Swiss Life Science startup CUTISS raises €18.7 in series B funding
CUTISS AG, an innovative Swiss Life Science Company has successfully closed its series B financing round at €18.7 million, which was eventually oversubscribed.
TIER Mobility gears up for UK launch, hires two industry top figures
TIER Mobility, a European provider of micro-mobility solutions has hired two senior figures in the ride-sharing and e-mobility sector as it gears up for its UK launch - Fred Jones as General Manager U.K., and Benjamin Bell as Head of Public Policy for Northern Europe.
Ziticity raises €2.2 million seed investment for Europe expansion
Lithuanian logistics platform Ziticity has closed a €2.2 million seed equity investment round led by NordicNinja VC in participation with Superhero Capital VC, Practica Capital, Superangel VC, Startup Wise Guys and business angel Maksim Golivkin.
[Startup Interview] Riaan Rautenbach, CEO, Live Fr8, South Africa
LIVE FR8™ is a South African startup that offers cargo suppliers and transporters improved and cheaper logistics services through cloud technology. Cargo suppliers and transporters connect directly.
[Startup Interview] Ibrahim Abdullahi, CEO, NBE Consults, Nigeria
In Africa, the use of GIS and Remote Sensing as a tool for problem solving is still in its early stages especially for location based services.Nigeria-based NBE Consults is working to change this narrative.
[Startup Interview] Anton Janovsky, Founder, Giga Technology, South Africa
Giga Technology is a South African telecommunications startup involved in the manufacture and export of a host of communication technologies across Africa and Europe.
[Startup Interview] Seth Wessels, Co-Founder, Tungston Trading, South Africa
Tungston Trading based in South Africa is a business involved in the supply of cast iron range of products to the retail merchants for home improvements and plumbing.
French based startup ubble raises €10 million, partners with Bpifrance
ID verification startup ubble successfully raised funds from Partech and Breega to complete its seed round, bringing its total financing to more than €10 million.
Crowdsourced ethical hacking platform Intigriti raises €4m for international expansion
Belgium based crowdsourced cybersecurity firm Intigriti has raised €4.14 million in their Series A round, led by European based venture capital firm ETF partners.
Memo Bank becomes first independent bank launched in France, closes $23 million funding round
French startup Memo Bank has become the first independent bank to emerge in France in half a century and it aims to support the growth and digital transformation of French and European small and medium-sized enterprises.
German startup Elucidate raises €2.5m to expand its financial crime index
Berlin-based financial crime risk quantification agency Elucidate has raised €2.5 million investment led by Silicon Valley-based 11.2 Capital with other participants in the round including Seed X Liechtenstein, Apex Ventures, Big Start Ventures and SixThirty Ventures.
[Startup Interview] Xander Groesbeek, CEO, Rate My Meeting, The Netherlands
Rate My Meeting is a Dutch startup that works with professionals and companies to improve meetings, their inclusivity, effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
[Startup Interview] Sarah Bauling, Founder, Sarah Bauling, Australia
Sarah Bauling is an Australian startup that offers training on presentation skills, keynote deliveries, customer services and MC services.
[Startup Interview] Olayemi Bamisile, Co-Founder, Byngo Investments, Liberia
Byngo Investments offers access to financial services that are found around the globe to Africans who do not have access to the same tools.
Spain cybersecurity startup Kymatio closes €725,000 in financing round from Sabadell and JME Ventures
Kymatio, the SaaS platform that enables the management of cyber risk for employees, has increased its first round of investment by 40% to accommodate two new partners, Banco Sabadell BStartup and the JME Ventures fund.
Dutch agritech startup Connecterra lands €7.8m to accelerate industry digitization
Amsterdam based startup Connecterra, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) leader for the dairy sector has secured €7.8 million in a Series B funding round. The round adds new AgTech and industry insiders as investors in the Company.
Egypt startup Sakneen secures Y Combinator investment
Cairo based real estate startup Sakneen has been backed by Y Combinator in its mission to help homebuyers digitally search for and buy homes in Egypt.
New York health startup Cedar closes $102m Series C funding and new innovation partnership with Novant Health
New York based patient engagement and financial technology leader, Cedar, announced it has closed more than $102m in Series C funding, led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Horizon Quantum raises seed financing to $3.23m for software development
Horizon Quantum Computing, a Singapore-based startup developing programming tools for quantum computers announced it has increased its seed financing to $3.23 million, a seed-plus round led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from previous investors.
British startup Cazoo reaches unicorn status, gets extra £25m funding
British used-car startup Cazoo has joined the exclusive list of companies known as unicorns, with valuations in excess of $1 billion.
UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund announces investment for startups in developing, emerging economies
Eight technology companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund (CryptoFund) to solve local and global challenges.
[Startup Interview] Veer Varma, Founder, CoachDirect, India
CoachDirect is an Indian-based startup that works with schools and gated communities by providing sports, wellness and life coaching services. The startup CEO Veer Varma elaborates.
USA health startup Conversa raises $12 million to accelerate the need for digital health
Conversa Health, a leading virtual care and communication platform that delivers personalized, automated patient engagement, has closed $12 million in a Series B funding bringing the total raised to over $26 million.
French startup Monk raises $2.4m Seed round to develop AI-based inspection technology
French startup Monk, an Artificial Intelligence focused on car damage detection announced a $2.4 million fundraising Seed round led by Iris Capital, alongside Plug and Play and key business angels.
Naspers Foundry invests R100 million in South African agri-tech startup, Aerobotics
Naspers announced a R100 million investment in agritech business Aerobotics, through its early-stage business funding initiative Naspers Foundry. Aerobotics is a subscription-based artificial intelligence (AI) company that provides intelligent tools for the agricultural industry to manage its crops.
[Startup Interview] Wolf-Dietrich Fugger, Co-Founder, EWIA Green investments, Germany
EWIA Green investments is a renewable energy company based in Germany with an office in Ghana. Through Solar-as-a-Service model the company sells photovoltaic systems to commercial and industrial customers in form of leasing.
New York-based RapidSOS startup raises $21m to help first responders take on unprecedented pandemic
RapidSOS, a New York-based emergency response technology company has raised a $21 million funding round led by Transformation Capital, a leading digital health growth equity fund.
EBRD, EU support Jordan based tech startup Abjjad
Tech startup Abjjad, the first Arabic social network for readers, authors, and bloggers in the Middle East has benefited from the EBRD Star Venture programme in Jordan and is also an Oasis500 accelerator beneficiary.
[Startup Interview] Anton Kooijman, Elwin Gastelaars, Founders, Be-Addy, The Netherlands
Dutch startup Be-Addy works with media agencies and advertisers to create, optimize and automate their media plans. Anton Kooijman, Elwin Gastelaars, the founders of the online advertising company elaborate.
[Startup Interview] Dumisanie Mambiya, CEO, FADC, Malawi
Malawi-based Food & Agribusiness Development Company, FADC, is an agriculture startup that is working with horticulture and groundnut farmers to boost their earnings through offering an array of services.
[Startup Interview] Timi Oke, Founder, AgroEknor International, Nigeria
Timi Oke is the founder of AgroEknor International Limited in Nigeria that trades and exports processed agricultural products `agricultural products to clients in 9 different countries globally.
Solar leasing startup Sun Exchange secures $3 million investment from ARCH for African market expansion
South African solar leasing startup Sun Exchange has secured a $3 million investment from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners’ Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), marking the close of $4 million Series-A funding round.
Pan-European startup EstateGuru exceeds €350K funding target by 252 %
Pan-European marketplace for short-term, property-backed loans, EstateGuru has closed a €880K funding round on investment platform Seedrs.
French healthtech startup Ambler raises €6 million to accelerate digitalization of medical transport
18 months after its first fundraising, Ambler has completed a € 6 million round of financing with Bpifrance via the Digital Venture pole, Idinvest Partners, Partech and Kima Ventures to accelerate the development of its platform for connecting carriers sanitary and health establishments.
EIT Health selects startups for Headstart 2020
Eighty-nine startups from across Europe have been selected to take part in the annual EIT Health Headstart programme.
[Startup Interview] Rense van Dijk, CEO, Woon Duurzaam, The Netherlands
Woon Duurzaam, a Netherlands-based startup, assists customers who are in pursuit of a sustainable lifestyle by providing every homeowner with an affordable energy sustainable home.
[Startup Interview] Yassir Ali, CEO, Hasania Foods, Nigeria
Hasania Foods Ltd, a startup in Nigeria is assisting farmers by adding value to a variety of agriculture products and introducing new ways of packaging foods. Yassir Ali the founder and CEO of the startup explains the model, the challenges and the plans to expand to West Africa.
Orange Ventures launches MEA Seed Challenge to finance entrepreneurs of seed startups in Middle East and Africa
Orange Ventures launched the MEA Seed Challenge to give entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East the means to launch and develop their business.
Forestry startup Timbeter collaborates with Costa Rica government to support digitization of forest management
Estonian forestry startup Timbeter and the government of Costa Rica kicked-off a project with the goal to support the digitization of forest management, and increase competitiveness of the local forestry sector.
EBRD, Wise Guys startup enter Fintech accelerator partnership
Start-ups across the regions where the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invests will benefit from a new partnership between the Bank and Startup Wise Guys, a leading start-up accelerator with a presence across the Baltic states.
UK startup Planet Smart City expands further in Brazil with new smart city launch
Planet Smart City startup, the global leader in smart afordable housing, has expanded its presence in Brazil with the launch of its fourth smart project in the country- Smart City Aquiraz.
Germany startup Vara raises €6.5 million for AI-powered breast cancer screening software
Vara, the Berlin-based company on a mission to save lives by making breast cancer screening accessible worldwide, has raised €6.5 million Series A funding round, led by OMERS Ventures.
CirrusHQ announces £400,000 investment, appointment of Alastair Mills as new Chairman to drive business growth in the UK
CirrusHQ, a leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting and Solution Provider partner, announced it has secured a £400,000 growth capital investment plus the appointment of Alastair Mills as the company’s new Chairman.
French HR solution startup Neobrain raises €3m to support employees in professional transformation
French HR solution startup Neobrain has together with Breega, raised €3 million to support employees in professional transformation in a rapidly changing world.
Spain startup Zeleros raises €7m in financing to lead the development of hyperloop in Europe
Zeleros Hyperloop startup has completed a financing round worth more than €7 million for the company to start a new and important phase in the development of its unique version of hyperloop, the fifth mode of transport.