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London-based healthtech startup Wondr Medical raises £12m seed round to accelerate global collaboration across the medical community
Published: 30-06-2022 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Digital health startup Wondr Medical, announced it has raised £12 million seed round to accelerate global collaboration across the medical community.


Swiss startup Numarics secures leading position in European fintech with $2.2m funding
Published: 30-06-2022 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swiss fintech startup Numarics is on its way to becoming the standard for state-of-the-art financial management and accounting for creators and small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe.


The Main Stage partners with RedCrow to build white label fundraising platform
Published: 30-06-2022 | 15:04:15 | By: Pie Kamau
The Main Stage, a software technology company that enables startup founders and entrepreneurs to engage with prospects and investors in an efficient and engaging experience, announced a licensing agreement with RedCrow.


Insurtech startup Spot raises $33m funding to ramp up partnerships, offer affordable coverage for customers
Published: 30-06-2022 | 14:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spot, the tech startup offering on-demand injury insurance, announced it has raised $33 million in funding, including $25 million in equity and $8 million in debt.


Dutch-based LUMO Labs invests in edtech startup Metacampus to empower digital professionals
Published: 30-06-2022 | 14:38:16 | By: Pie Kamau
LUMO Fund II Coöperatieve U.A. and a group of international angel investors are investing €1.5 million in Metacampus, a Barcelona-based training platform built for the virtual economy, to empower digital professionals.


Sustainability data and tech startup ESG Book closes $35m Series B to advance its next-gen technology capabilities
Published: 29-06-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ESG Book, a global player in sustainability data and technology, announced it has closed $35 million in Series B funding to advance its next-generation technology capabilities.


Amsterdam-based employment startup TestGorilla secures $70m Series A to help companies eliminate hiring bias
Published: 29-06-2022 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam-based employment startup TestGorilla announced it has secured $70 million Series A to help companies eliminate hiring bias. The round was co-led by Balderton and Atomico.


Medical speech processing startup Cordio Medical raises $18m to accelerate growth
Published: 29-06-2022 | 12:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cordio Medical, a medical speech processing platform, announced its latest successful strategic investment round of $18 million from Ceros Financial Services and Peregrine Ventures.


Real-time compensation platform Pave raises $100m Series C funding, acquires Option Impact
Published: 29-06-2022 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pave, the real time compensation platform that helps companies plan, communicate and benchmark against the market, announced it has raised $100 million in Series C funding and acquired Advanced-HR from Morgan Stanley.


Indonesian startup Mapan secures $15m Series A funding to enhance financial access and inclusion
Published: 29-06-2022 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mapan, an Indonesia-based leading startup focused on eliminating barriers to financial access for the masses in the country, announced it has closed a successful Series A round of $15 million.


London-based Screenloop raises $7m for its hiring intelligence platform
Published: 28-06-2022 | 14:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Screenloop, the hiring intelligence platform that helps teams hit their recruitment targets faster whilst delivering an enhanced candidate experience, has raised a $7 million seed round.


Rocket VR Health chosen for Newchip's seed-stage global accelerator program
Published: 28-06-2022 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rocket VR Health was accepted into Newchip's renowned global accelerator program designed to provide all the skills and tools seed-stage founders need to rapidly fund, build and scale their companies.


Breakthrough AI integration platform AI Squared raises $6m seed financing to accelerate growth
Published: 28-06-2022 | 14:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AI Squared, the low-code AI integration platform, announced it has raised $6 million Seed financing by global venture capital firm NEA with participation from Ridgeline Partners.


Illumina invests in £30m venture fund to advance breakthroughs in human health
Published: 28-06-2022 | 13:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Illumina, a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, announced its participation in Time Boost Capital I LP, a £30 million genomics venture fund dedicated to providing match funding to startups graduating from Illumina Accelerator Cambridge.


Givebutter announces $7m seed funding to empower the changemaker generation
Published: 28-06-2022 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Givebutter, a product-led company that developed the first free operating system for nonprofit fundraising, announced it has completed a seed funding round totaling $7 million.


UK-based BotsAndUs secures $13m seed financing for its warehouse data intelligence platform with autonomous robots
Published: 27-06-2022 | 13:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BotsAndUs, a cutting-edge intelligence and robotics company has secured $13 million in seed funding to expand its logistics-disrupting solution globally.


Constructiontech startup ProPlanner raises $2.7m to transform construction scheduling
Published: 27-06-2022 | 13:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ProPlanner (formerly Ipsum), a web-based and collaborative construction technology platform, announced it has raised $2.7 million in funding led by global software investor Insight Partners.


Africa-focused VC firm TLcom Capital appoints Eloho Omame as Partner
Published: 27-06-2022 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TLcom, the Africa-focused venture capital firm, has appointed Eloho Omame as a Partner, bolstering its capabilities as it ramps up deployment of TIDE Africa Fund II, its new $150 million pan-African tech fund.


Deeptech startup NEU Battery Materials raises S$800,000 seed funding to produce clean and sustainable lithium batteries
Published: 27-06-2022 | 12:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deeptech startup, NEU Battery Materials has raised a total of S$800,000 in seed funding from Momentum Venture Capital and Se-cure Waste Management.


British Virgin Islands-based SithSwap raises $2.65m to build next-gen AMM on StarkNet
Published: 27-06-2022 | 12:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SithSwap, the next-generation automated market maker (AMM) on StarkNet, has successfully raised $2.65 million at a $25 million valuation in a seed funding round led by Lemniscap.


Nigerian Lab testing startup HealthTracka raises $1.5m funding for expansion to Kenya and Ghana
Published: 27-06-2022 | 11:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian at-home lab testing startup HealthTracka has raised $1.5 million in funding to expand its operations into Kenya and Ghana. The pre-seed funding which was led by Ingressive Capital.


Proparco completes pre-series-A investment in Moringa to fuel its expansion across Africa
Published: 27-06-2022 | 11:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Proparco announced the completion of a pre-series-A investment in Moringa to its expansion across Africa. The funding from Proparco will also facilitate the broadening of the range of courses offered by Moringa.


EuraTechnologies raises €24m to back deep tech startups, open 10 incubators in Eastern Europe
Published: 24-06-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EuraTechnologies announced the raising of €24 million to back deep tech startups and open 10 incubators in Eastern Europe.


Renewable energy startup Posh raises $3.8m seed round to automate EV battery recycling
Published: 24-06-2022 | 11:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Y Combinator alum, Posh, announced it has raised $3.8 million in seed funding. The Bay Area startup automates electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling to build sustainable energy storage solutions.


Cleveland-based tech startup Unify Jobs raises $4.5m to enable diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring
Published: 24-06-2022 | 11:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Unify Jobs, an equitable hiring technology company, has raised a $4.5 million seed round led by North Coast Ventures with participation from Jumpstart and several other well-established investors.


Gratuity management startup Kickfin closes $6m Series A to fuel growth across the hospitality industry
Published: 24-06-2022 | 10:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kickfin, the gratuity management software for hospitality, announced it has secured its Series A funding to further accelerate the company's rapid growth.


London, Malta-based fintech CityFALCON raises $2m funding to scale growth
Published: 24-06-2022 | 10:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London and Malta based fintech CityFALCON closed an equity fundraising campaign on Seedrs of $2 million to scale up the business and bring even more insightful products to market faster.


Kenyan startup unveils innovation that supervises spending for dependents
Published: 22-06-2022 | 15:06:03 | By: Bob Koigi
A Supervised Payment is a Digital Escrow Payment sent by a guardian to a dependent with the former setting the parameters of funds usage and the app supervising the actual use of the funds by the dependent.


Nibble Health startup raises $8.5m to humanize healthcare payments
Published: 22-06-2022 | 15:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nibble Health, a B2B healthcare payments company, announced a $8.5 million seed round co-led by Wing Venture Capital and Tiger Global Management, with participation from A* Capital and Expa.


Yearly funding for Kenyan start-ups to hit Sh100 billion by 2025
Published: 22-06-2022 | 14:51:15 | By: Bob Koigi
In the first three months of 2022, Kenyan Startups raised Sh48 billion venture funding more than the country did in all of 2021 where start-ups raised Sh41 billion.


Healthtech startup Spry secures new investment to strengthen its patient management platform
Published: 22-06-2022 | 14:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spry, an end-to-end patient and practice management SaaS platform for physical therapists, announced it has successfully completed a new round of funding to accelerate its mission to build the future of practice management for physical rehabilitation.


Bardeen.ai startup raises $15.3m Series A to bring workflow automation to the masses
Published: 22-06-2022 | 13:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bardeen.ai, the provider of "automation for all" tools, announced an oversubscribed $15.3 million Series A funding round led by global software investor Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors.


Ping Identity launches Ping Ventures to accelerate innovation in identity security
Published: 22-06-2022 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ping Identity, the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, has launched Ping Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that will fuel innovation in the identity security market.


Healthtech startup Idoven raises $19.8m funding to redefine detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular diseases
Published: 22-06-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Idoven, a pioneering health tech company advancing early detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular disease, announced it has raised $19.8 million in funding.


Foodtech venture firm Supply Change closes equity investment from Bank of America
Published: 21-06-2022 | 14:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Supply Change Capital, a women and Latina powered venture firm investing in early-stage food technology businesses, announced an equity investment from Bank of America.


Nigerian fintech firm VeendHQ secures $330k pre-seed investment to expand operations, scale growth
Published: 21-06-2022 | 14:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech firm VeendHQ announced it has secured $330k pre-seed fund, backed by Magic Fund, The Oak Capital, Future Africa, Berrywood Capital and other angel investors, to expand its operations and scale growth.


Proparco joins forces with Digital Africa to provide financing solutions for African tech startups
Published: 21-06-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
As part of its 2022-2025 roadmap, Digital Africa, in partnership with Proparco, will support 200 African startups at different stages of their growth with a wide range of offers at their disposal.


Ugandan fintech platform Tugende closes pre-Series B investment round to accelerate growth
Published: 21-06-2022 | 14:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tugende, the East African fintech platform providing asset financing and digital services to small businesses, announced it has raised a pre-Series B investment round led by current shareholder Partech Africa.


Kenyan insurtech startup mTek secures $3m funding for expansion across the country
Published: 21-06-2022 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
On the heels of a recent $1.50 million (KSh 170 million) investment, Kenyan insurtech startup mTek has secured an additional $3 million (KSh 340 million) investment, through both debt and equity from African-focused fintech platform, Finclusion Group.


Insurtech startup INSTANDA raises $45m to fund its next phase of growth
Published: 20-06-2022 | 12:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
INSTANDA, the no-code core insurance platform provider has announced the closing of its $45 million fundraising led by Toscafund, one of Europe’s leading Growth Equity investment firms for financial services companies.


London-based AI startup Peptone closes $40m Series A funding to build a state-of-the-art research facility in Bellinzona
Published: 20-06-2022 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Peptone, the molecular computational physics company focused on protein drug discovery, announced the successful completion of a $40 million Series A financing round.


Live-streaming platform Elevate K-12 raises $40m Series C to address the growing national teacher shortage
Published: 20-06-2022 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Elevate K-12, provider of high-quality live-streaming instruction for US K-12 classrooms, has closed a $40 million Series C round of funding led by venture capital firm General Catalyst.


Israeli AI-powered sales solution Amy raises $6m seed round to boost business professionals' selling power
Published: 20-06-2022 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amy, the pioneering AI-driven sales intelligence solution that automates pre-meeting prospect research and enables meaningful business connections, announced it has raised a $6m seed round.


Indian no-code mobile startup Plobal raises $8.5m to expand presence in North America
Published: 20-06-2022 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plobal Apps, a no-code mobile app platform for e-commerce stores, raised $8.5 million, led by Elevation Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.


Alien Invasive Fruit Flies project comes to the rescue of Southern Africa mango farmers
Published: 20-06-2022 | 10:45:00 | By: Bob Koigi
In a bid to tame the voracious flies, the Alien Invasive Fruit Flies project in Southern Africa has come up with five technologies as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) package.


Amsterdam-based biotech startup CimCure raises € 5m seed round to advance its cancer vaccine
Published: 17-06-2022 | 15:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CimCure, a biotech spin-off of Amsterdam UMC, focusing on the development of a novel vaccine-based cancer immunotherapy through its Immune-Boost (iBoost) technology, announced it has raised little over € 5 million in a financing Seed Round.


MFS Africa raises $100m funding to accelerate its expansion plans across Africa and Asia
Published: 17-06-2022 | 14:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MFS Africa, Africa’s digital payments network, announced it has secured an additional $100 million in equity and debt funding led by Admaius Capital Partners, taking the total amount raised in the series to $200 million.


South Africa's Private equity fund PAPE acquires interest in fintech provider Entersekt
Published: 17-06-2022 | 13:58:34 | By: Pie Kamau
Entersekt, a global player in device identity and payment authentication, announced a new investment from PAPE Fund 3 (PAPE), a mid-market South African private equity fund.


Greentech startup Green Badger receives $1.125m seed funding to manage sustainable construction
Published: 17-06-2022 | 13:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Green Badger, the SaaS developer for managing sustainable construction, announced it has received seed funding of $1.125 million in a financing round led by venture capital firm Shadow Ventures.


Community-centered lifestyle startup Saysh closes $8m Series A round to scale growth
Published: 17-06-2022 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Saysh, the community-centered lifestyle brand co-founded by Olympian Allyson Felix and her brother and business partner Wes Felix, announced a Series A round closed at $8 million.


Y Combinator-backed Proper Finance raises $4.3m to create an integrated reconciliation software for fintechs
Published: 16-06-2022 | 16:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Proper Finance, the integrated reconciliation and ledger data platform that enables financial technology companies to maintain complete financial accuracy, closed a $4.3 million seed round


Inovia Capital closes $325m early-stage fund to strengthen the Canadian tech ecosystem
Published: 16-06-2022 | 15:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Inovia Capital announced it raised $325 million for its fifth early-stage fund, the latest step in its journey to help build global, sustainable companies that strengthen the Canadian tech ecosystem.


Financial wellness startup Benny closes $1m pre-seed round to help employees build wealth with their benefits
Published: 16-06-2022 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Benny, the platform helping consumers build wealth with their benefits, announced its graduation from Techstars Boulder and the closing of a $1 million pre-seed funding round, led by Matchstick Ventures.


Israeli startup Canditech raises $9m seed round to create a world without resumes
Published: 16-06-2022 | 15:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canditech, the Israeli startup helping companies accurately assess job candidates with the world's first online job-simulation platform, announced it has raised $9 million in seed funding led by global software investor Insight Partners and StageOne Ventures.


DeFi for construction finance startup Rigor raises $3.5m to end housing's affordability crisis
Published: 16-06-2022 | 15:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rigor, an innovative decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol for construction lending and payments, has secured $3.5m in institutional seed financing from an honor roll of venture funders.


Egyptian digital logistics startup Khazenly raises $2.5 million in seed funding to drive product development
Published: 15-06-2022 | 17:38:15 | By: Bob Koigi
Proceeds will be used to develop Khazenly’s products and services, and quadruple its existing facilities. Geographical expansion will also be supported as Khazenly continues its rapid growth trajectory during 2022.


Tallinn-based NFTPort raises $26m Series A round to become the leading NFT infrastructure
Published: 15-06-2022 | 14:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Estonia's NFTPort announced the closing of a $26 million Series A funding round co-led by Taavet+Sten, the investment vehicle of Taavet Hinrikus and Sten Tamkivi, and Atomico.


Chinese biotech startup Meta Pharmaceuticals raises $15m to accelerate its pipeline development
Published: 15-06-2022 | 13:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
META Pharmaceuticals, China's first immunometabolism-based small-molecule drug discovery company, announced two consecutive Seed and Pre-A funding rounds totaling $15 million.


Digital wedding planning startup Fêtefully raises $1.3m funding to scale growth
Published: 15-06-2022 | 12:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fêtefully, the revolutionary digital wedding planning platform, closed a seed round of funding worth $1.3 million to allow the company to continue business growth and scale in the marketplace.


Chinese ARHUD solution provider Raythink completes Series A+ financing to accelerate mass production of in-vehicle AR displays
Published: 15-06-2022 | 11:35:13 | By: Pie Kamau
Raythink, the ARHUD solution provider for the automotive and transportation industry, announced it has raised around $15 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Chengwei Capital.


Berlin Business Office launches Skytrain to support U.S. LPs investing into venture capital funds in Berlin
Published: 15-06-2022 | 11:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin Business Office announced the launch of Skytrain, a network to support U.S. LPs (Limited Partners) investing into venture capital funds in Berlin.


AfricArena partners with FMO to accelerate tech startups in Ghana, Morocco and Tanzania
Published: 15-06-2022 | 11:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AfricArena, the African series of tech events, announced a partnership with FMO Ventures Program, the Rise Open Innovation Challenge, which focuses on accelerating the growth of startups looking to improve the state of Africa.


[Interview] Michelle Matthews, Director, Viridian, South Africa
Published: 14-06-2022 | 17:14:50 | By: Bob Koigi
Following the rising levels of unemployment among young South Africans, the UK-South Africa Tech Hub Launch League initiative undertook a research project.


African tech startup funding will double by 2025, research
Published: 14-06-2022 | 15:18:29 | By: Bob Koigi
African business leaders are forecasting a surge in spending on tech start-ups as foreign direct investment and improved internet connectivity helps establish the continent as a tech superpower, new research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows.


Early stage VC firm Kairos Ventures closes third fund at $58m
Published: 14-06-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kairos Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in physical and life sciences, announced the close of its third fund (Fund III), with capital commitments of $58 million.


CoachHub startup raises $200m Series C funding to democratize coaching worldwide
Published: 14-06-2022 | 14:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CoachHub, the global digital coaching platform, closed a $200 million Series C funding round, led by Sofina and SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The round will be used to further scale CoachHub's product innovation and operations.


ScienceMagic.Studios raises $10m pre-seed to demystify Web3 for brands and talent
Published: 14-06-2022 | 13:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ScienceMagic.Studios announced it has secured $10.3 million in pre-seed investment from investors including Liberty City Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Noam Gottesman and Alan Howard.


BCG Digital Ventures launches new innovation centers in India and Morocco
Published: 14-06-2022 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV), the corporate innovation and business-building arm of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is opening innovation centers in New Delhi, Mumbai and Casablanca, Morocco.


Tunisian edtech startup GOMYCODE raises $8m Series A funding to expand across Africa
Published: 14-06-2022 | 13:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tunisian edtech startup GOMYCODE, raised $8.85 million in series A funding, one of the highest African funding this quarter to expand across Africa.


Kenyan fintech startup Power Financial Wellness partners with Penda Health to extend healthcare services to users
Published: 14-06-2022 | 12:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan fintech Power Financial Wellness has signed a partnership agreement with private healthcare solutions provider, Penda Health, to see both companies mutually benefit from their tech services.


Green tech startup Ecolibrium launches in the UK with $5m pre-Series A funding round
Published: 13-06-2022 | 15:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Advisory and climate tech-led sustainability solution Ecolibrium, has opened a new London HQ after raising $5m in a pre-Series A funding round, to support growing demand from commercial and industrial UK real estate owners.


German agritech startup CROP.ZONE secures $11m equity funding to expand to new international markets
Published: 13-06-2022 | 14:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Aachen-based integrated weed management startup CROP.ZONE announced it has secured $11m equity funding from existing shareholders and new financial investors.


Swedish gaming startup Lurkit raises $2.7m to empower gaming influencer marketing globally
Published: 13-06-2022 | 14:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish gaming influencer marketing platform Lurkit has raised $2.7 million in a seed round from industry investors as the company is launching Quests, a new software suite that enables paid sponsorships between live streamers and gaming companies at scale.


CerraCap Ventures invests in soil microbiome focused agritech startup Solena
Published: 13-06-2022 | 13:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CerraCap Ventures, a Global Venture Capital fund headquartered in Southern California, announced an investment in Solena AG, a soil microbiome startup helping farmers improve agricultural yields and optimize agrarian input costs.


Decarbon8 investment opportunity open for agritech innovation and decarbonization startups
Published: 13-06-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Decarbon8 Fund, an impact investment vehicle established by the E8 climate tech investing community and platform, announced a new Request for Proposal (RFP) for companies advancing regenerative agriculture solutions.


B2B e-Commerce and fintech startup Bazaar raises $70m to revamp the retail industry in Pakistan
Published: 13-06-2022 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bazaar, Pakistan’s B2B e-Commerce and fintech platform has raised $70 million in a Series B financing led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global Management.


Utrecht-based same day and next day delivery startup Trunkrs raises €15 million in growth capital
Published: 10-06-2022 | 13:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Trunkrs, specialist in same day & next day delivery for the e-Commerce sector, has successfully raised €15 million in a series B investment round. The financing round was led by Korys, the Belgian investment company of the Colruyt family.


[Column] Alexandra Fraser: Angel investors plugging the early-stage funding gap in sub-Saharan Africa
Published: 10-06-2022 | 12:16:31 | By: Pie Kamau
One of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurial startups in sub-Saharan Africa is funding – particularly early-stage financial support – even though the landscape across the region has evolved over the past few years with more funders and capital deployed in this space.


Business identity startup Middesk raises $57m Series B round to accelerate growth
Published: 10-06-2022 | 12:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Middesk, the business identity platform automating business verification and underwriting decisions, announced it has raised $57 million in a Series B round, co-led by New York-based private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners.


Taiwanese social CRM startup GoSky AI completes undisclosed seed funding round
Published: 10-06-2022 | 11:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Taipei-based social CRM startup GoSky AI announced the completion of an undisclosed seed funding round led by 500 Global venture capital firm.


Canadian digital footprint monitoring startup Flare raises CAD$9.5m Series A to democratize cybersecurity
Published: 10-06-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Flare, the leader in digital footprint monitoring, announced a CAD$9.5 million Series A Round led by Inovia Capital with participation from White Star Capital and Luge Capital.


GreenHouse Capital announces 13 African startups selected for the Microsoft scale-up accelerator
Published: 10-06-2022 | 10:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GreenHouse Capital has announced the 13 African startups that have been selected for Microsoft scale-up accelerator program. The programme is targeted at startups a the pre-series A stage looking to expand into new markets.


Vietnam's blockchain gaming startup Ancient8 raises $6m to build infrastructure software for GameFi
Published: 09-06-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ancient8, a GameFi infrastructure developer and Vietnam's largest blockchain gaming guild and community, announced the completion of a $6 million private round of financing led by Makers Fund and C² Ventures.


Dutch fintech Backbase secures €120m funding to accelerate growth
Published: 09-06-2022 | 12:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dutch financial technology company Backbase, the creator of the category-leading Engagement Banking platform, raised €120 million in growth equity funding from Motive Partners.


Amsterdam-based Instant Commerce secures €2m pre-seed funding to boost its headless storefront builder
Published: 09-06-2022 | 11:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam-based Instant Commerce announced it has secured €2 million pre-seed funding to boost its headless storefront builder.


Tech startup LibLab raises $42m Series A to autogenerate software development kits for API services
Published: 09-06-2022 | 11:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
LibLab, a developer tools company that offers a SDK-as-a-Service platform for engineering teams, announced it has raised $42 million in Series A funding to enable the expansion of its core software development kit (SDK) code generator services.


Seed-to-Sale software startup Canix raises $10m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 09-06-2022 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canix, a market-leading cannabis ERP seed-to-sale platform, announced it has raised $10 million in funding from venture capitalists.


Singapore crypto payments startup Request Finance raises $5.5m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 09-06-2022 | 10:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Request Finance, the Web3 enterprise crypto payments startup, has closed a $5.5 million seed round with institutional backers including Animoca Brands, Europe's leading early-stage venture capital investor Balderton Capital, and XAnge.


French startup CleverConnect merges with Talentry to lead talent acquisition in Europe
Published: 08-06-2022 | 12:36:32 | By: Pie Kamau
CleverConnect, a cloud-based recruiting solutions company, announced the merger with Talentry, a Munich-based provider of talent relationship management solutions, to counteract the current unprecedented shortage of skilled workers.


Fabric tech startup Nextiles raises $5m oversubscribed seed round to fuel growth in smart athletics
Published: 08-06-2022 | 12:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nextiles, a smart fabric technology for athletes, announced its $5 million seed round led by Drive by DraftKings, with participation from the NBA.


Nigerian fintech startup Indicina raises $3m seed funding to expand into other African markets
Published: 08-06-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech startup Indicina announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding round to foster its commitment to the credit value chain.


Ethena raises $30m Series B for modern and effective compliance training
Published: 08-06-2022 | 11:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ethena, a modern compliance training platform, announced it raised a $30 million Series B, led by Lachy Groom, with participation from existing investors including Felicis, Neo, Homebrew, and others.


Early stage venture capitalist ROBUST primed to bridge innovation gap across borders
Published: 08-06-2022 | 10:59:52 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture capital firm ROBUST has launched on the global stage, with an immediate focus on driving investment into disruptive and innovative companies with high growth potential.


Seae Ventures launches $107m Fund to invest in solutions addressing equity gaps in healthtech and fintech
Published: 08-06-2022 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seae Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm dedicated to advancing equity by investing in women and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs, has launched its inaugural fund of $107m.


Oslo-based Findable secures €2m seed round for its first-to-market building documentation automation platform
Published: 07-06-2022 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Findable, the Oslo-based startup that automates building documentation using Artificial Intelligence (AI), raised a €2 million seed round led by KOMPAS, with participation by Construct Venture.


Constant Ventures launches $100m venture capital fund to invest in tech startups across West Africa
Published: 07-06-2022 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Constant Ventures, a part of the Constant Group, is raising a $100 million venture capital fund to invest across a range of technology startups with a focus on financial inclusion, education and healthcare.


Investing platform Pluto raises $4m seed round to make systematic investing accessible
Published: 07-06-2022 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pluto, a free investing platform that makes it easy for stock market traders to enhance their efforts with systematic investing, has closed a $4 million dollar seed round led by at.inc/ Nadav Eylath.


Stellate raises $30m funding to build the global data graph
Published: 07-06-2022 | 10:45:14 | By: Pie Kamau
Stellate, formerly known as GraphCDN, is bringing its expertise in GraphQL APIs to the masses with the help of a $25 million Series A from Tiger Global and a $5 million seed round led by boldstart ventures.


BRV China-backed eVTOL startup Zerog closes $1.48m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 07-06-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zerog, a Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, completed a $1.48 million seed round with BlueRun Ventures China (BRV China) as the sole investor.


Kenyan E-health startup Maisha Meds hits 1000 active facilities, expands to Nigeria
Published: 07-06-2022 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan digital pharmacy network Maisha Meds announced it has reached1,000 active facilities, making it one of the largest digital pharmacy networks in sub-Saharan Africa.


UK-based tech startup Florence raises $35m series B funding to revolutionise social care
Published: 06-06-2022 | 16:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Florence, the UK-based tech innovator for social care, announced it has raised $35 million through a Series B funding round. Florence will use the investment for product expansion to support care in the UK.


Oregon-based Dutch Bros raises $2.3m to help end ALS
Published: 06-06-2022 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dutch Bros, a drive-through coffee chain headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon, announced that together with its customers, raised a record breaking $2.3 million during its 16th annual Drink One for Dane day.


Temasek launches investment platform GenZero to accelerate decarbonisation globally
Published: 06-06-2022 | 13:23:41 | By: Pie Kamau
Temasek announced the launch of GenZero, a wholly-owned investment platform company dedicated to accelerating decarbonisation globally.


Santa Barbara Venture Partners launches $11m Fund to help companies accelerate customer acquisition
Published: 06-06-2022 | 13:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture capital firm Santa Barbara Venture Partners (SBVP) announced the final close of its $11 million inaugural Fund I focused primarily on investing in tech and tech-enabled firms.


Nigerian edtech startup Afrilearn attracts UNICEF Innovation Fund
Published: 06-06-2022 | 12:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian edtech startup Afrilearn has emerged as the only Nigerian startup to join the latest cohort of the UNICEF Venture Fund.


Ugandan fintech startup Eversend rebrands, announces new features
Published: 06-06-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Eversend, a Ugandan fintech startup providing cross-border money transfers for Africans and Africans in the diaspora has rebranded, to reinforce its commitment to users with an all-inclusive payment platform and a modified look to support this transition.


Nelson Maina: Betting on agriculture for economic transformation in Kenya
Published: 06-06-2022 | 08:31:19 | By: Bob Koigi
The gathering of experts drawn across the divide came amidst rising concerns over escalating costs in both production and consumer goods, an environment that doesn’t favour food security.


Constrafor raises $100m+ to increase the construction industry's productivity, dispel cash flow problems
Published: 03-06-2022 | 14:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Constrafor, a SaaS construction procurement platform with embedded financing, announced its $100 million+ Seed fundraise in debt and equity to build out new functionality.


RH Capital announces three new investments to improve women's heath
Published: 03-06-2022 | 14:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RH Capital, the women's health venture capital fund, announced three new investments to improve health outcomes for women in the US.


Text messaging startup Prokeep raises $9m to modernize distributor communications and commerce
Published: 03-06-2022 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prokeep, the communications and commerce platform built exclusively for distributors, announced the closing of $9 million seed round.


SaaS recruitment startup HourWork raises additional $2.5m funding to accelerate growth
Published: 03-06-2022 | 12:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HourWork, a SaaS recruitment and retention platform for quick-serve restaurant (QSR) franchise owners, announced the closing of $2.5 million in additional Series A funding led by MassMutual's MM Catalyst Fund (MMCF).


Binance Labs closes $500m investment fund to boost blockchain, Web3 and value-building technologies
Published: 03-06-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, announced the closing of $500 million investment fund to invest in projects that can extend the use cases of cryptocurrencies.


Indonesian social commerce startup Super completes $70m oversubscribed Series C round
Published: 02-06-2022 | 16:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Super, an Indonesian social commerce platform serving tier-2 and tier-3 cities and Indonesian rural areas, announced it completed a $70 million oversubscribed Series C round led by NEA with additional investment from Insignia Ventures Partners.


Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe introduces electrical technology to reduce the effects of inflation
Published: 02-06-2022 | 16:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe has introduced a new electrical technology to reduce inflation effects in marine, automotive and housing industries.


Swiss Web3 payment startup DePay brings Web3 P2P payment gateway to eligible Shopify merchants
Published: 02-06-2022 | 15:57:19 | By: Pie Kamau
Swiss Web3 payment startup DePay, announced its official integration into omnichannel commerce platform Shopify, allowing for the very first integration of a wallet-to-wallet (P2P) payment solution for eligible Shopify merchants.


Upcycling startup Novoloop extends Series A round to $21m to develop industrial capabilities
Published: 02-06-2022 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Advanced upcycling startup Novoloop nnounced it has expanded its Series A to $21 million through an oversubscribed extension led by Mistletoe Singapore and Hanwha Solutions.


Data analytics startup Gigasheet closes $7m Series A to democratize big data analysis
Published: 02-06-2022 | 15:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gigasheet, a startup that brings data science and big data analytics capabilities to anyone who can use a spreadsheet, announced it has closed $7 million in a Series A funding round.


UAE fintech startup Pemo launches all-in-one spend management platform for MENA SMEs
Published: 01-06-2022 | 10:32:24 | By: Pie Kamau
Pemo, the UAE-based fintech startup empowering businesses across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan (MENAP),has announced that it has launched its all-in-one spend management platform.


Indian data insights startup Synaptic raises $20m Series B funding to accelerate growth
Published: 01-06-2022 | 10:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Synaptic, an alternative data insights startup, announced the successful closure of $20 million in Series B funding round led by Valor Equity Partne


Nutrition startup Culina Health raises $4.75m funding to democratize access to clinical nutrition
Published: 01-06-2022 | 10:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Culina Health, Co-founded by Registered Dietitian Vanessa Rissetto and Steven Kuyan, announced it has secured $4.75 million in seed funding.


Birmingham-based startup Astound raises $1m seed round to improve university access to corporate-sponsored research funding
Published: 01-06-2022 | 09:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Astound, a Birmingham-based startup, secured $1 million in seed funding to develop the first marketplace to allow research institutions and universities to easily find corporate sponsors.


Bonfire Ventures raises $230m for two new funds to help B2B software startups beat the odds
Published: 01-06-2022 | 09:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bonfire Ventures, the firm helping seed-stage B2B software companies beat the odds, announced the close of its third core seed fund at $168 million, and its second opportunity fund, at $63 million.


Dutch BNPL fintech in3 raises $85.3m series B round to expand in the Netherlands, launch in Germany
Published: 31-05-2022 | 13:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
in3, a Dutch 'Buy-Now-Pay-Later' (BNPL) fintech, announced a $85.3 million Series B funding round from the British VC Force over Mass, U.S. institutional asset manager Waterfall Asset Management LLC and Dutch investor Finch Capital.


Biotech startup Transine Therapeutics closes £13.7m seed round to accelerate its platform and portfolio development
Published: 31-05-2022 | 12:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Transine Therapeutics (Transine), a biotechnology company, announced it has successfully raised £4.6 million in additional seed funding.


South African edtech startup FoondaMate secures $2m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 31-05-2022 | 11:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FoondaMate, a South African edtech startup, has secured $2 million in seed funding to increase usage of its Whatsapp and Facebook-based learning chatbot throughout the globe.


Crop tech startup moa raises $44m Series B financing to progress new generation of safe and sustainable crop protection products
Published: 31-05-2022 | 11:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
moa Technology, the crop protection discovery company that is revolutionizing the future of weed control in agriculture, announced it has secured $44 million in Series B financing.


Healthtech startup Esaal raises $1.7m seed round to scale expansion across the MENA region
Published: 31-05-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Esaal, an online health and wellness consultation platform for patients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has wrapped a $1.7 million seed funding round, to scale its expansion across the MENA region.


FTX Ventures leads $5m seed round for NFT trust layer Doppel
Published: 30-05-2022 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Doppel, a real-time, cross-chain monitoring service for detecting NFT fraud and counterfeits, announced the close of a $5 million seed investment round led by FTX Ventures.


Nigerian fintech startup Grey partners with Cellulant for East Africa expansion
Published: 30-05-2022 | 12:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech startup Grey, announced the launch of its service to East Africa starting with Kenya in partnership with payments company, Cellulant.


South African on-demand startup ParkUpp secures community basements for car collectors
Published: 30-05-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ParkUpp, a South African marketplace startup that connects owners of parking spaces with companies and individuals who need parking has secured 'collector community basements' in convenient locations across the country.


MaC Venture Capital closes out $5.6m seed round of African startup AMP Global with $2m investment
Published: 30-05-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MaC Venture Capital, an LA-based seed-stage VC that invests in visionary founders, closed out the $5.6 million Seed round of African startup AMP Global Technologies, with a healthy $2 million investment.


Untapped Global raises $10.3m pre-seed round to build an investment platform for Africa and emerging markets
Published: 30-05-2022 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Untapped Global announced the launch of its public beta platform, which uses real-time data to provide transparency for investors looking to tap into Africa and emerging markets.


AAEC and WAEMU renew partnership with additional funding of 10 million CFA
Published: 27-05-2022 | 09:45:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The support will go towards improving the performance of the Africa e-Trade Hub platform to cater for the exchange of electronic certificates of origin as well as consolidating ongoing initiatives and further support Member States in the process of simplifying procedures and formalities.


Cryptocurrency startup ZenLedger raises $15m Series B funding to expand crypto tax solutions
Published: 25-05-2022 | 15:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ZenLedger, a global player in cryptocurrency data analysis, accounting, and tax, announced the close of its $15 million Series B funding.


IFC, Acelera Angola partner to boost startup ecosystem in Angola
Published: 25-05-2022 | 15:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
To support the growth of Angola's entrepreneurial ecosystem, IFC partnered with Acelera Angola, an Angolan incubator and accelerator, to help the company expand, support innovative tech startups, and drive inclusive economic growth in the country.


Social group ticketing startup Fanimal raises $4m to accelerate product development
Published: 25-05-2022 | 15:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Los Angeles-based social group ticketing startup Fanimal, announced an acquisition of $4 million in its latest round of funding to accelerate product development.


London-based fintech Paddle acquires ProfitWell to automate payments infrastructure for SaaS companies
Published: 25-05-2022 | 14:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paddle, the complete payments infrastructure for SaaS companies, announced it has acquired ProfitWell, the provider of subscription metrics and retention automation software.


TDK Ventures invests in XCOM Labs' vision for a high-speed wireless future
Published: 25-05-2022 | 14:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, has invested in wireless communications disruptor XCOM Labs to expedite the development of their 5G and wireless communications solutions.


Blockchain startup Saga raises $6.5m seed round to build the next 1000 chains in the multiverse, announces innovator program
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blockchain startup Saga announced it has raised a $6.5 million seed round at a $130 million valuation.


London-based Crane Venture Partners raises $140m second fund to back early-stage founders
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Crane Venture Partners, the London based firm leading the industry in graduation rates from seed to Series A, announced it has raised $140 million in its second fund to back early-stage founders.


Fintech startup Consilient raises $3m seed funding round to develop next-gen financial crime compliance technology
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Consilient, a fintech innovator aiming to transform financial crime compliance, announced it has secured a private $3 million seed funding round.


A5G Networks startup announces funding from Bharat Innovation Fund to accelerate growth
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
A5G Networks, a player in Distributed and Autonomous 5G Core Network Software for private and public networks, announced an investment by Bharat Innovation Fund, a deeptech focused venture capital fund in India.


Irish agritech startup CropSafe raises $3m seed funding to support farmers globally, opens U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles
Published: 24-05-2022 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Irish agritech startup CropSafe, a platform revolutionizing the future of farming, announced it raised over $3 million in seed funding and have opened U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles.


Maternity health startup Cayaba Care secures $12m Series A funding to expand access and services to underserved populations
Published: 23-05-2022 | 17:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cayaba Care, a maternity health startup, announced the closing of a $12 million Series A round that will work to expand the company's footprint within underserved populations.


Kenyan fintech startup Hisa joins the NVIDIA Inception Programme
Published: 23-05-2022 | 17:22:09 | By: Pie Kamau
Hisa App, a Kenyan mobile investment platform that allows anyone in Kenya to invest in U.S. stocks and ETFs using mobile money, announced it was selected to join the NVIDIA Inception programme.


Crypto Valley Venture Capital firm launches early-stage fund targeting African blockchain startups
Published: 23-05-2022 | 17:15:28 | By: Pie Kamau
Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC), announced the launch of its African Blockchain Early-Stage Fund targeting blockchain startups from across Africa.


Pan-African fintech app Bamba raises $3.2m seed funding to scale growth
Published: 23-05-2022 | 17:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan fintech startup Bamba secured $3.2 million in seed funding to scale its app and build out its team. Venture capital firm 468 Capital led the round with participation from Presight Ventures.


Canadian biotech startup Evolved Meats raises $2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 23-05-2022 | 13:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Evolved Meats ("Evolved"; formerly known as CaroMeats), a Canadian biotechnology startup, has raised $2 million in its seed round to accelerate its product development and to support the initial scale up of its production processes.


e-Commerce logistics startup Kubbo begins international expansion, starts Italy operations
Published: 23-05-2022 | 12:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
e-Commerce logistics startup Kubbo, announced its first international move to expand its model of digitising logistics for brands and ecommerce companies. The operator has launched its activity in Italy.


Autochek acquires Morocco’s automotive tech startup KIFAL Auto to drive North Africa expansion
Published: 20-05-2022 | 11:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Autochek, the automotive technology company making car ownership more accessible and affordable across Africa, has announced the acquisition of KIFAL Auto, a Moroccan automotive technology startup, to drive its expansion into North Africa.


Fintech startup MooveBeta merges with ImpalaPay to provide a connected economy for Africa
Published: 20-05-2022 | 11:30:30 | By: Pie Kamau
Adanian Labs Africa incubated fintech startup MooveBeta has announced its merger with ImpalaPay, a fintech blockchain company with operations across 42 African countries and 134 worldwide.


Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri raises $1.3m to expand across Africa
Published: 20-05-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health has raised $1.3 million in funding to expand across Africa. The startup which offers mobile-based healthcare attracted investment from DOB Equity, Launch Africa and Founders Factory Africa.


Finnish tech startup Bob W acquires Estonian competitor Estonishing Stay to expand its holiday rental platform
Published: 18-05-2022 | 14:26:43 | By: Pie Kamau
Bob W has acquired Estonia’s largest short-stay serviced apartment operator, Estonishing Stay Apartments, tripling Bob W's coverage in Estonia.


FNB announces $2.5m commitment to Black Tech Nation Ventures to fund Black-led technology startups
Published: 18-05-2022 | 13:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
F.N.B. Corporation announced it is making a $2.5 million equity commitment to Black Tech Nation Ventures (BTN.vc), a majority Black-owned venture capital fund based in Pittsburgh, PA.


HealthQuest Capital closes $675m for Fund IV to invest in growth-stage healthtech startups
Published: 18-05-2022 | 13:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HealthQuest Capital, a sector specialist capital firm focused on companies optimizing value in healthcare, announced the close of HealthQuest Partners IV, L.P., at its hard cap of $675 million.


Banking-as-a-Service startup Unit raises $100m Series C round to accelerate product development
Published: 18-05-2022 | 13:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Unit, the banking-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to embed financial services in their products, announced it has raised a $100 million in a Series C round led by global software investor Insight Partners.


Construction tech startup Dibbs opens bidding app to disrupt the construction industry in Massachusetts
Published: 18-05-2022 | 12:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Construction technology startup Dibbs, announced the expansion of its iOS app to Massachusetts, to expand its marketplace in the area.


Nelson Maina: Taming fertilizer prices to boost food security in Kenya
Published: 18-05-2022 | 12:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Kenya’s cost of living has hit unprecedented highs with prices of basic commodities being out of reach for many citizens.


A.Team comes out of stealth with $60m funding to rethink tech's talent crisis
Published: 17-05-2022 | 14:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
A.Team, the first members-only network of the world's top product builders, came out of stealth mode and announced a $55 million Series A financing round co-led by Tiger Global Management, Insight Partners and Spruce Capital Partners.


SaaS solution startup LucidLink raises $20m Series B to solve remote collaboration challenges for global creative teams
Published: 17-05-2022 | 14:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
LucidLink, an innovative SaaS solution connecting creative teams around the world, announced it has raised $20 million in funding from investors in its Series B funding round.


Very Good Ventures raises $3m Series A funding to further scale rapidly growing flutter practice
Published: 17-05-2022 | 14:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Very Good Ventures, the Flutter app development consultancy, announced a $3 million in Series A funding from Celesta Capital to help drive rapid growth, make key hires, and expand the quality of the Flutter development ecosystem.


Habitat for Humanity launches ShelterTech accelerator seeking affordable housing innovations in sub-Saharan Africa
Published: 17-05-2022 | 13:22:15 | By: Pie Kamau
Global nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity has opened applications for the ShelterTech sub-Saharan Africa accelerator program.


CMS startup Storyblok raises $47m Series B to make headless content management the new standard
Published: 17-05-2022 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Storyblok, an enterprise headless content management system (CMS) that enables developers and marketers to deliver powerful content experiences on any digital platform, announced the close of its $47 million Series B financing.


Israeli agritech startup Seed-X partners with Advanta Seeds to improve seed lot quality
Published: 16-05-2022 | 14:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seed-X, an innovative AI-driven Agritech company, and Advanta Seeds, a UPL group company, are joining forces to apply new technology in seed processing.


Pan-African VC firm Ventures Platform appoints Dotun Olowoporoku as new Venture Partner
Published: 16-05-2022 | 13:47:36 | By: Pie Kamau
Pan-African VC firm, Ventures Platform has appointed Dotun Olowoporoku as the new Venture Partner. The appointment comes less than 6 months after the firm closed its $40 million fund.


Security startup StackHawk raises $20.7m Series B funding for developer-first application and API security testing
Published: 16-05-2022 | 13:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StackHawk, the company making application security testing part of software delivery, has secured $20.7 million in capital co-led by Sapphire and Costanoa Ventures.


AI gaming startup Sizzle.gg raises $5m seed round for expansion
Published: 16-05-2022 | 12:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sizzle.gg, an AI-driven patented platform that creates automatic and personalized highlights for esports leagues and teams, video game streamers and more, has raised $5 million in a seed funding round.


Gaming startup StartPlaying raises $6.5m seed funding to scale growth
Published: 16-05-2022 | 12:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StartPlaying, the online platform to find tabletop role-playing games and professional Game Masters, announced a $6.5 million seed round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz general partners Jonathan Lai and Andrew Chen.


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.


Handspring launches with $6.2m seed financing to make mental healthcare accessible to children and families
Published: 13-05-2022 | 13:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Handspring announced the closing of its $6.2 million seed round to further its mission of making quality mental healthcare accessible to all families.


e-Logistics startup Truckbook raises $3m seed funding to revolutionize the trucking industry
Published: 13-05-2022 | 13:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Truckbook, a virtual trucking platform providing a suite of solutions for owner-operators, announced it has raised $3 million in Seed funding from Sacramento-based venture capital firm Moneta Ventures.


Fintech startup GravyStack raises $5.2m to launch gamified financial literacy banking platform for kids & teens
Published: 13-05-2022 | 12:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Serial entrepreneurs Scott Donnell and Travis Adams have raised a $5.2 million seed round led by Altrus Capital and a pool of private investors to launch the GravyStack financial literacy app.


Raytheon Technologies venture capital group invests in Hermeus to accelerate air travel
Published: 13-05-2022 | 11:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Raytheon Technologies announced a strategic investment in Hermeus Corporation, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications, through its newly established corporate venture capital group, RTX Ventures.


realme addresses internet coverage gap with affordable smartphones
Published: 12-05-2022 | 11:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Phone manufacturer realme has captured the Kenyan market by making smartphones affordable hence closing a widening internet coverage gap, despite huge investments in high-speed internet across Africa.


Fintech startup BridgerPay raises $6m seed round for self-onboarding payment operations platform
Published: 11-05-2022 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BridgerPay, a Limassol, Cyprus-based payment operations platform provider, raised $6 million in seed (equity and secondary) funding, to build the world's first self-onboarding payment operations platform.


Dough Ecommerce Capital partners with Byrne Capital to scale DTC businesses online
Published: 11-05-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dough Ecommerce Capital and Byrne Capital Ventures announced a strategic partnership to invest in and acquire direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce businesses.


Foodtech startup Haofood partners Lawson to accelerate presence in China
Published: 11-05-2022 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Haofood, a food science and technology startup announced a new partnership with Chinese convenience store Lawson where customers will gain greater access to its products.


Salaries for startup CEOs break records, Kruze Consulting
Published: 11-05-2022 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kruze Consulting, a CPA and finance consulting company for VC-backed startups, released new data on the average salary for startup CEOs.


CE-Creates merges with hatch & boost in MENA's first venture-builder merger for startups
Published: 11-05-2022 | 11:25:37 | By: Pie Kamau
CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, has completed the merger of its portfolio of startups with hatch & boost, an Abu Dhabi-based venture-builder dedicated to ‘hatching’ startup ideas.


e-Commerce startup byrd raises $56m Series C to become Europe-wide standard for next-day delivery
Published: 10-05-2022 | 11:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
e-Commerce fulfillment technology startup byrd has raised a Series C round of $56 million, bringing the funding raised within the last 10 months to $75 million.


Biotech startup AskGene completes of $20m Series A financing to accelerate growth
Published: 10-05-2022 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AskGene, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on discovery and development of innovative biological drugs, announced the completion of $20 million in Series A financing.


Dragonfly Capital closes oversubscribed $650m crypto venture Fund III
Published: 10-05-2022 | 10:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dragonfly Capital, a global crypto-focused investment firm, announced the final closing of its third venture fund, Dragonfly Ventures III, L.P. (Fund III).


Microsoft selects Solstar Space as Microsoft for Startups partner
Published: 10-05-2022 | 10:01:22 | By: Pie Kamau
Solstar Space (Solstar), the company making persistent in-orbit communications available, announced Microsoft has selected Solstar as a Microsoft for Startups partner.


South African gold startup Nebü Gold develops a gold bullion investment you can wear
Published: 10-05-2022 | 09:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South African gold startup Nebü Gold, is the first African jeweller to give bullion investors the option of wearing elegant 24-karat investment-grade jewellery.


Nigerian retail tech startup TradeDepot appoints Chidi Akubuiro as Managing Director for West Africa
Published: 10-05-2022 | 09:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TradeDepot, a B2B e-Commerce and embedded finance platform in Africa, has appointed former Coca Cola HBC and Hayat Kimya Nigeria Executive, Chidi Akubuiro as its Managing Director for West Africa.


[Column] Berenice Chassagne: Engaged Employee Experience: Balancing human and technology
Published: 09-05-2022 | 13:34:07 | By: Bob Koigi
​​​​​​​Employee engagement is a key driver of the overall performance of a business.


Xerys injects additional $25m capital in French healthtech startup Biolog-id to boost global expansion
Published: 09-05-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Xerys Invest, a private equity firm focused on health, life sciences, renewable energy and greentech, announces an additional investment of $25 million in Biolog-id, a provider of digital health solutions focused on the optimization of the value chain.


Healthtech startup HealthBeats raises $3m seed funding to expand remote vitals monitoring in Australia and Singapore
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HealthBeats, a Singapore-based healthtech startup with end-to-end remote vitals monitoring solution, announced the closing of $3 million Seed round led by healthcare investor Heritas Capital.


Privacy-focused data-generation startup Kahoona raises $4.5m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kahoona Inc., a first-party data generation and activation technology for the open web aimed at creating a digital ecosystem that preserves user privacy, announced it has closed $4.5 million in Series Seed financing.


London-based Bundlr Network raises $5.2m seed round to build an easier, faster way to store data on web3
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bundlr Network, a decentralized platform that makes it fast and easy to store data on web3, has raised a $5.2 million seed round co-led by Framework Ventures.


Food tech startup Tomorrow Farms raises $8.5m seed round to fuel sustainable food revolution
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tomorrow Farms, a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands, announced a $8.5 million seed round led by Lowercarbon Capital and additional key investors.


Danish startup Januar raises €6m to provide crypto gate for Europe
Published: 06-05-2022 | 09:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Danish startup Januar ApS, announced the closing of €6 million round to become the leading one-stop crypto gate for European businesses, serving the growing crypto and digital asset industry with a market cap of $2 trillion.


Digital investment platform Allocate announces $15.3m Series A funding to expand access to venture capital investing
Published: 06-05-2022 | 09:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Allocate, a digital investment platform that provides investors a streamlined way to access top-tier venture funds and co-investments, announced a $15.3 million Series A funding round.


Radisson Hotel Group partners with Plug and Play to accelerate its innovation capabilities for future travel technologies and solutions
Published: 06-05-2022 | 09:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Radisson Hotel Group announced its partnership with Plug and Play's Travel & Hospitality program, to strengthen its connections with selected startups, enabling the company to accelerate its innovation.


South African fintech firm Hello Pay launches new mPOS device for SMEs
Published: 06-05-2022 | 08:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South African fintech firm Hello Pay has launched a new high-end Android Mobile point-of-sale solutions (mPOS) for local merchants and SMEs.


Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri launches Whatsapp chatbot to democratize access to healthcare
Published: 06-05-2022 | 08:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health has launched a WhatsApp chatbot for its users across the country.


Nigerian trade tech firm Norebase raises $1m pre-seed round to scale African growth
Published: 06-05-2022 | 08:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Norebase, a Nigeria-based trade technology firm announced it has secured $1 million pre-seed funding round, co-led by Samurai Incubate and Consonance Investment.


Cipio Partners unveils €202m fund to back growth-stage technology companies in Europe
Published: 04-05-2022 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cipio Partners, an investor in European growth stage technology firms, has closed its latest fund, Cipio Partners Fund VIII, with €202 million in commitments.


Viva Technology, IFC announce 45 emerging African startups to compete for the 2022 AfricaTech Awards
Published: 04-05-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), announced the top 45 startups that have been long-listed for the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards.


Lithuanian fintech startup kevin. secures $65m to disrupt payments sector, unlock open banking
Published: 04-05-2022 | 13:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
kevin., the Lithuanian fintech startup providing an advanced A2A (account-to-account) payment infrastructure to replace costly card transactions, announced it has secured $65 million in Series A funding.


Competency analytics startup Claira raises $3.5m to optimize human capital
Published: 04-05-2022 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Claira, the competency analytics engine, announced it has closed a $3.5 million Seed round led by Heartland Ventures, with participation from Trend Forward Capital, Connetic Ventures, Invest Detroit Ventures, and Northern Michigan Angels.


High-speed package inspection startup Spectrohm raises $2m seed funding to transform security screening
Published: 04-05-2022 | 12:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spectrohm, a company building next-generation inspection solutions for mail and packages, announced it closed $2.0 million in seed funding.


Golden Gate Ventures announces first Entrepreneur in Residence, deepens portfolio growth strategy for 1.5 - 2nd generation founders
Published: 04-05-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital fund in Southeast Asia founded by Silicon Valley natives, announced its first Entrepreneur in Residence, Tiago Costa Alves.


Breakthrough Properties raises $3b to develop next-gen life science ecosystems
Published: 03-05-2022 | 16:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Breakthrough Properties, a joint venture of Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital, announced the final closings for the Breakthrough Life Science Property Fund.


The Home Depot announces $150m venture capital fund to fuel innovation in retail and home improvement
Published: 03-05-2022 | 16:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Home Depot announced Home Depot Ventures, a $150 million venture capital fund created to identify, fund and partner with early-stage companies to accelerate emerging technologies.


Career progression startup Pando raises $6.9m to give employees control over their career paths
Published: 03-05-2022 | 14:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pando, the just-in-time career progression platform, announced it has raised a total of $6.9 million led by Craft Ventures.


Capable Health startup raises $6m to underpin next revolution in the U.S. healthcare
Published: 03-05-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthcare infrastructure company Capable Health announced it has raised $6 million in seed funding led by M13, with participation from AlleyCorp and Able Partners.


Glovo announces winners of its tech startup pitch competition in Kenya
Published: 03-05-2022 | 13:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
On-demand delivery platform Glovo has announced the winners of its tech startup pitch competition in Kenya.


Kenyan farmer finds fortunes in herbs farming
Published: 02-05-2022 | 13:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The herbs and spices farming has captured international markets while creating a new age farming renaissance in an area that has traditionally been synonymous with farming of traditional low yielding crops.


January Ventures closes $21m Fund II to invest in formation stage B2B software startups
Published: 29-04-2022 | 14:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
January Ventures announced an oversubscribed $21 million Fund II to continue investing in formation stage B2B software startups.


The Batchery announces14th batch of founders to join its startup accelerator
Published: 29-04-2022 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Batchery, the Berkeley-based incubator that has built an entrepreneurial ecosystem for investors and startups from around the world, announced that 12 early-stage startups have joined its accelerator program.


Logistics startup Swvl acquires Volt Lines, enters European market
Published: 29-04-2022 | 13:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swvl Holdings, a global provider of transformative tech-enabled mass transit solutions announced a definitive agreement to acquire Volt Lines, a Turkey-based B2B and Transport as a Service mobility business.


African B2B marketplace Kwely nabs $1m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 29-04-2022 | 13:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
African B2B marketplace Kwely finalized a $1 million seed funding round with a $700,000 injection of fresh capital led by WIC Capital with participation from Loftyinc Capital, Afropreneur Angels, Haskè Ventures and other angel investors.


CcHUB, Google unveil 9 startups selected for the Fintech Incubation Programme
Published: 29-04-2022 | 13:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigeria’s technology innovation centre Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) in collaboration with Google, Ministry of ICT and Innovation Rwanda, and Mojaloop Foundation, announced the nine startups selected for the Fintech Incubation Programme


Estonian e-Store startup Upty acquires Finnish peer Rekki, opens up seed round
Published: 26-04-2022 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Estonian startup Upty, the resale e-Store in the Baltic region, announced the acquisition of its Finnish peer, Rekki. In addition, Upty is planning to kick-start the fundraising in the coming months in order to pursue the Company's accelerated expansion across Europe.


Athletes, artists digital platform Vaunt raises $5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 26-04-2022 | 12:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vaunt, a platform for athletes and artists to monetize their talents and stream globally for live and digital viewers, announced a $5 million Series A funding round to elevate the brand and potential of the business to the next level.


Austin entrepreneurs launch new crypto cybersecurity startup, CryptoArmor
Published: 26-04-2022 | 12:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Austin-based entrepreneurs Grant Mitterlehner and Brendon Kelley are together forming a new startup, CryptoArmor, to build security tailored for crypto, NFT, and metaverse companies.


Japanese healthtech startup Ubie launches AI-powered symptom checker in the U.S.
Published: 26-04-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ubie, Inc., a healthcare AI startup with the mission to develop a healthcare guide for everyone, has launched in the United States an AI-powered symptom checker that allows users to enter symptoms and discover related diseases.


Insurtech startup ETAP secures $1.5m pre-seed funding to drive car insurance penetration in Africa
Published: 26-04-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ETAP, an insurtech startup that makes it easier to buy and claim insurance, has secured $1.5 million in pre-seed funding to grow its team and drive the adoption of much-needed car insurance across Africa.


UPSIDE Foods raises a $400m Series C round to commercialize cultivated meat at scale
Published: 25-04-2022 | 14:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats), the company in the cultivated meat, poultry, and seafood industry, announced the close of a $400 million Series C funding round, the largest round in the industry to date.


French AI startup Kryptview raises $650k in pre-seed to develop community-driven crypto research platform
Published: 25-04-2022 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kryptview, a collective intelligence platform that provides peer-reviewed research for digital assets, announced the closure of its pre-seed round, raising $650,000 from crypto technology companies.


AI startup GridMatrix raises $3.5m seed round to grow its proprietary cloud architecture platform
Published: 25-04-2022 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GridMatrix announced it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding in a round co-led by 8VC and Cota Capital, with participation from Alumni Ventures Group.


Dutch medtech startup STENTiT raises €1.8m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 25-04-2022 | 13:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
STENTiT, a medical device company bringing a novel class of regenerative endovascular implants for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, closed €1.8 million seed investment round.


Huobi Incubator partners with Celo to promote Stablecoins for the masses
Published: 25-04-2022 | 12:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Huobi Incubator, the project incubation arm of Huobi Global, announced it will co-host Celo x Huobi: Stablecoin in Web3 & Sustainability hackathon with Celo.


Solana-based DeFi startup Delta One raises $9.1m to build 'set-and-forget' yield farming protocol
Published: 22-04-2022 | 14:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Delta One, a Solana-based DeFi protocol, announced it raised $9.1 million seed round led by Alameda Research and Ship Capital, with participation from Solana Ventures.


Briya Emerges from stealth with seed funding to revolutionize healthcare through blockchain powered research
Published: 22-04-2022 | 14:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Briya, a disruptive healthcare data exchange network, announced it has completed a $5.5 million seed round led by Amiti Ventures.


Plant-based meat startup Nowadays closes $7m seed round to accelerate health-focused chicken
Published: 22-04-2022 | 14:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Health-focused plant-based meat company Nowadays closed its oversubscribed Seed round, raising just shy of $10 million to-date to support commercialization of new plant-based chicken innovation.


TDK Ventures joins forces with VueReal to accelerate microprinting for microLED
Published: 22-04-2022 | 13:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, has invested in microLED developer VueReal Inc. to accelerate and develop their microprinting manufacturing process.


South Korean medical AI startup Lunit gets preliminary approval to go public on KOSDAQ
Published: 22-04-2022 | 13:32:23 | By: Pie Kamau
Lunit, a medical AI provider, announced a preliminary approval from the Korea Exchange for initial public offering (IPO) on the KOSDAQ market.


Phyto Partners launches neurowellness-focused venture capital fund
Published: 21-04-2022 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Phyto Partners (Phyto), a top venture capital fund, is launching its fourth private equity fund – Phyto IV, LP – focused on businesses operating in and around neurowellness and brain health.


AI startup Nuclia raises $5.4m seed funding to advance AI-powered search, releases open source NucliaDB
Published: 21-04-2022 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nuclia, the pioneer in AI-powered search that is changing how humans access and discover meaningful data, announced it has raised $5.4 million in its seed round led by Crane Venture Partners and Ealai.


SAP.iO launches Resilient Supply Chain startup program in collaboration with Accenture
Published: 21-04-2022 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SAP SE announced the launch of a virtual startup program focused on building a resilient supply chain at the SAP.iO Foundries Munich and Tel Aviv.


Kenyan electric vehicle startup Opibus rebrands to ROAM
Published: 21-04-2022 | 11:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenya’s leading electric vehicle (EV) maker Opibus has changed its name to ROAM. The company was among the earliest entrants into the local electric vehicle manufacturing sector.


IFC invests in Algebra Ventures to support Egyptian tech startups, drive innovation
Published: 21-04-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
To support tech startups with access to finance and drive innovation and job creation primarily in Egypt, IFC announced an investment in the second fund from venture capital firm Algebra Ventures.


Vietnam-based sustainability startup EQUO raises $1.3m for eco-friendly options
Published: 20-04-2022 | 14:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vietnam-based sustainability company, EQUO, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding. Leading the seed round is NextGen Ventures with participation from Techstars and East Ventures.


Blockchain data startup Transpose raises $3m seed round to revolutionize web3 data infrastructure
Published: 20-04-2022 | 13:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blockchain data startup Transpose, whose ground-breaking suite of data APIs vastly simplifies bulk web3 data access, announced an oversubscribed $3 million seed round.


Plug and Play launches $25.5m Supply Chain Fund
Published: 20-04-2022 | 13:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Plug and Play's Supply Chain Innovation Platform announced the closing of Plug and Play Supply Chain Fund I, L.P., a $25.5 million venture capital fund focusing on investments across the end-to-end supply chain.


UK-based fintech startup Paysend opens Americas headquarters in Miami
Published: 20-04-2022 | 13:19:49 | By: Pie Kamau
Paysend, the UK-based fintech with over 6.5 million customers, announced the opening of its Americas headquarters in Miami.


Startups increasingly use memorable, key-word rich descriptive domain names to stand out from competitors, study
Published: 20-04-2022 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TrueName, a global leader in descriptive domains, announced that more startups are choosing descriptive domains than in previous years per recent data by Marc Köhlbrugge.


Belgian tech startup Kpler attracts over $200m strategic growth investment
Published: 14-04-2022 | 12:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kpler, the of technology-led data, analytics, and market insight, announced it has agreed on a strategic growth investment led by Five Arrows and Insight Partners.


9am.health startup raises $16m Series A to build a comprehensive virtual diabetes destination
Published: 14-04-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
9am.health, a virtual diabetes clinic that delivers personalized, affordable, and compassionate care directly to consumers, announced a $16 million Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to date to nearly $20 million.


U.S. insurtech startup Honeycomb gains approval to write policies in Wisconsin
Published: 14-04-2022 | 11:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has given insurtech startup Honeycomb approval to write policies statewide.


Vivaris Capital partners with Tesla Foundation to form Tesla Climate Capital
Published: 14-04-2022 | 11:39:57 | By: Pie Kamau
Vivaris Capital, LLC, a multi-strategy fund offering hybrid hedge and private equity structures, announced a strategic, joint-venture partnership with the Tesla Foundation to form Tesla Climate Capital.


Brazilian startup Galena raises $16.7m to help young people enter the job market
Published: 14-04-2022 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Galena, a Brazilian startup that propels young talents to access great careers, announced the raising of $16.7m million in Series A round. The investment was led by Altos Ventures, a global venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley.


Canadian medical startup DrugBank raises $9m to solve growing biomedical data problem
Published: 12-04-2022 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canadian future of medicine startup, DrugBank, announced the securing $9 million in seed funding to solve the challenges associated with the world's exponentially-growing biomedical data.


Microsoft launches accelerator program for East and West African startups
Published: 11-04-2022 | 12:48:16 | By: Pie Kamau
Microsoft has announced a new partnership with GreenHouse Labs to facilitate the acceleration of African startups that are at the pre-series A stage.


Construction tech company myComply closes $4.5m seed round to expand its workforce management solution
Published: 11-04-2022 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
myComply, a Saskatchewan-based of IoT technology and cloud-connected software for the construction industry, landed its final capital to close its seed round investment at a total of $4.5 million.


London's GripAble raises $11m Series A funding to deliver data-driven neuro and musculoskeletal rehab
Published: 11-04-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based GripAble announced a $11 million in Series A funding led by IP Group, with equal investment from Parkwalk Advisors, to enable GripAble to expand its industry-leading data platform.


Twitch Co-founder raises $35m seed round for Fractal, a new marketplace for gaming NFTs
Published: 11-04-2022 | 11:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fractal, a new marketplace for gaming NFTs founded by Justin Kan, the Co-founder of Twitch, announced a $35 million seed round led by Paradigm and Multicoin Capital with with participation from Andreessen Horowitz.


AI platform Relativity6 raises $5.25m round to accelerate sales efforts
Published: 11-04-2022 | 11:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Relativity6, the AI platform for industry classification, announced it has raised a $5.25 million seed round led by Fin Capital with participation from State Auto Labs Fund, Vectr Ventures, Cortado Ventures, Angel Ventures, and several strategic individuals.


Nigerian fintech startup ImaliPay closes $3m seed funding to bring financial services to gig workers
Published: 11-04-2022 | 10:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech startup ImaliPay has closed $3 million seed funding round to bring financial services to gig workers.


French in-game ad startup Gadsme raises $8m seed round to scale growth
Published: 08-04-2022 | 14:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gadsme, the interactive adtech platform that offers high quality immersive brand experiences through in-game advertising, secured an $8 million seed investment just 11 months after launch.


Latinx insurtech startup Sigo Seguros raises $5.4m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 08-04-2022 | 14:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sigo Seguros, the insurtech startup determined to close the insurance gap within Latinx and immigrant communities, announced it has raised $5.4 million in its seed funding round, co-led by Listen Ventures and Chingona Ventures.


Global experience startup Lilt raises $55m Series C to scale its AI translation platform
Published: 08-04-2022 | 13:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lilt, the global experience platform, announced it has raised $55 million in Series C funding, bringing the company's total raised to $92.5 million.


German tech startup Admitad invests $1.2m in service providing coupon solutions for media
Published: 08-04-2022 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
IT company Admitad, with the HQ in Germany and offices in the US (Chicago) and around the world, announced an investment of $1.2 million into White Label that provides сoupon solutions for the online media.


U.S.-based food tech startup Yo-Kai Express launches autonomous restaurant platform in Japan
Published: 08-04-2022 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yo-Kai Express, a Silicon Valley-based food tech startup announced the official debut of the Yo-Kai Express autonomous restaurant platform in J.R. East Tokyo.


SVB debuts fellowship program to foster next-gen of Black, Latinx and women venture capital leaders
Published: 07-04-2022 | 16:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SVB Financial Group (SVB), financial partner of the innovation economy and parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, announced the SVB Fellows Program, a fellowship program for Black, Latinx and women professionals.


UCSF Rosenman Institute connects startups with health care companies to scale up solutions nationwide
Published: 07-04-2022 | 16:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The UCSF Rosenman Institute (Rosenman) announced that four early-stage health care companies have been selected to pilot their technology with leading industry partners through the UCSF Rosenman ADAPT (ADAPT) program.


Kenyan mobile commerce startup Copia appoints former Amazon Executive to its Board
Published: 07-04-2022 | 16:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Copia Global, a Kenyan-based mobile commerce platform has announced the appointment of former Amazon executive Jason Murray to its Board.


Kenya-focused social e-Commerce startup Elloe raises over $1m in pre-seed round
Published: 07-04-2022 | 16:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Elloe, a US-based social e-Commerce startup focused on Kenya and emerging markets, announced the raise of an undisclosed amount in pre-Seed funding. Investors for the round were led by Philippines’ Mad Ventures, Inc.


Shirley Somuah named partner at African private equity fund manager CardinalStone Capital
Published: 07-04-2022 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
African private equity fund manager, CardinalStone Capital Advisers (CCA), has appointed Shirley Somuah as a Partner, as it strengthens its presence in Ghana with a new office opening in Accra in Q2.


What Africa requires to attain sustainable and effective food systems
Published: 07-04-2022 | 11:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
A variety of factors constrain those who are reliant on farming for their livelihoods – particularly smallholders, including women and youth – from stepping up or stepping in to agriculture.


AliExpress Co- Founder Tom Gong appointed CTO of Kenyan BNPL company Lipa Later
Published: 07-04-2022 | 10:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Tom Gong, Co-Founder AliExpress and former Technical Program Manager for Google Wallet, will be joining Lipa Later as the new Chief technology Officer effective March 2022.


Polish mental health startup Mindgram closes €7m seed round, begins European expansion
Published: 06-04-2022 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Warsaw-based holistic mental health & wellbeing platform Mindgram, announced the closing of €7 million seed round and its plan to expand into the European market.


Lefebvre Sarrut launches second edition its European startups accelerator, LightSpeed
Published: 06-04-2022 | 14:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lefebvre Sarrut Group reaffirmed its commitment to innovation and invites European startups to participate in the new edition of LightSpeed, its startup accelerator.


Houston aircraft startup Venus Aerospace raises $20m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 06-04-2022 | 13:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venus Aerospace, a startup developing hypersonic aircraft, raised a $20 million Series A funding round led by Prime Movers Lab, which invests in breakthrough scientific companies that reinvent and transform the way we live and operate.


Berkeley-based fitness startup Flexia raises $4m to shape the future of connected Pilates
Published: 06-04-2022 | 13:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berkeley-based Flexia, developer of the first truly smart and connected Pilates reformer, announced a $4 million Seed round led by ADvantage, an early stage VC fund investing in tech companies shaping the future of sports.


Community-first mobile app Hive Wealth secures $600k deed round Investment from Black Tech Nation Ventures
Published: 06-04-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hive Wealth, a community-first mobile app that helps people grow their wealth and leave a legacy for future generations, announced it received $600K in funding from Black Tech Nation Ventures.


Finnish booking startup Book Salon raises €3m to gleam European beauty and wellness salons
Published: 05-04-2022 | 14:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Book Salon, a Finnish payment and booking service provider specializing in hair, beauty, and wellness companies, has announced the successful closure of a €3 million funding round led by Joint Effects.


SeaX Ventures launches $60m Fund II to help international startups expand into Southeast Asia
Published: 05-04-2022 | 13:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SeaX Ventures (Southeast Asia Exponential Ventures), announced the close of its second fund to help accelerate the growth of global startups throughout Southeast Asia.


ComplyAdvantage releases new anti-money laundering essentials guide for Startups
Published: 05-04-2022 | 13:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ComplyAdvantage, a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, announced the release of a new Anti-Money Laundering Essentials Guide for Startups.


Swedish AI Fund announces new fund targeting AI startups in Africa
Published: 05-04-2022 | 13:17:01 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish AI Fund (SAIF), an NGO providing financial aid, grants and scholarships to AI projects has announced a new fund targeting AI startups in Africa.


Bridgestone Mobility Solutions joins Startup Autobahn as ‘anchor partner’
Published: 05-04-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, Bridgestone EMIA’s business unit focused on developing and launching data-driven fleet, tyre and mobility solutions, has become an “anchor partner” of Startup Autobahn, a mobility-focused innovation network.


South African tech startup SmartWage raises $2m to bridge gap between enterprises and frontline employees
Published: 05-04-2022 | 12:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology startup, raised $2 million oversubscribed seed funding round to support its vision of transforming Africa’s workforce.


Fintech startup Credrails partners with Access Bank to foster the future of finance in Africa
Published: 05-04-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Access Bank has partnered with financial infrastructure startup Credrails to develop open finance rails that will dramatically improve the experience of banking customers across the continent.


Manchester-based HRtech startup Orka raises £3m to accelerate growth
Published: 01-04-2022 | 17:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Manchester-based Orka Technology Group (Orka), announced it has secured £3 million Series A fundraising round from Praetura Ventures.


OSlash raises $5m post-seed round to rewrite fundraising for SaaS startups
Published: 01-04-2022 | 16:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OSlash, an enterprise software that facilitates cross-sharing of information in the workplace, announced a $5 million post-seed round, in addition to $2.5 million raised in September from Accel Partners.


Play-to-earn health startup Health Hero closes oversubscribed seed round to finance game development
Published: 01-04-2022 | 16:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Health Hero, the company behind the Web3 play-to-earn health game "Health Hero," closed seed round with backing from prominent venture capitals.


Luxury clean CBD brand Lure Life closes $750K seed funding round for expansion
Published: 01-04-2022 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lure Life, (Lure), a luxury, joy producing CBD brand has raised $750,000 in a Seed round of funding supported by a diverse group of investors in the beauty, finance and the consumer-packaged goods sectors.


Colombian-based consumer and fintech startup Leal secures $10m Series A round to scale growth
Published: 01-04-2022 | 14:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Colombian-based consumer and fintech company Leal has raised a $10 million Series A round co-led by global internet services leader Rakuten Group – through its investment arm Rakuten Capital – and IDC Ventures global fintech investment firm.


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.