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Toyota AI Ventures invests in Canadian robotic kitchen startup YPC Technologies
Published: 21-10-2020 | 11:50:09 | By: Pie Kamau
Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota's early-stage venture capital fund, announced its investment in YPC Technologies, a robotic kitchen startup based in Montreal, Canada.


AI startup EarthDefine announces expansion of its building footprint deocoding and on-demand property information
Published: 21-10-2020 | 11:26:51 | By: Pie Kamau
EarthDefine, a provider of high-resolution spatial data announced the release of an updated building footprint database, which contains over 156 million footprints of commercial and residential structures across the continental United States.


Australian retail tech startup Tiliter raises $7.5m for cashierless AI shopping technology
Published: 21-10-2020 | 11:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tiliter, artificial intelligence (AI) provider whose technology uses computer vision to recognise products without barcodes compled a $7.5 million capital raise led by Investec Emerging Companies (IEC).


AI healthtech startup Savana secures Series B funding to expand in America
Published: 20-10-2020 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Savana, healthtech startup accelerating health science with big data, announced the successful completion of its $15 million B Series led by Cathay Innovation.


South Korean AI startup MoneyBrain partners with Rainus to put an AI human in Electronic Shelf Labels
Published: 20-10-2020 | 10:36:55 | By: Pie Kamau
South Korean, Seoul-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup MoneyBrain announced it is supplying an AI video synthesizing solution to Rainus, Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) company.


Tech startup PulsePoint launches health incubator to support development of novel datasets and health intelligence
Published: 15-10-2020 | 15:05:27 | By: Pie Kamau
PulsePoint, a technology company using real-time data to accelerate health marketing announced the launch of PulsePoint Data Lab, a collaborative incubator program designed to support early stage health data startups.


Tel Aviv based startup Dataloop raises $16m to launch its advanced platform for AI annotation and management
Published: 14-10-2020 | 15:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dataloop, a platform for AI data management and annotation announced it has raised $16 million in funding following the completion of an $11 million Series A round led by Amiti Ventures.


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


Strike Graph launches with $3.9 million funding to automate security audits
Published: 07-10-2020 | 13:05:18 | By: Bob Koigi
Strike Graph, a compliance automation startup, has announced its launch and seed funding of $3.9 million, led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Amplify.LA, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Green D Ventures.


SaaS based AI for cardiac imaging startup Dyad Medical fundraising exceeds $3.5m
Published: 06-10-2020 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dyad Medical, a groundbreaking medical image analysis platform delivering cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis, announced after just 90 days, the closing of its oversubscribed Series Seed funding round.


Polish cleantech startup Airly raises $2m for global air quality platform
Published: 05-10-2020 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Polish cleantech startup Airly announced a $2 million pre-seed round to scale its AI-powered air quality platform globally, led by Giant Ventures, the multi-stage fund backing purpose-driven technology companies.


Strigo raises $8 million financing for its remote software training solution
Published: 01-10-2020 | 16:42:33 | By: Bob Koigi
Israel technology training startup Strigo has announced that it has tripled its customer base since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and closed an $8 million Series A financing round.


Robotics solution startup Exotec raises $90m for international expansion of its warehouse automation technology
Published: 29-09-2020 | 12:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Exotec, a robotics solution for logistics and creator of the Skypod 3D warehouse robots, announced a $90 million financing round.


Airsmat raises $100,000 investment to deepen AI application in agriculture
Published: 25-09-2020 | 09:33:19 | By: Bob Koigi
AirSmat, a Nigeria-based Pan-African Software company, has received a boost of $100,000 from Zetogon as pre-seeding investment to help the organization on the journey to deliver world-class service in Africa.


EasySend raises $16m to enable insurance companies and financial institutions to build a no-code digital future
Published: 24-09-2020 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EasySend, the no-code AI-powered platform transforming manual processes into digital journeys, announced it has raised $16 million in funding following the completion of an $11 million Series A round led by Hanaco with participation from Intel Capital.


Insurtech startup cogniSure launches AI platform for commercial loss run automation with 9 pilot customers
Published: 24-09-2020 | 13:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The insurance industry spends a significant amount of manual effort, time and money analyzing PDF and Excel loss runs that are in nonstandard, carrier-specific, unstructured document formats.


 [Startup Interview] Myron Leskiv, CEO, Atama.AI, Netherlands
Published: 24-09-2020 | 08:42:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Atama A.I is a Netherlands startup that develops Artificial Intelligence-based trading algorithms for financial markets informed by years of research and development. It uses over 170 technical indicators and trained and back-tested millions of times to predict where the markets will go.


Amsterdam based startup Zeta Alpha launches AI platform to help experts navigate new research
Published: 22-09-2020 | 13:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam based startup Zeta Alpha is launching AI Research Navigator, a new deep learning-based search platform, to help AI experts navigate new research.


Harvard-incubated startup MarqVision launches AI-powered platform to protect brands from counterfeits
Published: 21-09-2020 | 13:43:44 | By: Pie Kamau
MarqVision, an AI-based SaaS company, launched its brand protection platform that helps brands effortlessly detect and remove counterfeits on online marketplaces.


Wix announces Wix Capital, internal venture arm to invest in global startups
Published: 16-09-2020 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wix.com, the global leader in website creation, announced its own venture capital initiative, Wix Capital, to invest in technology innovators that are focused on the future of the web.


Observe.AI raises $54 million financing to enhance contact center AI
Published: 16-09-2020 | 11:10:46 | By: Bob Koigi
Observe.AI, a US-based startup involved in Contact Center AI, has announced a $54 million Series B financing led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Next47 Ventures, and NGP Capital.


Virtual reality startup Nanome partners with Fujitsu to bring drug design software to Japanese market
Published: 15-09-2020 | 08:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Diego-based virtual reality (VR) startup Nanome, has entered into an agreement with Fujitsu to bring their signature product, an immersive scientific design and collaboration platform to the Japanese market.


Kenyan tech startup Xetova shortlisted for MIT 2020 health security & pandemics track
Published: 15-09-2020 | 08:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan technology startup, xetova, has been named 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health security and pandemics track.


AI-based startup SafeRide expands into Germany to support, accelerate growing business in Europe
Published: 14-09-2020 | 12:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SafeRide Technologies, a leading provider of AI-based vehicle health management, data analytics, and cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, announced the opening of a new office in Germany.


Zurich-based turicode closes €2m seed investments round for growth plans
Published: 11-09-2020 | 12:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
turicode, a successful Software-as-a-Service provider in the field of document processing solutions based on machine learning and deep learning raised €2 million seed investments to fund the company’s growth plans.


France AI startup reciTAL raises €3.5 million to bolster its Document Intelligence solutions
Published: 10-09-2020 | 13:12:23 | By: Bob Koigi
reciTAL, a Paris-based AI start-up specializing in Document Intelligence solutions, is raising € 3.5 million for the first time with the Breega investment fund.


Demodesk raises $8m to scale world’s first intelligent online sales meeting software
Published: 03-09-2020 | 16:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Demodesk has raised $8 million in the latest Series A funding round, led by Balderton Capital with participation from Target Global, to scale the platform that has revolutionized screen-sharing for great customer conversation.


Developer platform Turing.com announces $14m Seed funding round led by Foundation Capital
Published: 31-08-2020 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Turing.com, an automated platform that lets companies cut the time it takes to hire software engineers from months to days announced a $14 million seed funding round.


Ada Labs to launch four startups by December to provide solutions for Africa
Published: 31-08-2020 | 15:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ada Labs Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya announced that since it’s launch earlier this year, the fusion lab has acquired six startups. The Lab currently has two in the market with the other four launching in the coming months.


AI startup Fiddler secures investment from Amazon Alexa Fund to accelerate explainable monitoring solution
Published: 26-08-2020 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AI startup Fiddler announced a strategic investment by the Amazon Alexa Fund to advance its explainable monitoring solution.


Finnish startup Quuppa raises €20m to accelerate growth
Published: 25-08-2020 | 15:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Quuppa, a global provider of Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), announced its first ever round of funding, worth €20 million to accelerate growth.


Swedish startup Voi steps up its safety game with next generation scooter
Published: 25-08-2020 | 15:07:30 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish startup Voi unveiled its safest ever scooter model - Voiager 4 - the world’s first sharing scooter with indicators, allowing riders to alert other road users.


RNAimmune closes $2.35m seed funding for development of mRNA therapeutics and vaccines
Published: 24-08-2020 | 15:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RNAimmune announced the completion of its $2.35 million seed round financing from multiple venture capitalists including Terra Magnum Capital Partners.


3D printed home builder ICON lands $35m funding led by Moderne Ventures
Published: 21-08-2020 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Developer of advanced construction technologies including robotics, software, and building materials ICON announced it has completed a $35 million series A round of financing led by Moderne Ventures.


AI startup SupportLogic raises $12m to accelerate its intelligent support platform
Published: 21-08-2020 | 10:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SupportLogic, world's first intelligent support platform for customer support/success teams, announced it has raised $12 million of seed and series A funding, led by Sorenson Ventures.


Chili Piper raises $18m Series A funding to instantly connect remote sales team to customers
Published: 20-08-2020 | 16:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Chili Piper, the leader in Inbound Revenue Acceleration, announced it has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Base10 Partners with participation from Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund, and Flashpoint Venture Capital.


Social capital acquires peer to peer text messaging startup Hustle
Published: 19-08-2020 | 15:37:39 | By: Bob Koigi
Hustle, a peer-to-peer text messaging platform, has announced that Social Capital, the technology holding company founded by Chamath Palihapitiya that supports innovative companies in areas including healthcare, artificial intelligence, climate change and space, has acquired the company.


Joblist launches using AI to tackle historic unemployment in US
Published: 14-08-2020 | 13:06:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Joblist, a job search platform that personalizes the process of finding and landing a job, has launched publicly to address the needs of the millions of Americans facing historic unemployment.


Finland VR/XR startup Varjo secures €46m Series C funding
Published: 12-08-2020 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Helsinki-based startup Varjo, a leader in industrial-grade VR/XR hardware and software, announced it has closed a €46 million round of Series C funding.


Rocketship.vc closes second global VC fund with $100 million
Published: 12-08-2020 | 13:06:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Rocketship.vc, an early-stage venture capital firm that uses data science to democratize venture capital for the global startup community, has announced that it has raised $100 million for its second fund.


U.S. startup WiBotic receives industry-first FCC approval for high power wireless charging
Published: 07-08-2020 | 14:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seattle-based startup WiBotic received equipment authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its high power transmitters and receivers.


AI-powered freight dispatch startup SmartHop raises $4.5 Million to fund expansion
Published: 06-08-2020 | 19:32:17 | By: Bob Koigi
SmartHo​p,​ a Florida tech-enabled dispatch solution empowering small trucking companies to grow their businesses, has announced that it has closed a $4.5 Million Seed round


Polish healthtech startup Infermedica raises $10.25m in Series A funding for global expansion
Published: 06-08-2020 | 16:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Polish healthtech startup Infermedica has raised $10.25 million in Series A funding with participation from existing investors Karma Ventures, Inovo Venture Partners, and DreamIT Ventures, as well as two new co-lead investors, EBRD and heal capital.


German computer vision startup Segmentive closes €2m seed round to breakthrough whole-body mobile segmentation
Published: 06-08-2020 | 15:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deep-tech computer vision startup Segmentive closed final funds in €2m seed round in a bid to deliver whole-body video segmentation, in real-time and on mobile.


UK startup Quantexa raises $64.7m to drive hyper-growth in big data and analytics ecosystem
Published: 31-07-2020 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Quantexa, the contextual decision intelligence software company, announced that it has raised $64.7 million in Series C funding led by Evolution Equity Partners, with major participation from existing investors.


French startup AB Tasty raises $40m to lead in experience optimization, feature management markets
Published: 31-07-2020 | 12:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French startup AB Tasty announced a Series C round of funding to revolutionize how companies deliver the best brand and product experiences.


ComplyAdvantage raises $50 million to boost financial crime fight with machine learning
Published: 31-07-2020 | 11:34:00 | By: Bob Koigi
ComplyAdvantage, a global technology company transforming financial crime detection, has announced the close of a US$50 million Series C funding round, bringing the total investment to date to $88 million.


Seattle based startup Polyarc raises $9 million for augmented reality development
Published: 29-07-2020 | 13:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seattle based startup Polyarc announced the close of its $9 million Series B fund raise led by Hiro Capital, followed by Vulcan Capital, an existing investor, and Galaxy Interactive via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund.


Swiss startup Advertima raises €15m Series A funding to make smart retail spaces a reality
Published: 29-07-2020 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Advertima, an emerging computer vision platform provider, announced the close of a €15 million Series A investment round led by existing shareholder Swiss real estate company, Fortimo Group.


Evonik invests in Chinese tech startup to support intelligent, healthier pig farming
Published: 28-07-2020 | 13:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Evonik’s venture capital arm has invested in SmartAHC, a Chinese technology startup that enables more intelligent and healthier pig farming.


African AI startup Superfluid Labs receives investment from ShEquity
Published: 28-07-2020 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GreenTec Capital announces that Superfluid Labs was selected as the first investment for the newly launched ShEquity investment vehicle which focuses on providing smart and sustainable investments for African female entrepreneurs.


Amdocs set to acquire Openet to accelerate adoption of 5G among customers
Published: 27-07-2020 | 14:26:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Amdocs a provider of software and services to communications and media companies has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Openet, a global provider of 5G charging, policy and cloud technologies.


Spanish medtech startup QUIBIM closes €8 million investment round
Published: 22-07-2020 | 14:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spanish Medtech startup QUIBIM has closed €8 million new financing in a seed funding round co-led by Amadeus Capital Partners and Adara Ventures.


Quantum technology startup Q-CTRL enters global partnership with Advanced Navigation
Published: 22-07-2020 | 10:40:33 | By: Bob Koigi
Q-CTRL, a startup that applies the principles of control engineering to accelerate the development of quantum technology, has partnered with Advanced Navigation, a leader in AI-based navigational hardware.


AI startup Deep Longevity launches with Series A financing
Published: 22-07-2020 | 10:31:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Deep Longevity, a biotechnology company transforming longevity R&D through AI-discovered biomarkers of aging, has come out of stealth from Insilico Medicine with financing from prominent investors worldwide.


French startup Ponicode raises €3m to develop Artificial Intelligence for improved code quality
Published: 16-07-2020 | 12:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ponicode, a French start-up specialising in Artificial Intelligence and data sciences has announced a €3 million fundraising led by founder-friendly European VC, Breega, alongside Kima and Plug & Play Ventures.


London based startup TOffeeAM raises £1m in Seed funding to expand its innovative team
Published: 16-07-2020 | 12:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TOffeeAM, an Imperial College spin-out that optimizes product designs for Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has raised £1 million in seed funding.


UK startup NumberEight raises $2.3m seed round from Nauta Capital to predict consumer behaviour
Published: 08-07-2020 | 15:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NumberEight, a contextual intelligence platform for mobile devices that predicts consumer context to deliver the right content at the right time, has closed a $2.3 million seed round led by Nauta Capital.


Privacy software company OneTrust acquires Seattle based startup Integris
Published: 03-07-2020 | 16:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Atlanta-based privacy, security, data governance, and compliance technology company OneTrust announced its Integris Software acquisition.


Microsoft Venture Fund, USVP invest in Israel cyber security startup Hunters
Published: 02-07-2020 | 16:19:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Israel-based tech startup Hunters has raised $15 million in Series A funding to scale its autonomous threat hunting solution to defend enterprises from intruders and missed attacks across cloud.


[Startup Interview] Riaan Rautenbach, CEO, Live Fr8, South Africa
Published: 30-06-2020 | 14:07:15 | By: Bob Koigi
LIVE FR8™ is a South African startup that offers cargo suppliers and transporters improved and cheaper logistics services through cloud technology. Cargo suppliers and transporters connect directly.


French based startup ubble raises €10 million, partners with Bpifrance
Published: 25-06-2020 | 16:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ID verification startup ubble successfully raised funds from Partech and Breega to complete its seed round, bringing its total financing to more than €10 million.


Crowdsourced ethical hacking platform Intigriti raises €4m for international expansion
Published: 25-06-2020 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Belgium based crowdsourced cybersecurity firm Intigriti has raised €4.14 million in their Series A round, led by European based venture capital firm ETF partners.


Dutch agritech startup Connecterra lands €7.8m to accelerate industry digitization
Published: 23-06-2020 | 16:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam based startup Connecterra, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) leader for the dairy sector has secured €7.8 million in a Series B funding round. The round adds new AgTech and industry insiders as investors in the Company.


Urbint secures $20 million funding for AI powered field safety information for utlities
Published: 19-06-2020 | 15:18:30 | By: Bob Koigi
Urbint, a New York startup dealing in in artificial intelligence for Field Risk Management, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round.


French startup Monk raises $2.4m Seed round to develop AI-based inspection technology
Published: 11-06-2020 | 15:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French startup Monk, an Artificial Intelligence focused on car damage detection announced a $2.4 million fundraising Seed round led by Iris Capital, alongside Plug and Play and key business angels.


Naspers Foundry invests R100 million in South African agri-tech startup, Aerobotics
Published: 11-06-2020 | 14:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Naspers announced a R100 million investment in agritech business Aerobotics, through its early-stage business funding initiative Naspers Foundry. Aerobotics is a subscription-based artificial intelligence (AI) company that provides intelligent tools for the agricultural industry to manage its crops.


Luxembourg startup Wizata secures €2.7 million financing to digitize manufacturing with AI
Published: 04-06-2020 | 15:27:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Wizata, the Industry 4.0 Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup from Luxembourg, has raised €2.7 million from the original founders.


Germany startup Vara raises €6.5 million for AI-powered breast cancer screening software
Published: 03-06-2020 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vara​, the Berlin-based company on a mission to save lives by making breast cancer screening accessible worldwide, has raised €6.5 million Series A funding round, led by ​OMERS Ventures​.


French HR solution startup Neobrain raises €3m to support employees in professional transformation
Published: 01-06-2020 | 16:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French HR solution startup Neobrain has together with Breega, raised €3 million to support employees in professional transformation in a rapidly changing world.


UK startup Poplar raises $2.1m to address growing appetite for augmented reality during lockdown
Published: 28-05-2020 | 16:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UK startup Poplar has closed a $2.1 million investment, led by Fuel Ventures, to push its ambition to become the world’s leading augmented reality (AR) creative platform.


UK startup Greyparrot raises €2 million in seed funding round to revolutionise recycling with waste recognition software
Published: 27-05-2020 | 14:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AI tech startup Greyparrot has raised €2 million to tackle the growing waste crisis by introducing digitisation and automation to recycling.


Kenya's Apollo Agriculture secures $6 million funding to reach more farmers
Published: 22-05-2020 | 09:37:26 | By: Bob Koigi
Kenya’s agritech and financial services startup Apollo Agriculture has raised $6 million in Series A financing to bolster its resolve to empower small-scale farmers to maximize their profits.


Netherlands AI startup Lalaland wins the Philips Innovation Award 2020
Published: 21-05-2020 | 11:21:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Amsterdam-based artificial intelligence startup Lalaland has won the 15th edition of the Philips Innovation Award 2020 that included a cheque worth €50,000.


New York investment management startup Vise secures $14.5 million funding
Published: 19-05-2020 | 15:07:29 | By: Bob Koigi
Vise, an AI-driven investment management platform built for the modern financial advisor, has secured $14.5 million in Series A funding, bringing the total capital raised since Vise's founding to over $16 million.


Intel Capital invests $132 million in 11 disruptive technology startups
Published: 19-05-2020 | 12:52:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Intel Capital, the global investment arm of tech giant Intel has invested $132 million in 11 technology startups.


Samsung invests in five startups from its C-Lab Program
Published: 18-05-2020 | 12:59:14 | By: Bob Koigi
Samsung Electronics have pledged support to five startups that were created by Samsung employees as part of the company’s C-Lab Inside in-house incubation program.


Medopad rebrands as Huma, acquires UK AI and wearable tech startups
Published: 23-04-2020 | 12:39:00 | By: Bob Koigi
London-based healthcare technology company Medopad has changed its name to Huma and announced acquisition of two UK AI and wearable technology businesses, BioBeats and TLT.


US tech startup AI.Reverie secures $5.6 million financing from Vulcan Capital
Published: 22-04-2020 | 11:06:00 | By: Bob Koigi
US-based computer startup AI.Reverie, has completed a $5.6 million equity round of financing led by private investment firm Vulcan Capital.


Nano Interactive secures £5.5 million funding to grow intent targeting advertisement
Published: 16-04-2020 | 14:41:00 | By: Bob Koigi
London- based advertising technology company Nano Interactive has secured £5.5 million capital investment from Maven Capital Partners, Foresight Group, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to scale operations which will see the company expand to United States.


[Startup Interview] Kareem Alkaseer, CEO, MentorLycon
Published: 11-02-2020 | 12:43:00 | By: Bas Vlugt
MentorLycon is a tech startup headquartered in Russia with an active presence in Egypt and expanding to other African countries. It has tapped into Artificial intelligence to provide businesses with bespoke and customer-centric IT solutions


[Startup Interview] Mutembei Kariuki, CEO, Fastagger, Kenya
Published: 11-02-2020 | 12:20:00 | By: Bob Koigi
As more companies and institutions in Africa leverage onthe power of Artificial Intelligence to accelerate growth, Fastagger a Kenyan startup is accelerating AI applications by providing access to high quality data enhanced by human interaction. The company’s CEO and co-founder Mutembei Kariuki explains.