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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.


Climate tech startup Station A launches Clean Energy Grades to instantly generate financial and carbon savings
Published: 31-03-2022 | 13:04:44 | By: Pie Kamau
Station A, the U.S. clean energy marketplace, announced it launched Clean Energy Grades, a new product that instantly tells you the financial return of switching to clean energy.


Kenyan social commerce startup Tushop raises $3m pre-seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 31-03-2022 | 12:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tushop, a Kenyan social-commerce platform that enables group-buying of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), announced it has raised $3 million in pre-seed funding, led by 4DX Ventures.


Europe's TIER Mobility acquires US-based Fantasmo to expand its accurate e-scooter parking system
Published: 31-03-2022 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TIER Mobility, Europe's shared micro-mobility provider, announced it has acquired Us-based Fantasmo, to further expand its most accurate e-scooter parking system and introduce a computer vision-powered rider assistance system.


Ecosystem restoration startup Lord of the Trees raises $1.25m pre-seed round to upscale environmental protection
Published: 31-03-2022 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lord of the Trees, a full ecosystem restoration company that uses precision drone planting technology to restore degraded landscapes, announced a $1.25 million pre-seed funding round.


Mental health startup Nivati Secures $4m seed round to scale its platform
Published: 31-03-2022 | 11:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nivati, a holistic mental health platform for employees, announced an oversubscribed seed round of $4 million led by FireBrand Ventures, with participation from Peak and Access Venture Partners.


AI-powered video commerce startup Vyrill raises $3m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 31-03-2022 | 11:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VYRILL, a startup that enables video commerce with new, innovative 'in-video' search technology, announced the closing of a $3 million seed round of funding led by Noemis Ventures and Lightship Capital.


French insect farming startup Ÿnsect acquires Nebraska-based Jord Producers to open first mealworm farm in the US
Published: 30-03-2022 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Jord Producers, based in Nebraska, has been incorporated into Ÿnsect’s production portfolio, signifying the global leader’s entry into North American mealworm production.


Techstars partners with J.P. Morgan to invest in diverse entrepreneurs across the U.S.
Published: 30-03-2022 | 11:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Techstars announced a new accelerator program powered by J.P. Morgan that will invest more than $80 million in diverse entrepreneurs and founders across the U.S.


African fintech Flutterwave goes live in Tanzania
Published: 30-03-2022 | 10:52:33 | By: Pie Kamau
African fintech Flutterwave announced it has gained approval from the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to launch its payment service in the country.


Nigerian B2B startup Kwik closes $2m Series A round to digitize informal African trade
Published: 30-03-2022 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French-Nigerian B2B startup Kwik, a fast-growing provider of SaaS logistics services to social vendors and e-commerce platforms in Africa, has announced that it successfully closed its $2 million Series A round.


Egyptian e-Sport startup Eksab raises $3m seed funding to scale its fantasy football platform
Published: 30-03-2022 | 10:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cairo-headquartered e-Sport startup has raised $3 million seed funding round, bringing the company’s total investment to date to $3.7 million.


Vehicle financing startup Moove partners with Swvl for EV buses across the MENAP region
Published: 30-03-2022 | 10:32:25 | By: Pie Kamau
Egypt’s on-demand bus-hailing company Swvl, announced a new partnership with African fintech mobility startup Moove to scale Moove’s revenue-based vehicle financing model across the MENAP region.


On-demand transport platform Bolt launches 2nd edition of its Women in Tech internship program in Kenya
Published: 30-03-2022 | 10:24:12 | By: Pie Kamau
On-demand transport platform Bolt announced it has rolled out the second edition of its Women in Tech internship program in Kenya.


Cybersecurity startup ActZero certified as SOC 2 Type II compliant
Published: 29-03-2022 | 14:43:17 | By: Pie Kamau
ActZero, a cybersecurity startup that helps small and mid-sized businesses protect their organizations, announced it has been third-party certified as Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II compliant.


Healthtech startup Radish announces $4m seed round to enhance access to convenient and affordable healthcare
Published: 29-03-2022 | 14:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Radish Health, a concierge healthcare platform providing convenient and affordable primary care services to municipal governments and midsize businesses, announced $4 million in seed funding.


Plug and Play Japan kicks off 3rd Smart Cities accelerator program in Osaka and Tokyo
Published: 29-03-2022 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play Japan has selected 25 startups from Japan and overseas for their accelerator program that promotes open innovation in Smart Cities theme. From the Batch 3 program, it will expand and operate at two locations, Tokyo and Osaka.


Danish healthtech startup Qure.ai raises $40m to accelerate market expansion, support product development
Published: 29-03-2022 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Qure.ai (Qure), the healthtech firm using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for medical imaging diagnostics, announced it has secured $40 million in a funding round led by Novo Holdings and HealthQuad.


Healthtech startup Altibbi raises $44m to scale growth across the MENA region
Published: 29-03-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Middle East’s AI-based digital health platform Altibbi, has raised $44 million in Series B fund funding led by Foundation Holdings, Hikma Ventures and existing investors Global Ventures and DASH Ventures.


Cambridge-based startup Sano Genetics raises $11m funding to accelerate genetic disease research
Published: 28-03-2022 | 16:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cambridge-based startup Sano Genetics announced it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round led by MMC Ventures, with further funding from Episode 1, Seedcamp and several experienced operators in software and life sciences.


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.


Israeli tech startup Run:ai completes proof of concept with NVIDIA
Published: 28-03-2022 | 15:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Run:ai, the company simplifying AI infrastructure orchestration and management, announced details of a completed proof of concept (POC) which enables multi-cloud GPU flexibility for companies using NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud.


Neurotechnology startup Phantom Neuro secures $3.26m seed round to advance machine control technology
Published: 28-03-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Phantom Neuro, a burgeoning neurotechnology startup, announced a $3.26 million funding round from leading international and U.S.-based investors.


Konza Technopolis and ASSEK sign MoU to support startups in Kenya
Published: 28-03-2022 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) and the Association of Startups and SME Enablers in Kenya (ASSEK) have signed an MoU to enhance innovation and support startups in Kenya.


10 African fintech startups selected for CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa Special Dubai Edition
Published: 28-03-2022 | 13:34:31 | By: Pie Kamau
The LHoFT Foundation has announced the 10 African fintech startups that will take part in the special edition of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa which will be held in Dubai, UAE.


Nigerian Big Cabal Media raises $2.3m to fuel audience growth and build new verticals
Published: 17-03-2022 | 12:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Big Cabal Media [BCM], a pan-African media company headquartered in Nigeria, has announced the close of its Seed Series fundraising round at $2.3million, led by MaC Venture Capital.


Capnamic closes $215m venture capital fund for early-stage investments in German-speaking countries
Published: 17-03-2022 | 12:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Early-stage investor Capnamic, announced its third venture capital fund of $215 million to focus on Pre-Seed to Series A investments in technology-based startups from the German-speaking region.


Kenyan fintech 4G Capital raises $18.5m Series C funding to scale lending to MSMEs
Published: 17-03-2022 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan fintech credit provider 4G Capital has raised $18.5 million in Series C funding from global private equity firm Lightrock.


Crypto exchange platform Luno launches investment arm to support fintech and crypto startups
Published: 17-03-2022 | 11:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cryptocurrency exchange platform Luno, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), has launched Luno Expeditions, an early-stage investment arm to support fintech and crypto/web3 startups from around the world.


Kenyan e-Commerce startup Sokowatch raises $125m, rebrands to Wasoko
Published: 17-03-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan based B2B e-Commerce startup Sokowatch has raised a $125 million Series B equity round, the largest venture financing round ever raised for a non-fintech startup in Africa.


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.


Swiss edtech startup Alphacruncher raises €1.45m for global rollout of research cloud workspace product
Published: 16-03-2022 | 13:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swiss edtech startup Alphacruncher has raised €1.45 million funding from Austrian venture capital firm Alpine Equity, NGM, private investors and existing users, to enable the global rollout of its education and research cloud workspace product, Nuvolos.


Canadian healthtech startup Clinia raises $5m to power personalized pathways into every health journey
Published: 16-03-2022 | 12:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Montreal-based startup Clinia, the personalized health navigation platform, announced a $5 million CAD Seed funding round to scale the growth of its health search infrastructure across North America.


Israeli network security startup OneLayer steps out of stealth with $8.2m seed round to protect private 5G networks
Published: 16-03-2022 | 12:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OneLayer, a pioneer in securing private LTE/5G networks for enterprises, announced its launch out of stealth along with an $8.2 million seed funding round led by Grove Ventures and Viola Ventures.


Climate tech startup Cambium Carbon raises $3m seed funding to reinvent the wood supply chain, reduce carbon emissions
Published: 16-03-2022 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cambium Carbon PBC announced a $3.2 million seed round investment led by MaC Venture Capital, supported by Soma Capital, Joe Tsai, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Blue Ivy Ventures and others.


Insurance startup Asteya launches new product offering on its technology-first platform
Published: 16-03-2022 | 11:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Asteya, an income insurance technology company whose mission is to provide financial health and wellbeing by transforming the income insurance space, announced the launch of its additional product offering, Accidental Death.


Indonesia's East Ventures signs to UN PRI to create responsible and sustainable investment
Published: 15-03-2022 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
East Ventures, a pioneering sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia, has officially become a UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) signatory as part of its commitment to creating responsible and sustainable investment.


Product photo performance startup Bloom raises $1.1m seed round funding to bring generative AI to e-Commerce
Published: 15-03-2022 | 11:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Product photo performance engine Bloom announced it has raised $1.1 million at the close of its seed funding round.


Ghanaian fintech startup Dash closes $32.8m seed round to create a unified payments app for Africans
Published: 15-03-2022 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dash, the unified and accessible payments app, announced it has raised $32.8 million in an oversubscribed seed round, one of the largest seed rounds for an African technology startup.


Nigerian mobility fintech startup Moove raises $105m series A2 round to scale growth
Published: 15-03-2022 | 09:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mobility fintech, Moove, which provides revenue-based financing to mobility entrepreneurs across Africa, has raised $105 million in an oversubscribed Series A2 round consisting of equity and debt.


15 startups selected for Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Class 7
Published: 15-03-2022 | 09:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Google has announced the 15 African startups that have been selected for its Startups Accelerator Africa Class 7 programme. The startups are developing solutions in areas such as healthcare, education, fleet management, logistics automation and recruiting.


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.


FirstEnergy contributes $1m to UBIZ Venture Capital to support minority businesses in Northeast Ohio
Published: 11-03-2022 | 13:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
To help expand and grow minority-owned businesses in northeast Ohio, FirstEnergy announced a $1 million contribution to UBIZ Venture Capital, a small business lending program affiliated with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.


Colombian startup Yuno raises $10m seed round to solve online payments in Latin America
Published: 11-03-2022 | 12:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yuno, a Colombia-based startup has raised a $10 million seed round to bring to Latin American companies an easy online checkout solution that solves the pain point of managing multiple payment methods.


New Stack Ventures raises $42.6m for its second fund to invest in Silicon Valley outsiders
Published: 11-03-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New Stack Ventures, an early-stage venture fund dedicated to investing in Silicon Valley outsiders, announced it has raised $42.6 million for its second fund.


African crypto startup Basqet launches payment gateway to enable businesses accept Bitcoin
Published: 11-03-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
African blockchain payments startup Basqet announced the launch of its cryptocurrency payments gateway which will allow businesses to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment.


EV startup BasiGo flags off first electric buses in Kenya
Published: 10-03-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nairobi headquartered e-mobility startup BasiGo flagged off the first electric buses in the country for passenger use.


Smart addressing startup OkHi secures $1.5m seed funding to drive smart address verification in Africa
Published: 10-03-2022 | 15:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Smart addressing startup, OkHi, has secured a $1.5 million seed extension, bringing the total of its seed funding to $3 million. This raise is supported by notable firms and individuals who, beyond funding, bring a wealth of expertise to OkHi.


Dream VC opens applications for its VC Fellowship Program in Africa
Published: 10-03-2022 | 15:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dream VC, a Remote Venture Capital Upskilling Institute, has opened applications for its 2022 fellowship program for VCs in Africa.


Salary on-demand startup Cadana partners with Flutterwave to expand into Nigeria
Published: 10-03-2022 | 15:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cadana, the salary on-demand startup has expanded operations into Nigeria following a strategic partnership with Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company.


[Kenya] Applications for 5th cohort of Standard Chartered Bank's Women in Tech program open
Published: 10-03-2022 | 15:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Standard Chartered Bank has opened applications for the 5th cohort of its Women in Tech incubator program.


Swedish travel tech startup Acamp acquires Ställpatser, prepares for European expansion
Published: 09-03-2022 | 12:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Acamp, the Swedish marketplace connecting campers with landowners, has acquired the popular camping community app, Ställpatser, just weeks after its €2.5 million funding round.


London-based digital foreign exchange Currencies Direct announces £140m investment from Blackstone
Published: 09-03-2022 | 12:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Palamon Capital Partners and Corsair announced that funds managed by Blackstone have agreed to make a £140 million strategic investment in Currencies Direct.


5G Open Innovation Lab selects MetaPower to join its startup development program
Published: 09-03-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MetaPower, the innovators creating the future of Intelligent Wireless Power, announced its selection as one of 12 startups newly added to the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OIL).


Plant-based food startup Lypid enters B2B vegan-fat market with $4m seed round to commercialize rich, juicy PhytoFat
Published: 09-03-2022 | 10:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lypid, creator of vegan fats reported to taste and behave like animal fats, announced it has raised a $4 million seed round led by Green Generation Fund with additional support from Big Idea Ventures.


Canadian tech startup Calico secures $2.1m to revolutionize modern supply chains
Published: 09-03-2022 | 09:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Calico, the developer of the first AI-powered smart supply chain management platform, announced it has raised $2 million in seed funding. The growth financing is led by Serena Ventures following 300% growth since January 2022.


German logistics tech startup Forto raises $250m to accelerate international expansion
Published: 08-03-2022 | 11:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
German logistics tech startup Forto, the provider of digitized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, announced it has raised $250 million in a pre-emptive Series D investment round led by Disruptive.


Cybersecurity startup MindWise launches equity crowdfunding campaign on MicroVentures
Published: 08-03-2022 | 11:09:18 | By: Pie Kamau
Cybersecurity startup MindWise announced the launch of an equity crowdfunding campaign on MicroVentures.


Japanese SocialGood App raises $14.2m for patented crypto back platform
Published: 08-03-2022 | 10:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Japanese SocialGood App, which gives users cryptocurrency rewards for shopping, has raised $14.2 million in Series A funding from a venture capital firm.


Plug and Play launches in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in partnership with Transtelecom
Published: 08-03-2022 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play, the world's innovation platform connecting startups, investors, and pioneering companies, has announced a new partnership with Transtelecom JSC, one of the largest communication operators in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.


26 startups selected to join African Tech Vision's 2nd mentorship program for African female founders
Published: 08-03-2022 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
African Tech Vision, a non-profit-organization supporting early-stage female tech founders, has announced 26 startups that will be joining its 2nd mentorship program.


Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5m to back healthtech, business 4.0 startups in Benelux, Europe
Published: 03-03-2022 | 13:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5 million to back digital health and business 4.0 startups in Benelux


On-demand delivery platform Glovo launches pitch competition for early-stage tech startups in Kenya
Published: 03-03-2022 | 12:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
On-demand delivery platform Glovo has launched a pitch competition targeting early-stage tech startups in Kenya that are delivering value to SMEs.


e-Commerce startup The Host Co. raises $1.85m to revolutionize short-term rental industry
Published: 03-03-2022 | 12:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Host Co., the first-of-its-kind digital commerce marketplace for short-term rentals, announced an oversubscribed $1.85 million seed funding round, led by HearstLab with participation from The Artemis Fund and Untapped Capital.


TDK Ventures invests in climatetech startup Divirod to advance prediction of water-related catastrophes
Published: 03-03-2022 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, invested in Boulder, CO-based climate-tech startup Divirod. Their sensor solution enables high-accuracy risk assessment of water levels.


South African fintechs Payflex and Merchant Capital launch cash advance solution for small retailers
Published: 03-03-2022 | 11:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Two South African fintechs, alternative lender Merchant Capital and buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) specialist Payflex, have launched a cash advance solution for small and mid-sized retail sector.


Oslo-based management startup Presail closes $1.6m seed round to revolutionize Web 3.0 investments
Published: 02-03-2022 | 14:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Oslo-based management startup Presail announced the closing of $1.6 million from a series of reputable venture capital firms and strategic angel investors.


Carrier launches venture firm to accelerate sustainable innovation and disruptive building and cold chain technology
Published: 02-03-2022 | 13:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Carrier Global Corporation, the global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, has created Carrier Ventures, a new global venture capital group.


Manufacturing technology startup OPT Industries raises $15m to address demand for novel materials design and production
Published: 02-03-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OPT Industries, the manufacturing technology startup behind the InstaSwab high-efficacy medical applicator, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A financing.


Employee experience startup Whistle closes on $3.2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 02-03-2022 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Whistle, a new generation of employee experience platform, announced it has raised a $3.2 million seed funding round led by Dundee Venture Capital (VC). Other investors include Chicago-based M25.


South African cryptocurrency exchange VALR raises $50m Series B funding to expand across the continent
Published: 02-03-2022 | 12:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VALR.com, a South Africa cryptocurrency exchange, announced it has raised $50 million, Africa’s largest ever crypto funding round, bringing the company`s valuation at $240 million.


German investor CommerzVentures closes €300m third fund to support European fintech and insurtech startups
Published: 01-03-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CommerzVentures, the specialist fintech investor, announced its third €300m fund, to go towards supporting early and growth-stage companies in the fintech and insurtech sectors.


Venture Noire partners with Remote Year to launch global accelerator program for Black and minority startups
Published: 01-03-2022 | 12:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture Noire, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving black quality of life through economic development, has partnered with Remote Year to expand its signature 8-week accelerator program.


Fintech platform M-KOPA secures $75m growth equity round to scale its African footprint
Published: 01-03-2022 | 12:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
M-KOPA, the fintech platform that provides connected financing and digital financial services to underbanked consumers across four markets in Africa, announced its $75 million growth equity round, bringing its total equity funding to $190 million.


Energy-efficient AI semiconductor startup EdgeCortix closes over $8m Series A funding
Published: 01-03-2022 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EdgeCortix the AI-focused fabless semiconductor company, announced the closing of over $8 million in series A funding.


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.


French healthtech startup Synapse Medicine raises $28m to scale its medication reconciliation platform
Published: 01-03-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
France-based healthtech startup Synapse Medicine has raised $28 million led by leading European venture firm Korelya Capital, and past investors (XAnge, MACSF, and BNP Paribas Development).