[Startup Interview] Katlego Malatji, CEO, ProjectOne Engineering, South Africa
Katlego Malatji is the CEO of ProjectOne, a South African based innovative engineering consultancy company that focuses on 4IR projects in manufacturing.
Guinea startup Tulip Industries designs tablet to diagnose Covid-19 symptoms
To contribute to the collective effort to fight against the new coronavirus, Guinean startup Tulip Industries has designed a tablet that is able to identify Covid-19 symptoms.
Dutch firm CNBB invests in South African employee engagement solution startup, Wyzetalk
Dutch investment company CNBB Venture Partners has made a multi-million euro investment in Wyzetalk, a fast-growing digital employee engagement company.
UK startup Poplar raises $2.1m to address growing appetite for augmented reality during lockdown
UK startup Poplar has closed a $2.1 million investment, led by Fuel Ventures, to push its ambition to become the world’s leading augmented reality (AR) creative platform.
Finnish startup Kide Science raises €1.5m in seed round to accelerate international growth
Global early childhood science learning provider startup Kide Science has secured €1.5m funding in a seed round led by Sparkmind.vc, with selected existing investors including Zanichelli Venture also participating.
UK startup Greyparrot raises €2 million in seed funding round to revolutionise recycling with waste recognition software
AI tech startup Greyparrot has raised €2 million to tackle the growing waste crisis by introducing digitisation and automation to recycling.
P101 leads €3.5 million investment round in Italian startup AppQuality
Venture Capital P101 SGR , through its second vehicle P102 and ITA500 (venture capital fund set up by Azimut Sgr Free Enterprise and managed by P101), lead a € 3.5 million investment round in AppQuality.
Swedish startup Mycorena raises €1.2 million funding to expand production, scale-up activities
Swedish startup Mycorena has raised over €1.2 million to fund the scale-up expansion of the product to reach the mass market, by financing the sustainable growth of the company initiating their first small-scale industrial production plant in Falkenberg.
Bolt raises €100m from Naya Capital to expand transport, food delivery services in Europe and Africa
Estonia-based Bolt has closed an investment round of €100m from Naya Capital Management to help the company continue to scale its product segments from ride-hailing to micro-mobility and food delivery in Europe and Africa.
Kenya's retail-tech startup MarketForce 360 secures $350,000 in seed investment
Mesozi Group announces the close of USD 350,000 seed investment from a group of strong Kenyan angel investors through ViKtoria Business Angels Network(VBAN), alongside Growing Africa Capital and global VCs.
[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Addo, CEO, EADfix, Ghana
EADfix, a Ghana-based tech platform, connects customers with verified service providers across different industries as it seeks to meet the growing demand for convenience, reliability and speed.
Flat6Labs Tunis hosts Fifth Demo Day, graduates 8 startups digitally
Flat6Labs Tunis celebrated it’s fifth Demo Day online, with 8 innovative startups presenting their businesses to hundreds of registered attendees.
Mitsui Chemicals, UNEP support Asian startups helping reduce plastic waste
Mitsui Chemicals announced that it has selected three innovative Asian startups to receive support under the Asia–Pacific Low-Carbon Lifestyles Challenge (APLCLC), a program run by the United Nations Environment Programme.
[Startup Interview] Iris Skrami, Co-Founder, Renoon, Netherlands
Renoon is a Dutch fashiontech startup that connects customers with innovation and the new ways to consume fashion and is is the first platform that utilizes technology to screen items for their sustainability characteristics.
Villgro Kenya awards $150,000 to 12 startups fighting COVID-19 in Africa
Villgro Kenya has awarded $150,000 in grant to 12 innovative startups from East Africa with technologies and innovations that could help in testing, monitoring and managing aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
[Startup Interview] Brian Munanga, CEO, SmartBuild, Zimbabwe
SmartBuild, a Zimbabwe startup, is simplifying the process of building and renovating houses by providing a platform where clients requiring such services can get quotations from a number of experienced contractors in the shortest possible time.
[Startup Interview] Julius Masaba, Co-Founder, Ablestate, Uganda
Ablestate, a Ugandan startup works with businesses to point them to the right software developers while offering digital training to institutions of higher learning. In the process the startup is addresings youth unemployment in the East African nation.
[Startup Interview] Candace Knox, CEO, Fat Finger Technologies, South Africa
Fat Finger Technologies in South Africa offers an array of Information Technology services and solutions ranging from simple office networks to full cloud-hosted solutions to public facing networks with internet fail-over.
[Startup Interview] Razia Adam, CEO, Lwandle RNS Holdings, South Africa
Razia Adam is the founder and CEO of Lwandle RNS Holdings, a South African mining startup that has since 2015 been providing industry players digitization processes and systems in order to enable high production rates.
[Startup Interview] Tatiana Da Encarnação, CEO, Imo Next, Angola
Imo Next is a real estate startup in Angola that is seeking to bridge the gap in property search and acquisition by providing a one stop digital shop for agents, advertisers, owners and customers.
[Startup Interview] Daniel Greaves, CEO, Fuel to Fly, South Africa
Daniel Greaves is the founder and CEO of South Africa-based startup Fuel to Fly that offer boutique sales outreach services that are powered by advanced data analytics.
[Startup Interview] Nick Belmont, Chief Sales Officer, TBP Limited, UK
TBP Limited, a UK fintech startup, operates tbeep™, an electronic platform offering corporations a faster and smarter model that addressess the delays and physical interaction involved with handling money, cheques, and paperwork.
[Startup Interview] Bridget Bello, CEO, Debmark Allied Farms, Nigeria
Debmark Allied Farms, a Nigerian agriculture and manufacturing startup runs innovative solutions meant to curb food wastage that continues to take a toll on household incomes and national economy.
[Startup Interview] Richard Juwah, CEO, Richee Media, Nigeria
Richard Juwah is the CEO of Richee Media, a full service Social Media agency based in Nigeria with both local and international clientele.
[Startup interview] Washington Chipango, Founder, Power Life Energy, Zimbabwe
Power Life Energy is a renewable energy startup domiciled in Zimbabwe that is addressing energy poverty in the Southern African country by making power affordable and accessible to everyone while meeting the growing demand for clean energy.
[Startup Interview] Isaac Muigai, CEO, Humanum Ratings, Kenya
Isaac Muigai is the brains behind Humanum Ratings, a Kenya-based management consultancy startup that advises companies on potential risks and noteworthy strengths that they should focus on in order to fortify organizational culture and boost performance.
[Startup Interview] Takudzwa Mlambo, CEO, Forestry & Citrus Research, Zimbabwe
Forestry & Citrus Research based in Harare Zimbabwe is an agro forestry research startup working with farmers in exploiting the potential of food and fruit trees through value addition with an eye on the export market.