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[Research] Healthcare AI market to be worth $176.4 billion by 2031
Published: 27-05-2024 | 11:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
































Tech startup Artie raises $3.3m to solve database replication
Published: 20-02-2024 | 13:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau








Albedo raises $35m to commercialize Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO)
Published: 25-01-2024 | 15:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau






7Rivers launches in Milwaukee with Snowflake partnership
Published: 20-09-2023 | 14:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
7Summits Founder Paul Stillmank and industry veterans have announced the launch of 7Rivers.


Treefera secures $2.2m to revolutionize carbon offsetting through AI-driven transparency
Published: 13-09-2023 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Treefera announced the successful closure of a $2.2 million pre-seed funding round.


London-based Binalyze secures $19m Series A funding for enhanced cybersecurity
Published: 12-09-2023 | 12:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Binalyze has raised $19m Series A round of funding.


UK-based Open Cosmos raises $50m to grow its sustainable space tech and satellite data
Published: 11-09-2023 | 12:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Open Cosmos has raised $50m in Series B funding.


ReOrbit completes oversubscribed $7.4m seed funding to enable real-time dataflow in space
Published: 06-09-2023 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ReOrbit has completed an oversubscribed Seed funding round for $7.4 million


Harmonya raises $20m Series A to transform CPG and retail with AI-powered product data
Published: 05-09-2023 | 15:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Harmonya announced a $20m Series A, bringing total funding to $25 million.


South Korean Naver-backed AI startup Crowdworks to go public
Published: 31-08-2023 | 14:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Crowdworks will be listed on the Korean KOSDAQ market via SPAC merger.


Munich-based Aily Labs raises €19m Series A round to accelerate growth
Published: 28-08-2023 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Aily Labs has raised €19 million in a Series A round


Industry veterans launch cybersecurity startup Vigiles
Published: 25-08-2023 | 10:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Former Trustwave executives have launched a cybersecurity startup, Vigiles.


Rivery joins AWS ISV Accelerate and AWS Global Startup Program
Published: 25-08-2023 | 10:33:43 | By: Pie Kamau
Rivery announced acceptance into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program.


APERIO closes $9m Series A1 round to accelerate growth
Published: 24-08-2023 | 15:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
APERIO, a category leader in operational data quality, announced it has closed $9 million in Series A1 funding.


Apica acquires data fabric startup LOGIQ.AI, raises $10m to modernize data management
Published: 17-08-2023 | 14:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Apica announced its agreement to acquire data fabric startup LOGIQ.AI.


Biocanic closes $600k seed round to accelerate growth of its health intelligence platform
Published: 16-08-2023 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Diego software platform Biocanic has closed $600k seed round.


AI data startup Virtualitics closes $37m Series C funding round
Published: 10-08-2023 | 18:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Virtualitics, announced that it has raised $37 million in a Series C financing.


AI startup FeatureByte unveils self-service feature platform
Published: 09-08-2023 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
 FeatureByte announced the release of the FeatureByte self-service feature platform.


bp ventures invests £4m in UK-based fleet optimization software provider Dynamon
Published: 03-08-2023 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
bp ventures has made a £4 million investment in Dynamon.


AI-enabled stealth startup Stackless Data raises $14m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 03-08-2023 | 13:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stackless Data has raised a seed round at a pre-money valuation of $14 million.


DBtune secures €2.4m seed funding to revolutionize AI-based database optimization
Published: 31-07-2023 | 17:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DBtune has successfully closed €2.4 million seed funding round led by 42Cap


TDK Ventures invests in Infinite Uptime's Industry 5.0 digital intelligence platform
Published: 27-07-2023 | 10:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Ventures has invested in the Industry 5.0 - focused startup Infinite Uptime.


London-based carbon data provider Sylvera raises $57m Series B, plans US expansion
Published: 18-07-2023 | 11:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sylvera has raised $57m Series B financing to scale its teams and product offerings.


[Column] Zafir Junaid: Bridging the AI skills gap in Africa
Published: 04-07-2023 | 13:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
As we navigate the contours of the 4IR, powered by AI, it is becoming increasingly evident that Africa has a critical role to play.


Woflow acquires European startup XtremeAI to expand reach bolster AI capabilities
Published: 05-06-2023 | 15:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Woflow, the data infrastructure company, announced the acquisition of XtremeAI


Startup CEO salaries decline to 2019 levels, Kruze Consulting
Published: 25-05-2023 | 14:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kruze Consulting has released new data on startup CEO salaries.


Climate tech startup Amini raises $2m to solve environmental data scarcity for Africa
Published: 18-05-2023 | 14:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amini, Corp. has raised $2 million in pre-seed funding in an oversubscribed round.


Nigerian cold-chain startup Gricd rebrands as Figorr, secures $1.5m seed funding to support data-driven insurance for perishable goods in Africa
Published: 17-05-2023 | 11:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gricd, a technology company that develops Internet of Things-powered solutions to support the last-mile delivery of perishable goods, has secured $1.5m seed funding.


UK-based SaaS startup Fundpath secures £4m funding round with Fuel Ventures
Published: 12-05-2023 | 13:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fundpath, the data and technology business bridging the information disconnect between asset managers and wealth managers, announced the completion of a £4m late seed funding round with Fuel Ventures.


Spacetech startup EnduroSat secures $10m Series A funding to streamline satellite data
Published: 11-05-2023 | 14:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spacetech startup EnduroSat, has raised $10m Series A funding, led by the EU investment firm CEECAT Capital, focused on the high growth markets of CEE Europe.


African market intelligence startup Rwazi raises $4m funding to accelerate growth
Published: 27-03-2023 | 12:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
African market intelligence startup Rwazi has raised a $4 million seed funding round led by Bonfire Ventures and saw participation from Newfund Capital and Alumni Ventures.


5 innovation metrics (KPIs) every CEO should care about, Plug and Play
Published: 08-03-2023 | 12:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Are your innovative strategies paying off? As a CEO, innovating is part of the job description - but do you know if it's actually making a difference in your company? It’s time to get down to data-driven business.


[Column] Pierre Havenga: The data center revolution in Africa - deploying technology for tomorrow
Published: 01-03-2023 | 16:54:37 | By: Pie Kamau
Africa is rapidly emerging as a major player in the global data center market, with a number of countries investing heavily in the development of data centers.


[Column] Kevin Halkerd: Why humans should lead your business cybersecurity strategy
Published: 01-03-2023 | 16:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Most successful cyber breaches have one thing in common: People. Your company can be protected from every tech angle, with the latest security updates and most advanced threat detection.


[Column] Chester Wisniewski: Artificial Intelligence now a match for natural ignorance
Published: 24-02-2023 | 15:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
End-user security training has traditionally been an important aspect of cybersecurity efforts, as it aims to educate and empower employees to identify and prevent potential threats. 


To stay competitive, startups must combat gender diversity debt, study
Published: 17-02-2023 | 10:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Entrepreneurship is booming, but women are underrepresented among its founders, investors and employees. A recent study investigates entrepreneurship's gender "diversity debt," a demographic disparity that can be difficult and costly to remedy.


Customer intelligence and marketing CRM platform Gameball raises $3.5m seed round for international expansion
Published: 17-02-2023 | 08:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gameball, the all-in-one customer intelligence and marketing CRM platform for consumer brands, has announced the completion of a $3.5 million fundraise to accelerate its international expansion.


Acceldata raises $50m Series C funding to expand market leadership and product innovation in data observability
Published: 15-02-2023 | 11:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Acceldata, the market leader in data observability, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. This latest round of funding was led by March Capital, with additional investment from Sanabil Investments.


Finance software startup Quartr signs API deal with Nordnet to enhance informed investment decisions
Published: 06-02-2023 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Finance software startup Quartr signed an API deal with Nordnet, the online broker in the Nordic region, reaching almost two million customers.


Swedish AI startup Viking Analytics raises more than €3m Series A funding for global expansion
Published: 30-01-2023 | 10:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Viking Analytics, a Swedish startup developing AI-based machine health monitoring technology, announced the closing of its Series A round, co-led by Belgium-based Finindus and Sweden-based Industrifonden.


HLTH Foundation launches coalition to help integrate health equity standards into healthcare tech and data practices
Published: 26-01-2023 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HLTH Foundation announced the formation of the Techquity for Health Coalition, with a mission to assimilate health equity considerations into healthcare technology innovation and data practices.


Terminal49 secures $6.5m Series A to power ocean freight visibility and automation
Published: 24-01-2023 | 13:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Terminal49, the ocean freight visibility platform, announced it has secured $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Stage 2 Capital and co-lead by Grand Venture Partners, with follow-on participation from seed stage investors.


Toronto-based startup Credential Sentry automates occupational license verification to combat negligent hiring and retention
Published: 20-01-2023 | 07:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Toronto-based startup Credential Sentry, has developed an advanced data analytics algorithm to streamline the credential verification process for businesses operating in licensed industries.


Innovation scale-up Wazoku launches Mindpool SME to help small businesses capture employee insights
Published: 19-01-2023 | 10:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Innovation scale-up Wazoku announced it has launched Mindpool SME, an employee insights dashboard that makes it simpler & faster for SMEs to listen to, understand, and act on employee insights.


Paris-based startup QuantCube raises Series B funding to support growth in economic nowcasting, harnessing AI and big data analytics
Published: 21-12-2022 | 08:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Real-time economic intelligence provider QuantCube Technology, announced it has secured funding led by Strategic Development Fund (SDF), the investment arm of UAE’s Tawazun Council.


proteanTecs named #1 most promising startup in Israel
Published: 21-12-2022 | 08:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
proteanTecs, a global pioneer of deep data analytics for advanced electronics, has been named the Most Promising Israeli Startup 2022 by Globes, an Israeli business publication.


Infinity AI startup raises $5m to build automated synthetic training data
Published: 19-12-2022 | 08:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Infinity AI, a startup that generates automated synthetic training data, announced a $5 million seed round led by Matrix with participation from founders and operators from companies like Snorkel AI, Tesla, and Google.


Appier launches AIRIS, next-gen AI-powered CDP leveraging first-party data to activate MarTech applications
Published: 19-12-2022 | 08:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shortening the time spent from data to insight and insight to action, and visualizing results from marketing campaigns remain as critical issues for most enterprises considering Customer Data Platforms (CDP).


Identity verification startup Verified.Africa launches in Kenya
Published: 09-12-2022 | 12:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Verified.Africa, the pioneer of ID verification, document verification and digital KYC compliance solutions, announced it has launched in Kenya.


Cyndx launches Valer to generate faster and more accurate startup valuations
Published: 29-11-2022 | 14:42:14 | By: Pie Kamau
Cyndx, an AI-powered search and discovery engine built to simplify deal origination, has announced the launch of Valer, the company's new corporate valuation tool.


eureKARE co-leads €5m seed investment in Biomemory which is advancing cutting-edge DNA-based data storage solutions
Published: 28-11-2022 | 10:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
eureKARE, an innovative investment company for disruptive synthetic biology applications, announced it has co-led a €5 million seed funding round in Biomemory.


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


Swedish startup Finch secures €2.5m funding to spearhead the shift from manual to generative workflows in the AEC industry
Published: 11-11-2022 | 07:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish startup Finch announced it has secured €2.5 million funding to spearhead the shift from manual to generative and data-driven workflows in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.


3nets concludes $11m seed round for multi-cloud workload portability solution
Published: 04-11-2022 | 09:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
3nets.io, a Delaware corporation, announced the conclusion of $11 million seed round at a post-money valuation of $20 million. 


Manchester-based consumer insights startup Vypr raises additional £3.4m to scale its product intelligence platform
Published: 31-10-2022 | 11:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fast-growing consumer insights business Vypr has received new investment of £3.4 million, at a significantly increased valuation on its last funding round in January 2021.


French cloud infrastructure startup Newboot completes first fundraising round to accelerate growth
Published: 31-10-2022 | 09:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Toulouse and Paris-based startup Newboot announced it has completed its first fundraising round with NOVA by Saint-Gobain and several Business Angels.


South African digital identity startup iiDENTIFii raises $15m growth capital to fuel expansion across Africa
Published: 27-10-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cape Town-based digital identity startup iiDENTIFii announced it has raised $15 million in growth capital to fuel its expansion across Africa.


Swedish startup Grafbase raises $5m seed funding to build the data platform of the future
Published: 26-10-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Grafbase, the data platform for developers, announced it has raised fresh $5 million seed funding round, bringing $7.3 million in total funding.


Nigerian data and intelligence startup Stears raises $3.3m to solve Africa’s data dearth
Published: 14-10-2022 | 12:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian data and intelligence company, Stears has raised $3.3 million to enhance its data collection and analytics capabilities, acquire talent and expand into East and Southern Africa.


Early stage venture fund TheVentureCity unveils data platform to help startups scale faster
Published: 04-10-2022 | 16:25:37 | By: Bob Koigi
The global, unconventional venture fund TheVentureCity has launched a free tool to measure the healthy growth of any startup: Growth Scanner.


SentinelOne launches $100 million fund to invest in cybersecurity and data innovation startups
Published: 04-10-2022 | 16:20:08 | By: Bob Koigi
S Ventures will invest across all stages of the startup lifecycle with a focus on security and data companies that bring innovative use cases to the Singularity Marketplace, the company’s open application ecosystem allowing security teams to extend Singularity XDR use cases.


Tech startup Coalesce secures $26m Series A funding to reinvent data transformation in the snowflake data cloud
Published: 30-09-2022 | 09:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Coalesce.io, the data transformation company, announced it has secured $26 million in Series A funding led by Emergence Capital, with participation from seed investors 11.2 Capital.


CrowdStrike’s Falcon Fund invests in API security startup Salt Security
Published: 23-09-2022 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CrowdStrike, a pioneer in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, announced that its strategic investment vehicle, Falcon Fund, has invested in Salt Security, the pioneer in Application Programming Interface (API) security.


Israeli data security startup Sentra launches in the U.S.
Published: 21-09-2022 | 10:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sentra, an Israeli cloud data security company, announced its arrival in the U.S. market with the opening of its new North American headquarters in New York City.


Customer engagement startup OneSignal raises $50m Series C funding to accelerate global expansion
Published: 05-09-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OneSignal, the the customer engagement platform, secured $50 million in Series C funding to advance its unified messaging and orchestration capabilities, enhance its mobile data-driven email product.


Copenhagen’s AI cybersecurity startup Muninn raises €2.5m seed round led by Luminar Ventures
Published: 29-08-2022 | 14:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AI-driven cybersecurity platform Muninn, headquartered in Copenhagen, has secured a €2.5 million seed round led by Luminar Ventures, with previous investor PreSeed Ventures (PSV) participating.


Munich-based Celonis secures $1b to fight economic and supply chain challenges
Published: 25-08-2022 | 10:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Celonis, the global player in execution management, announced it has secured an additional $1 billion in funds to accelerate its unique position to help customers thrive in challenging economic environments.


Early-stage startups don't stand to benefit from Inflation Reduction Act, Kruze Consulting
Published: 22-08-2022 | 13:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 doubles the R&D Tax Credit from $250,000 to $500,000, a popular tax credit used by unprofitable startups. However, an analysis by Kruze Consulting shows that the earliest-stage startups will likely not benefit from this increased credit.


Explo raises $12m Series A funding to build customer-facing analytics, releases self-serve onboarding
Published: 17-08-2022 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Explo, a customer-facing analytics solution for sharing data across any platform, announced $12 million in Series A funding, bringing the company's total amount raised to $15 million.


Dropbase raises $1.75m round to help import, manage, and query messy CSVs and Excel files in analytical databases
Published: 15-08-2022 | 12:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dropbase, the collaborative data import and data management platform, raised a $1.75 million round led by Gradient Ventures (Google's AI-focused venture fund).


German space tech startup LiveEO secures €19m to bring space data insights to Industry 4.0
Published: 08-08-2022 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin-based space tech startup LiveEO has secured €19 million in funding in what is one of the largest investments to date in Earth Observation in Europe.


Israeli AI mobility Nexar acquires Portuguese startup Veniam to open unlimited possibilities for data-rich mobility applications
Published: 08-08-2022 | 10:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nexar, an AI mobility company, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Veniam, the provider of intelligent networking for the internet of moving things.


Data collaboration startup Sympatic raises pre-seed round to revolutionize zero-copy data use
Published: 05-08-2022 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sympatic, a data collaboration platform that allows users to create and manage safe data sandboxes in their cloud of choice, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of funding led by Saltagen Ventures with participation from ScaleGood Fund.


U.S.-based compliance startup Kompliant closes $14m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 01-08-2022 | 09:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kompliant, the U.S.-based compliance startup closed a $14 million seed round led by Level One Fund. Kompliant solves for end-to-end compliance lifecycle management through leading-edge technology and innovative workflows.


Immigrants have started more than half of America's billion-dollar startup companies, study
Published: 27-07-2022 | 16:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Immigrants have started more than half (319 of 582, or 55%) of America's startup companies valued at $1 billion or more, according to a new study from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a nonpartisan research organization.


Data security startup Sotero closes $8m seed extension funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 26-07-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sotero, the leader in revolutionary data security, announced a $8 million extension of their seed round, bringing the round to a total of $13 million.


Cyber security startup Anvilogic raises $25m Series B funding to modernize security operations
Published: 22-07-2022 | 10:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Anvilogic, a modern security operations platform that brings a cloud-based security data lake to life, announced the company's $25 million Series B funding.


Irish digital identity startup valid8Me secures €12.5m investment to increase headcount, accelerate growth
Published: 22-07-2022 | 10:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
valid8Me, the digital identity SAAS platform, announced that Grant Thornton Ireland are investing €12.5million in the company.


HiddenLayer startup emerges from stealth mode, raises $6m seed funding to protect AI-powered products
Published: 20-07-2022 | 10:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HiddenLayer startup announced it has emerged from stealth mode to launch its flagship product, after raising $6 million in seed funding led by Ten Eleven Ventures.


Austin-based startup Sumatra raises $1.5m seed round to launch real-time data platform
Published: 13-07-2022 | 16:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sumatra, an Austin-based real-time data platform company, announced that it has secured $1.5 million in seed financing led by S3 Ventures with participation from Sentiero Ventures, Data Power Ventures, and AI Sprouts.


Kenyan healthtech startup AfyaRekod launches Universal Patient Portal for worldwide health data mobility management
Published: 11-07-2022 | 09:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan-based AfyaRekod launched the fully automated Universal Patient Portal – a block-chain driven technology that will transform the face of patient care across Africa and the World.


Verification platform ComplyCube expands startup assistance program to $50,000
Published: 06-07-2022 | 13:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Verification platform ComplyCube, has increased startup assistance to $50,000. The Startup Program supports qualifying businesses with free checks, resources, and consultancy.


Israeli fintech and capital markets startup Deshe Analytics raises $6.5m funding to expand to international markets
Published: 06-07-2022 | 12:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli fintech and capital markets startup Deshe Analytics announced a $6.5 million seed funding round led by Group 11.


Zing Data raises $2.4m to bring business intelligence to mobile
Published: 01-07-2022 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zing Data, a collaborative business intelligence and visualization startup, announced it has raised $2.4 million, led by Kindred Ventures, Correlation Ventures and early backers of Amplitude and Robinhood.


Sustainability data and tech startup ESG Book closes $35m Series B to advance its next-gen technology capabilities
Published: 29-06-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ESG Book, a global player in sustainability data and technology, announced it has closed $35 million in Series B funding to advance its next-generation technology capabilities.


Amsterdam-based employment startup TestGorilla secures $70m Series A to help companies eliminate hiring bias
Published: 29-06-2022 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam-based employment startup TestGorilla announced it has secured $70 million Series A to help companies eliminate hiring bias. The round was co-led by Balderton and Atomico.


Proparco completes pre-series-A investment in Moringa to fuel its expansion across Africa
Published: 27-06-2022 | 11:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Proparco announced the completion of a pre-series-A investment in Moringa to its expansion across Africa. The funding from Proparco will also facilitate the broadening of the range of courses offered by Moringa.


Ping Identity launches Ping Ventures to accelerate innovation in identity security
Published: 22-06-2022 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ping Identity, the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, has launched Ping Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that will fuel innovation in the identity security market.


Healthtech startup Idoven raises $19.8m funding to redefine detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular diseases
Published: 22-06-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Idoven, a pioneering health tech company advancing early detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular disease, announced it has raised $19.8 million in funding.


Y Combinator-backed Proper Finance raises $4.3m to create an integrated reconciliation software for fintechs
Published: 16-06-2022 | 16:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Proper Finance, the integrated reconciliation and ledger data platform that enables financial technology companies to maintain complete financial accuracy, closed a $4.3 million seed round


Business identity startup Middesk raises $57m Series B round to accelerate growth
Published: 10-06-2022 | 12:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Middesk, the business identity platform automating business verification and underwriting decisions, announced it has raised $57 million in a Series B round, co-led by New York-based private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners.


Seed-to-Sale software startup Canix raises $10m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 09-06-2022 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canix, a market-leading cannabis ERP seed-to-sale platform, announced it has raised $10 million in funding from venture capitalists.


Stellate raises $30m funding to build the global data graph
Published: 07-06-2022 | 10:45:14 | By: Pie Kamau
Stellate, formerly known as GraphCDN, is bringing its expertise in GraphQL APIs to the masses with the help of a $25 million Series A from Tiger Global and a $5 million seed round led by boldstart ventures.


Data analytics startup Gigasheet closes $7m Series A to democratize big data analysis
Published: 02-06-2022 | 15:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gigasheet, a startup that brings data science and big data analytics capabilities to anyone who can use a spreadsheet, announced it has closed $7 million in a Series A funding round.


Indian data insights startup Synaptic raises $20m Series B funding to accelerate growth
Published: 01-06-2022 | 10:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Synaptic, an alternative data insights startup, announced the successful closure of $20 million in Series B funding round led by Valor Equity Partne


Fintech startup Consilient raises $3m seed funding round to develop next-gen financial crime compliance technology
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Consilient, a fintech innovator aiming to transform financial crime compliance, announced it has secured a private $3 million seed funding round.


Contract management startup Evisort raises $100m funding to enhance customer experience, accelerate growth
Published: 13-05-2022 | 14:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Evisort, the no-code contract intelligence platform loved by legal, procurement, and sales operations teams worldwide, announced it has raised $100 million in capital.


Privacy-focused data-generation startup Kahoona raises $4.5m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kahoona Inc., a first-party data generation and activation technology for the open web aimed at creating a digital ecosystem that preserves user privacy, announced it has closed $4.5 million in Series Seed financing.


London-based Bundlr Network raises $5.2m seed round to build an easier, faster way to store data on web3
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bundlr Network, a decentralized platform that makes it fast and easy to store data on web3, has raised a $5.2 million seed round co-led by Framework Ventures.


French AI startup Kryptview raises $650k in pre-seed to develop community-driven crypto research platform
Published: 25-04-2022 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kryptview, a collective intelligence platform that provides peer-reviewed research for digital assets, announced the closure of its pre-seed round, raising $650,000 from crypto technology companies.


AI startup GridMatrix raises $3.5m seed round to grow its proprietary cloud architecture platform
Published: 25-04-2022 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GridMatrix announced it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding in a round co-led by 8VC and Cota Capital, with participation from Alumni Ventures Group.


Briya Emerges from stealth with seed funding to revolutionize healthcare through blockchain powered research
Published: 22-04-2022 | 14:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Briya, a disruptive healthcare data exchange network, announced it has completed a $5.5 million seed round led by Amiti Ventures.


AI startup Nuclia raises $5.4m seed funding to advance AI-powered search, releases open source NucliaDB
Published: 21-04-2022 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nuclia, the pioneer in AI-powered search that is changing how humans access and discover meaningful data, announced it has raised $5.4 million in its seed round led by Crane Venture Partners and Ealai.


Blockchain data startup Transpose raises $3m seed round to revolutionize web3 data infrastructure
Published: 20-04-2022 | 13:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blockchain data startup Transpose, whose ground-breaking suite of data APIs vastly simplifies bulk web3 data access, announced an oversubscribed $3 million seed round.


Startups increasingly use memorable, key-word rich descriptive domain names to stand out from competitors, study
Published: 20-04-2022 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TrueName, a global leader in descriptive domains, announced that more startups are choosing descriptive domains than in previous years per recent data by Marc Köhlbrugge.


Belgian tech startup Kpler attracts over $200m strategic growth investment
Published: 14-04-2022 | 12:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kpler, the of technology-led data, analytics, and market insight, announced it has agreed on a strategic growth investment led by Five Arrows and Insight Partners.


Canadian medical startup DrugBank raises $9m to solve growing biomedical data problem
Published: 12-04-2022 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canadian future of medicine startup, DrugBank, announced the securing $9 million in seed funding to solve the challenges associated with the world's exponentially-growing biomedical data.


AI platform Relativity6 raises $5.25m round to accelerate sales efforts
Published: 11-04-2022 | 11:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Relativity6, the AI platform for industry classification, announced it has raised a $5.25 million seed round led by Fin Capital with participation from State Auto Labs Fund, Vectr Ventures, Cortado Ventures, Angel Ventures, and several strategic individuals.


ComplyAdvantage releases new anti-money laundering essentials guide for Startups
Published: 05-04-2022 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ComplyAdvantage, a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, announced the release of a new Anti-Money Laundering Essentials Guide for Startups.


Manchester-based HRtech startup Orka raises £3m to accelerate growth
Published: 01-04-2022 | 17:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Manchester-based Orka Technology Group (Orka), announced it has secured £3 million Series A fundraising round from Praetura Ventures.


Israeli data integration startup Triple Whale raises $27.7m to develop default e-Commerce operating system for Shopify brands
Published: 28-03-2022 | 16:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Triple Whale, the all-in-one operating system for Shopify brands, announced it has raised $27.7 million in an extended Series A, the company's first announced funding round since its foundation in May 2021.


Singapore-based Treehouse Finance raises $18m seed funding to establish a standard for DeFi analytics
Published: 17-03-2022 | 11:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Treehouse, a Web3 company transforming on-chain data into meaningful metrics to help decentralized finance (DeFi) investors make informed financial decisions, announced an $18 million seed round raise.


Danish customer support innovator Dixa acquires Miuros and Solvemate startups for $43m
Published: 11-03-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Danish customer support innovator Dixa, announced the acquisitions of analytics leader Miuros, and automation pioneer Solvemate.


IronCore Labs launches program to give two years free data security tools to qualified startups
Published: 01-03-2022 | 10:57:06 | By: Pie Kamau
IronCore Labs, the provider of data security for modern cloud applications, announced the IronCore Labs Startup Program that gives two years of free data security tools to qualified startups.


AT&T joins Ericsson's 5G Startup Program to develop new consumer technology
Published: 22-02-2022 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AT&T has joined Ericsson's Startup 5G program, a 5G innovation collaboration driven by Ericsson's ConsumerLab that assists communications service providers (CSPs) with commercialization and monetization of 5G.


Zurich-based smart data capture pioneer Scandit completes $150m Series D funding to expand its global footprint
Published: 09-02-2022 | 14:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zurich-based Scandit, the global player in smart data capture, has completed a Series D funding round of $150 million at a company valuation in excess of $1 billion.


Israeli AI startup Forwrd raises $3.5m to make every corporate employee data-driven
Published: 01-02-2022 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Forwrd, the provider of automated predictive analytics aimed at guiding business decision making, announced it secured $3.5 million in seed funding to transform non-technical frontline employees into data driven decision makers.


Prophecy startup raises $25m to accelerate availability of its low-code platform for data engineering
Published: 24-01-2022 | 14:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prophecy, the enterprise low-code data engineering platform that brings the speed of DevOps to data engineering, announced it raised a $25 million Series A round.


Israeli tech startup Polar Security emerges from stealth with $8.5m seed round to automatically protect cloud data
Published: 20-01-2022 | 10:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Polar Security, a cloud-native data security company, announced it has raised a $8.5 million seed financing round and launched out of stealth.


Kenya's Poa Internet announces first close of $28m financing round by Africa50
Published: 18-01-2022 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Poa Internet and Africa50 announced the completion of Africa50’s equity investment into Poa. This funding is part of the $28 million financing round led by Africa50.


South Korean AI optimization tech startup Nota selected as NVIDIA Inception Premier member
Published: 18-01-2022 | 10:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nota, an AI optimization technology company, announced it has been promoted to Premier status in the NVIDIA Inception program.


Polymer No-Code DLP closes $4m seed round to protect leakage of sensitive customer data
Published: 15-12-2021 | 14:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Polymer, the cloud native No-Code Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution for third party SaaS platforms, today announced the completion of a $4 million Seed round led by Story Ventures.


Munich-based startup ZenML raises $2.7m to advance open source MLOps framework
Published: 15-12-2021 | 13:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ZenML, the creator of the extensible open source Machine Learning Operationalization (MLOps) framework for data scientists, announced it has raised $2.7 million in its seed round led by Crane Venture Partners.


U.S. healthtech startup Vim accelerates growth with opening of offices in New York and Tel Aviv
Published: 07-12-2021 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vim, a technology company building digital infrastructure for U.S. healthcare, opened a new office in Midtown Manhattan and in Nahalat Yitzhak in Tel Aviv, Israel, to accommodate its rapidly growing workforce.


Miami-based VC firm Borderless Capital closes $10m PLANETS.Fund to build green data economy on Algorand
Published: 24-11-2021 | 08:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Borderless Capital, the Miami-based venture capital firm dedicated to the Algorand ecosystem, announced the closing of PLANETS.Fund, a $10 millionn fund focused on building a green data economy.


World's innovation platform Plug and Play launches in Basel, Switzerland
Published: 19-11-2021 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The largest innovation enabler in the world, Plug and Play, announced the launch of a new office in Basel, Switzerland, in partnership with the first Founding Partner, uptownBasel.


Datafold raises $20 million Series A to help data teams deliver reliable products faster
Published: 09-11-2021 | 17:19:51 | By: Bob Koigi
Backed by NEA and Amplify Partners, Datafold seeks to expand its proactive approach to data reliability to help companies unlock more growth using high-quality data.


North Carolina's SAS and Pappas Capital partner to propel agritech startups with analytics
Published: 21-10-2021 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Two North Carolina companies, analytics leader SAS and venture investment firm Pappas Capital, are joining forces to help advance the state as a global leader in agricultural technology.


Slovenian healthtech startup MESI selected to join Google for Startups Accelerator, Europe
Published: 20-10-2021 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Slovenian healthtech startup MESI has been selected to join the Google for Startups Accelerator, Europe. The current three-month Google Accelerator programme brings together 15 of the most promising European tech startups in healthcare and well-being.


Nortal acquires minority stake in cybersecurity startup Talgen
Published: 20-10-2021 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Digital transformation company Nortal has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire minority stake in the cybersecurity startup Talgen to bolster cybersecurity capabilities and unlock new opportunities in Europe, North America, and the GCC countries.


Israeli deep learning development startup Deci raises $21m to accelerate commercial growth
Published: 20-10-2021 | 15:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deci, the deep learning development company that helps enterprises build, optimize, and deploy AI to production, announced it has raised a $21 million Series A round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners.


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.


Singapore cybersecurity startup BitTrap develops detection technology to address surge in cyberattacks
Published: 07-10-2021 | 13:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Singapore cybersecurity startup BitTrap announced a blockchain-based cybersecurity solution that leverages attackers' motivations to provide singular detection capabilities.


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.


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.


Egyptian healthtech startup Sotech raises $1m in pre-seed funding to fuel growth
Published: 21-09-2021 | 08:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sotech, an Egyptian e-health startup that specializes in smart IoT, trackable OOH advertising, and data gathering has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding round to scale its operations into the rest of the MENA region.


Berlin-based Workist exits stealth to create global AI business connectivity layer
Published: 17-09-2021 | 11:39:10 | By: Pie Kamau
Workist, the company applying cutting-edge, deep-learning technology to automate business transactions, exited stealth and introduced its flagship product WorKI, an intelligent document processing tool that leverages advanced artificial intelligence.


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.


Israeli insurtech startup Vesttoo joins NVIDIA Inception to further develop AI-based technologies
Published: 07-09-2021 | 15:38:30 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli insurtech startup Vesttoo announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture companies revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.


Israeli startup Quantum Machines raises $50m to make quantum computers ubiquitous and disruptive across all industries
Published: 07-09-2021 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tel Aviv based startup Quantum Machines, creator of the Quantum Orchestration Platform, announced it has secured $50 million in Series B funding to expand its growth into quantum cloud computing and drive its worldwide distribution.


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.


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.


AI startup 3AI joins NVIDIA Inception program
Published: 24-08-2021 | 15:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AI startup 3AI announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, an accelerator program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.


[Startup Interview] Dylan Pfeil, Co-Founder, Business Solutions Centre, South Africa
Published: 16-08-2021 | 13:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Business Solutions Centre is a South African-based telecommunication startup that has embraced a business model of providing a one-stop shop for all digital needs of clients.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


South African startup Omnisient raises $1.4m for global expansion
Published: 14-07-2021 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Omnisient, a secure data collaboration platform, has achieved its second raise this year totalling $1.4 million. The investments will be used to expand the Omnisient team, accelerate product development and drive international expansion.


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.


Canadian space-tech startup SkyWatch partners with Wyvern to deliver next-gen earth observation data
Published: 30-06-2021 | 16:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SkyWatch Space Applications, a Waterloo-based space technology startup, signed an agreement to deliver data management capabilities to Wyvern, a commercial space data company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Lacuna Fund announces second round of funding to projects supporting Natural Language Processing technologies Across Africa
Published: 29-04-2021 | 16:13:59 | By: Pie Kamau
The partner organisations behind Lacuna Fund implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, announced the second cohort of supported projects.


Israeli customer intelligence startup Affogata raises $5.5m seed funding to bring consumer's voice to customer-obsessed brands
Published: 29-04-2021 | 09:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Affogata, the customer intelligence platform enabling brands to harness data to guarantee their consumers a perfect experience, announced a $5.5 million financing round of seed funding co-led by Mangrove Capital Partners.


Israeli enterprise AI startup BeyondMinds joins NVIDIA Inception
Published: 28-04-2021 | 17:00:12 | By: Pie Kamau
BeyondMinds, the enterprise AI startup that has built the first universally applicable and easily adaptable AI platform providing production-grade AI solutions at rapid speed, announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception.


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.


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.


Wynden Stark acquires NYC venture-backed tech startup untapt
Published: 16-04-2021 | 09:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wynden Stark has acquired NYC venture-backed tech startup untapt, bringing in-house a world-class team of Data Scientists and Software Engineers.


HawkEye 360 secures $55m Series C funding round to support expansion of satellite startup's infrastructure
Published: 13-04-2021 | 14:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HawkEye 360, the global commercial provider of space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, announced it has secured $55 million in additional funding, bringing its total raised to over $155 million.


Cyber security startup Calamu raises $2.4m seed to pioneer auto-healing data protection
Published: 09-04-2021 | 09:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Calamu, a data protection and resiliency trailblazer, announced it has emerged from stealth after closing $2.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round.


dClimate raises $3.5m seed round to create first decentralized network for climate data
Published: 09-04-2021 | 09:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
dClimate, the first decentralized network for climate data, announced the closing of an oversubscribed $3.5 Million seed financing round led by CoinFund, with participation from Multicoin Capital and Republic Labs.


Polymer Solutions closes $1m seed round to secure SaaS platforms
Published: 31-03-2021 | 13:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Polymer Solutions, the 'virtual compliance officer' for SaaS, a next-gen data loss protection platform, announced the closing of its $1 million seed funding.


No-code business intelligence startup y42 raises $2.9m for scalable and affordable data stack
Published: 23-03-2021 | 12:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
y42 (formerly Datos Intelligence), a no-code business intelligence platform, announced a seed round of $2.9 million, led by La Famiglia VC. Additional investors include the co-founders of Foodspring, Personio and Petlab.


SafeGraph startup raises $45m Series B to become ultimate destination for physical places data
Published: 18-03-2021 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SafeGraph, a data-as-a-service company focused on being the source of truth for data on physical places, announced a $45 million Series B fundraise, led by Sapphire Ventures.


Exabel closes $9m seed round to accelerate new data partnerships, launches alternative data insights product
Published: 10-03-2021 | 15:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Exabel, the simple-to-use Al, analytics and data platform for investment teams, announced it has closed a fourth seed investment round from investor AWC, bringing its total capital raised to over $21 million.


Rev Ventures secures $1m in seed funding round
Published: 04-03-2021 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rev Ventures Group, a technology driven performance marketing ecosystem, announced the completion of a $1 million seed round of funding led by KEY Investment Partners with participation from Phyto Partners.


Startup Space announces two new hires to fuel growth, continue expansion
Published: 04-03-2021 | 11:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup Space, the innovative platform for entrepreneurship community building, announced the appointment of Reneida Leon as Head of Product and Molly King as Associate Director of Client Experience.


Data privacy tech startup WireWheel raises $20m in Series B funding for market expansion
Published: 11-02-2021 | 10:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
WireWheel, a data privacy technology platform, announced $20 million in Series B financing led by ForgePoint Capital, with existing investors also participating in the round, bringing total capital raised by the company to $45 million.


Boston-based data insights startup Resultably helps businesses understand and predict workforce efficiency
Published: 04-02-2021 | 15:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Resultably, a data insights platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning launched publicly, integrating with business tools Google, Microsoft, Zoom, Slack, and Zenefits to help companies unlock business insights.


Israeli AI startup Datomize secures $6m seed round for enterprise grade synthetic data solution
Published: 03-02-2021 | 14:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli AI startup Datomize announced the completion of its $6 million seed funding round for the commercialization of its synthetic data solution that accelerates time to market for artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) models and new products.


Belgian startup Soda raises €11.5m Series A funding to bring everyone closer to data
Published: 02-02-2021 | 13:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Soda announced it has raised €11.5 milion Series A financing to accelerate the development of its data monitoring platform that streamlines how teams find the data worth fixing.


Canadian startup Tealbook raises $14.4m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 27-01-2021 | 10:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tealbook, the Trusted Source of Supplier Data, announced it closed $14.4 million on the heels of tremendous growth, in an A round with lead investor, RTP Global.


Analytics startup Quantifind secures $22m financing to accelerate market for automated financial crime and risk investigation
Published: 22-01-2021 | 14:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Quantifind, a provider of solutions that use data science to help automate financial crimes investigations announced a strategic growth funding round of $22 million.


VentureIsrael invests in Israeli startup QuantLR, developer of affordable quantum cryptography solution
Published: 19-01-2021 | 13:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
An Israeli deep tech fund VentureIsrael participated in QuantLR's investment round alongside equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, as well as Jerusalem's early-stage fund and incubator Labs/02.


Tech startup Drata raises $3.2m in seed funding, launches platform to automate SOC 2 Compliance
Published: 14-01-2021 | 11:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Drata, a next-gen compliance and security automation company, came out of stealth and announced $3.2 million in seed funding led by Cowboy Ventures and participation from Leaders Fund, and SV Angel.


[Startup Interview] Ted Martynov, Founder and CEO, CARMA, Nigeria
Published: 08-01-2021 | 09:26:00 | By: Bob Koigi
CARMA is an African-based startup offering proprietary decentralized technology allowing lenders to get more value by accessing data on a real-time basis. While non-lending organizations can also monetize their data which will increase their number of lenders.


South Korean blockchain e-contract startup FirmaChain announces partnership with DTT Alliance
Published: 07-12-2020 | 19:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South Korea based FirmaChain, a blockchain-based global electronic contract platform, announced it has joined the DTT Alliance (Decentralized Trusted Timestamping Alliance).


Datawords, French startup FACIL'iti join forces to promote digital inclusion
Published: 03-12-2020 | 15:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Datawords Group, a global leader in multicultural technologies, announced the launch of a partnership with FACIL'iti, a French startup offering digital inclusion solution capable of adapting the display of a website to the needs of each internet user.


Cloud-based startup Segmed raises $2m to advance dataset sharing for medical AI
Published: 02-12-2020 | 15:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Segmed, a cloud-based platform that curates medical data by anonymizing, standardizing and labeling, to accelerate innovation in healthcare, closed $2 million dollars in seed funding led by Blumberg Capital.


Equinix invests $55m to build its third data center in Osaka, Japan
Published: 25-11-2020 | 14:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Equinix, the world's digital infrastructure company, announced an initial investment of $55 million to build its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Osaka, Japan.


Israeli consumer intelligence startup Konnecto closes $3.5m seed round, launches 'Reveal & Disrupt'
Published: 23-11-2020 | 16:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Konnecto, the consumer intelligence platform enabling brands to gain visibility into the earliest stages of the consumer journey, announced the completion of a $3.5 million seed round, led by TPY Capital.


South Korea's StradVision joins NVIDIA Inception program as premier partner
Published: 20-11-2020 | 12:59:59 | By: Pie Kamau
StradVision has joined NVIDIA Inception, a virtual accelerator program designed to nurture companies that are revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.


October Startup Sentiment Index shows three-month trend in advancing startup timelines
Published: 12-11-2020 | 12:57:50 | By: Pie Kamau
The number of respondents agreeing that now is a good time to start a business reached a three-month high at 60.6% in October.


Nearly 60% of startup founders say operating costs are their top spending priority in the first quarter
Published: 11-11-2020 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
While the long-term economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown, the remote work period has forced startups to adjust their spending priorities, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform.


Human API startup raises over $20m funding to scale consumer-controlled health data ecosystem
Published: 04-11-2020 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Human API, company empowering consumers to connect and share electronic health data with companies they trust, announced it has raised over $20 million in Series C funding, to scale consumer-controlled health data ecosystem.


Travel booking startup Tripbnb.com uses AI to link travelers and accommodation quickly
Published: 04-11-2020 | 10:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Taiwanese travel booking startup Tripbnb.com is helping domestic accommodation providers draw up new business strategies and the country's travel industry had to enhance their technical standards with AI-based systems.


AI startup ATLAN Space raises $1m Series A funding from Maroc Numeric Fund II for expansion
Published: 04-11-2020 | 09:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Aerial vehicle Artificial Intelligence startup ATLAN Space has raised $1m Series A funding from Maroc Numeric Fund II with participation from Hilmi Law Firm and Cadex Group, for business expansion.


Tech startup KēlaHealth raises $12.9m to deliver AI-powered, clinician-centered solutions to improve surgical care
Published: 28-10-2020 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
KēlaHealth, announced the closing of a $2.9 million Seed financing and milestone-based $10 million Series A financing led by Santé Ventures and Intuitive Ventures.


Fintech startup Lightyear raises $3.7m to simplify how enterprises buy network infrastructure
Published: 28-10-2020 | 13:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Financial technology startup Lightyear announced the launch of its software platform for businesses to buy and manage their telecom and IT infrastructure online.


AI startup Skan secures $14m to expand AI-driven process discovery for enterprise digital transformation
Published: 27-10-2020 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Skan, AI-enabled process discovery and operational intelligence company, announced the close of a $14 million Series A funding round to strengthen its product platform and scale operations.


Resurface Labs secures seed financing to fuel the democratization of user-centric API monitoring
Published: 26-10-2020 | 15:24:40 | By: Pie Kamau
Resurface Labs, provider of user-centric API monitoring software to help organizations fix application issues faster, improve customer experience, and drive revenue recovery, closed its $2 million seed round.


Madison-based AI startup DataChat closes $4m seed round to accelerate democratization of data analytics
Published: 23-10-2020 | 10:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DataChat, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinout with a sophisticated yet intuitive data analytics platform announced the closing of a $4 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firms WRVI Capital and Nepenthe Capital.


U.S. tech startup Ware raises $2.5m to advance warehouse innovation, drone technology
Published: 23-10-2020 | 10:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ware, a technology startup deploying autonomous drones for warehouse inventory counting closed $2.5 million in seed-round funding, led by UP Partners.


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.


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.


Canadian tech startup S-Factor launches final seed fundraising round
Published: 05-10-2020 | 11:45:34 | By: Pie Kamau
S-Factor, a private technology firm providing the most comprehensive set of social impact data currently available on the market, announced the launch of its final seed fundraising round via a private equity placement.


PopSQL raises $3.4m to help teams collaborate using data
Published: 09-09-2020 | 15:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PopSQL, the collaborative SQL editor for teams announced $3.4 million in seed funding, led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund.