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Insurance startup Branch partners with SimpliSafe to offer proactive protection, affordable home ssecurity to its members
Published: 15-10-2021 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Branch, the startup that pioneered instantly-bundled home and auto insurance, announced a partnership with SimpliSafe, maker of security systems, to offer its members significant discounts on their home insurance.


APX Platform announces oversubscribed seed round investments by 20% within 60 days
Published: 08-10-2021 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
APX Platform, the aesthetic industry's only cloud-based, business intelligence, training, educational and data analytics platform for aesthetic practices, has oversubscribed its seed round investments by 20 percent within 60 days.


MXP Ventures announces $10m venture capital fund to propel next-gen of agency startups
Published: 07-10-2021 | 13:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global incubator MXP Ventures announced the establishment of a $10 million venture fund to invest in new agency startups globally. The fund will focus on building and rapidly scaling new agencies across the marketing services spectrum.


Westchester Angels announces first exit opportunity, parlays early fintech investment into major win
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Investment group Westchester Angels announced its first exit opportunity, providing significant returns to a group of local investors and highlighting their intuition for spotting growth opportunities.


PHYTunes startup closes $1.5m seed round to develop solution for full 5G inside residential, commercial buildings
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PHYTunes, a player in 5G at the Edge and wireless-wireline convergence, announced it has close its seed round of $1.5 million with investors Deutsche Telekom´s hub:raum.


Rendered.ai startup raises $6m to expand developer framework for synthetic data
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rendered.ai announced the closing of a $6 million seed round to expand staffing and operations to scale up the Rendered.ai Platform as a Service that supports data scientists, engineers, and business innovators.


Dalan Animal Health startup raises $1.9m seed funding for development of a breakthrough honeybee vaccine
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company developing vaccines for new age production animals, announced it has closed funding for a $1.9 million seed round.


Hopscotch emerges out of stealth with $3.6m seed funding
Published: 05-10-2021 | 16:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hopscotch, the platform bringing a consumer-like experience to B2B payments, today announced its emergence from stealth with $3.6 million in seed funding led by NOEMIS Ventures and Stellation Capital.


Chargebee startup adds revenue recognition capabilities to solve complex finance challenges for SaaS, subscription-based businesses
Published: 05-10-2021 | 16:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Subscription Management startup Chargebee announced its acquisition of revenue recognition platform RevLock to expand the company's product offerings.


Insurtech startup VOOM raises $15m to provide usage-based insurance to underserved mobility segments
Published: 05-10-2021 | 16:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VOOM, creators of innovative insurance products for underserved mobility segments, announced $15 million in funding to expand its usage-based insurance model to additional mobility verticals.


Global Alts launches Unicorn Technology Fund II to provide investors access to private companies, create technological innovations for the future
Published: 01-10-2021 | 12:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global Alts announced the launch of Unicorn Technology Fund II, to acquire a portfolio of late stage, venture-backed technology companies.


Frame Fitness startup raises $5m seed round to launch at-home digitally-connected pilates reformer
Published: 01-10-2021 | 11:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Frame Fitness was met with immediate interest from pioneers in the fitness industry and closed a $5 million seed financing round with substantial oversubscription, to launch first at-home digitally-connected pilates reformer.


Silicon Valley-based VC firm BGV raises $110m to focus on Enterprise AI and cross-border investments
Published: 01-10-2021 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Valley-based venture capital (VC) firm Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), which invests in Enterprise 4.0 companies globally, announced its fourth fund, closing at $110 million, 60% larger than its third fund.


ShipHero opens accelerator program to support emerging e-Commerce startups
Published: 30-09-2021 | 16:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ShipHero, the shipping and logistics provider for over 5,000 e-commerce brands and 3PLs, announced a new accelerator program for e-Commerce startups looking to supercharge their businesses with best-in-class warehouse management software.


Social learning startup Fiveable closes $10m Series A funding to fuel student-led online spaces
Published: 29-09-2021 | 13:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fiveable, a social learning platform that has supported more than 7 million high school students since 2018, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Owl Ventures and Progression Fund.


Starfish Space startup raises $7m to develop Otter space tug
Published: 29-09-2021 | 13:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Starfish Space, a satellite servicing company founded by former Blue Origin engineers, announced it has raised a $7 million funding round co-led by NFX and MaC Venture Capital, with participation from PSL Ventures, Boost VC, Liquid2 Ventures, and Hypothesis.


DLA Piper advises GigCapital5 in $230m IPO
Published: 29-09-2021 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DLA Piper represented GigCapital5, Inc. in its initial public offering of 23,000,000 units at a price of $10 per unit, including 3,000,000 units issued upon the exercise of the over–allotment option granted to the underwriters.


New York-based Art+Tech accelerator receives funding to invest in art-fueled startups
Published: 28-09-2021 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New York-based Art+Tech accelerator Fuelarts returns after raising $500K from philanthropic funders. Launched in late 2019 by former Christie's COO Roxanna Zarnegar and serial entrepreneur Denis Belkevich, Fuelarts was forced to scale back its operations due to the pandemic.


Industrial automation startup Agtonomy launches out of stealth to address farm labor crisis with $4m seed round
Published: 24-09-2021 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Agtonomy, a hybrid autonomy and tele-assist service platform, launched out of stealth and announced a $4 million seed round from Grit Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Village Global.


Perch Mobility startup raises seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 24-09-2021 | 12:42:58 | By: Pie Kamau
Perch Mobility, the provider of portable charging pods that fuel the micromobility industry, announced the close of its successful seed round funding, which will enable the company to expand coverage into key strategic markets across the U.S.


The Vendry raises $6.5m seed round to support corporate events industry with new marketplace solutions
Published: 24-09-2021 | 12:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Vendry, a marketplace and professional community for corporate event planners, announced the close of a $6.5 million seed funding round led by Peter Boyce, Founder of Stellation Capital.


Rose Technology startup raises $5.5m seed round to change the way companies generate revenue from data
Published: 22-09-2021 | 16:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rose Technology, founded by data scientist and former global macro investor Alexander Campbell, raised $5.5 million to change the way data-driven companies collect, analyze, and generate revenue from data.


Employee wellness early-stage tech startup Three Good announces seed round to fuel growth
Published: 22-09-2021 | 16:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
A new employee wellness technology startup based in Los Angeles, Three Good, announced its seed round of funding. The employee well-being platform leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) and traditional Psychology best practices to beat employee burnout.


Will Smith's Dreamers VC backs $4m funded fintech startup Front to take on wall street, arm investors with better insights
Published: 22-09-2021 | 14:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Front, a strategic investment platform and companion app to Robinhood, Coinbase, Stash, and more that helps guide better investment decisions for new investors, announced the launch of its new app with funding from Will Smith's Dreamers VC.


Healthtech startup bttn. adds PlastCareUSA to burgeoning supplier ecosystem
Published: 22-09-2021 | 14:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
bttn., a Healthtech startup providing a B2B e-Commerce platform for purchasing medical supplies, announced an expansion to its product catalog with the addition of 93 PlastCare USA products for dental practitioners.


Payroll-as-a-Service startup Check partners with Procare to improve payments in child care centers
Published: 21-09-2021 | 11:03:09 | By: Pie Kamau
Check, the payroll-as-a-service startup whose mission is to make paying people simple, announced a partnership with Procare Solutions, the child care management software platform.


TDK Ventures invests in seed round for dry lithium-ion electrode manufacturing startup, AM Batteries
Published: 21-09-2021 | 09:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures has invested in AM Batteries (AMB) to support the commercialization of its dry electrode coating technology that improves the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries.


Online group therapy startup Grouport raises $1.5m series seed round to provide therapy for chronic psychological disorders
Published: 17-09-2021 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Grouport, an online group therapy service that's making group treatment widely accessible for chronic psychological disorders, announced a $1.5 million series seed round led by XV Venture Capital.


Plant-based food startup immi raises $3.8m seed funding to modernize instant ramen
Published: 17-09-2021 | 12:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
immi, the better-for-you Asian American food brand that launched the world's first low-carb, high-protein, 100% plant-based instant ramen during the pandemic, announced a $3.8 million seed round fundraise led by Siddhi Capital.


Biotech startup Elevian raises $40m Series A to advance treatments for stroke recovery and age-related diseases
Published: 17-09-2021 | 12:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Elevian, an emerging biotech company developing medicines that restore youthful regenerative capacity with the potential to treat and prevent multiple age-related diseases, announced it raised $40 million in an oversubscribed Series A round led by Prime Movers Lab.


Insurtech startup NEXT Insurance renews commitment to small businesses with integrated strategic rebrand
Published: 16-09-2021 | 12:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NEXT Insurance, the digital insurtech company transforming small business insurance, announced its strategic rebrand which will integrate small business owners from across the country into every part of the company's business, culture and ethos.


Illumina Accelerator invests in seven genomics startups for 3rd global cycle
Published: 16-09-2021 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Illumina has selected seven new genomics companies to join the third global funding cycle of Illumina Accelerator. The global company creation engine, focused on partnering with entrepreneurs to build breakthrough genomics startups.


Organic food startup Teatis closes seed funding round to advance production and marketing in the U.S.
Published: 15-09-2021 | 17:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Teatis, makers of superfood powders for diabetic consumers, announces the close of its seed funding round. The science-backed brand that specializes in sugar-blocking teas accrued $700,000 from various high-power angel investors.


Workwear startup BRUNT raises $8.4m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 15-09-2021 | 15:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BRUNT Workwear, a modern work boot and apparel brand designed for today's construction workers and tradespeople, closed an $8.4 million Series A round to accelerate its growth and meet demand as the company disrupts a $12 billion-dollar category in the US.


Tech startup KUDO launches live captioning for multilingual meetings
Published: 14-09-2021 | 16:23:01 | By: Pie Kamau
KUDO Inc., the multilingual meeting SaaS company built around a B2B managed marketplace powered by the largest network of professional conference interpreters, announced the addition of live captioning to its list of platform features.


Medical software startup Optellum appoints Jason Pesterfield as CEO to drive commercial growth in the US
Published: 14-09-2021 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Optellum, a medical software startup based in Oxford, UK, has appointed Jason Pesterfield as CEO to lead growth in the US clinical market. Optellum is a leader in AI-based software that transforms early lung cancer diagnosis and therapy.


Silicon Valley Bank establishes physical presence in Miami
Published: 14-09-2021 | 15:38:32 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's innovative companies and their investors, announced a team of commercial bankers have landed permanently in Miami to focus on Florida's dynamic innovation sector.


Apto Payments acquires fintech startup Vertical Finance
Published: 10-09-2021 | 15:04:17 | By: Pie Kamau
Apto Payments, a next-generation cards and payments company, announced its acquisition of challenger credit card startup, Vertical Finance. The move expands both Apto Payments' product offerings and team.


Blockchain startup Zaimirai acquires Dash Masternode Hosting Operation from NODE40
Published: 10-09-2021 | 14:52:48 | By: Pie Kamau
Zaimirai, a startup blockchain services provider, announced the acquisition of the Dash Masternode Hosting Division of NODE40. The deal enables Zaimirai to build out its blockchain hosting services using the market-tested platform created by NODE40.


ActZero startup announces U.S. distribution relationship with Ingram Micro's Emerging Business Group
Published: 10-09-2021 | 14:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) startup ActZero, announced a strategic distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. and its Emerging Business Group, which offers providers high-touch services, specialization and speed to market.


Tech startup Normal receives investment to empower small businesses with innovative robo-consultant
Published: 10-09-2021 | 14:31:35 | By: Pie Kamau
As the Covid-19 pandemic and global warming continue to impact the world, Normal is building a digital platform that allows MSMEs to modernize their operations and implement sustainable and profitable growth.


[Startup Interview] Burjiz Pithawala, Co-Founder, Elisity, USA
Published: 10-09-2021 | 10:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Elisity is a USA-based startup that is helping companies redefine security and access in a world transformed by cloud, mobility, and connected devices.


Tech startup SIMBA Chain raises $25m in Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 08-09-2021 | 13:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SIMBA Chain , the technology company that eliminated the complexities of blockchain app development and reduced energy usage, thus opening the door to a world of users, has closed a $25 million Series A funding round led by Valley Capital Partners.


Tango raises $5.7m seed round to launch workflow intelligence platform and transform documentation
Published: 08-09-2021 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tango, the workflow intelligence platform that streamlines the process of creating documentation, announced it raised $5.7 million in seed funding to launch workflow intelligence platform and transform documentation.


AI startup DataChat closes $25m Series A round to continue democratizing data analytics
Published: 08-09-2021 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DataChat, Inc., a software company that's revolutionizing data analytics, announced the closing of a $25 million Series A funding round led by Redline Capital and Anthos Capital.


Sports investing platform PredictionStrike raises $1.7m capital, launches new mobile app
Published: 08-09-2021 | 11:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sports investing platform PredictionStrike announced its partnership with MaC Venture Capital and New Age Capital, as well as the launch of the company's new mobile app.


Foodtech startup GrubMarket acquires Bartolotta, further expands in Eastern US and Canada
Published: 07-09-2021 | 16:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Food technology startup GrubMarket announced it has completed the acquisition of Bartolotta, a full-service provider of fresh fruits and vegetables to customers in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Canada.


Travel adventure startup YouTravel.Me raises $1m to strengthen its position in the US
Published: 07-09-2021 | 15:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
YouTravel.Me, an algorithm-powered online platform for booking small group adventure travel organized by travel experts, announced it has secured $1 million in funding.


Zing Health startup aligns corporate mission and philanthropy with Pledge 1%
Published: 07-09-2021 | 15:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zing Health, a physician-founded-and-led provider of Medicare Advantage health plans, has made official its Pledge 1% program, raising its commitment to corporate philanthropy, community engagement, and STEM education.


Tech startup Spinach raises $2.75m pre-seed round for Zoom meeting integration
Published: 02-09-2021 | 13:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spinach, one of the first Zoom Apps partners aimed at helping distributed teams be more effective, announced $2.75 million in pre-seed funding led by Cardumen Capital.


Wine & spirits e-Commerce startup Speakeasy Co. raises $2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 02-09-2021 | 13:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Speakeasy Co., a technology company and e-commerce platform for the wine & spirits industry, announced a $2 million seed round led by Trog Hawley Capital LLC with participation from other notable investors.


CB Insights launches algorithm to score the quality of startup's founding and management team
Published: 02-09-2021 | 13:05:15 | By: Pie Kamau
CB Insights, which enables world's leading companies to make smarter technology decisions, announced Management Mosaic, the first-ever algorithm to demystify the quality of a startup's founding and management team.


Next-gen research platform Litmaps closes $125K seed-stage investment from Quidnet Ventures
Published: 02-09-2021 | 12:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Litmaps, a Science software company based in Wellington, New Zealand has received NZ$125,000 in funding from Quidnet Ventures, a New Zealand-based venture capital fund with operations in Auckland, NZ, San Francisco and New York.


LG announces global startup competition to recruit new businesses for innovation center
Published: 02-09-2021 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
LG Electronics (LG) announced the launch of Mission for the Future, a global challenge competition for startups to identify innovative technologies and business ideas that pave the way to the future.


Sharp Alpha Advisors announces sports betting startup pitch competition in partnership with Sportradar
Published: 01-09-2021 | 13:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sharp Alpha Advisors, a firm specializing in early-stage sports betting technology, and Sportradar, a global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services, have partnered to announce a sports betting startup pitch competition.


Videogame startup Nifty Games raises $38m capital to redefine mobile sports games
Published: 01-09-2021 | 13:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nifty Games, a videogame developer and publisher focused on quick-session, head-to-head sports games for mobile, raised $26 million in a Series B round of equity funding led by Vulcan Capital. In addition, the company has secured $12 million in connected debt financing.


DLA Piper advises investment analytics platform Aumni in $50m Series B financing
Published: 01-09-2021 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DLA Piper represented Aumni, an investment analytics platform that provides the data infrastructure for private capital markets, in a $50 million Series B funding round led by J.P. Morgan.


Oddup raises $12.8m Series C funding to increase access to pre-eminent global startup ecosystem insights
Published: 01-09-2021 | 13:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Oddup, an international provider of data-driven insights for the startup and cryptocurrency ecosystems, announced the close of a $12.8 million Series C funding round.


Recreational vehicle startup RINDEV announces preorder reservations of its experience driven electric side by side
Published: 31-08-2021 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Recreational vehicle disruptor, RINDEV, announced the opening of preorder reservations for their exciting and futuristic electric side by side, designed to address issues of global warming and overall experience.


Insurtech startup Slope Software raises $2m to grow its actuarial modeling platform
Published: 31-08-2021 | 13:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Slope Software, the Atlanta insurtech startup that is modernizing actuarial modeling for insurers, announced a $2.0 million investment led by Tech Square Ventures, an early-stage investment firm.


Proptech startup Kocomo raises $56m to tackle cross-border co-ownership of luxury vacation properties
Published: 31-08-2021 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kocomo, a pre-seed stage proptech startup backed by U.S., European, and Latin American investors, has raised $56 million in debt and equity to tackle cross-border, co-ownership of luxury vacation properties.


FedTech leverages Converge, a startup studio event to expand access to deep tech
Published: 25-08-2021 | 13:11:17 | By: Bob Koigi
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) is partnering with FedTech to provide equal and inclusive access to government and university-sourced next-gen deep technologies for entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds.


Mobile sports betting startup ZenSports receives its Nevada gaming license
Published: 24-08-2021 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ZenSports, the mobile sports betting app that offers consumers more choices and a better design than any other platform, has officially received its non-restricted gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.


Autonomous vehicle insurtech startup Koop Technologies raises $2.5m seed round
Published: 24-08-2021 | 15:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Koop Technologies, an insurance technology startup specializing in autonomous vehicle and robotics risks announced its $2.5 million seed funding.


Venture capital firm Companyon raises $27.5m for second fund
Published: 20-08-2021 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Companyon Ventures, a venture capital firm leading investment rounds in post-seed, pre-Series A B2B software companies, announced the closing of its $27.5 million second fund midway through the second quarter.


Hiration startup raises $3m to offer its affordable, AI-powered resume-building platform to job seekers
Published: 20-08-2021 | 12:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hiration, the platform that offers world class resources that makes it easy for qualified candidates to create the perfect resumes and find their dream role, announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding from Prime Venture Partners, Venture Highway and Y Combinator.


Healthtech startup bttn. raises $5m seed add-on to modernize medical supply market
Published: 20-08-2021 | 12:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthtech startup bttn. announced it has closed a $5 million add-on to its seed round led by FUSE. The funds will be used to expand bttn.'s technology, sales, and operations teams wherein it will further expand and refine the platform, foster additional partnerships.


Energy Distribution startup Fuel Me wins Plug And Play's Supply Chain and Logistics Program
Published: 20-08-2021 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fuel Me, a cloud-based fuel and energy distributor, was selected from a competition with 100 participating companies, for Plug and Play's "Supply Chain and Logistics Program".


Hybrid gaming startup and broadcaster Live Play Mobile launches 24-hour-a-day live-hosted social casino game
Published: 19-08-2021 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Live Play Mobile, a new social gaming platform developer that combines live TV formats with mobile games, has become the first publisher to launch a 24-hour-a-day, live-hosted social casino game with its debut title, Live Play Bingo.


Prieto Battery startup raises $5.7m to accelerate development of solid-state advanced rechargeable batteries
Published: 19-08-2021 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prieto Battery announced it has closed on the first tranche of its $5.7 million Series C Round financing. The investment will accelerate Prieto's development of its proprietary 3D solid-state rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


Startup venture AvenueAR launches first global music delivery platform
Published: 19-08-2021 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup music venture AvenueAR announced the launch of its digital music, a delivery platform where independent artists will have the unique opportunity to submit their music material directly to industry professionals.


Il Makiage acquires Israeli computer vision startup Voyage81
Published: 18-08-2021 | 13:44:50 | By: Bob Koigi
Il Makiage’s acquisition of Voyage81 will enable the company to use Voyage81’s patented hyperspectral imaging systems to further enhance the company’s machine learning capabilities.


Parisian proptech startup WeMaintain raises €30million, eyes US market
Published: 18-08-2021 | 13:36:15 | By: Bob Koigi
WeMaintain’s latest million-dollar cash-backing supports the company’s ambition to manage critical building systems and power smart cities. New investors supplying the €30 million raise are: Red River West, BPI France Digital Ventures, and Swiss Immo Lab.


Construction tech startup Buildforce closes $4m financing to sustain its revenue growth rate
Published: 17-08-2021 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
On the heels of rapid growth, construction tech company Buildforce announced it closed a $4 million round led by TDF Ventures, alongside existing investor Mercury and Austin-based S3 Ventures.


End-to-end e-Commerce startup Cart.com raises $98m Series B to deliver integrated solutions for e-Commerce brands
Published: 17-08-2021 | 13:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cart.com, the end-to-end e-Commerce services provider, announced the close of a $98 million Series B round, bringing the company's total funding since its launch eight months ago to more than $140 million.


Tel Aviv-based innovation hub Drive TLV to expand in the U.S. and Europe
Published: 17-08-2021 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Drive TLV, a unique innovation hub connecting high-tech Israeli startups with major corporate partners around the world, plans to begin working with U.S. and European startup companies next year.


Sports technology and gaming startup StatusPRO raises $5.2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 13-08-2021 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StatusPRO, a sports technology and gaming company that combines player data, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to create a suite of training and gaming products, announced it has raised a $5.2 million seed round.


Latin American startup Wonder Brands closes $20m seed round for expansion
Published: 13-08-2021 | 14:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wonder Brands, the company building Latin America's best portfolio of digital brands, closed $20 million in seed financing, led by ALLVP and Mountain Nazca with CoVenture and Victory Park Capital joining to close the round.


Jiddu acquires CerraCap Ventures portfolio company Nirveda Cognition
Published: 13-08-2021 | 13:44:58 | By: Pie Kamau
CerraCap Ventures, a Global Venture Capital fund, announced acquisition of its portfolio company Nirveda Cognition by Jiddu Inc for an all-stock deal. The transaction is one of a slew of recent exits from CerraCap's investment fund.


End-to-end marketing startup Surfside raises $4m to build out its cannabis data activation platform
Published: 11-08-2021 | 14:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Surfside, the end-to-end marketing platform turning first party customer data into personalized marketing for the cannabis industry, announced it has raised $4 million in Seed funding.


Next-gen self-storage startup Stuf announces new locations in San Francisco and Oakland
Published: 11-08-2021 | 14:17:48 | By: Pie Kamau
Stuf, the next generation self-storage business that provides easy-to-access and "right next door" storage, announced two new locations in San Francisco and Oakland, California.


Digital Disrupt invests in AI-powered cosmetics startups to reinvent the future of beauty
Published: 11-08-2021 | 13:59:41 | By: Pie Kamau
Openface, a personalized AI-based cosmetics solution, raised $380K as Digital Disrupt VC club looks to pioneer data-driven beauty tech in Europe. Belgian fund Pitchdrive participated in the pre-seed round.


2Gether-International launches first tech cohort with support from Google for Startups
Published: 11-08-2021 | 13:44:03 | By: Pie Kamau
2Gether-International (2GI) announced a new and a first of its kind tech cohort exclusively focused on advancing opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs, with support from Google for Startups.


Tech startup Tetavi closes $20m venture round to increase its presence in North America
Published: 11-08-2021 | 13:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tetavi, a volumetric technology platform, announced it has closed its latest venture round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, with participation from OurCrowd, Nimble Ventures and additional private investors.


Healthcare startup Kenshō Health raises $3.5m seed round to build the future of holistic medicine
Published: 10-08-2021 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenshō Health, the first care navigation and provider discovery platform for holistic medicine, raised a $3.5 million Seed investment led by KB Partners, with participation from Company Ventures and Gaingels.


RentCheck startup raises $3.6m to automate rental property inspection process
Published: 10-08-2021 | 12:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
After stealthily achieving product-market fit, RentCheck, world's first vision-based, automated property inspection platform, is ready to change the tenant-landlord dynamic. The company will take aim at the tenant "deposit deduction" problem.


Insurtech startup NEXT Insurance participates in Amazon Insurance Accelerator to provide access to affordable General Liability coverage
Published: 10-08-2021 | 11:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NEXT Insurance, the digital insurtech company transforming small business insurance, announced it is participating in Amazon Insurance Accelerator, providing Amazon sellers looking to buy insurance with instant quotes at competitive rates.


Baleon Capital launches early-stage fund to back startups tackling underlying challenges within healthcare
Published: 06-08-2021 | 13:59:01 | By: Pie Kamau
Baleon Capital, a new venture capital firm, announced the close of its first fund, which has invested in pre-Series A and Series A companies that are driving innovation in healthcare and transforming medical care in America.


John Deere acquires agritech startup Bear Flag Robotics to accelerate autonomous technology on the farm
Published: 06-08-2021 | 13:49:56 | By: Pie Kamau
Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire agritech startup Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million. Founded in 2017, the Silicon Valley-based startup develops autonomous driving technology compatible with existing machines.


Tech startup tab32 closes Series B financing to accelerate dental cloudtech transformation
Published: 06-08-2021 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
tab32, the dental industry cloud-based, full-service technology platform, announced closing a Series B round led by Spark Growth Ventures, a technology VC firm "on a mission to support gritty and exceptional founders."


AEI partners with Boeing to expand early-stage investing at HorizonX Ventures
Published: 06-08-2021 | 13:16:41 | By: Pie Kamau
AE Industrial Partners, LP (AEI), announced a partnership with Boeing to manage and invest in HorizonX Ventures, Boeing's venture capital fund.


Korean drone startup PABLO AIR expands U.S. drone delivery business
Published: 05-08-2021 | 13:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PABLO AIR, a company specializing in drone logistics solutions and delivery services and a member of Born2Global Centre, has collaborated with local American companies to expand its business in drone delivery in the United States.


Tech startup Sport Source launches two-way marketplace to discover and book physical activity spaces
Published: 05-08-2021 | 13:24:15 | By: Pie Kamau
Sport Source, the tech startup that connects people with available facilities in their area to participate in the activities they love; basketball, tennis, swimming and more, announced its launch in the App Store.


Full-stack delivery scale-up Merqueo raises $50m Series C to expand its grocery delivery service across Latin America
Published: 04-08-2021 | 12:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Merqueo, a full-stack delivery scale-up, landed a $50 million series C round led by IDC Ventures, Digital Bridge and IDB Invest. The company is the first and largest full-stack grocery delivery player in Latin America.


Fintech startup Rapyd raises $300m Series E to further enhance its service offering
Published: 04-08-2021 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rapyd, a global Fintech as a Service company, announced a $300 million Series E funding round led by Target Global.


Audent Global Asset Management leads $11.7m investment round for tech startup Ryff
Published: 04-08-2021 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Audent Global Asset Management, a full-service investment boutique providing global investment solutions, is leading the next round of financing for Ryff, a technology startup that is poised to disrupt the world of visual advertising radically and permanently.


Los Angeles-based veterinary startup Modern Animal raises $75.5m to reimagine veterinary care
Published: 04-08-2021 | 11:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Modern Animal, a new kind of veterinary company, announced $75.5 million in funding - a $35.5 million Series A led by True Ventures and Addition and a $40 million Series B led by Founders Fund, who also led the company's Seed round in 2019.


B2B sales productivity startup Nektar.ai closes $8.1m to accelerate product development, launch in the US market
Published: 04-08-2021 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
B2B sales productivity startup, Nektar.ai has raised an additional $ 6 million seed round of funding led by B Capital Group, 3one4 Capital and Nexus Venture Partners.


Tech executive Mark Bregman launches Quidnet Ventures, a venture capital fund based in New Zealand
Published: 03-08-2021 | 12:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mark Bregman, a successful tech executive and entrepreneur, has launched Quidnet Ventures, a venture capital fund based in New Zealand and operated out of New Zealand, San Francisco and New York City.


Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Wide Receiver Devonta Smith joins tech startup LifeBrand
Published: 03-08-2021 | 12:24:40 | By: Pie Kamau
LifeBrand, a tech startup that offers solutions to help build and protect personal and corporate brands on social media, has teamed up with Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith to take their game to the next level.


Mental health and wellness startup Rey raises $10m Series A funding for expansion through digital capabilities
Published: 03-08-2021 | 11:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rey, a new mental health and wellness company integrating immersive tools and digital interventions with teletherapy, announced $10 million in new funding, increasing its Series A to a total of $26 million.


Confluera named top cybersecurity startup in 2021 Black Unicorn Awards
Published: 03-08-2021 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Confluera, the provider of next-generation cloud detection and response, has been named a winner in the "Top 10 Cybersecurity Startups" category of this year's 2021 Black Unicorn Awards, by Cyber Defense Magazine.


Oregon-based startup Marwall launches LunchPod to change how Americans go out to eat
Published: 03-08-2021 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Oregon-based startup Marwall LLC is releasing the LunchPod, a stainless steel insulated lunch box with custom utensils and a removable, collapsible silicone to-go container with the goal of changing how Americans go out to eat.


Tech startup OneStream TV launches free streaming aggregator to battle streaming fatigue
Published: 30-07-2021 | 15:55:13 | By: Pie Kamau
Tech startup OneStream TV has launched a super streaming aggregator to allow consumers who are tired of paying for too many streaming services to use a single platform to discover thousands of free movies and tv shows.


PowerPublish recognized as top tech startup
Published: 30-07-2021 | 15:46:08 | By: Pie Kamau
PowerPublish, a virtual marketplace connecting brand marketers with journalists and writers, was recognized in annual list of top 10 tech startups.


Legaltech startup Hello Divorce raises $2m seed round to disrupt the broken divorce process
Published: 30-07-2021 | 15:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hello Divorce, the legaltech platform for affordable, less-stressful divorces, announced a seed investment of $2 million led by disruptive tech investor CEAS.


Expert DOJO commits $5m to invest in female-founded African startups
Published: 30-07-2021 | 15:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Expert DOJO is committing $5 million fund to invest in early-stage African startups over the next 6-months. Expert DOJO will host the Africa-only cohort this September, marking the beginning of a long-term commitment.


Ampere to acquire technology startup OnSpecta to accelerate AI inference on cloud-native applications
Published: 29-07-2021 | 15:25:21 | By: Pie Kamau
Ampere Computing announced it has agreed to acquire AI technology startup OnSpecta, strengthening Ampere Altra performance with AI inference applications.


Payments startup Lithic raises $60m Series C as demand for card issuing platform surges
Published: 29-07-2021 | 15:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lithic, the card issuing platform for developers, raised $60 million in Series C funding, bringing the company's total fundraising to $110 million.


Paxos adds Bank of America, Coinbase Ventures, Founders Fund & FTX to Series D funding round
Published: 29-07-2021 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paxos, the first regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, announced it has added strategic investors including Bank of America, Coinbase Ventures, Founders Fund and FTX to its Series D round of funding.


Connie Health startup secures additional $13m to scale its tech-enabled Medicare navigation platform
Published: 28-07-2021 | 15:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Connie Health, a tech-enabled consumer Medicare navigation platform helping Americans make more informed health and financial choices, announced a $13 million Series A round and begins operations in its second state, Texas.


Lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup Battery Resourcers appoints Kelly Kay to its Board of Directors
Published: 28-07-2021 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing startup announced the appointment of Kelly Kay to its Board of Directors.


Nobell Foods startup raises $75m Series B to introduce cheese made from plants
Published: 28-07-2021 | 15:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nobell Foods startup announced it has raised $75 million to introduce delicious cheeses made from plant-derived dairy proteins, supporting its larger mission of creating a radically more humane and sustainable food system.


Virtual cycling startup Velocity secures $3.4m in seed round funding
Published: 27-07-2021 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vision Quest Velocity LLC, an early-stage virtual cycling startup, announced it has raised $3.4 million in seed round funding, led by strategic financial partners.


Investment firm NightDragon closes $750m growth fund as part of next-gen cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy platform
Published: 27-07-2021 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NightDragon announced the close of NightDragon Growth I, a new $750 million venture capital fund to invest in and advise late-stage and growth companies in the cybersecurity and privacy industry.


Pet startup Embark Veterinary raises $75m Series B funding to accelerate growth
Published: 27-07-2021 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Embark Veterinary, a global leader in dog genetics, announced $75 million in Series B funding, the biggest Series B for a pet startup to date.


Workflow startup Symbolic Frameworks launches from stealth to debut Protagonist, a visual and collaborative decision-making app
Published: 23-07-2021 | 16:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Symbolic Frameworks (Symbolic), a provider of workflow applications that help make idea generation, decision making, and prioritization more collaborative, faster and higher quality, is launching from stealth.


Hospitality tech startup Bbot raises $15m Series A to expand platform capabilities, improve support for restaurants
Published: 23-07-2021 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bbot, a hospitality tech startup dedicated to simplifying and improving the ordering and payments process for restaurants, announced $15 million in Series A funding led by CRV.


MIT Undergrad startup Karleki launches after raising $450K venture capital
Published: 23-07-2021 | 15:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Karleki, an MIT undergrad startup has launched after raising $450K of venture capital from billionaire Eric Yuan, Cronos Ventures.


San Diego Angel Conference activates $1.7m in funding of innovative startups
Published: 23-07-2021 | 15:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC), has reached a significant milestone by collectively helping to raise $1.7 million for U.S. companies in the first six months of 2021.


RAIsonance Inc. joins Microsoft for Startups program
Published: 22-07-2021 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RAIsonance Inc., a family of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-based technology companies headquartered in the Denver Tech Center, announced it has been named the newest member of Microsoft for Startups.


South Florida-based Ocean Azul Partners closes Fund II at over $40m
Published: 22-07-2021 | 12:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South Florida-based Ocean Azul Partners announced it has completed fundraising for its second fund with total commitments exceeding $40 million.


DLA Piper advises 4G Clinical in $230m growth equity investment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Published: 22-07-2021 | 12:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DLA Piper represented 4G Clinical, a cutting-edge randomization and trial supply management (RTSM) company serving the life sciences industry, in a growth equity investment of over $230 million from Goldman Sachs Asset Management.


Agritech startup Adaviv raises $2.3m seed round to scale its AI-driven plant intelligence platform for indoor farming
Published: 21-07-2021 | 13:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Adaviv, a cultivation technology company surfacing actionable insights for Controlled Environment Agriculture, announced the raise of $2.3 million in an oversubscribed Series Seed financing led by Delta Emerald Ventures.


TDK Ventures backs metal additive manufacturing startup, Fabric8Labs
Published: 21-07-2021 | 13:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures Inc. will back Fabric8Labs, marking its second investment in the additive manufacturing space and first in metal printing.


Music marketplace Breakr raises $4.2m seed round to meet the growing demand for creator monetization tools
Published: 21-07-2021 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Breakr, a fast growing music marketing platform announced it has raised $4.2 million in seed funding to meet the rapidly growing demand for creator monetization tools and digital music promotion solutions.


Zing Health startup joins ConnectureDRX platform to simplify path to Medicare enrollment
Published: 20-07-2021 | 15:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zing Health has partnered with ConnectureDRX, a healthcare software company, to give insurance brokers and consumers a superior experience for choosing the Medicare Advantage plans that best fit each beneficiary's needs.


Venture-backed platform eMerge Americas closes investment round led by Florida Funders
Published: 20-07-2021 | 14:56:07 | By: Pie Kamau
eMerge Americas, a venture-backed platform focused on transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas, announced the closing of an investment round led by Florida Funders.


Renaissance Venture Capital closes $77.5 m fourth fund
Published: 20-07-2021 | 14:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Renaissance Venture Capital has closed its fourth fund with $77.5 million of new capital. Since it opened in 2008, Renaissance has raised over $280 million, making it the largest "fund of funds" of its kind in the United States.


OneScreen.ai startup closes $1m pre-seed round to fix the broken out-of-home (OOH) advertising industry
Published: 16-07-2021 | 15:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OneScreen.ai, a startup that is solving in out-of-home (OOH) advertising problem, closed $1 million in pre-seed funding.


Dragonboat closes $3m seed round to bring product portfolio management to outcome focused teams
Published: 16-07-2021 | 15:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dragonboat, the Product Portfolio Management platform, announced a $3 million seed round by Act One Ventures, Roble Ventures and GingerBread Capital.


LearnWorlds secures $32m in growth funding to help educators create and sell online courses
Published: 16-07-2021 | 14:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
LearnWorlds, an all-in-one platform for creating and selling online courses, has secured a $32 million minority investment by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners.


Wearable robotics startup Verve Motion raises $15m Series A funding
Published: 16-07-2021 | 14:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wearable robotics startup Verve Motion has raised $15 million in Series A funding, led by Construct Capital as well as follow-on investments from existing investors, Founder Collective, Pillar VC, Safar Partners, OUP, and a number of angel investors.


Fintech startup Marco closes $82m seed round to supercharge growth
Published: 15-07-2021 | 12:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Marco, the first tech-enabled financing platform built for small and medium-sized exporters in the United States and Latin America, announced it has raised $82 million in seed funding.


unybrands startup raises $300m in growth capital to acquire and scale e-Commerce businesses
Published: 15-07-2021 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
unybrands, an integrated platform for e-Commerce businesses looking to scale their operations on and off Amazon, announced the closing of up to $300 million in growth capital with Crayhill Capital Management.


Subscription social media startup Fanbase unveils 25 member Creator Advisory Board
Published: 15-07-2021 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform, unveiled its Creator Advisory Board members.


Frisco-based startup Apty raises $7.5m Series A funding to grow its DAP software
Published: 14-07-2021 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) Apty secured $7.5 million in Series A funding. Apty develops DAP software catering to Enterprises with complex business processes, enabling them to maximize the adoption of software and processes.


Agritech startup GrowFlux selected to join Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator program
Published: 14-07-2021 | 12:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation, has selected GrowFlux and four other startups to participate in the program's ninth cohort.


Miami-based startup GathR Virtual Studios raises $2.7m to evolutionize hybrid working
Published: 12-07-2021 | 16:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Miami-based startup, GathR Virtual Studios completed a pre-seed round to fund its innovative take on the widely used two-dimensional home-office meeting "apps" made popular during the COVID-19 shutdown.


Mobility startup NeXt unveils iFLY, a planet-friendly personal air vehicle for the masses
Published: 12-07-2021 | 15:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NeXt, an advanced air mobility startup unveiled iFLY, an all-new, all-electric vertical takeoff and landing personal air vehicle created for safe, convenient and planet-friendly transportation.


Absci acquires CerraCap Ventures portfolio company Totient
Published: 12-07-2021 | 15:22:48 | By: Pie Kamau
CerraCap Ventures, an early-stage Venture Fund, announced acquisition of its portfolio company Totient by Absci for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is the second exit from CerraCap's investment fund, CerraCap II LP.


Hypersonic tech startup Velontra names Retired Major General Craig Whelden as its Inaugural President
Published: 12-07-2021 | 15:10:54 | By: Pie Kamau
Retired Major General Craig Whelden has been named the Inaugural President of Velontra, a startup with the mind power to accelerate America's development of hypersonic technology.


TampaBay.Ventures leads investment into Y Combinator graduate Procoto
Published: 08-07-2021 | 14:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TampaBay.Ventures has led an investment into St. Petersburg, Florida-based Procoto, a procurement and spend analysis platform for businesses.


Customer experience startup Officium Labs launches WorkForward brand
Published: 08-07-2021 | 11:24:59 | By: Pie Kamau
Officium Labs, a unique customer experience startup, has launched a new suite of enhanced workforce management (WFM) tools under the brand "WorkForward."


Alchemy Home Products startup launches The AutoSpout prevent basement flooding after heavy rains
Published: 07-07-2021 | 12:56:32 | By: Pie Kamau
Alchemy Home Products, a Salt Lake City startup, has created a new product that will help prevent basement flooding after heavy rains, The AutoSpout.


Photo and video editing app Prequel launches venture studio program to nurture early stage tech startups
Published: 07-07-2021 | 12:40:04 | By: Pie Kamau
Prequel, the creative photo and video editing app, announced the launch of Prequel Venture Studio (PVS), a program that will nurture early stage tech startups in the fields of AI, computer vision, and AR-based visual art.


Yes Lender acquires fintech startup Edge Funder to create AI-powered funding portal for small businesses
Published: 07-07-2021 | 12:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yes Lender announced it acquired Edge Funder, a fintech startup that is transforming entrepreneur's access to working capital through its direct-to-merchant funding portal.


AI-powered recruiting startup TopFunnel acquires Teamable to offer end-to-end sourcing platform
Published: 02-07-2021 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TopFunnel, the AI-powered recruiting startup that high-growth companies use to scale, announced the acquisition of Teamable to supercharge referral-based recruiting.


Codat startup raises $40m, expands its API infrastructure for SME data
Published: 02-07-2021 | 13:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Codat, the technology company that enables small businesses to seamlessly share business and financial data with financial and other service providers, secures $40 million from investors, following 3x annual growth and doubling of headcount.


Kameo startup launches vaccine passport for the entertainment production industry
Published: 02-07-2021 | 13:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kameo, the provider of flexible mobile COVID-19 testing services for the entertainment production industry, announced the launch of its vaccine passport, an additional feature on its digital platform.


STAGERIE startup launches first national online home staging marketplace
Published: 30-06-2021 | 16:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stagerie has launched the first national online home staging consultation marketplace, connecting real estate agents, homeowners, and expert stagers.


Pittsburgh-based startup Moonstone Nutrition launches alkali citrate capsules for kidney health support
Published: 30-06-2021 | 16:05:16 | By: Pie Kamau
Moonstone Nutrition, a Pittsburgh-based startup, has added capsules to its kidney health product line. Moonstone's patented alkali citrate formula was created by top kidney doctors with ingredients known to prevent the formation of kidney stones.


NYC creator economy startup Pietra raises $15m to champion creators, streamline entrepreneurship
Published: 30-06-2021 | 15:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pietra, the new platform that gives Creators the tools to bring an idea for a product line or brand to life from start to finish, today announced it has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round.


Boston-based startup Mombox acquires WellNested to provide full suite of postnatal care services
Published: 30-06-2021 | 15:35:10 | By: Pie Kamau
D2C postnatal care company, Mombox, announced its acquisition of WellNested, a Boston-based technology solution company designed to help new parents find and book quality and affordable postnatal care services.


AI startup LLENA (AI) partners with Southern University to support (USDA/NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
Published: 29-06-2021 | 14:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
LLENA (AI) Health Solutions, announced a partnership with Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to support their "Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life" initiative to address diet-related health disparities.


Food and beverage tech startup Botrista closes $10m Series A to make craft beverages accessible via robotic automation
Published: 29-06-2021 | 14:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Botrista Technology, a company revolutionizing the beverage industry with the Botrista DrinkBot, announced it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding.


Female-founded wellness startup House of Wise raises $2m, launches full line of organic CBD products
Published: 25-06-2021 | 12:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New female-founded CBD brand House of Wise announced a $2 million seed funding round to improve the lives of women everywhere through community, content, and trustworthy CBD products.


Flats or Spikes startup raises more than $900K to scale next-generation running platform
Published: 25-06-2021 | 11:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Flats or Spikes raised more than $900K to revolutionize data capture and data science for distance runners on Cross Country, Track and Field, road racing, and professional endurance sports teams in a Pre-Seed round of financing.


Toronto-based multifamily proptech startup Yuhu launches in the US
Published: 25-06-2021 | 11:33:54 | By: Pie Kamau
Toronto-based multifamily proptech startup Yuhu announced a market entrance into the U.S. operations technology marketplace, offering their unique co-innovative property management software solution to owners and managers across the United States.


Neurotech startup Humm launches public beta for world's first consumer, learnable
Published: 25-06-2021 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
humm, a neurotech company focused on helping people learn throughout their lives, launched a public beta for the world's first consumer, learnable - a noninvasive wearable that's clinically proven to improve your ability to learn.


Seattle based healthtech startup bttn. raises $1.5m to automate the future of medical supply
Published: 25-06-2021 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthtech startup bttn. closed a $1.5 million seed round from a group of technology and supply chain leaders.


GG4L acquires edtech startup Stackup
Published: 24-06-2021 | 13:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), announced the acquisition of Stackup, an edtech startup with a focus on learning outcomes in K-12 education.


Tech startup Drata raises $25m Series A to accelerate rapid growth of its security and compliance automation platform
Published: 24-06-2021 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Drata, a next-gen security and compliance automation company, announced $25 million in Series A funding led by GGV Capital. The new financing comes six months after the company's initial seed round and launch out of stealth.


Medtech startup Mon Health wins ECRI achievement award for technology innovation collaboration
Published: 24-06-2021 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ECRI, an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings, named Mon Health System of Morgantown, West Virginia, the winner of its 15th Health Devices Achievement Award.


Tech startup COSMO Technologies secures funding, announces new product launch
Published: 24-06-2021 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
COSMO Technologies, a first-of-its-kind family technology design and manufacturing company, announced the closing of its Pre-Seed funding round.


Monetized social media startup fanbase to debut new short form video / music editor
Published: 24-06-2021 | 12:20:14 | By: Pie Kamau
Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform that empowers any user to monetize their content, unveiled plans to roll out a new, short form video and music editor function.


Cybersecurity startup Hive Pro secures $3m in seed funding
Published: 23-06-2021 | 14:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Valley-based Hive Pro, creator of Predictive Vulnerability Analytics (PVA), announced it has closed $3 million in seed financing led by Simpra Holdings.


B2B news wire startup Zenger raises $10m in Series Seed funding round
Published: 23-06-2021 | 14:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
World's first digitally native wire service, Zenger News, announced it has closed a Series Seed round, raising $10 million. The investment is being used to enhance Zenger's propriety software and onboard an ever-growing number of news outlets.


TycoonInvest launches platform for general public to invest in startups and small businesses
Published: 23-06-2021 | 14:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TycoonInvest announced the launch of a platform for the general public to invest in startups and small businesses.


bp invests $7m in electric vehicle charging startup IoTecha
Published: 23-06-2021 | 10:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
bp ventures has invested $7million in smart electric vehicle (EV) charging firm, IoTecha, leading a $13.2 million investment round.


Cannabis marketplace and purchasing platform MainStem named Microsoft Partner for Startups
Published: 22-06-2021 | 13:55:04 | By: Pie Kamau
MainStem, the cannabis industry's only marketplace and combined integrated purchasing platform, announced it has been selected as a Microsoft Partner for Startups.


Venture capital firm MetaProp closes $100m Fund III for investment in early-stage proptech startups
Published: 22-06-2021 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MetaProp, the New York-based proptech venture capital firm, announced the closing of its latest real estate technology seed fund, for investment in early-stage proptech startups.


Predictive Kids' e-Commerce startup Ten Little raises $5m to disrupt children's marketplace with personalized guidance
Published: 18-06-2021 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ten Little, the predictive e-Commerce platform helping parents navigate the cluttered kids product space, announced the close of its $5 million seed round led by Kindred Ventures.


Farmtech startup Iron Ox hires first CFO, Head of Marketing as company prepares for growth
Published: 18-06-2021 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Iron Ox, a farming innovation company with deep expertise in robotics and artificial intelligence, hired its first Chief Financial Officer and its first Head of Marketing as the company accelerates growth and expands its commercial footprint.


Banking as a service startup Unit raises $51m Series B funding to expand the team, accelerate growth
Published: 18-06-2021 | 12:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Unit, the banking-as-a-service startup that empowers companies to embed financial services into their products, announced it has raised a $51 million Series B led by Accel.


B9 raises $1.7m in pre-seed round to launch fintech platform to deliver full suite of personal financial services
Published: 17-06-2021 | 14:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fintech startup B9 Inc., announced it is launching a full suite of app-based financial services. The company raised $1.7 million in an ongoing pre-seed funding round and is building out a platform to address the needs of a huge market of potential customers.


Women's wellness startup Kindra raises $4.5m seed round to drive continued growth and expansion
Published: 17-06-2021 | 13:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kindra, a modern wellness brand for menopause essentials, announced it closed a $4.5 million seed funding round. The new capital will be used to drive the continued growth and expansion of Kindra.


Home design startup Yellowpop raises $4m Series A funding to continue its global expansion
Published: 16-06-2021 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yellowpop, the home brand specializing in LED neon signs announced the closure of $4 million in Series A funding. Yellowpop plans to utilize the capital to continue its global expansion through 2021 and further develop as a lifestyle and home brand.


Pegasus acquires early-stage venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures
Published: 16-06-2021 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pegasus Tech Ventures (Pegasus), a global venture capital firm managing over $1.5 billion in assets, has acquired seed and early-stage venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures, based in Palo Alto.


Sustainability-focused pet care startup Petaluma launches plant-based diet for dogs
Published: 16-06-2021 | 11:10:48 | By: Pie Kamau
Petaluma, Inc., a pet care startup focused on sustainability, launched the world's first baked and plant-based formula for adult dogs of all breeds. The company's mission is to offer environmentally responsible diets that meet 100% of a dog's nutritional requirements.


SaaS startup Synder raises $2m in late seed round to revolutionize accounting for e-Commerce
Published: 16-06-2021 | 10:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TMT investments venture fund invested $2 million as a lead investor in a late seed round into Synder, an easy accounting solution for e-Commerce businesses.


Arrington Capital launches $100m fund to invest in Algorand-based initiatives
Published: 11-06-2021 | 15:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Arrington Capital, a digital asset management firm in blockchain-based capital markets announced it has launched a new $100 million fund to support initiatives building on Algorand, a blockchain accelerating the convergence of decentralized and traditional finance.


Creator economy startup Koji launches New Link in Bio app, Media Wall
Published: 11-06-2021 | 15:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Koji, world's Link in Bio tool for the Creator Economy, announced the launch of Media Wall, a new Link in Bio app that gives Creators the ability to curate, organize and showcase a timeline of content to share with their audience.


Floral tech startup Something Borrowed Blooms raises $1.5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 11-06-2021 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Something Borrowed Blooms, the pioneer of the silk wedding flower revolution, announced a $1.5 million Series A funding round led by Callais Capital. This investment brings the total raise by the company to just over $2 million since 2015.


Food startup OZO expands plant-based proteins to international retail starting in Canada
Published: 11-06-2021 | 14:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Planterra Foods, an innovative plant-based protein startup based in Colorado, announced a supply agreement with UNFI Canada, a subsidiary of UNFI, the largest publicly traded grocery distributor in North America.


The Startup Squad creates ultimate business plan for kids
Published: 11-06-2021 | 14:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Startup Squad, the go-to book series and digital platform for aspiring young girlpreneurs, released the "Startup Roadmap," a free, comprehensive business plan template for kids.


Cirona Labs startup raises $1.5m in oversubscribed seed round for expansion
Published: 09-06-2021 | 16:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cirona Labs, a premier innovator in cannabinoids and other functional botanical ingredient manufacturing, announced that it closed an oversubscribed $1.5 million seed round led by LiDestri Food & Drink, BevSource, and Sweetener Supply.


California staffing startup Recruit Gigs announces new acquisitions and expansion
Published: 09-06-2021 | 16:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Armando Avila, CEO of the staffing company startup, Recruit Gigs, LLC has purchased Crestaff, LLC and Restoration Staffing Exchange, DBA California Labor Force.


Creator economy startup Koji launches brand partnership app, Sponsor Quiz
Published: 09-06-2021 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Koji, the world's powerful Link in Bio tool for the Creator Economy, announced the launch of its newest Link in Bio app, Sponsor Quiz.


B2B AI-driven startup MetaSpark secures initial seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 08-06-2021 | 13:26:41 | By: Pie Kamau
MetaSpark, a B2B AI-Driven Productivity Hub SaaS platform for enterprises, announced the closing of an initial seed round of funding. The funding was secured from an undisclosed partner and is the first round of funding raised by the company.


Silicon Prairie startup Loophire raises $300K seed round to disrupt the recruitment industry
Published: 08-06-2021 | 12:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Prairie startup Loophire, announced it secured $300K seed round to disrupt the recruitment industry, currently dominated by outdated processes.


XLIO Ventures closes $53m funding facility
Published: 07-06-2021 | 15:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
XLIO Ventures, with offices in London, Seattle, New York, Tel Aviv, and Sao Paulo announced the closing of $53 million funding facility to back an expanding roster of the Made-to-Order Startups it creates for its enterprise technology customers.


Toyota AI Ventures rebrands as Toyota Ventures, adds $300m to invest in emerging technologies and carbon neutrality
Published: 07-06-2021 | 14:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Toyota's first standalone, early-stage venture capital firm, Toyota AI Ventures, will change its name to Toyota Ventures and grow its total assets under management to more than $500 million with the addition of two $150 million early-stage funds.


Blockchain startup Candela Coin develops solar powered eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining protocol
Published: 07-06-2021 | 14:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Candela Coin, a cryptocurrency that allows holders to take part in the first ever decentralized blockchain based peer-to-peer transactive solar energy system, has developed a solar powered eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining protocol.


Hibob acquires workplace relationships analytics startup Cassiopeia
Published: 04-06-2021 | 10:50:06 | By: Pie Kamau
Hibob, the company behind the innovative HCM platform bob, announced its acquisition of Cassiopeia, a startup that developed AI-based workplace relationship analytics technology to help teams improve communication.


Fintech startup The Beans announces $2m in funding to simplify the path to financial success
Published: 04-06-2021 | 10:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Beans, a financial technology startup built for America's Caring Class, announced $2 million in funding, led by Precursor Ventures.


Blockchain startup CiSApp to launch next gen social network
Published: 04-06-2021 | 09:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
These days all the biggest social media platforms leave little to be desired due in no small part to rampant agenda-driven censorship, profit-driven privacy invasion and rampant use of fake accounts bent on selling sex or committing fraud.


Voice-enabled healthtech startup HandsFree Health joins Microsoft for Startups program
Published: 04-06-2021 | 09:26:44 | By: Pie Kamau
HandsFree Health, provider of WellBe, a secure, HIPAA compliant, voice-enabled virtual health assistant platform, has been selected to join the Microsoft for Startups program.


Startup STOW IT partners with airport parking operators to offer long-term travelers monthly parking at airports around the US
Published: 04-06-2021 | 09:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Set up and designed for long-term and monthly travelers, startup STOW IT has partnered with airport parking operators to offer the cheapest monthly rates at over 20 airports around the US, making long-term airport parking an easy option.


Cloud startup Golioth announces private beta launch and $2.5m seed round
Published: 03-06-2021 | 14:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Golioth, the cloud platform for hardware developers, announced a $2.5 million seed round in conjunction with a private beta launch for developers.


Arcline Investment acquires Resolution Medical
Published: 03-06-2021 | 13:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Arcline Investment Management (Arcline), a growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has acquired a controlling stake in Resolution Medical, LLC from founders Steve Schmidt and Shawn Patterson.


MetaVC Partners launches debut venture capital fund focused on startups using metamaterials
Published: 03-06-2021 | 13:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MetaVC Partners has launched its first fund which will focus on venture investments in early-stage startups employing metamaterials technology.


Conquer Accelerator selects six startups for 2021 cohort
Published: 03-06-2021 | 13:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Conquer Accelerator announced its sixth season and summer 2021 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes six selected teams to its East Lansing program: CrossBraining, Frizzmo, Nickels, Rebound AI, SafetySit, and Tandem.


Rapyd launches venture arm to propel digital commerce and payment innovation globally
Published: 03-06-2021 | 12:56:18 | By: Pie Kamau
Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-Service company, announced today the launch of Rapyd Ventures, its new venture arm that will focus on investing in early and growth stage businesses that are delivering the next wave of financial services innovation.


Healthcare fintech startup Green Feather secures $1.5m in seed round
Published: 02-06-2021 | 16:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Green Feather, an Atlanta-based healthcare fintech company, announced a seed capital raise of $1.5 million. The capital will bolster customer acquisition and engineering resources for Feather Pay, Green Feather's next-generation patient payments platform.


Shaquille O'Neal invests in at-home fitness startup MAXPRO
Published: 02-06-2021 | 16:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MAXPRO, the startup making at-home and connected fitness accessible to all, announced a strategic partnership with basketball Hall of Famer and entertainment icon Shaquille O'Neal.


PharmStars launches accelerator to transform how pharma and digital health startups do business
Published: 02-06-2021 | 15:23:56 | By: Pie Kamau
PharmStars announced the launch of its global digital health accelerator to transform how pharma and startups do business.


Audiotech startup Chaos Audio revamps inventive guitar multi-effects platform
Published: 02-06-2021 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Student-led startup Chaos Audio returns to Kickstarter with a much-improved version of its next-generation multi-effects guitar pedal, Stratus.


Tech startup Britive raises $10m to secure privileged access for multi-cloud enterprises
Published: 01-06-2021 | 12:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Britive, a cloud-native dynamic access management platform announced it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Crosslink Capital with participation from seed round investors Upfront Ventures and One Way Ventures.


Digital wallet startup Eco raises capital from cultural and business leaders to create a better financial future for everyone
Published: 01-06-2021 | 12:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Eco, a digital wallet for saving and spending, announced some of the world's most prominent cultural icons participated in its recent fundraise of more than $26 million, alongside a16z Crypto, Founders Fund, and more than one hundred others.


Latin American proptech startup Houm raises $8m to expand and consolidate across the region
Published: 01-06-2021 | 12:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Latin American proptech startup Houm raised $8 million round after Y Combinator Winter 2021 program which it will invest in for growth and consolidation its actual markets.


Podcasting startup Spokn closes oversubscribed $4m seed round funding for market expansion
Published: 01-06-2021 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spokn, the podcasting platform for work, announced it has closed an oversubscribed $4 million seed round with funding from NEA, Y Combinator, along with Reach Capital, Funders Club, Liquid2, Share Capital, SOMA Capital, Scribble VC and Hack VC.


Rgenta Therapeutics closes $18m seed extension round
Published: 28-05-2021 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rgenta Therapeutics announced it closed a $18 million seed extension round and welcomed Lilly Asia Venture (LAV) and Vivo Capital as new investors to the syndicate.


Base10 Partners raises advancement initiative to grow HBCU endowments and catalyze wealth creation
Published: 28-05-2021 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Building on their VC Diversity Pledge, Base10 Partners announced the raise of a new $250 million fund with the mission of aligning the success of technology companies with wealth creation for underrepresented minorities.


South African biotech startup LifeQ secures $47m in Series A funding
Published: 28-05-2021 | 13:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South Africa and US-based biotech startup LifeQ secured $47 million in Series A funding from One Bio Venture Studio, a Cape Town-based VC and several other investors.


AI startup Bodbox's workout device goes global
Published: 28-05-2021 | 13:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AI startup company Bodbox officially opened doors to a limited pre-sale of its American made Mark3 to notable success, selling to everyone from national governing bodies of sport to NBA teams, and is slated for a September 2021 public release.


Networking startup Linq completes $2.5m seed round fundraise to accelerate growth
Published: 28-05-2021 | 13:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Linq, a networking tech startup, announced the successful completion of a $2.5 million seed round fundraise led by Mucker Capital. The investment will largely be used to grow the Linq team.


Manufacturing AI startup ExLattice joins NVIDIA Inception
Published: 26-05-2021 | 16:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ExLattice announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.


Mobility startup Beep secures $20m Series A investment for expansion
Published: 26-05-2021 | 16:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Beep, a provider of multi-passenger, electric, autonomous mobility solutions, announced today that it has recently closed the company's Series-A round with Intel Capital and Blue Lagoon Capital.


AI-driven SaaS startup Provus closes $1.16m in funding from angel investors
Published: 26-05-2021 | 15:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Provus Inc., a Services Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solution company, announced it has closed a $1.16 million in financing from a number of renowned angel investors.


Payment facilitation startup Tilled raises $11m Series A to provide PayFac-as-a-Service infrastructure to software companies
Published: 26-05-2021 | 15:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PayFac-as-a-Service startup Tilled, announced the close of $11 million in Series A funding to empower software companies to monetize the payments flowing through their platforms.


Wearable devices for brain analysis startup MindPortal raises 5m seed round financing
Published: 25-05-2021 | 15:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MindPortal, the creators of the next personal computer that is a wearable non-invasive brain-computer interface, announced the completion of a $5 million seed round of financing.


Predictive analytics startup Gridware raises $5.3m seed round to curb catastrophic wildfires
Published: 25-05-2021 | 15:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Predictive analytics startup Gridware announced a $5.3 million seed round investment co-led by Fifty Years and True Ventures, with participation from Y-Combinator.


Andrew Gilroy joins IGA startup SecurEnds as Director of Strategic Accounts
Published: 25-05-2021 | 14:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Andrew Gilroy joined IGA startup SecurEnds as the Director of Strategic Accounts. He brings over 10 years of startup sales experience and 7 years of Governance & Compliance specific expertise to his new role at SecurEnds.


Synchrony commits $15m to early stage Black, Latinx and female venture capital funds
Published: 24-05-2021 | 14:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Synchrony, a consumer financial services company announced it will commit $15 million to venture capital funds led by Black, Latinx, and female investing partners.


Techstars joins Cleantech.org $100,000 GS Beyond Energy Innovation Challenge
Published: 24-05-2021 | 14:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cleantech.org and Techstars announced that Techstars is joining the Cleantech.org GS Beyond Energy Innovation Challenge as an Accelerator Partner.


Biotech startup Eliem Therapeutics closes $60m Series B financing
Published: 24-05-2021 | 13:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Eliem Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapies for neuronal excitability disorders to address unmet needs in disorders of the peripheral and central nervous systems, announced the closing of a $60 million Series B financing.


Blu Venture Investors launches $25m BVI Cyber Fund for Series A growth cybersecurity companies
Published: 21-05-2021 | 14:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blu Venture Investors, a primary source venture capital firm, announced the launch of the BVI Cyber Fund, a $25 million fund targeted at Series A growth companies in cybersecurity.


Proptech startup zavvie taps new $1.75m inside round
Published: 21-05-2021 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PropTech startup zavvie, the first complete agent-centric brokerage selling solutions platform and marketplace, announced the completion of a $1.75 million inside round from existing investors,


Panther raises $2.5m to help businesses hire and pay employees in 160+ countries
Published: 21-05-2021 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Panther Global, which helps businesses hire and manage a global workforce in 160+ countries, announced the raise of $2.5 million in seed funding to expand, hire more internal talent, and continue to provide hiring and payroll support for businesses.


B2B insurtech startup Boost raises $20m Series B to enhance insurance market accessibility
Published: 21-05-2021 | 13:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Boost Insurance, the B2B digital insurance platform, announced the completion of a $20 million Series B financing round to fuel growth of its platform, new product development and partner marketing.


Fintech startup TiiCKER brings MarketWatch, CNBC, Benzinga and others to individual investors
Published: 21-05-2021 | 12:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TiiCKER, a Detroit-based fintech startup that engages, verifies and rewards retail investors through stock perks unveiled an aggregated news feature to its platform.


UC Berkeley SkyDeck selects 17 companies for Batch 12 startup cohort
Published: 19-05-2021 | 10:57:35 | By: Bob Koigi
The new group of startups specializes in a wide range of industries including AI, life sciences, semiconductor chips, HR, robotics, and enterprise software. The acceptance rate for the new cohort was 1.3%.


Data integration startup Merge raises $4.5m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 19-05-2021 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Merge, the San Francisco and New York City-based API company which seeks to transform how B2B companies think about customer-facing integrations, announced the close of a $4.5 million seed funding round.


University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator invests in four startups to launch 2021 cohort
Published: 19-05-2021 | 10:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Desai Accelerator, a University of Michigan accelerator open to early-stage alumni startups, announced the four companies accepted into its 2021 cohort.


Cybersecurity startup ActZero announces platform enhancement, alliance with CrowdStrike to accelerate managed detection
Published: 19-05-2021 | 09:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ActZero, a cybersecurity startup whose mission is to democratize cybersecurity for small and mid-size businesses, announced a major enhancement of its AI-driven managed detection and response (MDR) platform.


Creator economy startup Koji launches Shoutout, personalized video requests for everyone
Published: 19-05-2021 | 09:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Koji, the Link in Bio tool for the Creator Economy, announced the launch of its newest Link in Bio feature, Shoutout. Available now in the Koji App Store, Shoutout offers Creators an opportunity to sell personalized videos to their followers.


Data automation startup Syncari raises $17.3m Series A to automate cloud data management
Published: 19-05-2021 | 09:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Syncari, the company behind the world's first no-code data automation platform, closed $17.3 million in Series A funding. Crosslink Capital led the round, with participation by seed-round investors ANIMO, NextGen Venture Partners, SignalFire, and Dig Ventures


Creator platform Fanbase attracts high-profile artists and creators, expands into three new territories
Published: 18-05-2021 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform that empowers creators to monetize their content and grow their fanbase, is on the verge of closing its seed round, already raising $3.1 million dollars on StartEngine.


Tech enabled startup investment firm Lieef closes seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 18-05-2021 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lieef, a startup investment firm focused on sustainability, has officially closed its seed round. The proceeds will be used to scale the firm's operations and hire additional investment professionals.


U.S., Taiwanese AI startup Aesop Technology partner to improve patient safety
Published: 18-05-2021 | 12:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Taipei Medical University, and Aesop Technology, a Taiwan-based startup, announced the results of a new joint study into the international transferability of machine learning.


Consumer warranty startup Upsie secures $18.2m Series A round to accelerate growth
Published: 14-05-2021 | 11:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Upsie, a consumer-centric platform for purchasing product warranties, announced it has raised a $18.2 million fundraising round led by True Ventures.


Silicon Valley startup ArmorCode emerges from Stealth with $3m in seed funding to redefine application security
Published: 14-05-2021 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ArmorCode, the Silicon Valley startup delivering application security at the speed of DevOps, has secured $3 million in seed financing led by Sierra Ventures with participation from Tau Ventures and Z5 Capital and individual investors.


Consumer technology startup Allstar raises $3.85m to democratize gaming content
Published: 14-05-2021 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Allstar, a consumer technology startup focused on democratizing the creation of gaming content, announced a $3.85 million seed round led by members of New York Angels.


On-demand delivery management startup Cartwheel raises $1m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 13-05-2021 | 12:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cartwheel, an on-demand delivery management platform for restaurants and retailers, announced it has raised a $1 million seed round led by TenOneTen Ventures with participation from Act One Ventures and Portillo's Hot Dogs,


Blockchain startup Candela Coin creates first consumer-facing transactive solar energy system
Published: 13-05-2021 | 12:11:57 | By: Pie Kamau
Blockchain startup Candela Coin has created the first consumer-facing transactive solar energy system. Candela Coin is a cryptocurrency that allows holders to take part in the first ever decentralized blockchain based peer-to-peer transactive solar energy system.


Creator economy startup Koji launches Photo Guestbook, a customizable photo booth for your Link in Bio
Published: 13-05-2021 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Koji, the Link in Bio tool for the Creator economy, announced the launch of its newest Link in Bio feature the Photo Guestbook. The new feature allows Creators to customize a UGC photo booth that can be used for any occasion.


Treasury Prime raises $20m in insider round
Published: 13-05-2021 | 11:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Treasury Prime, the Banking as a Service (BaaS) company, announced it has completed a $20 million Series B insider round co-led by Deciens Capital and QED Investors and with participation from SaaStr Fund, and Susa Ventures.


Alternative VC firm Chisos launches public Reg CF crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder
Published: 12-05-2021 | 12:30:52 | By: Pie Kamau
Chisos Capital, the investing firm for early-stage entrepreneurs, announced the launch of a public Reg. CF crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder.


HONK supports insurance startup Branch with digitally-driven roadside assistance solutions
Published: 12-05-2021 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HONK Technologies, the digital platform connecting drivers and towing professionals, announced it is supporting Branch, the startup that pioneered bundling home and auto insurance online.


Travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai files CO2 & flight safety patents
Published: 12-05-2021 | 11:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Valley travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai reinventing travel solutions for today's tech savvy traveler, leveraging AI & Blockchain based innovation that will disrupt status quo and improve the traveler experience.


Venture capital firm TampaBay.Ventures launches $20m seed fund to support regional tech startups
Published: 12-05-2021 | 11:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New venture capital firm TampaBay.Ventures, has launched its first $20 million seed fund in order to support the growing tech scene in the Tampa Bay region.


Hearable tech startup Noopl launches directional hearing device to enhance hearing in loud environments
Published: 12-05-2021 | 11:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tech startup Noopl announced the availability of its acclaimed iPhone compatible directional hearing device to enhance hearing in loud environments to U.S. consumers.


Marketing AI Institute closes $1m seed round, appoints new Chief Growth Officer
Published: 11-05-2021 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute has appointed Cathy McPhillips to Chief Growth Officer, and announced the closing of a $1 million seed round to accelerate understanding and adoption of artificial intelligence across the marketing industry.


Loan infrastructure startup Spinwheel raise $11m to better manage, pay consumer debt
Published: 11-05-2021 | 12:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spinwheel, the platform that lets companies embed consumer debt solutions in their applications, disclosed fundraising of $11 million led by QED Investors with participation from Core Innovation Capital, Fika Ventures, and Firebolt Ventures.


Robotics startup ViaBot announces public launch with $6.1m in funding
Published: 11-05-2021 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ViaBot, a robotics startup bringing maintenance and management automation to large properties, announced its public launch with $6.1 million in funding.


Revere VC raises $1.35 m seed round to give venture capital its vanguard moment
Published: 07-05-2021 | 12:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Revere VC, a San Francisco and Hong Kong based asset management firm, announced the launch of its flagship products and services; "The Portal,' a curated VC platform, and its inaugural fund strategy, 'The Prime Access Fund.'


Quantum drug discovery startup PolarisQB hires pharmacologist Ian Reynolds as Advisor
Published: 07-05-2021 | 12:14:10 | By: Pie Kamau
Quantum drug discovery startup Polarisqb has hired Dr. Ian Reynolds, a world renowned expert in pharmacology, as an Advisor to the company.


Mental health biotech startup Gilgamesh Pharmaceuticals closes $27m Series A round
Published: 07-05-2021 | 12:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gilgamesh Pharmaceuticals, a mental health science focused biotechnology company utilizing psychedelic-related medicines for the treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions, today announced the closing of a $27 million Series A round of funding.


Mastercard Start Path selects Tippy to grow fintech solution for service industry professionals
Published: 07-05-2021 | 11:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tippy, the digital tipping platform, announced it has been selected to join Mastercard Start Path, an award-winning program for fintech innovators.


MentalHappy startup closes $1.1m seed round to expand worldwide expert-led peer support groups
Published: 06-05-2021 | 12:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MentalHappy, an online mental health platform designed to help individuals improve their emotional wellbeing through positive peer support, announced the close of a $1.1 million seed funding round.


FarmTogether, Backstage Capital join forces to generate grater access to diverse farmland investments
Published: 06-05-2021 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FarmTogether, the technology-enabled investment platform democratizing access to farmland, announced a partnership with Backstage Capital, an investment firm focused on startups founded by people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community.


The Batchery introduces next wave of innovative startups in Berkeley, California
Published: 06-05-2021 | 11:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Batchery announced its 12th Demo Day featuring eleven early-stage startups from the Berkeley-based incubator's intensive Deep Dive program.


Deathcare startup Parting Stone closes $1.3m in funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 05-05-2021 | 13:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Parting Stone, the deathcare startup solving the uncomfortable experience of dealing with cremated remains, announced the close of a $1.3 million seed-plus capital raise.


Foodtech startup GrubMarket acquires Vaccaro & Sons to expand to St. Louis, Missouri
Published: 05-05-2021 | 13:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Francisco-based food technology startup GrubMarket announced it has completed the acquisition of Vaccaro & Sons in St. Louis, Missouri.


Asset management startup JupiterOne raises $30m Series B funding to accelerate growth
Published: 05-05-2021 | 13:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
JupiterOne, the provider of cyber asset management and governance solutions, announced a $30-million Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures to support the company's rapid growth in revenue, customers, and employees.


Untapped Ventures joins Global Startup Studio Network to help people self-actualize at work
Published: 05-05-2021 | 12:42:55 | By: Pie Kamau
Untapped Ventures (Untapped) announced it has been accepted in the exclusive Global Startup Studio Network (GSSN) community.


Atlanta-based startup Outsource Monetic commences commercial and technical operations in West and Central Africa
Published: 04-05-2021 | 16:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Outsource Monetic™, an Atlanta GA based startup, officially started its commercial and technical operations in West and Central Africa regions.


VISO Trust raises $3m to deliver automated third party cyber due diligence at the speed of business
Published: 04-05-2021 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VISO Trust announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding to automate third party cyber due diligence with an AI-driven social due diligence network.


interviewIA secures $2m seed round to expand HR tech product offerings
Published: 04-05-2021 | 12:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
interviewIA, a technology platform that manages all aspects of the job interview workflow to enable the coexistence of equitable and efficient hiring, has raised $2 million in its seed round.


Fortú launches Latino digital bank, raises $5m led by Valar Ventures
Published: 04-05-2021 | 12:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fortú announced the launch of its digital bank account focused on Latino and Hispanic U.S. residents who remain underserved by the "one size fits all" approach of traditional financial institutions.


Hashflow raises $3.2m seed round to bring professional market makers to DeFi
Published: 04-05-2021 | 11:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hashflow, a decentralized exchange connecting DeFi traders with top crypto market makers, closed a seed funding round of $3.2 million from leading venture capital firms and angel investors.


CVS Health launches $100m venture fund
Published: 30-04-2021 | 13:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CVS Health announced the launch of CVS Health Ventures, a dedicated corporate venture capital fund that will invest in and partner with high-potential, early-stage companies focused on making health care more accessible, affordable, and simpler.


i2020 Accelerator announces new investments in cancer, inflammation and neurology-focused therapeutics
Published: 30-04-2021 | 13:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
i2020, an accelerator program backed by the San Diego-based venture company Torrey Pines Investment, announced multiple startup and follow-on investment rounds together with OrbiMed.


Biotech startup ResBiotic raises $3m seed round, announces leadership team
Published: 30-04-2021 | 12:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
University of Alabama at Birmingham's biotech startup ResBiotic, announced a $3 million seed round to support the development and commercialization of groundbreaking probiotic formulations for lung health.


[Startup Interview] Paul Foley, CEO, CTEX Markets, UK
Published: 30-04-2021 | 08:17:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Some of the services it offers include trade routing, price aggregation, AI based market analysis and reporting solutions.


Fintech startup Splitwise raises $20m Series A funding to accelerate global customer growth
Published: 29-04-2021 | 10:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Splitwise Inc, an interpersonal finance app for sharing expenses with friends and family, announced the raise of $20 million in Series A funding led by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners.


Logistics startup Logixboard raises $13m Series A funding to power the future of modern freight forwarding
Published: 29-04-2021 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Logixboard, the modern customer experience platform for freight forwarders, closed a $13 million investment led by Redpoint Ventures, with continued participation from Social Leverage, F-Prime Capital, Founders Co-op, Techstars Ventures, and others.


Insurtech startup Branch Insurance expands home and auto coverage to Colorado and Oklahoma States
Published: 29-04-2021 | 10:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Branch Insurance, the startup that pioneered bundling home and auto insurance online, announced its expansion to Colorado and Oklahoma States.


Suntory America, Runway partner to scout, engage and invest in startups
Published: 28-04-2021 | 16:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Runway Innovation Hub, a Silicon Valley innovation consulting company, announced its partnership with Suntory America, one of the world's consumer products companies.


IoT startup Hologram hires Mike Georgoff as Chief Product Officer
Published: 28-04-2021 | 16:39:27 | By: Pie Kamau
Hologram, a global cellular platform for IoT, announced it hired Mike Georgoff this month as its first Chief Product Officer as the organization continues its growth.


UCM Digital Health startup raises $5.5m Series A funding
Published: 28-04-2021 | 16:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UCM Digital Health, a provider of emergency telemedicine and virtual care solutions, announced it has completed a $5.5 million series A funding round led by Armory Square Ventures (ASV).


Digital fertility startup Legacy partners with Carrot Fertility to expand access to male fertility care
Published: 28-04-2021 | 16:04:23 | By: Pie Kamau
Legacy, the premier digital fertility clinic for men, announced a new partnership with the global fertility benefits provider for employers, Carrot Fertility.


Dating app startup So Syncd raises $1m seed round to grow its user base in the US
Published: 27-04-2021 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
So Syncd, the dating app that matches compatible personality types, raised a seed round of $1 million to grow its user base in the US.


EventHub startup closes pre-seed round to revolutionize event sponsorship
Published: 27-04-2021 | 11:45:28 | By: Pie Kamau
EventHub officially closed its pre-seed round as the company prepares to scale up customer adoption of its sponsorship platform. The round was led by Pasadena Angels and Emerging Ventures from the LA area as well as Seattle-based Accellius Capital.


Detroit-based fintech startup Signal Advisors raises $16m to build end-to-end platform for independent financial advisors
Published: 27-04-2021 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Signal Advisors, a tech-enabled distributor of annuities and life insurance, announced a $10 million Series A led by General Catalyst, which closed in December 2020.


Data transformation startup Veryfi raises Series A to unlock unstructured data power
Published: 27-04-2021 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Veryfi, an AI-based data transformation platform for enterprise and technology corporations, announced a $12 million Series A financing round led by NewView Capital.


Insurtech startup Brella raises $15m Series A for national expansion of supplemental health insurance solution
Published: 26-04-2021 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Brella Insurance announced it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Brewer Lane Ventures to bring Brella's modern supplemental health solution to employers nationwide.


Homebuilding startup Higharc raises $21m Series A to aid in recruiting, building out engineering functions
Published: 26-04-2021 | 14:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Higharc, the all-in-one homebuilding platform for design, sales, and construction, announced it raised $21 million in Series A funding, led by Spark Capital.


Telehealth startup PursueCare raises over $11m in Series A1, A2 financing
Published: 26-04-2021 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PursueCare, a telehealth addiction treatment startup, announced an oversubscribed $7 million Series A2 capital raise, bringing its total Series A round to north of $11 million.


Bechtel partners with climatetech startup incubator Greentown Labs to drive energy transition in Houston
Published: 26-04-2021 | 13:30:43 | By: Pie Kamau
Bechtel announced partnership with Greentown Labs in Houston, the city's first-ever climatetech startup incubator, to drive energy transition in Houston.


U.S.-based food tech startup Yo-Kai Express expands partnerships with Japan
Published: 26-04-2021 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
While restaurants and small businesses everywhere have struggled to survive the pandemic, U.S.-based foodtech startup Yo-Kai Express (YKE) has leveraged its technology and ideas to evolve and transform its business models to broader platforms.


Autonomous air cargo startup MightyFly raises $5.1 million seed funding to revolutionize logistics
Published: 22-04-2021 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MightyFly, an autonomous air cargo carrier, announced it has closed $5.1 million in seed funding, including investments from 500 Startups, At One Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Graph Ventures, and Halogen Ventures.


Medical device startup Nanodropper completes $1.4m seed funding round
Published: 21-04-2021 | 13:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nanodropper, a medical device company offering a first-of-its-kind eyedrop bottle adaptor that reduces eyedrop size, completed a $1.4 million seed round.


Meeting Automation startup Chili Piper gets spicy with $33m from Tiger Global
Published: 21-04-2021 | 13:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Chili Piper, the advanced routing and scheduling solution for revenue teams, announced it has raised a $33 million "Series Spicy" led by Tiger Global with participation from existing investors Base10 Partners and Gradient Ventures.


Fact.MR redefines the way startups access market research
Published: 21-04-2021 | 12:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The number one reason for startup failure isn't lack of funding or stiff competition. The main reason is 'misreading market demand'. Therefore, it becomes important for startups to thoroughly research the market.


Atlanta-based startups GROUNDFLOOR and PadSplit team up to create affordable housing
Published: 21-04-2021 | 12:38:57 | By: Pie Kamau
GROUNDFLOOR, a wealthtech platform that allows everyone to build wealth through real estate, and PadSplit, a mission-driven marketplace that helps solve the affordable housing crisis, are teaming up to create hundreds of new affordable housing units.


Subscription Management startup Chargebee raises $125m Series G funding to accelerate global shift to subscriptions
Published: 21-04-2021 | 12:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Chargebee, the subscription billing and revenue management platform, announced a fresh round of $125 million in series G funding, co-led by new investor Sapphire Ventures and existing investors Tiger Global and Insight Venture Partners.


New York-based startup Andela announces global engineering talent expansion
Published: 20-04-2021 | 09:53:34 | By: Pie Kamau
New York-based startup Andela, the global talent network that helps companies build remote engineering teams, announced the global expansion of its engineering talent.


InnovoEdge joins Microsoft for Startups program
Published: 16-04-2021 | 09:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
InnovoEdge, an AI-powered multi-cloud and edge application orchestration company, announced it has joined the Microsoft for Startups program, which is designed to help business to business (B2B) startups scale with access to technology.