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Agroforestry startup Propagate raises $10m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 30-11-2022 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Propagate, a commercial agroforestry platform, has closed a $10 million Series A led by Belgium-based The Nest.


Chinese web3 startup Viide shows ambition to leverage advertising through Decentralized Screen Network
Published: 30-11-2022 | 12:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Viide, a web3 startup has shown its ambition to leverage the value of web3 advertising in China through its Decentralized Screen Network.


Second Century Ventures expands REACH program to Latin America, opens applications for 2023 program
Published: 30-11-2022 | 12:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors, announced the expansion of the award-winning REACH technology growth program to Latin America.


Kenyan fintech startup Hisa unveils realtime stocks trading
Published: 30-11-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fintech startup Hisa has launched an application that allows Kenyans to invest in the stock market directly from their phones using mobile money.


Nigerian fintech startup Pivo raises $2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 30-11-2022 | 11:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech startup Pivo, announced the closing of $2 million seed round with participation from Precursor Ventures, Vested World, Y Combinator, FoundersX and existing investor, Mercy Corp Ventures.


Cyndx launches Valer to generate faster and more accurate startup valuations
Published: 29-11-2022 | 14:42:14 | By: Pie Kamau
Cyndx, an AI-powered search and discovery engine built to simplify deal origination, has announced the launch of Valer, the company's new corporate valuation tool.


[ Lithuanian Unicorns] An insatiable hunger to prove their talent drives Lithuanian startups' growth
Published: 29-11-2022 | 14:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Smashing its records year by year, Lithuania's startup ecosystem has proved that there're no limits to growth. According to Dealroom.co, over the last five years, it has accelerated 16.6 times and is now valued at €10 billion.


Israeli foodtech startup ChickP raises dairy-free ice cream to new heights
Published: 29-11-2022 | 14:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ChickP Protein, a food-tech startup, has introduced chickpea protein isolate for plant-based ice cream. Protein from this ancient crop zeroes in on the non-dairy category to make a tasty plant-based frozen dessert.


Speech AI startup Deepgram completes $47m Series B round to define the future of speech understanding
Published: 29-11-2022 | 14:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Speech AI startup Deepgram announced it has raised $47 million in equity funding led by Madrona, with Alkeon participating as a new investor, to define the future of speech understanding.


Canadian SaaS startup Produce8 closes $6m investment to accelerate growth in the future of workforce analytics
Published: 29-11-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Produce8, a startup SaaS company aiming to reduce distractions and increase productivity for distributed and digital-first teams, announced $6 million in funding to support strategic growth.


Belgian coliving startup Cohabs joins forces with real estate investors to accelerate growth
Published: 28-11-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cohabs, a Brussels-based company specializing in coliving, announced the entry into its capital of three new institutional investors: Ivanhoé Cambridge, Belfius Insurance, and the real estate arm of the Belgian Sovereign Fund (SFPIM - Real Estate).


Medical device startup Nyra Medical closes $20m Series A financing for its transcatheter heart valve repair technology
Published: 28-11-2022 | 10:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nyra Medical, a medical device company that is developing a novel transcatheter mitral valve repair technology, announced the closing of a $20 million Series A financing.


Heidelberg-based FundaMental Pharma launches with €10m seed financing to advance a First-in-Class neuroprotectant
Published: 28-11-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FundaMental Pharma (FundaMental), a preclinical neuroscience company spun out of Heidelberg University, announced it has launched with €10 million in seed financing led by BioGeneration Ventures (BGV).


eureKARE co-leads €5m seed investment in Biomemory which is advancing cutting-edge DNA-based data storage solutions
Published: 28-11-2022 | 10:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
eureKARE, an innovative investment company for disruptive synthetic biology applications, announced it has co-led a €5 million seed funding round in Biomemory.


MyMonty calls to all banks, MNOs and startups: the time for digitization is now!
Published: 28-11-2022 | 09:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
In 1998, Mountasser Hachem founded Monty Holding, which has since become a giant in the telco sector, achieving unprecedented global penetration.


New Adevinta Ventures report reveals that B2B Marketplaces outperform other tech segments in VC funding
Published: 25-11-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Adevinta Ventures, the early-stage investment arm of Adevinta, an online classifieds specialist, is launching a new B2B marketplaces report.


Insurtech startup Surround Insurance raises $2.5m seed round to help cconsumers navigate life’s transitions
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Insurtech startup Surround Insurance announced that it has closed a $2.5 million seed round led by MassMutual through the MM Catalyst Fund.


Global startups accelerator Luminate partners with Silicon Catalyst to speed development of emerging technologies
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Luminate NY, the global accelerator for startups developing optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) enabled technologies, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Catalyst.


Berlin-based AI-powered startup Faircado raises €500K to transform E-commerce into Re-commerce
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Faircado, a Berlin-based startup that provides the first AI-powered second-hand shopping assistance, announced it has raised €500,000 in a pre-seed round led by BackBone Ventures.


Check Point Software launches accelerator hub for Israeli cybersecurity startups
Published: 25-11-2022 | 08:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Check Point Software Technologies, the provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has launched its CyberUp program, an initiative that will support Israel’s growing network of cybersecurity startups.


Tanzanian CPG startup Ramani raises $32m to digitize supply chains
Published: 24-11-2022 | 09:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ramani, a Tanzanian startup focused on consumer-packaged goods (CPG) supply chains,  has raised $32 million in Series A debt-equity funding to introduce new financial services as it expands its operations.


MadKudu platform secures $18m to accelerate adoption of product-led growth
Published: 24-11-2022 | 09:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MadKudu, the Product-Led-Growth (PLG) leader disrupting the software industry, announced today its $18 million Series A led by Felicis.


Rosotics raises $750,000 pre-seed round for novel approach to heavy industry 3D printing
Published: 24-11-2022 | 08:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rosotics, innovators in additive manufacturing, announced $750,000 in pre-seed funding led by Draper Associates.


Beverage startup Hangobi raises capital on StartEngine to accelerate growth
Published: 24-11-2022 | 08:35:23 | By: Pie Kamau
Beverage startup Hangobi announced it is raising capital on SearchEngine to expand its footprint beyond NYC,  bringing its healthy drinks to the masses.


[Startup Interview] Assim Gupta, CEO, Closeloop Technologies, USA
Published: 24-11-2022 | 08:05:59 | By: Bob Koigi
Among the solutions it offers include website development, chatbots, ecommerce apps and mobile app development.


London-based workforce management startup Surfboard raises $5m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 23-11-2022 | 11:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based startup Surfboard announced it has raised a $5 million seed round. The investment will advance Surfboard's mission of making work more human through building collaborative software.


[Column] Natalia Ahmadian: Four ways to accelerate tech transfer in Europe
Published: 23-11-2022 | 10:27:41 | By: Pie Kamau
The importance of university spin-offs has been recognized for decades. Several studies showed that Tech Transfer is beneficial for social welfare and entrepreneurial activity


[Interview] Jennifer Feaster, Speaker, YouTube Creators Festival
Published: 23-11-2022 | 10:07:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Jennifer Feaster is a Managing Partner at Age Africa, an agency that combines data and creativity to develop performance driven YouTube channels, with unique content optimized for success.


Rutgers MBA alumna Hannah Redmond realizes dream of being an entrepreneur as venture takes off
Published: 23-11-2022 | 09:58:05 | By: Pie Kamau
Hannah Redmond kept retrieving lessons from her MBA classes at Rutgers Business School as she built her startup, Happy Box, from an idea to a ranking on Inc.'s list of fastest-growing companies.


Kenyan supply chain and logistics startup Leta secures $3m pre-seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 23-11-2022 | 09:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Leta, the supply chain and logistics startup driving distribution optimization, announced the close of  $3 million Pre-Seed equity round.


Mental health-tech startup Resilience Lab raises $15m to address the U.S. systemic mental health access crisis
Published: 22-11-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Resilience Lab, a mental health-tech company enabling communities of clinicians to collaborate to improve patient access and outcomes, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding.


Swiss Web3 payment startup DePay partners with WooCommerce to bring payments to online merchants
Published: 22-11-2022 | 11:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swiss Web3 payment startup DePay, announced it is joining forces with the self-hostable, open-source eCommerce plugin WooCommerce, pushing decentralization further and providing merchants with the ability to have customers send payments directly to their own wallets.


Canadian B2B automotive trading startup TRADE X opens a trade route in Ghana
Published: 22-11-2022 | 11:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TRADE X, a B2B cross-border automotive trading platform with its headquarters in Ontario, Canada, announced it has opened a new trade route in Ghana, strengthening the company's presence in Africa.


Kenyan agritech startup Stable Foods raises $600k funding to grow its climate smart smallholder platform
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stable Foods, a Kenyan agritech startup offering a host of solutions to small-scale farmers, has raised $600k funding round, to build out its climate smart smallholder food production platform.


Modus expands to Sub-Saharan Africa with launch of $75m Africa-focused fund
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Modus, a Venture Platform operating in MENA comprising VC funds, Venture Builders, and a Corporate Innovation arm, has announced the launch of Modus Africa – a $75 million SDG-focused VC fund that will invest in Africa’s boldest startups.


IBM announces five members selected for its Sustainability Accelerator programme
Published: 22-11-2022 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IBM has announced five global non-profits as new members of the Sustainability Accelerator programme. The programme is a global pro bono social impact program which seeks to help marginalized communities.


London-based Vektor AI raises $2.5m pre-seed round to democratize tech talent’s access to professional career advice
Published: 21-11-2022 | 10:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vektor AI, an online platform for one-to-one mentorship and professional career enhancement, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of $2.5 million led by leading early-stage European VC firms.


Big data startup OneSchema raises $6.3m funding round to make ingesting CSV data magical for developers
Published: 21-11-2022 | 09:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Big data startup OneSchema announced a $6.3 million funding round led by General Catalyst, with participation from Sequoia Capital, Y Combinator, Elad Gil and Contrary Capital.


Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup FAIRMAT completes €34m Series A round
Published: 21-11-2022 | 09:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fairmat, the Paris-based sustainable deep tech startup pioneering the recycling of advanced materials, announced it has completed its Series A funding round at a total of €34 million.


Silicon Catalyst names EXOKĒRYX as newest portfolio company admitted to the incubator
Published: 21-11-2022 | 08:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Catalyst, the world's only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, announced that EXOKĒRYX has been accepted into the Silicon Catalyst Incubator program.


Pathway Homes partners with social impact technology startup Savi to address student loan debt
Published: 21-11-2022 | 08:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pathway Homes (Pathway), a real estate platform with a mission to create more homeowners, announced it is partnering with impact tech company Savi to offer a tool to help Pathway customers manage their debt burden.


Austrian deep-tech startup Sarcura closes €7m to develop next-generation cell therapy manufacturing platform
Published: 18-11-2022 | 11:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Austrian deep-tech startup Sarcura announced the closing of an oversubscribed €7 million Seed Plus funding round to develop a next-generation cell therapy manufacturing platform.


Montreal-based BoostSecurity exits stealth with $12m seed funding to secure the software supply chain
Published: 18-11-2022 | 10:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BoostSecurity, the developer-first, zero friction DevSecOps automation platform that builds trust into every step of the software supply chain, has emerged from stealth with $12 million in seed funding.


Silicon Valley startup ArmorCode secures $14m Series A investment to scale AppSecOps platform
Published: 18-11-2022 | 10:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ArmorCode, the pioneer in AppSecOps, announced it secured a $14 million Series A investment led by Ballistic Ventures, the venture capital firm solely focused on backing cybersecurity startups.


Milken Institute and Motsepe Foundation announce $2m prize competition in green energy
Published: 18-11-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation, launched the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy, a $2 million prize competition to reward entrepreneurs and innovators.


SE Ventures announces €500m Fund II to accelerate climate and industrial tech startups
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SE Ventures announced a €500 million Fund II establishing the firm as one of the largest VCs focusing on climate and industrial technology.


[Startup Interview] Ganesh Verma, Founder, MoogleLabs, Canada
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:31:39 | By: Bob Koigi
MoogleLabs is a Canadian startup that leverages emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, Blockchain, DevOps, and Metaverse to come up with innovative solutions that help companies become more cost-effective.


[Startup Interview] Neeraj Gupta, Founder, Salonist, Singapore
Published: 18-11-2022 | 09:31:13 | By: Bob Koigi
Neeraj Gupta the founder of Singapore-based startup Salonist explains the inspiration behind setting up the business.


GhanaWeb, Age Africa Agency sponsor YouTube Creators Festival in Ghana
Published: 17-11-2022 | 06:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ghana’s leading online media platform, GhanaWeb, and Age Africa Agency, the foremost YouTube agency with a Multi-Channel Network (MCN) in Africa, are co-sponsoring the second edition of the YouTube Creators Festival.


Belgian health monitoring startup IntelliProve raises €1m to accelerate growth
Published: 16-11-2022 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Belgian health monitoring startup IntelliProve, announced receiving €1 million in investment from The White and Yellow Cross (Dutch: Wit-Gele Kruis), VLAIO, imec.istart Fund and other private investors to fund its market expansion and product development.


Healthtech startup Weo launches smart bottle that amplifies water's health benefits via electrolysis
Published: 16-11-2022 | 11:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Weo, a healthtech startup using biotechnology to alter water at the molecular level, announced its official launch of the Weo Bottle, the first-ever portable water bottle that uses electrolysis to enhance the water you drink with the touch of a button.


Healthtech company CardieX acquires wearable sensor startup Blumio
Published: 16-11-2022 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CardieX , a global health technology company focused on cardiovascular disease, today announced that it has acquired all the assets of Blumio, a Silicon Valley based developer of advanced algorithms and technology for cardiovascular sensors.


AI startup Prof Jim auto-converts textbooks into cinematic lessons
Published: 16-11-2022 | 10:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prof Jim is launching out of stealth with one of the first practical applications of generative AI in education. This technology transforms textbooks into visually dynamic online courses.


Demand for seamless, convenient way of shopping increase growth of e-Commerce in Africa
Published: 16-11-2022 | 10:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The electronic commerce (e-Commerce) transaction of goods and services between business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), consumer-to-consumer, and consumer-to-business, has become rampant in this digital age.


Mobility startup BasiGo secures $6.6m funding to accelerate electric bus uptake in Kenya
Published: 16-11-2022 | 10:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BasiGo, the first company to introduce electric buses into Kenya, has announced $6.6 million in new funding led by Mobility54.


Global innovation platform Plug and Play to launch crypto and digital assets innovation platform
Published: 16-11-2022 | 10:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global innovation platform Plug and Play, together with founding partners Visa, AllianceBlock, The INX Digital Company, IGT, and Franklin Templeton, has announced the launch of their new Crypto and Digital Assets program.


European software investment firm Round2 Capital completes first closing of €100m software lending fund
Published: 15-11-2022 | 11:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
European software investment firm Round2 Capital has completed the first close of its second software lending fund with €62 million, expanding its total assets-under-management to €115 million.


Mobile game startup Luckmon raises $1.3m pre-seed round to bring popular casual games reward platform
Published: 15-11-2022 | 10:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Luckmon, a casual mobile game development startup based in Irvine, California, has officially announced its early-round pre-seed fundraising has closed on a whopping $1.3 million.


Full-service marketing agency Suite Innovators launches to drive exponential growth for health and wellness tech startups
Published: 15-11-2022 | 10:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Suite Innovators announced the launch of its boutique marketing agency dedicated to driving unprecedented levels of growth and acclaim for health, wellness, and fitness technology startups.


Burns & Levinson names Robert Chow as Co-Chair of Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group
Published: 15-11-2022 | 10:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Burns & Levinson announced that partner Robert Chow has been named Co-Chair of the firm's Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Group.


Singapore-based VentureBlick launches global search for healthcare startups
Published: 15-11-2022 | 09:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VentureBlick, a fundraising platform matching healthcare startups with medical investors, has launched its worldwide search to identify promising healthcare startups for the medical community to evaluate, advise, and fund.


Katapult launches startup accelerator in Kigali, Rwanda
Published: 14-11-2022 | 17:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Katapult Africa announced the launch of its Accelerator program in Kigali, Rwanda, welcoming 9 companies to the Katapult portfolio.


London-based zero-trust enterprise browser SURF launches out of stealth with seed investment round
Published: 14-11-2022 | 16:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New zero-trust enterprise browser SURF, announced it has launched out of stealth with an investment round led by 11.2 Capital, Okta Ventures, Mango Capital and security-focused Angel investors.


Ultra-convenient healthy meals startup Proper Good closes seed funding to bring absurdly delicious products
Published: 14-11-2022 | 15:42:27 | By: Pie Kamau
PROPER GOOD, an ultra-convenient home-delivered food service company that offers nutritious prepared meals made with simple and high quality ingredients, announced the closing of $3.5 million in seed funding.


SaaS startup ProsperStack raises $2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 14-11-2022 | 14:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ProsperStack, a pioneeer in cancellation flow software boasting the ability to reduce subscriber churn by up to 30%, announced the closing of $2 million Seed round, led by Sandalphon Capital.


Gen-Z founded Voyce.Me closes seed round at $2.5m led by Torch Capital
Published: 14-11-2022 | 14:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
 Voyce.Me, a first-of-its-kind manga and webtoon creator platform founded by 21-year-old Dylan Telano, closed a seed round at $2.5 million led by Torch Capital.


Silicon Valley based IoT startup MODE announces new funding to accelerate growth
Published: 11-11-2022 | 08:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MODE, a Silicon Valley based IoT solutions provider, announced it has raised funds from Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), a corporate venture capital (CVC) fund jointly managed with SBI Investment.


Nigerian money app Kuda launches in the UK
Published: 11-11-2022 | 07:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian money app Kuda, announced it is launching in the UK as part of a global expansion drive with a view to serving the cross-border transfer needs of UK-based Nigerians.


Israeli DevOps startup Port raises $7m to build an internal developer portal that fits any engineering organization
Published: 11-11-2022 | 07:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli DevOps startup Port announced it had raised $7 million in seed funding for its comprehensive builder-based internal developer portal. The seed round was led by TLV Partners. 


Service industry career platform WorkTorch raises $2.2m additional funding and rebrand from QuickHire
Published: 11-11-2022 | 07:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
WorkTorch, a fast-growing service industry career platform, announced a $2.2 million seed round, led by Tenzing Capital out of Wichita, Kansas.


Swedish startup Finch secures €2.5m funding to spearhead the shift from manual to generative workflows in the AEC industry
Published: 11-11-2022 | 07:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish startup Finch announced it has secured €2.5 million funding to spearhead the shift from manual to generative and data-driven workflows in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.


Kenyan logistics startup Sendy raises funding from Japanese VC MOL PLUS to accelerate growth
Published: 11-11-2022 | 06:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan fulfillment and logistics startup Sendy, announced it has received funding from MOL PLUS the Corporate Venture Capital of Japanese transport firm Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).


Digital solutions startup Bantoo joins the Smart Africa Alliance
Published: 11-11-2022 | 06:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Smart Africa Alliance announced it has welcomed digital solutions platform Bantoo to the alliance, to advance technological developments in the continent.


Biotech startup Avstera Therapeutics closes seed round to advance its lead programs targeting solid tumors
Published: 10-11-2022 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Avstera Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in the Philadelphia area, has announced the completion of its seed round to advance its lead cancer programs geared towards targeting solid tumors.


Vouch partners with Capsule to support startups internationally
Published: 10-11-2022 | 14:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Capsule, a specialist insurance provider to high-growth companies in the UK, announced a partnership with Vouch, a San Francisco-based insurance platform that provides business insurance for high-growth technology startups in the US.


Dutch fintech venture Yabx expands into Nigeria
Published: 10-11-2022 | 13:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yabx, a fintech venture headquartered at Netherlands, announced its foray into Nigerian markets with a mission to democratize credit across the country with its digital lending offerings.


Startup Wise Guys selects the second batch of participants for Africa-dedicated fund
Published: 10-11-2022 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup Wise Guys (SWG), Europe’s startup accelerator and one of its most active investment funds, has selected the second batch of participants for its €7.5 million fund for African startup investment. 


Climate tech VC firm Satgana announces first closing of its fund with €30m target size
Published: 10-11-2022 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Climate tech venture capital firm Satgana announced the first closing of a target €30 million VC fund to back the next generation of purpose-driven entrepreneurs building the Future of Earth.


Munich-based startup Flowers Software secures $3.2m in seed to bring enterprise-grade workflow automation to SMBss
Published: 09-11-2022 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Flowers Software, an organizational management system that helps SMB companies improve their processes, announced it has raised $3.2 million in seed funding.


Chef-led startup meez raises $11.5m to place recipes at the heart of hospitality
Published: 09-11-2022 | 12:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
meez, the first-of-its-kind digital professional recipe tool, announced it has closed a $11.5 million Series A funding round led by Craft Ventures with participation from Struck Capital.


Fintech startup Fordefi raises $18m seed round to launch institutional DeFi wallet and security platform
Published: 09-11-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fordefi, a financial technology and software company, announced a $18 million seed round and the public launch of its institutional MPC wallet built for transacting on decentralized applications (dApps).


EQT Ventures III closes Europe's largest venture capital fund committed to early-stage tech startups
Published: 09-11-2022 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EQT has closed Europe's largest venture capital fund committed to early-stage tech startups. EQT Ventures III (the "Fund" or "Ventures III") closed with total commitments of €1.1 billion.


500 Global launches its Pan-African accelerator Manager Bootcamp in Kenya
Published: 09-11-2022 | 11:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture capital firm 500 Global, has partnered with Germany’s economic development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ and its Make-IT in Africa initiative, which fosters the growth of Africa’s innovation ecosystems.


CardinalStone Capital Advisers announces $6m investment in Nigerian healthtech startup AfyA Care
Published: 09-11-2022 | 10:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
West African private equity fund manager, CardinalStone Capital Advisers (CCA), has announced a $6 million investment in Nigeria's healthtech startup AfyA Care.


Paris-based startup Mytraffic raises €30m Series B to provide digital intelligence to brick-and-mortar operators
Published: 08-11-2022 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris, France-based startup Mytraffic, a SaaS offering detailed insights on any location in Europe, has raised €30 million Series B  funding round led by AXA Venture Partners.


Stellantis invests in Africar Group to create Auto24, African used vehicle startup
Published: 08-11-2022 | 14:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Africar Group and Stellantis have announced the launch of Auto24 activities in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


Nigerian lending startup Payhippo acquires Maritime Microfinance Bank
Published: 08-11-2022 | 14:15:54 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigeria’s credit-led SME fintech Payhippo has acquired Maritime Microfinance Bank (MFB), a financial institution specializing in saving products, demand deposits, and investments as well as micro and SME loans


Impact Venture Capital portfolio company Alef unveils Alef flying car, the only drivable flying car with vertical takeoff and landing
Published: 08-11-2022 | 14:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Alef Aeronautics, an advanced technology company creating alternative transportation solutions for surging traffic trends, introduced the Alef "Model A", the only flying car with street driving and vertical take-off.


Israeli cybersecurity startup Wib raises $16m investment to accelerate growth, tackle rising API security problem
Published: 08-11-2022 | 13:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wib, the cybersecurity startup pioneering a new era in API security, announced a $16 million investment led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT).


Jobtech Alliance launches startup accelerator programs to improve livelihoods in Africa
Published: 07-11-2022 | 10:09:31 | By: Pie Kamau
The Jobtech Alliance, an ecosystem-building initiative around inclusive jobtech in Africa has launched two programs; the Catalyst Jobtech Accelerator and the Jobtech Innovation Lab.


French battery startup Verkor raises more than €250m financing for its innovation centre
Published: 07-11-2022 | 09:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French battery startup Verkor announced it has raised more than €250 million, for the inauguration of its R&D lab, an integral part of the Verkor Innovation Centre.


Neurotech startup Roga launches novel wellness solution to combat stress and burnout
Published: 07-11-2022 | 09:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Neurotech company Roga, has officially launched its first stress-relieving wellness device Roga Life, for orders worldwide.


Vue Storefront wins best e-Commerce and retail startup at The Europas Tech Startup Awards 2022
Published: 07-11-2022 | 09:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vue Storefront, a technology company that develops software for businesses to create fast, modern and high-performing online storefronts, was crowned a winner at The Europas Tech Startup Awards 2022.


Japanese startup TIER IV launches commercial autonomous driving software platforms for multiple operational design domains
Published: 07-11-2022 | 08:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TIER IV, an open source autonomous driving startup, announced it has launched commercial autonomous driving software platforms "Pilot.Auto" and "Web.Auto".


Cooperative Ventures announces first investment in agritech startup Sabanto to improve sustainability
Published: 07-11-2022 | 08:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cooperative Ventures, a venture capital fund formed by North America's agricultural cooperatives, announced its first investment in Sabanto, a hardware and software company.


UK-based hospitality tech startup Journey completes £5m growth capital raise
Published: 04-11-2022 | 11:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Journey Hospitality has secured £5 million growth capital investment. The funds, from private equity firm Averroes Capital, will enable Journey to deliver its vision to revolutionise e-Commerce for the hospitality industry.


Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa lead fintech growth in Africa, Mastercard
Published: 04-11-2022 | 10:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
A report by payment services company Mastercard has revealed that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are among the most vibrant fintech markets in the continent.


YEGO ride-sharing platform from Rwanda launches in Kenya
Published: 04-11-2022 | 09:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
YEGO Global, a ride-sharing platform from Rwanda has entered the Kenyan market to take on Uber and Bolt through its subsidiary - YEGO Mobility Kenya.


3nets concludes $11m seed round for multi-cloud workload portability solution
Published: 04-11-2022 | 09:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
3nets.io, a Delaware corporation, announced the conclusion of $11 million seed round at a post-money valuation of $20 million. 


Intelligent digital coworkers startup Roots Automation raises $10m Series A funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 04-11-2022 | 09:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Roots Automation, the creator of advanced, intelligent Digital Coworkers for the insurance industry, announced the closing of $10 million in a Series A round of funding.


Application security startup Apiiro raises $100m Series B funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 04-11-2022 | 08:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Apiiro, the pioneer in Cloud-Native Application Security, announced a significant Series B round of $100 million led by General Catalyst with participation by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins.


Berlin-based startup Crowd.dev raises €2.2m to launch the open-source platform for community-led growth
Published: 03-11-2022 | 10:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin-based startup Crowd.dev announced it has raised €2.2 million to improve how developer-first businesses harness online communities.


Vienna-based startup Orderlion raises $4m funding to scale the global B2B food supply chain
Published: 03-11-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vienna-based startup Orderlion announced the successful closing of $4 million in preSeries A funding, including a mix of equity and debt financing, bringing the total amount of investments raised to $7.5 million since the company’s inception.


Zest AI secures over $50m growth capital to advance the next generation of AI-automated underwriting
Published: 03-11-2022 | 09:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zest AI, the leader in automating underwriting with more accurate and inclusive lending insights powered by AI, announced that the company has raised over $50 million in a new growth round.


Brex partners with Techstars to accelerate growth for early-stage founders
Published: 03-11-2022 | 09:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Brex announced its partnership with Techstars, a global investment business that provides access to capital, one-on-one mentorship, and customized programming for early-stage entrepreneurs.


Girls in Tech Startup Challenge 2022 now open for female entrepreneurs
Published: 03-11-2022 | 09:15:02 | By: Pie Kamau
Girls in Tech, a global nonprofit working to erase the gender gap in tech, has launched the Girls in Tech Startup Challenge 2022, the organization's signature entrepreneurship pitch competition.


New York startup Scent Lab personalizes the fragrance industry with immersive digital experiences and AI-tech
Published: 02-11-2022 | 10:04:16 | By: Pie Kamau
Scent Lab announced the launch of its online platform that’s changing the way consumers shop for fragrance. Scent Lab is the first digital destination that leverages immersive video experiences and AI tech.


Telehealth startup Options MD raises $3.8m pre-seed funding to expand its mental health platform
Published: 02-11-2022 | 09:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Options MD, a telehealth startup providing high-quality care for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), announced $2.35 million in funding, bringing the total pre-seed funding to $3.8 million.


Oslo-based compliance automation startup Kosli raises $3.1m seed round led by Heavybit
Published: 02-11-2022 | 09:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kosli, the developer tools startup based in Oslo, Norway, has closed a $3.1m seed round led by Heavybit to solve dynamic change monitoring and continuous compliance.


Medtech device startup MedCrypt raises $25m Series B funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 02-11-2022 | 09:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MedCrypt, the proactive cybersecurity solution provider for medical devices, announced its $25 million Series B funding round.


Globo partners with American startup HeadSpin to improve User Experience of Smart TVs
Published: 02-11-2022 | 08:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
LatAm media group Globo, announced a strategic partnership with HeadSpin, the developer of a data science driven digital experience intelligence platform used to provide flawless digital experiences.