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[Startup Interview] James Adebisi, Founder, Oruis Medical, Nigeria
Published: 23-12-2022 | 12:23:21 | By: Bob Koigi
Orius Medical is a Nigerian health startup that provides mental care and support through psychotherapy and mental health education.


Dutch startup Aiosyn raises €2m to develop AI-powered algorithms to support pathologists with clinical diagnostics
Published: 22-12-2022 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
 Aiosyn, a diagnostics platform that uses artificial intelligence to support pathologists with more accurate and efficient clinical diagnostics, raised an investment round of €2 million.


Ran Ziv joins Israeli proptech startup BeamUP as CTO
Published: 22-12-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BeamUP, the pioneer in enterprise data management for building system design and operations, announced it has hired Ran Ziv as CTO.


OKX Ventures, GSRV co-lead $2m seed round for decentralized identity platform Nametag
Published: 22-12-2022 | 11:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nametag, creators of the new standard for end-user identity verification with web3, announced a $2 million seed round co-led by GSRV and OKX Ventures.


Digital asset investment management platform ML Tech raises $1.9m strategic round
Published: 22-12-2022 | 10:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ML Tech, a non-custodial digital asset investment management platform providing institutional investors access to automated crypto trading strategies, raised over $1.9 million in a strategic round that included well-known investors.


Fintech enabler Ukheshe secures Series A funding to accelerate international expansion
Published: 22-12-2022 | 10:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ukheshe International, the UK-headquartered division of digital-first, Banking as a Service (BaaS) enabler Ukheshe, announced the conclusion of an investment agreement that will help accelerate its international expansion.


Finnish asset management firm eQ raises more than €500m for private equity and venture capital funds
Published: 21-12-2022 | 09:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
eQ PE XIV North focusing on Northern Europe held its final close on €288 million, a more than 40 % increase compared to its predecessor.


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.


South Korean startup Xinapse scales AI solutions in the global market
Published: 21-12-2022 | 08:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Xinapse, a member of the Born2Global Centre, a Korean generative AI startup that is planning to enter the U.S. publishing market and will participate in the upcoming CES exhibition in Las Vegas in 2023, is scaling AI solutions in the global market.


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.


Hologram startup Proto secures investment from Christie’s Ventures to accelerate growth
Published: 21-12-2022 | 07:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Proto, the original hologram device and platform, announced that Christie's Ventures has invested in the company, solidifying the bonds of their successful collaborations.


Web3 startup Tonsnipe raises $100K to build a token and NFT aggregator on Ton blockchain
Published: 21-12-2022 | 07:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tonsnipe, a web3 startup building on The Open Network has closed a $100K private funding round to develop a Ton blockchain-based native token and NFT aggregator.


Dutch scale ups face €500b financing gap, report
Published: 20-12-2022 | 12:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture Capital firm Lakestar released The €500 Billion Dutch Financing Gap report, which delves into the Netherland’s strong heritage in scaling growth companies and how it can create the next wave of companies for the future.


Impact Venture Capital invests $8m seed round for Web3 startup Virtualness
Published: 20-12-2022 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Impact Venture Capital announced its investment in Virtualness' oversubscribed $8 million seed round. Virtualness is a mobile-first platform designed to help creators and brands navigate the complex world of Web3.


Mad Capital closes $4m seed round to finance the regenerative agriculture revolution
Published: 20-12-2022 | 11:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mad Capital, an impact-focused lender that offers equitable, flexible funding for organic and transitioning farmers, announced it has raised a $4 million Seed round, led by Trailhead Capital.


Traveltech startup Evaneos raises €20m to accelerate growth in Europe
Published: 20-12-2022 | 11:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Evaneos, the online platform dedicated to making travel a source of positive impact, announced a €20 million equity financing round to accelerate growth in Europe.


Healthtech startup PaxeraHealth closes series A funding round to accelerate its enterprise medical imaging and AI authoring platforms
Published: 20-12-2022 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PaxeraHealth, the medical imaging and AI developer, announced the close of its series A financing round led by Sopris Capital, a venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled healthcare solutions.


AI-driven SaaS startup Kuona raises $6m round to solve brand pricing and promotion challenges
Published: 20-12-2022 | 10:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kuona, the intelligent SaaS platform that uses machine learning to automatically optimize product prices, promotions, and inventories for consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and retailers, announced it has raised a $6 million seed round.


Casted launches new program to democratize access to podcasting
Published: 19-12-2022 | 09:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Casted, the first and only podcast and video marketing platform made for B2B marketers, has launched Casted for Startups.


EG Capital announces anchor closing of its maiden fund to invest in startups across East Africa and Zambia
Published: 19-12-2022 | 09:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EG Capital, a growth-oriented private equity impact firm has announced the anchor closing of its first EG-Economic Empowerment Fund LP (EG-EEF), which will invest in medium-sized businesses.


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.


Indian AI-based asset and plant performance startup UptimeAI raises $3.5m funding to expand in the U.S.
Published: 19-12-2022 | 08:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UptimeAI, an AI-based digital transformation solution provider for the energy, chemicals, and heavy industries, has raised a total of $3.5 million funding led by Emergent Ventures.


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).


Comedian, Actor and Host Howie Mandel Steps into the Metaverse powered by DeepBrain AI
Published: 16-12-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DeepBrain AI, a member of the Born2Global Centre, and Howie Mandel have put their brains together to create AI Howie, a fully interactive virtual human AI replica of the famous comedian, actor, host, and technology enthusiast.


Italian biodiversity startup 3Bee raises €5m to scale the protection of pollinators in Europe
Published: 16-12-2022 | 13:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Italian-based scale-up 3Bee (a world with bees), which operates both in the B2C and B2B protection of ecosystems and pollinators area has raised €5 million series A funding round.


Nigerian online furniture store Taeillo raises $2.5m for expansion
Published: 16-12-2022 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian online store Taeillo, announced a $2.5 million funding round from Aruwa Capital, a growth equity and early-stage investor.


Visa announces grant to help African women fund managers grow their businesses
Published: 16-12-2022 | 13:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Visa has announced a grant towards the African Women Impact Fund (AWIF), a collaboration between Standard Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).


Senegalese startup Kwely launches made in Africa online store
Published: 16-12-2022 | 12:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kwely, a Senegalese-based startup has launched a B2B e-marketplace to provide African producers and manufacturers with a global window to sell their products at scale.


VC fund Ventures Platform closes its pan-African and early-stage fund at $46m
Published: 16-12-2022 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ventures Platform, a pan-African early-stage Venture Capital firm, announced the final close of its intercontinental fund, at $46 million. 


European fintech Novicap raises €200m for its Credit platform as it hits €1b transaction volume milestone
Published: 14-12-2022 | 09:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Novicap, the European fintech providing end-to-end working capital solutions, announced it has raised a €200 million debt facility from London-based asset manager, Fasanara Capital. 


[Column] Thabiso Foto: Can Africa's startup sector keep up its record funding run amidst global turmoil?
Published: 14-12-2022 | 09:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startups have become vital engines of change that can have an outsized impact on an economy. They are crucial in fueling innovation and enhancing economic and digital competitiveness.


Season Group acquires IoT tech startup Pycom to give all connected ideas an opportunity to succeed
Published: 14-12-2022 | 08:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Season Group, an international electronics design and manufacturing services provider headquartered in Hong Kong, announced its acquisition of all assets of Pycom, a full stack Internet of Things (IoT) company.


African tech startup SeamlessHR picks Nairobi as its East African Hub
Published: 14-12-2022 | 08:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigeria’s tech startup SeamlessHR has launched its offices in the Kenyan market, choosing Nairobi as its East African Hub.


Shield AI boosts Series E to $225m to accelerate building world's best AI pilot
Published: 14-12-2022 | 08:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shield AI, a fast-growing defense technology company building AI pilots for aircraft, announced it has raised additional equity capital from the U.S. Innovative Technology Fund (USIT).


Canadian healthtech startup KeyOps raises $4m seed round to fuel expansion in the U.S.
Published: 14-12-2022 | 08:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
KeyOps, a Toronto-based Insights-as-a-Service (IaaS) startup, announced it has raised $4 million (CAD) in seed funding.


South African early-stage VC firm 4Di Capital announces close of $25m seed fund
Published: 09-12-2022 | 13:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South African early-stage technology venture capital fund manager 4Di Capital has announced the close of $25 million seed fund.


First investment of Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund goes to Aruwa Capital Management
Published: 09-12-2022 | 13:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The first investment of the Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund has gone to Aruwa Capital Management, a gender-lens $20 million fund dedicated to Nigeria's SMEs, managed by a first-time woman-led fund manager.


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.


Japanese home health lab startup Bisu collaborates with Polaris Dawn to develop new ways to monitor astronaut health
Published: 05-12-2022 | 11:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Traveling in space leads to bone loss, muscle loss, and an increased risk of kidney stone formation, often starting within the first 24 hours of spaceflight as calcium levels in bone and tissue decrease.


Patria Investments announces expansion into venture capital
Published: 05-12-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Patria Investments (Patria), a global alternative asset manager in Latin America, announced the launch of a new Venture Capital strategy, anchored by the acquisition of Igah Ventures, one of the pioneers of the sector in Latin America.


VENCO secures $670K pre-seed funding to deliver digital solutions for residential and commercial properties in Africa
Published: 05-12-2022 | 10:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VENCO, a technology company that provides solutions to enhance living experiences in residential and commercial communities in Africa, has secured $670K pre-seed funding round.


Plug and Play Japan selects 74 startups for its Winter/Spring 2023 Batch accelerator program
Published: 05-12-2022 | 10:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global innovation platform, Plug and Play Japan has selected 74 startups from Japan and overseas for the Winter/Spring 2023 Batch accelerator program which will be carried out from December 2022 to March 2023.


HashKey and SEBA Bank partner to accelerate institutional adoption of digital assets in Hong Kong and Switzerland
Published: 05-12-2022 | 10:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HashKey and SEBA Bank announced a partnership to leverage their digital asset service offerings as well as custody and asset management products to accelerate institutional adoption of digital assets.


Israeli blockchain security startup CyVers raises $8m to bring proactive security to Web3 economy
Published: 05-12-2022 | 09:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CyVers, the provider of state-of-the-art proactive Web3 Security for the centralized, decentralized finance and smart contract applications via detection and interception of crypto attacks across blockchains, announced a $8 million in funding.


645 Ventures closes $347m fourth fund and first opportunity fund to invest in technology startups
Published: 02-12-2022 | 12:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
645 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional founders building iconic technology companies, announced its oversubscribed fourth fund, Fund IV, alongside the launch of the firm's first opportunity fund, Select I.


Canadian B2B automotive trading startup TRADE X opens new trading facilities in Kenya
Published: 02-12-2022 | 11:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TRADE X, a B2B cross-border automotive trading platform based in Ontario, Canada, announced it has opened a new Kenyan trading corridor, which includes both a shared bonded warehouse in Mombasa and an office in Nairobi.


[Nebulab Case] How this e-Commerce tech studio went global to fight talent shortage and improve diversity
Published: 02-12-2022 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hiring talent has become one of the top challenges for technology companies. The global talent shortage and emerging trends have made finding and retaining skilled professionals more difficult.


Identity hygiene startup SPHERE raises $31m Series B funding to accelerate growth, expand its SaaS platform
Published: 02-12-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SPHERE Technology Solutions (SPHERE), a pioneer in identity hygiene, announced a $31 million Series B investment led by Edison Partners, a Princeton-based growth equity firm.


Yida Gao and Shima Capital invest in Web3 gaming startup Midnight
Published: 02-12-2022 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shima Capital, led by founder and Managing General Partner Yida Gao, announced their investment in Web3 gaming startup Midnight.


Swedish automotive manufacturer Scania launches Scania Growth Capital II at €182.8m
Published: 01-12-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sweden-based automotive company Scania, announced it is launching a new €182.8 million investment vehicle, Scania Growth Capital II, following the success of its first venture capital fund, Scania Growth Capital I.


Netail closes $5m seed funding to advance retail-focused AI development
Published: 01-12-2022 | 10:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Netail, a technology that enables retailers to auto-identify competitors across the internet and track their assortments, availability and optimize prices in real time, announced the closing of $5 million in seed funding.


Travel startup Wander raises $100m credit facility from Credit Suisse to scale smart vacation homes across the U.S.
Published: 01-12-2022 | 10:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wander, a travel startup with a network of smart vacation homes, announced it has closed a $100 million credit facility with Zürich-based Credit Suisse, a global investment bank and financial services firm.


StartupOS launches platform for early-stage startups
Published: 01-12-2022 | 10:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StartupOS announced it has launched a platform for early-stage startups that provides free access to the business tools, guidance, mentors, and investors that founders need to accelerate the growth of their company and raise capital.


Nigerian foodtech Orda raises $3.4m seed round to digitize African restaurants
Published: 01-12-2022 | 09:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian foodtech platform Orda announced has raised a $3.4 million seed round to further digitize food businesses across the continent.