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AI startup Logie announces social commerce partnership with TikTok
Published: 24-05-2024 | 10:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau














Africa Business Communities launches operations in the Middle East
Published: 22-05-2024 | 10:28:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Africa Business Communities, a Digital B2B Publisher that enables companies and organizations to connect with African Business Professionals has launched its services in the Middle East as it seeks to tap into the growing economic opportunities and investors’ appetite towards those opportunities.


[Interview] Jonathan Muriuki, Regional Director, Global EverGreening Alliance’s Restore Africa programme 
Published: 22-05-2024 | 08:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
On May 22 when the world celebrates The International Day for Biological Diversity, a day to increase awareness and understanding of issues around biodiversity, Jonathan discusses the importance of the day.












Kenyan banking and financial services industry players commit to innovation
Published: 21-05-2024 | 09:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
According to the Central Bank of Kenya, globally, there has been an emergence of ‘hybrid risks ’ that are affecting the financial services sector.












[Interview] Douglas Kendyson, CEO, Selar, Nigeria
Published: 17-05-2024 | 08:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau




















[Free Webinar] E-commerce Evolution: The Future of Finance with Digital Payments in Africa
Published: 15-05-2024 | 14:17:16 | By: Bob Koigi
Join this insightful webinar focused on mastering cross-border payments in Africa's dynamic e-commerce landscape.
































Kenyan entrepreneurs create green jobs eliminating plastic waste
Published: 13-05-2024 | 10:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Since October 2023, nine promising start-ups from the Mombasa Plastics Prize have received training to nurture essential skills to launch green businesses that will help combat the County's pervasive plastic waste issue.
































[Interview] Marco Limm, Founder and CEO, cre[ai]tion, Germany
Published: 07-05-2024 | 11:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau


Sixth batch of 500 Global Accelerator Program kicks off in Georgia
Published: 07-05-2024 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau


Fintech firm Payless Africa launches in Kenya
Published: 07-05-2024 | 09:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
















Scout Ventures closes Fund IV at $94 million
Published: 02-05-2024 | 13:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau


































SK Networks launches AI lab in Silicon Valley
Published: 26-04-2024 | 09:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau






San Francisco, London among most developed venture capital cities in the world, report
Published: 23-04-2024 | 17:25:53 | By: Bob Koigi
This dashboard leverages PitchBook data and PitchBook Institutional Research Group methodology to provide a consistently updated ranking system for the size, maturity, and growth rates of the VC ecosystem in leading cities around the world.


Global co-working spaces market to reach $48.1 billion by 2030, study
Published: 23-04-2024 | 17:23:55 | By: Bob Koigi
The global market for coworking spaces is experiencing rapid growth, driven by the evolving dynamics of today's workforce, technological advancements, and shifts toward more agile work cultures.


Singapore-based startup Ailytics raises $2.7 million to power next generation scenario-based AI monitoring for heavy industries
Published: 23-04-2024 | 17:12:49 | By: Bob Koigi
The startup's proprietary solution taps on existing cameras to provide real-time actionable insights of unsafe acts, productivity metrics, and security breaches.


Crosslink launches tenth flagship venture fund with $350 million
Published: 23-04-2024 | 16:51:53 | By: Bob Koigi
Crosslink remains dedicated to investing in early-stage founders from inception, which includes pre-seed and seed, through Series A, and supporting them at every stage of their growth.


Engineering firm Sandvik acquires majority stake in China-based Suzhou Ahno
Published: 23-04-2024 | 16:41:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The company will be reported within the business area segment Sandvik Machining Solutions.


IFC invests $10.5 million in new 4DX Ventures Fund to support tech startups in Africa
Published: 19-04-2024 | 17:15:53 | By: Bob Koigi
Africa is among the regions least served by venture capital, receiving just 2% of global venture deal volume in the third quarter of 2023.


Aramco expands global venture capital programme with $4 billion funds injection
Published: 19-04-2024 | 17:13:42 | By: Bob Koigi
It will take Aramco's overall venture capital allocation to $7.5bn, which also includes the $500 million venture capital fund Wa'ed Ventures that focuses on the start-up ecosystem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Channel 4 launches initiative targeting entrepreneurs who are overlooked by venture capitalists
Published: 19-04-2024 | 17:09:37 | By: Bob Koigi
Channel 4 is launching Untapped, a ground-breaking commercial initiative to invest in entrepreneurs who have traditionally been overlooked by the VC ecosystem.


HAVAÍC leads a R12 million investment in South African startup RNR
Published: 19-04-2024 | 17:07:51 | By: Bob Koigi
South African-born RNR provides truck fleet managers and truck OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) with on-demand breakdown support.


Orange launches Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East to encourage entrepreneurship
Published: 19-04-2024 | 17:05:11 | By: Bob Koigi
Since 2011, the OSVP prize has been rewarding innovative start-up projects that use and develop new technologies to make a positive impact in Africa and the Middle East






Somite raises $5.3m to incorporate AI in stem cell therapy
Published: 18-04-2024 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau


DivInc launches Spring 2024 Sports Tech Accelerator program
Published: 18-04-2024 | 12:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau


















Alethea raises $20m Series B funding to mitigate disinformation
Published: 15-04-2024 | 14:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
































GigaStar to launch $1m YouTube Creator Fund to award creators
Published: 10-04-2024 | 10:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau


















[Column] Kevin Ng'ang'a: E-commerce can create a borderless and efficient market for Africa
Published: 08-04-2024 | 11:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
One area that has the potential to create a borderless and efficient market as envisioned by AfCFTA is Africa’s e-commerce space which Statista estimated hit the $40 billion-mark last year.


















Kenyan green entrepreneurs mark Day of Zero Waste with festival
Published: 04-04-2024 | 10:30:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The Fest culminated a week-long digital campaign dubbed #BeatPlasticPollution aimed at addressing the plastic pollution menace in Mombasa.










Plug and Play Alberta announces 72 startups for its fifth cohort
Published: 04-04-2024 | 06:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
















e-Commerce startup Uzum becomes first tech unicorn in Uzbekistan
Published: 28-03-2024 | 12:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau


Recast Capital announces Spring cohort for 2024 Enablement Program
Published: 28-03-2024 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau


Defense startup Picogrid raises $12m to connect defense systems
Published: 28-03-2024 | 09:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau






















Fuel Me secures $18m Series A funding to redefine fuel procurement
Published: 22-03-2024 | 12:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau








Generative AI startup Adam & Eva appoints Kewene-Hite as new CEO
Published: 22-03-2024 | 07:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau






























































Conference discusses the role of nature-based solutions in healing the planet
Published: 12-03-2024 | 12:30:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The Global EverGreening Alliance in partnership with the Government of Zambia, AFR100, and AUDA-NEPAD has convened a global conference bringing together global thought leaders and action-takers to deliberate and come up with actionable strategies to tap into the potential of nature to address challenges.




























5G Open Innovation Lab announces Batch #9 of its Spring cohort
Published: 07-03-2024 | 12:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau




























[Kenya] Livestock sector players review investment opportunities, challenges in unique forum
Published: 01-03-2024 | 13:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
With the demand for livestock products projected to grow by up to 50% by 2030, there’s a clear opportunity for strategic investments to drive growth and innovation in the sector.














































Rwandan female researchers selected for food systems policy fellowship
Published: 21-02-2024 | 08:30:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The AWARD Policy Fellowship is cultivating a growing pool of African women in the policy field to catalyze the design and implementation of gender-responsive agricultural policies across Africa.








Tech startup Artie raises $3.3m to solve database replication
Published: 20-02-2024 | 13:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau




5 fintech trends to prepare for in 2024, Plug and Play
Published: 19-02-2024 | 12:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau






Catalyst by Wellstar joins Plug and Play's innovation platform
Published: 19-02-2024 | 10:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau






Boat Planet raises $1.2m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 16-02-2024 | 11:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau




































[Interview] Fedir Kompaniiets, CEO, Gart Solutions, Ukraine
Published: 09-02-2024 | 13:35:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Gart Solutions is a provider of comprehensive DevOps solutions, dedicated to helping businesses streamline their software development processes and achieve operational excellence.