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MFS Africa raises $100m funding to accelerate its expansion plans across Africa and Asia
Published: 17-06-2022 | 14:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MFS Africa, Africa’s digital payments network, announced it has secured an additional $100 million in equity and debt funding led by Admaius Capital Partners, taking the total amount raised in the series to $200 million.


Golden Gate Ventures announces first Entrepreneur in Residence, deepens portfolio growth strategy for 1.5 - 2nd generation founders
Published: 04-05-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital fund in Southeast Asia founded by Silicon Valley natives, announced its first Entrepreneur in Residence, Tiago Costa Alves.


SeaX Ventures launches $60m Fund II to help international startups expand into Southeast Asia
Published: 05-04-2022 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SeaX Ventures (Southeast Asia Exponential Ventures), announced the close of its second fund to help accelerate the growth of global startups throughout Southeast Asia.


Asia's banking infrastructure startup M2P Fintech raises $56m to accelerate global expansion
Published: 25-01-2022 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
M2P Fintech, Asia's financial Infrastructure company, announced a $56 million Series C1 raise led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners with participation from MUFG Innovation Partners.


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.


Singapore-based healthtech startup Smarter Health raises $5.5 million SGD to expand to Southeast Asia
Published: 04-01-2022 | 10:25:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Smarter Health has announced that it has secured 5.15 million SGD in Series A funding led by East Ventures. The funds will be used primarily for product development and market expansion in Southeast Asia.


Renewable energy startup Enexor selected for Plug and Play Energy and Sustainability Accelerator to drive bioenergy agenda across Asia
Published: 03-12-2021 | 15:41:32 | By: Bob Koigi
Plug and Play’s Energy and Sustainability Accelerator is a 3-month program sponsored by the Plug and Play Tech Center (“Plug and Play”), the world’s largest early-stage investor, accelerator.


Indonesia's Hypefast emerges from stealth mode as the largest house of e-Commerce native brands in Southeast Asia
Published: 17-11-2021 | 12:01:14 | By: Pie Kamau
Hypefast, Southeast Asia's (SEA) largest house of e-Commerce native brands, announced it has grown its portfolio to more than 25 brands and has been achieving full profitability.


Indian edtech startup ConveGenius raises $5m pre Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 19-10-2021 | 09:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Indian edtech startup ConveGenius AI has raised $5 million in Venture Capital funding to grow its conversational AI platform in India and South-East Asian markets.


South African fintech startup Ukheshe expands into Asia-Pacific region
Published: 20-05-2021 | 14:41:16 | By: Pie Kamau
South African fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies announced it will be expanding its footprint into the Asia-Pacific region as it introduces innovative digital-first payment solutions.


CBK partners with E4Impact Foundation to support Kenyan fintech startups
Published: 27-04-2021 | 09:29:11 | By: Bob Koigi
The MoU will leverage on programs run by the two organizations. These include the E4Impact Accelerator Program, the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival and the Annual Hackathon hosted by CBK and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).


Thomson X inks partnership with Singapore healthtech startup Plano, set sights on managing Myopia in Asia
Published: 09-02-2021 | 07:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Thomson X (TX), announced a strategic partnership with Plano, a Singapore-based healthtech startup, to leverage on the respective strengths of TX and Plano, to address and manage the rapidly increasing incidence of myopia.


Canadian financial-planning startup Planswell eyes global expansion with C-suite appointments
Published: 21-01-2021 | 09:38:34 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


Southeast Asia logistics startup Zeek secures $10 million financing for expansion
Published: 04-01-2021 | 13:35:00 | By: Bob Koigi
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.


Former Bitcoin.com CEO launches Sonic Capital, Asia's first tokenized venture investment fund
Published: 10-11-2020 | 12:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
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.


ABBYY acquires Pericom Singapore to expand Asia Pacific footprint
Published: 09-10-2020 | 11:28:52 | By: Bob Koigi
ABBYY, a Digital Intelligence company, has announced it acquired Pericom Singapore, part of the Pericom Group, a solution provider based in Singapore.


MessageBird raises $200 million financing to expand to Europe, Asia and Latin America
Published: 09-10-2020 | 11:20:00 | By: Bob Koigi
MessageBird, the world’s omnichannel cloud communications platform, has announced the closing of a new $200M Series C round led by Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital at a $3 billion valuation.


Ten startups selected for 2020 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific
Published: 07-10-2020 | 12:59:03 | By: Bob Koigi
Ten fintech companies have been selected for the seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a mentorship program created by Accenture.


On-demand grocery startup Weee raises $35 million to accelerate expansion
Published: 28-08-2020 | 15:33:48 | By: Bob Koigi
Asian e-grocer in the United States, Weee!, has announced $35 million in Series C financing led by DST Global; bringing the total capital raised to over $100 million.


African startups win big at the 2020 SUN Pitch competition
Published: 30-07-2020 | 15:45:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The founder of Baby Grubz Nigeria, Oluwaseun Sangoleye, led Africa in winning this year’s 2020 SUN Pitch Competition.


Africa and Asia startups set to showcase innovations in nutrition pitch competition
Published: 28-07-2020 | 16:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Twelve African entrepreneurs are among 21 finalists in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition where entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business ideas to address malnutrition.


Go Ignite partners seek 5G use cases in global call for startups
Published: 24-07-2020 | 12:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Following the success of its previous global calls for startups, Go Ignite, an alliance of four leading global telcos, has launched Go Ignite: 5G Open Call for Startups to engage startups or venture capital-backed companies.


MedTech Innovator selects 20 startups for annual Asia Pacific Accelerator programme
Published: 22-07-2020 | 10:50:00 | By: Bob Koigi
MedTech Innovator in partnership with Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) have announced the 20 companies selected to participate in the organization’s Asia Pacific Accelerator program.