a neurostimulation platform targeting chronic migraine, announced that the U.S. FDA has granted Breakthrough Device Designation for its implantable neurostimulation system to address chronic migraine.
Podcastle, a company developing podcast creation tools for amateur and professional podcasters and a streaming platform for listeners, announced a $1.75 million seed funding led by Sierra Ventures.
Enso Security, a pioneering Application Security Posture Management (ASPM) startup based in Israel, has announced $6 million in seed funding led by YL Ventures.
Slice Labs and AXIS Insurance collaborate to bring home based business insurance to small businesses
Slice Labs Inc., a technology startup with the first on-demand insurance platform, has created an alliance with AXIS Insurance to distribute AXIS Home Based Business insurance to help protect small businesses.
Zip Co Limited, a player in the digital retail finance and payments industry,has announced it has closed a A$100 million debt funding agreement with Victory Park Capital, a global alternative investment firm.
Crypto marketplace Paxful announced it is adding Uhuru Wallet as a payment method to its platform, to help provide easy access to the crypto economy for users in Southern Africa.
Human API, company empowering consumers to connect and share electronic health data with companies they trust, announced it has raised over $20 million in Series C funding, to scale consumer-controlled health data ecosystem.
Taiwanese travel booking startup Tripbnb.com is helping domestic accommodation providers draw up new business strategies and the country's travel industry had to enhance their technical standards with AI-based systems.
Aerial vehicle Artificial Intelligence startup ATLAN Space has raised $1m Series A funding from Maroc Numeric Fund II with participation from Hilmi Law Firm and Cadex Group, for business expansion.
Kenya’s technology Incubation and Accelerator space iHub owned by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of edtech startup and digital educational content provider eLimu.
CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) have collaborated on a cross-platform campaign that explores how innovation will change the way we will live in the future.
Imperial partners with Kenyan logistic startup Lori Systems to expand e-logistics technology solutions across Africa
Imperial, an African and European-focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions, announced an investment in and partnership with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics technology solutions across Africa.
Ingressive Capital, a $10 million VC fund targeting early-stage startups across Sub-Saharan Africa, announced its investment in Nigerian rental financing startup Kwaba.
German startup 4tiitoo launches NUIA Full Focus, smart software for natural eye contact in video calls
Munich-based startup 4tiitoo (forty two), which specializes in gaze control of computers, launched NUIA Full Focus, a software that creates natural eye contact with conversation partners in video calls intelligently and without artificial image adjustments.
Following the success of its first-ever Virtual Innovation Challenge in June, P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within P&G, is now accepting submissions for its next virtual pitch competition.
Estonian cleantech startup Skeleton Technologies has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, an initiative of European stakeholders who want to engage and contribute to the deployment of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.
Skeleton Technologies, global cleantech 100 company and largest European manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage, has completed a €41.3 million financing round.
The Content Exchange is a Dutch startup that targets editors, publishers and freelancers by offering them a content market place where they can do business with each other directly. The startup’s founder Joris van Lierop explains.
The Naked Market, San Francisco-based CPG brand, has closed $6 million seed funding round, with participation from several investors.
ORSNN, a fintech startup that builds end-to-end solutions for managing and trading loan portfolios, launched a private beta platform that provides financial institutions with a low-cost, transparent, and automated loan-trading system.
Nestlé announced it has acquired food delivery startup Freshly, fresh-prepared meal delivery services in the U.S. The deal values Freshly at $950 million, with potential earnouts up to $550 million contingent to the successful growth of the business.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) healthtech startup Vezeeta has expanded its footprint into Kenya by launching a platform that will enable Kenyans access doctors from their smart phones.
Tech startup SKAEL receives $4.1m seed funding round to fuel next generation hyperautomation technology
SKAEL, San Francisco-based technology company offering automation platform for creating and deploying digital employees, has secured $4.1 million in a seed funding round.
SUMA Wealth launched its platform to engage, educate and empower U.S.-born Millennial Latinos, a community vital to the U.S. economy, in their fight for financial inclusion.
Curve Health, a company that delivers connected senior care via a platform that combines telemedicine, smart billing, health information exchange, and predictive analytics, announced a $6 million seed round
PAYMYNT Financial, a Greater Boston-based financial technology company, filed a patent application for its novel Universal Rewards System.
Retail-as-a-service company b8ta has announced that it has acquired Re:store, a one year old startup that brings retail-as-a-service to online fashion brands at Maiden Lane in San Francisco.
The Fearless Fund has announced the Fearless Pitch competition for women of color business owners.
PAYMYNT Financial, a Greater Boston-based financial technology company, filed a patent application for its novel Universal Rewards System.
Swedfund invests in femtech e-commerce startup Kasha Global to support women’s health in East Africa
Swedfund, the Swedish Development finance institution, announced its investment in Kasha Global, a Femtech e-commerce platform with subsidiaries in Rwanda and Kenya, to support women’s health and self-care.
BCW Africa, Brand Leadership, Kantar and Geopoll have launched the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative to encourage local brands to adopt the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica stamp of approval.
As part of its drive to revolutionize Motion Intelligence, DeepMotion has officially launched their 3D animation cloud service Animate 3D.
SeaAhead, Inc. and the New England Aquarium have selected the first cohort of six startups for the BlueSwell Incubator Program, New England's first dedicated, early-stage bluetech incubator.