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Autotech startup ServiceUp secures $14.5 million financing to scale to new markets
Published: 04-10-2022 | 16:31:55 | By: Bob Koigi
Founded in early 2021, the South Bay startup connects consumers, via the ServiceUp app, to a ServiceUp Advocate who manages the entire repair process, including payments.


Early stage venture fund TheVentureCity unveils data platform to help startups scale faster
Published: 04-10-2022 | 16:25:37 | By: Bob Koigi
The global, unconventional venture fund TheVentureCity has launched a free tool to measure the healthy growth of any startup: Growth Scanner.


SentinelOne launches $100 million fund to invest in cybersecurity and data innovation startups
Published: 04-10-2022 | 16:20:08 | By: Bob Koigi
S Ventures will invest across all stages of the startup lifecycle with a focus on security and data companies that bring innovative use cases to the Singularity Marketplace, the company’s open application ecosystem allowing security teams to extend Singularity XDR use cases.


Tech startup Zartico secures $20 million in Series A funding to boost tourism analytics portfolio
Published: 04-10-2022 | 16:12:46 | By: Bob Koigi
Zartico’s integrated data model™ offers its customers anonymized geolocation, spend and event data for visitors and destinations in real-time.


Cloudflare announces $1.25 billion funding programme to help startups grow their businesses
Published: 03-10-2022 | 10:10:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, has announced a new funding program for startups in partnership with leading venture capital investors.


India’s AI-enabled network intelligence startup Aprecomm signs a deal to go global
Published: 03-10-2022 | 10:08:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Aprecomm, India’s network intelligence company, has announced its partnership with Singapore-based Technology Distribution Specialists (TDS) for distribution of its Network Intelligence technology.


Latin American NFT startup Minteo raises $4.3 million to introduce region to Web3
Published: 03-10-2022 | 10:05:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Minteo, a Latin American-based NFT marketplace with a mission to introduce Web3 to the region, has announced the closing of its $4.3 million seed round.


PracticeTek acquires marketing startup GrowthPlug to modernize healthcare practices
Published: 03-10-2022 | 10:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
PracticeTek, a provider of software and payments solutions to the retail healthcare market, has announced it has acquired GrowthPlug, a practice marketing platform.


[Startup Interview] Ehsan, Mohammad, Reza, Co-founders, Coco, Austria
Published: 30-09-2022 | 14:05:00 | By: Bob Koigi
CoCo is a social media analysis platform. It helps to increase the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on social networks.


German tech startup NeoCarbon raises €1.25 million to reverse climate change
Published: 30-09-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NeoCarbon, a Berlin-based tech startup which retrofits cooling towers to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, announced it has raised €1.25 million in a Pre-Seed round co-led by PropTech1 and Speedinvest,


Fintech startup Tongo raises $7m seed funding to accelerate growth in its real estate market
Published: 30-09-2022 | 10:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tongo, a fintech company realigning income and expenses for the commission economy, announced it has raised $7 million in seed funding. 


Plug and Play Alberta announces 50 startups for the second cohort of its accelerator programs
Published: 30-09-2022 | 09:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 50 startups for the second cohort of its industry-specific startup accelerator programs. The companies will participate in one of the following programs: Health, Sustainability, and Sector Agnostic.


South Africa's home services startup SweepSouth closes $11m investment round led by Alitheia IDF
Published: 30-09-2022 | 09:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SweepSouth, an online home services platform with a presence across Africa has completed a $11 million investment round led byAlitheia IDF (AIF), Africa’s first and largest gender-lens private equity fund.


Estonian startup KOOS raises $4m funding to accelerate the new era of ownership
Published: 30-09-2022 | 09:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
KOOS, an Estonian-based startup, announced $4 million worth of seed funding led by high profile investors at Plural Platform with participation from investors including LocalGlobe, Tiny.vc and Matt Clifford.


Tech startup Coalesce secures $26m Series A funding to reinvent data transformation in the snowflake data cloud
Published: 30-09-2022 | 09:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Coalesce.io, the data transformation company, announced it has secured $26 million in Series A funding led by Emergence Capital, with participation from seed investors 11.2 Capital.


Daiichi Sankyo joins Munich-based Startup Creasphere's program powered by Plug and Play
Published: 28-09-2022 | 11:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup Creasphere, the Munich-based digital healthcare platform of Plug and Play, has announced its new partnership with Daiichi Sankyo.


London scaleup Wazoku raises £8.5m series B funding, acquires Danish intelligence startup Mindpool
Published: 28-09-2022 | 11:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based innovation scaleup Wazoku has closed a series B funding round of £8.5 million through investment from Octopus Ventures along with follow on from existing investors including Calculus Capital.


FNHIC launches to invest $2.5b in startups improving hunger and health outcomes through food
Published: 28-09-2022 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
S2G Ventures, Food Systems for the Future and other partners launched the Food, Nutrition and Health Investor Coalition (FNHIC), a call to action to drive $2.5 billion in private investment.


UK scaleup White Label Loyalty launches in the U.S.
Published: 28-09-2022 | 11:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UK-based loyalty technology experts White Label Loyalty is entering the US market for the first time, with opening of its firrst overseas office in New York.


London-based Pheon Therapeutics launches with $68m financing to advance novel ADC for treatment of solid tumors
Published: 28-09-2022 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pheon Therapeutics (Pheon), an ADC specialist developing next generation ADCs for a wide range of hard-to-treat cancers has launched, following the closing of a $68 million Series A financing.


Deep tech startup MATSUKO and European telcos partner to develop holographic presence
Published: 28-09-2022 | 09:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
European telecom operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone, together with the deep tech startup MATSUKO, have conducted a pilot to make holographic calls easy.


Canadian Lia 27 becomes the new face of AI after closing seed funding round at $5m valuation
Published: 27-09-2022 | 16:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Lia 27 Inc, announced it has closed a seed funding round valuing the company at $5 million. The funding launches the one-year-old business into the next dimension. 


New Utah startup Oops offers doorstep return pickups for in-store and online purchases
Published: 27-09-2022 | 16:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
An early-stage startup born in the heart of Utah's Silicon Slopes, Oops is offering doorstep return pickups for in-store and online purchases across the Wasatch Range.


Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline raises $1.5m from Dutch investor Oikocredit
Published: 27-09-2022 | 15:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline announced the second close of a Pre-Series A investment raise with an additional $1.5 million investment from Dutch social impact investor Oikocredit.


Dallas-based workforce finance startup Meritize taps JP Morgan vet as Business Development VP
Published: 27-09-2022 | 15:55:56 | By: Pie Kamau
Meritize, developer of merit-based financing solutions and a technology platform that connects career starters and mid-career professionals with high-impact skills training, announced it has hired Jeff Parks as the firm's Vice President of Business Development.


Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX raises $1.6m pre-seed funding to expand to other countries
Published: 27-09-2022 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX (Secondary Securities Trading and Aggregation eXchange), announced it has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding from private investors and venture capital firms, including LoftyInc Capital and STEMeIn.


French startup Prophesee closes €50m C Series round to drive commercialization of revolutionary neuromorphic vision technology
Published: 26-09-2022 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prophesee, the inventor of advanced neuromorphic vision systems, announced the completion of its Series C round of funding with the addition of a new investment from Prosperity7 ventures.


Capacity trading startup Stere closes $5m seed to expand tech-driven solutions for the insurance sector
Published: 26-09-2022 | 15:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stere, a capacity trading platform specializing in capacity sourcing and unique digital capabilities for embedded insurance partners and MGAs, announced it has closed a $5 million funding round.


Detroit cloud-based startup KODE Labs raises $8m to advance its smart building platform
Published: 26-09-2022 | 15:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
KODE Labs, a Detroit cloud-based smart building startup, announced it has raised a Series A investment of $8 million led by I Squared Capital and other strategic investors.


Vendease secures $30m to transform procurement and business operations for restaurants across Africa
Published: 26-09-2022 | 14:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vendease, a Y Combinator-backed digital platform that allows restaurants in Africa to buy supplies, access financial services and power their business operations, has raised $30 million funding round.


West african fintech startup Julaya raises $5m extension round to expand its operations
Published: 26-09-2022 | 13:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Julaya, a fintech stratup based in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and France, announced it has raised $5 million extension round led by European venture capital fund Speedinvest to expand its operations in West Africa.


[Startup Interview] Yashu Kapila, Founder, BugRaptors, India
Published: 23-09-2022 | 14:13:23 | By: Bob Koigi
The startup provides a highly diversified range of services varying from standard testing services, specialized testing services, to test advisory services. 


London-based Genie AI launches Startup Starter Pack, a free open source legal template library for startups
Published: 23-09-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Genie AI, a machine learning company based in London, has launched Startup Starter Pack, a free open source legal template library with contract templates for small businesses and startups.


Norwegian audio-tech startup Nomono secures €3.55m seed round to scale its podcasting and audio solutions
Published: 23-09-2022 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nomono, the pioneering developer of audio recording and collaboration tools that help podcasters and journalists tell immersive audio stories, announced the closing of €3.55 million investment round.


NYSHEX closes $25m Series B funding to improve reliability and efficiency of global shipping
Published: 23-09-2022 | 11:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NYSHEX, the ocean contract performance technology servive provider,, announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by Collate Capital. In addition, Blumberg Capital, Goldman Sachs and NewRoad Capital participated.