Ted Martynov leads CARMACHAIN, a fintech outfit operating in Nigeria that enables credit data for lenders in markets underserved by credit bureaus.
SEAC, Southeast Asia's SMART learning pioneer, launched its 456 Smart Learning Ecosystem to address the slow rate at which the education and training industries are evolving their learning approaches.
The last few years have revealed the futility of making predictions about what lies ahead. In our uncertain times, the only guarantee is that the world will keep changing, with change coming at an ever-accelerating rate.
In today’s digital age, many industries have begun to introduce emerging technologies to develop innovative services. The transformation and upgrading of the insurance industry is also in full swing.
Envisionit Deep AI, a South African healthtech startup that uses AI to bridge the gap in diagnostic imaging, has raised $1.65 million to expand access to medical imaging.
Business leaders are facing an increasingly disruptive business environment, driven by supply chain constraints, critical skills shortages, hyperinflation, slowing economic growth, and persistent energy challenges, to name a few.
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.
Simplicity, the platform revolutionizing the way residents connect with their cities, announced that four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen (Steph) Curry's SC30, has joined forces with the platform.
Logistics SaaS startup BlueCargo raises $11m to make containers flow faster through US Port terminals
BlueCargo, the logistics SaaS platform that optimizes the entire container workflow from port to warehouse, announced it has raised $11 million in new funding led by Soma Capital and Left Lane Capital.
Emerging startup Autobound, is announcing $4 million in funding to automate the tedious workflow of writing personalized sales emails.
[Column] Didi Onwu: Understanding youth entrepreneurship in Kenya - why fintech is an attractive sector
Boasting one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, Kenya is on the rise to become a powerhouse of innovation on the continent. This is largely in part due to the country’s thriving culture of entrepreneurship and its significant startup ecosystem.
finway, the German finance operating system for SMBs, has raised €9.2 million in a Series A round from Capital 49, an early stage venture fund led by founders of global fintech unicorn Airwallex.
Mintoak, an India-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform focused on merchant services, has raised $20 million in Series A funding round led by PayPal Ventures.
South African car subscription startup Planet42 has raised $100 million in combined equity and debt funding.
The AfricaGoGreen Fund (AGGF) has raised $47 million in combined investments from top financial organizations, including the IFC, AfDB, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), and the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).
Decentralized finance, commonly referred to as DeFi, is an emerging technology aimed at building a new financial system that is open to everyone and does not depend on traditional financial intermediaries, such as banks, lenders, etc.
German medtech startup HBOX Therapies raises €2.3m seed funding to accelerate clinical testing for lung treatment
Medtech startup HBOX Therapies, the developer of technology that facilitates lung-protective treatment of respiratory patients, received a seed investment of €2.3 million led by TechVision Fund (TVF)
[Column] Anna Collard: ChatGPT: What cybersecurity dangers lurk behind this impressive new technology?
It is now possible to use a publicly available artificial chatbot to generate a complete infection chain, possibly beginning with a spear phishing email written in entirely convincing, human-like language.
Developer marketplace platform Deazy, has appointed Freya Wordsworth as the new Partnerships Manager, as part of a growth push for 2023 that will see the Bristol-based tech firm build a partnership eco-system.
Ocean 14 Capital fund has received an investment of €30 million from Ingka Investments to support its mission of funding sustainable solutions to improve ocean health.
Mikhail Marchenko is the Co-founder of JuicyScore, which recently launched its operations in Kenya. JuicyScore offers anti-fraud and risk management solutions to digital lenders, insurance companies, e-commerce and classifieds.
Passionate about sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and food security in Africa, David Galadima is the Founder of fast growing agriculture and processing company, Graemoh Foods, operating out of the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria.
Bolt has announced plans to invest €500 million to enhance its operations across Africa over the next two years.
Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), touted as Africa’s largest innovation and incubation hub, announced it is launching a $15 million accelerator program for targeting edtech startups.
IngredientWerks, an ag-tech ingredient company developing high value plant-based proteins for the alternative protein markets, announced it has secured its seed round of funding.
eDRV, an API-first electric vehicle (EV) charging management solution used at over 7,500 charging locations globally, announced it has closed on a seed funding round.
SC Ventures announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yabx , a company incubated by Comviva and part of the Mahindra Group, to address a deep need for responsible consumer finance in Africa.
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.
German electric mobility startup Dance raises €12m to accelerate sustainable mobility solutions across Europe
Electric mobility subscription startup Dance has raised €12 million in additional equity and debt capital. The equity raise was led by existing investors HV Capital, Eurazeo and BlueYard.
IFC, DEG, Hollard, and Yellowwoods invest in South African insurtech startup Naked to boost insurance accessibility
IFC, the German Development Finance Institution (DEG), Hollard, and Yellowwoods, jointly announced an investment in South African insurtech company Naked to expand access to insurance products.
Stuf, a next-generation self storage startup, announced it has closed an $11 million Series A financing round led by Altos Ventures and Allegion Ventures, with participation from existing investors, Wilshire Lane Capital and Harlem Capital.
Customer intelligence and marketing CRM platform Gameball raises $3.5m seed round for international expansion
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.
Insurtech startup Lami joins forces with Unchorlight to provide insurance covers for Boda Boda riders in Kenya
Digital insurance provider Lami Technologies is partnering with Unchorlight Kenya (UNK), to provide boda boda riders in the country with access to suitable and reliable insurance covers.
Spanish EV charging operator Zunder receives €40m from the EIB to accelerate electrification of road transport
The EIB and Zunder, an independent ultra-fast charging infrastructure operator for electric vehicles (EVs) in Spain, have signed a loan of €40 million in order to finance the installation of a network of fast chargers.
Founders of Spatial analytics startup Spatio Metrics join Outer Labs to accelerate data-driven real estate solutions
Sonal Singh Goldstein and Jim Peraino, Founders of Spatial analytics startup Spatio Metrics, are joining Outer Labs, a company that helps real estate owners develop technology.
Power Financial Wellness, a Kenyan fintech startup that seeks to advance the financial well-being of its customers has secured a $3 million seed funding.
Smile Identity, Africa's Know Your Customer (KYC) onboarding and identity verification platform, announced the successful completion of its Series B funding round, raising $20 million.
Authentication startup Descope launches from stealth with $53m seed funding to trailblaze a passwordless future for all
Descope announced it has raised $53 million in seed funding and emerged from stealth to launch a frictionless, secure, and developer-friendly authentication and user management platform.
OpenEyes, an insurtech company serving commercial automotive fleets, today emerged from stealth with $18 million in Series A funding led by global software investor Insight Partners and Pitango First.
Amsterdam-based mobility startup Transferz raises €6.5m for its sustainable and reliable ground transportation solutions
Transferz, the Amsterdam-based B2B mobility platform in pre-booked ground transportation, announced a successful €6.5 million fundraising round led by a consortium of individual business angels.
Battery startup NanoGraf raises $65m Series B to scale North American production of silicon anode products
NanoGraf, an advanced battery materials company and enabler of the world’s most energy-dense lithium-ion 18650 cell, announced it has raised $65 million in an oversubscribed Series B funding round.
London-based digital health startup Syndi raises £1.65m to build its AI-driven wellbeing support platform
Syndi Health, a startup providing a digital infrastructure to offer personalised and effective digital health support within organisations, has raised £1.65 million ($2 million), in equity and grant funding.
Acceldata raises $50m Series C funding to expand market leadership and product innovation in data observability
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.
Predicta Med raises investment from CerraCap Ventures to support its early detection, intervention of chronic diseases platform
Venture Capital fund CerraCap Ventures, announced a strategic investment in Predicta Med, an early-growth startup helping medical clinics and institutions identify and work-up immune-related diseases earlier.
After 18 months of restricted beta access, Crew, a Parisian all-in-one recruiting CRM for teams solution, announced the launch of its product in self-serve and a $2.3 million seed funding round through a strategic approach.
London-based TDGA, the owner of the biggest brand in Space Media today, Space Hero, announced a $20 million seed round.
Novel Capital, Pipeline Entrepreneurs partner to make non-dilutive capital more accessible to Midwest startups
Novel Capital, the fintech Growth Platform that helps B2B businesses accelerate their growth, announced a partnership with Pipeline Entrepreneurs to make non-dilutive capital more accessible to Midwest startups.
Seyi J. Matanmi is a technology product developer and entrepreneur. Educated in software development, research and analytics, he currently leads the cloud services outfit, Hosteet, operating out of Lagos, Nigeria.
Recent advertising by e-Commerce giants Go Daddy, Shopify, Wix and others would have the public believe that anybody can build and launch a moneymaking website with little time and effort.
Trade Lenda, a Nigerian fintech startup that helps micro, small, and informal retailers with access to financing for their business needs, has raised $520K in pre-seed funding to speed its growth.
CampX by Volvo Group opens new Incubator track for startups to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations
More than 50 startups have developed their ideas at CampX, the global collaboration hub for innovations by Volvo Group.
Saudi Arabian HR tech startup Palm.hr raises $5m pre-Series A round to expand across the MENA region
Palm.hr, a Saudi Arabian HR firm that automates payroll, tracks leaves and absences and monitors employee performance, announced it has secured $5 million in a pre-Series A round.
Rembrand, the revolutionary AI product placement platform that embeds photo-realistic products into digital videos, announced a $8 million seed round and the upcoming launch of their beta platform.
Startup Meala FoodTech, the developer of a functional protein platform, announced the close of $1.9 million in pre-seed investment. The round was led by The Kitchen FoodTech Hub.
Essential to understanding the evolution of the polymer 3D printing industry is exploring the change from low-cost printing technologies and materials to the slow growth and adoption of innovative polymer printing technologies.
Kenyan mobility solutions provider eWaka has secured a $540K loan from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of the Swiss Confederation.
Partech, the global technology investment firm, announced the first closing of Partech Africa II at €245 million, already above the target fund size.
Climate resilience venture launcher Triggering Exponential Climate Action (TECA), has announced the selection of seven African startups to each receive $55,000 in funding to advance their solutions for the blue economy across the continent.
The Rounds, a Canadian healthcare tech startup, announced the successful close of its Series A round with two follow-on investments totaling $1.6 million CAD from Panoramic Ventures.
Metal 3D printing startup Fabric8Labs closes $50m Series B financing for electrochemical additive manufacturing technology
Fabric8Labs, pioneer of electrochemical additive manufacturing, announced the close of a $50 million Series B investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
Boxabl, the innovator in building systems, made a huge impact at this year's International Builders' Show (IBS) with its two-story building display.
The Kenyan government has dropped charges of financial impropriety against Flutterwave, according to a new report by Bloomberg.
South African grocery delivery startup Yebo Fresh raises 4.5m pre-Series A funding to fuel expansion
Yebo Fresh, a South African grocery delivery startup has raised $4.5m in a pre-series A equity funding round.
Snab, the Spanish payment platform that allows payments and transfers between companies in one click, has raised €1.1 million in its first funding round.
Lulalend, a South African digital lender offering funding options for businesses. has raised $35 million in Series B funding to accelerate the growth of its loan book and bring new solutions to the market.
Google Cloud announced a new partnership with Anthropic, an AI startup focused on safety and research. Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.
Finance software startup Quartr signs API deal with Nordnet to enhance informed investment decisions
Finance software startup Quartr signed an API deal with Nordnet, the online broker in the Nordic region, reaching almost two million customers.
What is Web3? Web3 is essentially the other side of the coin in relation to blockchain technology. When we talk about blockchain, we are also talking about Web3 to a considerable extent, and vice versa.
Michroma, a precision fermentation food ingredient startup, announced it has closed $6.4 million in seed financing, to fast-track the company's commercialization of sustainable natural colorants.
Bangladeshi B2B commerce platform ShopUp secures $30m debt financing to fuel expansion, strengthen supply chain operations
ShopUp, a full-stack B2B commerce platform in Bangladesh, announced it has secured $30 million in debt financing, to drive expansion efforts and strengthen the company's supply chain operations.
The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation, kicked off the final phase of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech.
Panoramic Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Atlanta that partners with extraordinary founders to build category-leading companies, has welcomed Christy Johnson as General Partner and Chief Performance Officer (CPO).
Yobi, the AI-focused customer communications app catering specifically to the small business community, announced it has raised a total of $2.37 million as part of its oversubscribed seed round.
HySiLabs, the novel hydrogen transport and storage technology developer, announced €13 million Series A financing led by Equinor Ventures, and joined by the European Innovation Council Fund, EDP Ventures and PLD Automobile.
ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator, a Lagos-based program to build early-stage African fintech and proptech startups has announced its inaugural class. The cohort is made up of ten Nigerian and two Kenyan startups, with 50% female CEOs.
Google has announced an accelerator program aimed at providing resources and opportunities for women founders in Africa.
Deep-tech startup KrossLinker develops cost-effective aerogel insulation to accelerate energy efficiency adoption
KrossLinker, an energy-efficiency-focused deep-tech advanced material startup, is designing and developing the world's most insulating nanomaterial, aerogel, that is low-cost, environmentally friendly, and scalable.
Kenyan rural Internet Service Provider Mawingu raises $9m to scale its operations across the country
Rural Internet Service Provider (ISP), Mawingu has raised $9 million in Series B funding to scale its operations across Kenya.
Spotcovery, serving as a bridge between African Americans and Africans, launches optimization tool on site
Spotcovery, the innovative media platform that connects descendants of the African continent while promoting culture, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth, has launched the Slickstream optimization tool.
Maya Climate, a Berlin-based global project financing platform for natural capital projects, announced a pre-seed funding of €1.2m led by Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), one of Europe’s leading seed investors.
Portuguese startup Coverflex closed €15m Series A round, to expand its Compensation OS in yet another European market, the Italian one!
TBD Health, a sexual healthcare provider revolutionizing the medical landscape through unparalleled digital and in-person clinical care, announced a $4.4 million seed round.
Squid, a Zug, Switzerland-based provider of a routing protocol that enables users and developers to easily access cross-chain liquidity, raised a $3.5m seed round led by North Island Ventures.
Pre-sale home renovation startup Freemodel raises $19.5m Series A funding to expand its service offering
San Francisco Bay Area-based tech-enabled home renovation company Freemodel, announced it has secured a $19.5 million series A investment led by QED Investors.
FibroBiologics, a clinical-stage company focused on the development of fibroblast cell-based therapeutics for chronic diseases, launched an online funding campaign with StartEngine, an equity crowdfunding platform.