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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


CrowdStrike’s Falcon Fund invests in API security startup Salt Security
Published: 23-09-2022 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CrowdStrike, a pioneer in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, announced that its strategic investment vehicle, Falcon Fund, has invested in Salt Security, the pioneer in Application Programming Interface (API) security.


Crypto tax reporting app Binocs nets $4m funding round as it adds institutional investors to retail base
Published: 22-09-2022 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Crypto tax reporting app Binocs has announced a $4 million fundraise to cater to institutional crypto investors and enter geographies like the US, UK, Australia etc.


Sustainable and AI concrete startup AICrete raises $4m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 22-09-2022 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AICrete, the recipe-as-a-service platform optimizing local materials for cleaner and more cost-efficient concrete, announced it has raised $4 million in a seed funding led by CLEAR Ventures.


Starburst Ventures launches pre-seed and seed fund to focus on aerospace and defense innovation
Published: 22-09-2022 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Starburst Ventures, the first venture capital fund dedicated to investing across aviation, space, and defense, announced the launch of its new early-stage fund.


Idealist Capital announces first close of its Climate Impact Fund to accelerate energy transition
Published: 21-09-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Idealist Capital, a North American fund with a primary focus on the Canadian market, announced the first closing of the Idealist Climate Impact Fund LP (the Fund) with capital commitments totalling C$250 million. 


Human Ventures announces anchor partnership with Bank of America to invest in early-stage founders
Published: 21-09-2022 | 11:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Human Ventures, one of New York City's premier emerging venture funds, announced an anchor partnership with Bank of America for Human Ventures Fund II.


Israeli data security startup Sentra launches in the U.S.
Published: 21-09-2022 | 10:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sentra, an Israeli cloud data security company, announced its arrival in the U.S. market with the opening of its new North American headquarters in New York City.


Google-backed startup Massage Robotics launches equity crowdfunding via StartEngine
Published: 21-09-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Google-backed startup, Massage Robotics announced the launch of equity crowdfunding via StartEngine, to show how robots can help people heal with free massage therapy.


Canadian Raven Indigenous Capital Partners launches Fund II at $46m, eyes U.S. markets
Published: 21-09-2022 | 10:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, North America’s only Indigenous-led and owned venture capital intermediary, launched its second fund (Raven Fund II) with an initial close of $46 million, and a target size of $75 million.


Gradient Ventures leads $6m investment in LatAm's tax-technology startup Heru
Published: 20-09-2022 | 16:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Heru, an AI-based tax platform that simplifies the tax-filing process and provides intelligent insights for future filings, announced a $6 million seed round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund. 


MedGeo secures $4m equity investment and joint venture agreement with Jackson Healthcare company
Published: 20-09-2022 | 16:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MedGeo Ventures announced it has secured a $4 million equity investment and joint venture agreement with Jackson Healthcare company.


French AI and cloud media startup Newsbridge closes €7m funding round to develop U.S. presence
Published: 19-09-2022 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Newsbridge, the French AI & Cloud Media company has raised €7 million Series A funding round to continue its expansion to the U.S.A, and hire top AI and Media Engineering talent.


Security and management supplier Verkada raises $205m to build an operating system for the physical world
Published: 19-09-2022 | 09:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Verkada, a pioneer in cloud-managed enterprise building security and management, announced a $205 million Series D funding round with new and existing venture partners.


Industrial automation and agritech startup Agtonomy closes seed III funding round
Published: 16-09-2022 | 11:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Agtonomy, a cutting-edge software and service agritech startup, announced the successful closing of another round of funding for a total investment of $13.5 million.


Hyperspec AI startup releases software platform for autonomous driving development
Published: 15-09-2022 | 10:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hyperspec AI, an artificial intelligence startup, released a new tool for developers working on ADAS enabled and autonomous vehicles (AV).


Fintech startup Power emerges from stealth with $16.1m seed funding and $300m credit facility
Published: 15-09-2022 | 09:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Power, a fintech startup with plans to reshape global commerce, has finally teased early progress as it emerges from stealth with $16.1m in seed funding, a $300m credit facility, and a fast-growing list of customers.


Carrier Ventures invests in next-gen sustainable technology startups Archilogic, Butlr and Transaera
Published: 15-09-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Carrier Global Corporation, the global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, has completed three new investments through its Carrier Ventures group.


Tech startup Alcatraz AI receives $25m Series A funding to accelerate international growth
Published: 14-09-2022 | 14:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the product development, sales and marketing of Bulgaria and US-based tech startup Alcatraz AI with an equity investment, as part of a $25 million.


ff Venture Capital launches first US VC Fund to back Ukrainian founders and startups
Published: 14-09-2022 | 14:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ff Venture Capital (ffVC), an early-stage venture firm, has launched the ff Blue & Yellow Heritage Fund, the first US venture capital fund exclusively for Ukrainian founders and startups.


Multimedia startup Tract raises $7m to empower kids develop 21st century skills through content creation
Published: 14-09-2022 | 14:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tract, the online community where kids teach kids through multimedia, announced its $7 million seed funding round led by NEA.


Amcor increases investment in digital flexible packaging startup ePac
Published: 14-09-2022 | 13:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amcor, a global player in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, announced a further strategic investment of up to $45 million in ePac Flexible Packaging (ePac), a player in high quality, short run length digitally-based flexible packaging.


Cyber security starup SaaS Alerts secures $22m to scale its security monitoring and response platform
Published: 12-09-2022 | 10:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SaaS Alerts, the cybersecurity company purpose-built for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to protect and monetize their customers' core business SaaS applications, announced it has secured a $22 million growth investment.


Fireblocks surpasses $100m ARR milestone, cements its status as SaaS centaur
Published: 12-09-2022 | 10:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fireblocks, an easy-to-use platform to create innovative products on the blockchain and manage day-to-day crypto operations, announced that its 2022 Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) has surpassed $100 million.


Newly launched Accelerator Geekz Ventures joins Techstars Foundation
Published: 09-09-2022 | 13:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Atlanta-based entrepreneur Kunbi Tinuoye's new initiative to support minority founders has been selected to participate in the highly competitive Techstars Foundation's Accelerate Equity cohort. 


Smart energy startup Flair raises $7.6m Series A funding to expand climate tech for home and grid
Published: 09-09-2022 | 12:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Flair, creators of smart vents, thermostats and easy-to-use software for room-level temperature control, announced the closing of a $7.6 million Series A funding round.


Waya digital banking startup for African immigrants goes official
Published: 09-09-2022 | 11:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Waya, a Kenyan and US-based fintech startup has announced the official launch of its full-service digital bank and money transfer app targeting the African Diaspora. 


San Francisco-based startup HumanQ raises $2m seed round to expand its technology products
Published: 07-09-2022 | 13:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Francisco-based HumanQ (formerly known as Experiential Insight), announced a $2 million seed round of funding, led by Kindred Ventures, to further expand on its technology products.


Edge computing startup EDJX appoints Benjamin Thomas as new CEO, raises seed funding round
Published: 06-09-2022 | 16:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EDJX, the pioneer in decentralized global serverless edge computing, announced it has hired a new CEO while simultaneously raising a seed round of funding.


Missouri-based insurtech startup iCover raises $5m pre-Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 06-09-2022 | 12:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
iCover, a Missouri-based insurtech startup that provides an algorithmic underwriting and QUI based eApp Service for life insurance companies, raised $5 million in pre-Series A funding. 


Puna Bio startup raises $3.7m seed funding to restore soil health with desert microbes
Published: 05-09-2022 | 14:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Puna Bio announced $3.7 million in seed funding that will be used to commercially launch its first soybean seed treatment in Argentina that is cost competitive to existing biological solutions, expand field trials for wheat and corn.


Customer engagement startup OneSignal raises $50m Series C funding to accelerate global expansion
Published: 05-09-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OneSignal, the the customer engagement platform, secured $50 million in Series C funding to advance its unified messaging and orchestration capabilities, enhance its mobile data-driven email product.


Healthcare startup Prolocor announces $5.2m funding from seed round and NIH SBIR grant
Published: 31-08-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prolocor, a healthcare startup developing an innovative precision diagnostic test with the potential to predict the risk of thrombosis by quantifying FcγRIIa on the surface of platelets, announced the closing of an oversubscribed $3.2 million seed round.


SheMatters raises $1.5m seed funding to address medical neglect and Black maternal morbidity in the U.S.
Published: 31-08-2022 | 11:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SheMatters, an online platform and mobile app designed to support Black women/WOC who experience postpartum comorbidities, announced the close of over $1.5 million in seed funding.


UPTIMA secures investment from Salesforce and Docusign Ventures to fuel growth and expansion
Published: 31-08-2022 | 10:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Uptima, a global consulting and system integration firm, announced it has received funding from Salesforce Ventures and Docusign Ventures, to continue to enhance its IP-based accelerator, Everything-to-Revenue™.


Telit acquires California-based startup Mobilogix to provide custom IoT project and solution design services
Published: 30-08-2022 | 12:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Telit, a global leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the acquisition of group assets from Mobilogix, a California-based startup company specializing in custom IoT solutions worldwide.


Los Angeles-based startup RentSpree raises $17.3m Series B funding to propel growth in the rental market
Published: 29-08-2022 | 14:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RentSpree, the industry's premier end-to-end rental management software provider, announced it has closed $17.3 million in Series B financing.


Erie Insurance launches venture capital fund to accelerate innovation
Published: 26-08-2022 | 13:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Erie Insurance, an auto, home, business and life insurance company based in Erie, Pennsylvania, announced the establishment of Erie Strategic Ventures to support visionary entrepreneurs.


Mobile gaming platform startup INK Games secures $18.75m Series B financing
Published: 26-08-2022 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
INK Games (INK), an Austin-based startup building a social gaming and commerce platform, announced it has secured $18.75 million of funding through its Series B equity round.


South Korean edtech startup Day 1 Company announces plans to Dive into US
Published: 26-08-2022 | 13:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Korean edtech startup, Day 1 Company, announced plans to enter the U.S. market with the launch of a new product, Dive.


Munich-based Celonis secures $1b to fight economic and supply chain challenges
Published: 25-08-2022 | 10:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Celonis, the global player in execution management, announced it has secured an additional $1 billion in funds to accelerate its unique position to help customers thrive in challenging economic environments.


Pace raises $5m to integrate product-led growth with enterprise sales
Published: 25-08-2022 | 10:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pace, a startup building a product-led revenue platform, has raised a $5 million Seed investment led by Work-Bench. Pace simplifies the transformation from traditional enterprise sales motions to a hybrid, product-led approach.


ZEBOX America selects new batch of startups to reimagine global logistics and mobility
Published: 25-08-2022 | 10:05:35 | By: Pie Kamau
International startup incubator and accelerator ZEBOX America announced a new cohort of 9 startups, marking a key milestone as the tech hub works to reimagine and revitalize the North American supply chain, logistics, mobility and Industry 4.0 sectors.


[Startup Interview] Alfiya Kayumova, CEO and co-founder, Green Growth, USA
Published: 24-08-2022 | 15:16:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Green Growth is a US-based agritech startup that runs a software and hardware-based solution consisting of a set of sensors, combined in a single infrastructure.


Early-stage startups don't stand to benefit from Inflation Reduction Act, Kruze Consulting
Published: 22-08-2022 | 13:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 doubles the R&D Tax Credit from $250,000 to $500,000, a popular tax credit used by unprofitable startups. However, an analysis by Kruze Consulting shows that the earliest-stage startups will likely not benefit from this increased credit.


Savannah Logistics Innovation Center, Plug and Play announce first cohort of their accelerator program
Published: 22-08-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Savannah Logistics Innovation Center (SLIC) and Plug and Play announced the first cohort of selected startup companies chosen for their accelerator program.


Japanese healthtech startup Ubie raises $26.2m Series C funding to fuel business growth in Japan and the U.S.
Published: 22-08-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ubie, a Japanese healthcare AI startup with a mission to develop a healthcare guide for everyone, announced it has raised $26.2 million in the 1st round of Series C funding.


Cherubic Ventures completes $110m Fund V, brings total committed capital to over $400m
Published: 19-08-2022 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cherubic Ventures announced the successful completion of the venture capital firm's Fund V at $110 million, with a total of over $400 million in committed capital under management.


Insurtech startup Ledgebrook raises $4.2m to provide best-in-class quoting experience to wholesale brokers
Published: 17-08-2022 | 15:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ledgebrook, a Boston-based insurtech startup, announced it raised $4.2 million in seed funding to build out its operations with the goal of writing its first policies in Q4 2022.


Pomelo fintech launches with $20m seed capital
Published: 17-08-2022 | 15:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pomelo announced a Series Seed of $20 million in venture capital and $50m in warehouse facility for a total of $70m in seed financing, and is the first company to combine credit and international money transfer.


Tech startup GoMe.ai brings AI coaching platform to market, launches crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine
Published: 17-08-2022 | 14:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tech startup GoMe.ai has launched a campaign on equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine to fund and market its key offering: an AI-driven, SaaS-based mobile coaching experience.


Customer experience startup Hark raises >$1.5m to build a new video-focused support channel
Published: 17-08-2022 | 14:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hark, a New York-based customer experience startup, has raised more than $1.5 million to launch a new, video-based customer experience channel aimed at helping companies deliver a best-in-class experience while decreasing costs.


Explo raises $12m Series A funding to build customer-facing analytics, releases self-serve onboarding
Published: 17-08-2022 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Explo, a customer-facing analytics solution for sharing data across any platform, announced $12 million in Series A funding, bringing the company's total amount raised to $15 million.


AI gaming and Esports startup Regression Games exits stealth with $4.2m seed funding from NEA and a16z
Published: 16-08-2022 | 17:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Regression Games, the AI gaming and esports company announced it has closed $4.2 million in seed funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).


Bush Foundation invests $1.5m in Brown Venture Group to widen investment door for Black, Indigenous and Latinx entrepreneurs
Published: 16-08-2022 | 17:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Brown Venture Group announced it will receive an investment of up to $1.5 million from the Bush Foundation.


Agya Ventures closes $32m fund to back early-stage startups shaping the future of real estate and metaverse
Published: 16-08-2022 | 16:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Agya Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage real estate and construction technology, announced the close of its $32 million fund ('Fund I').


Equinor Ventures joins climatetech startup incubator Greentown Labs as newest Terawatt Partner
Published: 16-08-2022 | 16:16:54 | By: Pie Kamau
Greentown Labs, the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, announced that Equinor Ventures has joined as its newest Terawatt Partner, the highest level of partnership with the incubator and its community of climatetech startups.


Philadelphia-based startup Stimulus raises $2.5m oversubscribed seed round to help companies build better supplier relationships
Published: 15-08-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stimulus, a Philadelphia-based relationship intelligence (SaaS) startup in the supply chain space, raised an oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round led by Black Ops VC.


Dropbase raises $1.75m round to help import, manage, and query messy CSVs and Excel files in analytical databases
Published: 15-08-2022 | 12:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dropbase, the collaborative data import and data management platform, raised a $1.75 million round led by Gradient Ventures (Google's AI-focused venture fund).


SaaS startup Klavi raises $15m to grow open finance solution, develop new B2B products
Published: 15-08-2022 | 12:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Klavi, a SaaS platform in data aggregation, analytics, and API services, who aims to empower companies with its Open Finance solutions , has just received an investment of $15 million.


Las Vegas startup Boxabl raises capital to continue disrupting the housing market
Published: 15-08-2022 | 11:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Las Vegas based startup Boxabl announced an undisclosed capital raise to continue disrupting the housing market.


Taiwanese martech startup Wavenet raises $3m series B round to expand in Japan and North America
Published: 12-08-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Taiwanese marketing technology (martech) startup Wavenet, announced the raise of $3 million in series B round, to expand its operations to Japan and North America, and hire more international talents to join the team.


Crowdfunding platforms StartEngine and Indiegogo team up to help startups raise capital from ideation to Series C
Published: 12-08-2022 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Crowdfunding platforms Indiegogo and StartEngine have teamed up to ensure that startups have continuous access to the capital they need.


Modern intranet startup Haystack announces Connect, a tool to foster deeper relationships among colleagues
Published: 12-08-2022 | 11:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Haystack, the modern intranet company making big companies feel smaller, rolled out Connect - a feature that uses first-party employee-profile data to intelligently pair employees.


T-Mobile accelerator startup Krikey brings NFT puppies to the Flow blockchain
Published: 12-08-2022 | 11:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Krikey, a gaming studio with more than 5 million users, announced the launch of SolarPups on the Flow blockchain.


Income verification startup Truework raises $50m Series C funding to accelerate growth
Published: 10-08-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Truework, a fintech startup that provides income and employment verification for the nation's largest mortgage, auto, and consumer lenders to approve more borrowers in a fraction of the time, announced it raised $50 million in Series C funding.


Web3 infrastructure firm Fortress Blockchain Technologies announces $22.5m seed funding
Published: 10-08-2022 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fortress Blockchain Technologies announced it has raised Seed funding of $22.5 million led by Ayon Capital. The round also included Soaring Investment Management, Fortress' founder Scott Purcell.


Bain Capital leads $12m seed round for scalable blockchain startup RISC Zero
Published: 10-08-2022 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RISC Zero announced a $12 million seed round led by Bain Capital Crypto. Follow-on investors include Geometry, D1 Ventures and Cota Capital among others.


Involta partners with tech startup HacWare to expand enterprise cybersecurity awareness services
Published: 08-08-2022 | 09:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Involta, a data center, hybrid IT, and cloud-forward consulting firm, announced a partnership with HacWare, an AI-driven cybersecurity awareness and training SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) product that combines threat intelligence with user behavior.


Venture capital firm JVP expands operations in New York, welcomes new partners and investors
Published: 05-08-2022 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture capital firm JVP announced it is expanding its activities in New York. Along with new investments in Fintech, Blockchain, Cyber, Climatech, Foodtech, and Digital Health, the fund has focused on growth.


Digital government and payments startup PayIt closes $90m growth investment fund
Published: 05-08-2022 | 12:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PayIt, the company modernizing interactions between governments and residents, has closed a $90 million investment from Macquarie Capital Principal Finance.


Data collaboration startup Sympatic raises pre-seed round to revolutionize zero-copy data use
Published: 05-08-2022 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sympatic, a data collaboration platform that allows users to create and manage safe data sandboxes in their cloud of choice, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of funding led by Saltagen Ventures with participation from ScaleGood Fund.


Top Tier Capital Partners raises $925m to invest in its Velocity strategy
Published: 05-08-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Top Tier Capital Partners (TTCP) announced it has closed on $925 million in new capital commitments for Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund 4 (VVF4), as well as a collection of separate accounts, one of which focuses on late-stage climate tech co-investments.


Product search engine startup Vetted raises $15m to vet trustworthy product data for consumers
Published: 03-08-2022 | 15:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vetted (formerly Lustre) announced the launch of its AI-powered product search engine, alongside a $14 million Series A investment round led by global software investor Insight Partners.


Boston-based crypto fund startup Triblock emerges out of stealth
Published: 03-08-2022 | 14:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Triblock, a Boston-based investment and advisory firm co-founded in 2019 by Matt Batsinelas and Bennett Collen, announced the startup has emerged out of stealth, after making over 20 investments while operating in stealth.


Autonomous robotics delivery startup Ottonomy closes $3.3m seed financing round
Published: 03-08-2022 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ottonomy.IO, the autonomous robotics delivery startup, announced the close of its seed funding round of $3.3 million bringing its total funding to date to $4.9 million, supporting the scale of Ottobots for fully autonomous airport, retail and restaurant deliveries.


VMG Catalyst closes $400m Fund II to scale commerce venture capital space
Published: 03-08-2022 | 13:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture capital firm VMG Catalyst announced the closing of Fund II at its target of $400 million, bringing the total capital raised to $650 million across both funds.


Francisco-based foodtech startup Lypid partners with Louisa Coffee to bring plant based burger patties
Published: 02-08-2022 | 12:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lypid, a global leader in alternative fat, announced its partnership with Louisa Coffee, the largest coffeehouse company in Taiwan, to serve juicy, meaty plant-based burger patties to over 500 shops nationwide.


Biotech startup Novasenta completes $40m Series A to advance novel cancer therapeutics
Published: 01-08-2022 | 10:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Novasenta, a biotechnology startup focused on the discovery and validation of novel targets to develop cancer therapies, today announced the completion of $40 million in Series A financing led by UPMC Enterprises.


U.S.-based compliance startup Kompliant closes $14m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 01-08-2022 | 09:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kompliant, the U.S.-based compliance startup closed a $14 million seed round led by Level One Fund. Kompliant solves for end-to-end compliance lifecycle management through leading-edge technology and innovative workflows.


Web3 digital identity startup Unstoppable Domains raises $65m Series A funding at $1b valuation
Published: 28-07-2022 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Unstoppable Domains, the platform for Web3 digital identity with more than 2.5 million registered NFT domains, announced it has closed $65 million in Series A funding at a $1 billion valuation.


Web3 startup Book Token launches eBooks on Chain, sells $100K worth of eBooks
Published: 28-07-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dallas-based startup, Book Token (Booktoken.io), has brought books to the blockchain with the launch of its first eBook, the Gutenberg Bible - in recognition of the printing press technology created by Johannes Gutenberg.


Olympus Innovation Ventures backs endoscopy video and AI startup Virgo
Published: 28-07-2022 | 10:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Olympus announced that the company's venture capital fund, Olympus Innovation Ventures, completed its first investment, participating in the Series A financing of Virgo Surgical Video Solutions (Virgo) of Carlsbad, California.


Globant's Be Kind Tech Fund invests in ping voice technology platform to help get drivers home safely
Published: 28-07-2022 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Globant, a digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions, announced that its Be Kind Tech Fund has invested in ping, a U.S.-based voice platform company.


Cryptocurrency startup Coinfeeds raises $2m seed round, launches Web3 community monitoring app
Published: 28-07-2022 | 10:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Coinfeeds announced that it has raised a $2 million seed round led by FTX Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Protocol Labs (IPFS / Filecoin), Huobi Ventures, and startup accelerator Y Combinator.


Immigrants have started more than half of America's billion-dollar startup companies, study
Published: 27-07-2022 | 16:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Immigrants have started more than half (319 of 582, or 55%) of America's startup companies valued at $1 billion or more, according to a new study from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a nonpartisan research organization.


Mymee acquires Berlin-based healthtech startup Breakthrough Health to scale growth
Published: 27-07-2022 | 16:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mymee, the provider of specialized care and support for people with significant symptoms associated with autoimmune disease and long COVID, has acquired Berlin-based Breakthrough Health, the creator of the #1 mobile app Emilyn for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).


Fintech startup CoinFlip raises $1m initiative to support emerging Web 3.0 startups
Published: 27-07-2022 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CoinFlip, a fintech company powered by cryptocurrency, announced the launch of CoinFlip Ventures, a new initiative that will support Web 3.0 based startup companies.


Fifth Wall raises $500m climate fund to decarbonize global real estate
Published: 27-07-2022 | 15:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fifth Wall, a venture capital firm focused on technology for the global real estate industry, has held the final close of its inaugural Climate Fund with $500 million in capital commitments.


Data security startup Sotero closes $8m seed extension funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 26-07-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sotero, the leader in revolutionary data security, announced a $8 million extension of their seed round, bringing the round to a total of $13 million.


Omaha-based startup Workshop raises $5m to streamline internal email and communications
Published: 26-07-2022 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Workshop, a delightful platform for distributing and measuring internal email and communications, has raised $5.2 million in additional seed funding. The round was led by McCarthy Capital out of their Emerging Growth strategy.


Agritech startup Lumo raises $2.1m to tackle the global water insecurity crisis
Published: 25-07-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lumo, a new agritech company focused on water sustainability, announced it has raised $2.1 million in pre-seed funding and plans to allocate funds toward commercialization of its irrigation technology.


Surgical Intelligence startup Theator extends Series A funding with additional $24m for a total of $39.5m
Published: 25-07-2022 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Theator, the creator of Surgical Intelligence, announced it has raised $24 million in an extension of its Series A funding round.


Cyber security startup Anvilogic raises $25m Series B funding to modernize security operations
Published: 22-07-2022 | 10:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Anvilogic, a modern security operations platform that brings a cloud-based security data lake to life, announced the company's $25 million Series B funding.


TaskHuman startup raises $20m Series B funding to expand its virtual coaching platform
Published: 22-07-2022 | 10:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TaskHuman, the 1:1 digital coaching platform, has raised $20 million in Series B funding to amplify human well-being and productivity in a digital world.


InterApp startup raises $1.2m to bring mass adoption of AR as a necessary consumer utility tool
Published: 22-07-2022 | 10:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sacramento, CA based startup InterApp announced it has raised $1.2 million in pre-seed funding, to double down on early marketing efforts and acquire 10% of the Total Addressable Market (TAM) within 12 months.


HiddenLayer startup emerges from stealth mode, raises $6m seed funding to protect AI-powered products
Published: 20-07-2022 | 10:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HiddenLayer startup announced it has emerged from stealth mode to launch its flagship product, after raising $6 million in seed funding led by Ten Eleven Ventures.


D3 launches first cohort of startups to accelerate scaling of carbon dioxide removal solutions
Published: 20-07-2022 | 09:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global climate technology accelerator Third Derivative (D3), has launched a focused cohort of five promising startups working on durable carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions.


Novelis partners with recycling startup Sortera Alloys to recycle automotive post-production and consumer scrap
Published: 19-07-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Novelis, a sustainable aluminum solutions provider and the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced a strategic partnership with Sortera Alloys, an industrial scrap metal sorting and recycling company.


Virginia-based fashion tech startup Circ raises $30m funding to expand recycle clothing, eliminate waste
Published: 19-07-2022 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The circular fashion company Circ announced over $30 million in Series B funding backed by some of the largest international apparel companies and venture capital firms.


Carbon Business Council launches to create a seat at the policy table for carbon management startups
Published: 19-07-2022 | 13:29:59 | By: Pie Kamau
The Carbon Business Council (CO2BC) has launched, to advocate for early-stage companies focused on removing, utilizing, and managing carbon dioxide.


DivInc Houston launches inaugural Women in Tech Accelerator with title sponsor SheSpace
Published: 18-07-2022 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DivInc, the premier startup accelerator for people of color and women entrepreneurs, announced the launch of its first Women in Tech Accelerator made possible through Houston title sponsor, SheSpace.


Canvas Medical achieves ONC certification, raises $24m to power clinicians and developers scaling digital health companies
Published: 18-07-2022 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canvas Medical, the EMR that enables clinicians and developers to power the future of care delivery, raised $24 million in Series B funding led by M13 with participation from Haystack.


Insight Partners announces Enterprise Technology Exchange to drive unparalleled innovation within the enterprise software sector
Published: 18-07-2022 | 11:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global software investor Insight Partners announced the establishment of its Enterprise Technology Exchange, a council of preeminent technology leaders in Europe and North America.


Stori becomes Mexico's newest Unicorn after raising $150m round of financing, valuing the startup at $1.2b
Published: 18-07-2022 | 11:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stori, a fintech company offering credit card products to Mexico's underserved population, announced a $150 million round of financing, valuing the company at $1.2 billion, achieving a "Unicorn" status.


Flagstar Bank completes third MortgageTech Accelerator program
Published: 15-07-2022 | 12:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Flagstar Bank announced it has wrapped up its third MortgageTech Accelerator program - the first and only accelerator in the United States solely dedicated to mortgage technology.


YC-backed startup Bobidi raises $5.8m to build global bug bounty platform for AI models
Published: 15-07-2022 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bobidi, an AI model test platform, announced it has raised $5.8 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, We Ventures, Hyundai Motors Group ZER01NE, Scrum Ventures, NPE, Meta, Lotte Ventures, Atlas Pac Capital, and angel investors.


Michigan-based edtech startup Alchemie earns $1m grant for accessible learning for STEM
Published: 15-07-2022 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Alchemie, an educational technology company based in Troy, Michigan, announced it has received a prestigious one-million-dollar Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.


Mixed bag for U.S. startup ecosystem as market outlook remains uncertain - PitchBook, NVCA report
Published: 15-07-2022 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Despite an uncertain macroeconomic environment, US venture capital (VC) deal activity in the first half of 2022 was strong, according to the Q2 2022 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor.


Microlearning startup Arist raises $12m to reimagine workplace learning for a new generation
Published: 13-07-2022 | 16:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Arist announced that it has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round led by pioneering growth-stage business software investor PeakSpan Capital, accompanied by Rainfall Ventures.


Austin-based startup Sumatra raises $1.5m seed round to launch real-time data platform
Published: 13-07-2022 | 16:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sumatra, an Austin-based real-time data platform company, announced that it has secured $1.5 million in seed financing led by S3 Ventures with participation from Sentiero Ventures, Data Power Ventures, and AI Sprouts.


Online energy marketplace VECKTA closes $3.3m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 12-07-2022 | 16:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VECKTA, the online energy marketplace that connects commercial and industrial energy users with capital, services, and equipment suppliers, announced it has closed a $3.3 million institutional seed round.


Magic Eden launches Magic Ventures to focus on Web3 gaming investments
Published: 12-07-2022 | 16:11:11 | By: Pie Kamau
Magic Eden, the destination for NFTs, announced the launch of Magic Ventures, a venture arm that will focus on investing in Web3 games.


Healthtech startup Arise raises over $4m to build inclusive eating disorder treatment and mental health support
Published: 12-07-2022 | 15:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Arise, the digital healthcare company enabling comprehensive care for eating disorders, mental health, and long-term healing, has launched after raising over $4 million in a seed funding round.


Carbon to Value Initiative announces year two startup cohort for carbontech accelerator program
Published: 12-07-2022 | 15:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Carbon to Value Initiative (C2V Initiative), has selected eight startups for the second year of its carbontech accelerator program in partnership with Fluor Corporation, the initiative's Year Two Cohort Champion.


Cleantech startup Greener Process Systems develops modular system to capture maritime and industrial emissions
Published: 12-07-2022 | 15:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Greener Process Systems filed a series of patents that demonstrate their focus will expand to general industrial applications as well as further developments in CO2 capture, storage and re-utilization.


Quantitative investment firm Hidden Road raises $50m to accelerate access to traditional and digital markets
Published: 11-07-2022 | 10:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hidden Road, the global credit network for institutional investors, announced the closing of $50 million Series A funding, led by Castle Island Ventures,


Automotive B2B marketplace APFusion raises $6.5m in series seed financing to expand its platform
Published: 11-07-2022 | 09:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
APFusion, the automotive B2B marketplace and SaaS company focused on modernizing the auto salvage industry, secured $6.5 million in series seed financing bringing the company's total financing to $7 million.


Blockchain security startup BlockSec closes $8m funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 11-07-2022 | 09:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blockchain security startup BlockSec announced the completion of $8 million seed plus round of funding, to expand its research and production team and provide the on-chain monitoring and attack interception capability.


Sabre joins Plug and Play as travel and hospitality partner
Published: 08-07-2022 | 12:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sabre Corporation, a software and technology company powering the global travel industry, announced its partnership with Plug and Play's Travel and Hospitality program headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley.


Medical Solutions acquires healthcare staffing tech startup Matchwell
Published: 08-07-2022 | 12:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Matchwell, the healthcare staffing solution built for today's flexible workforce, announced it has been acquired by Medical Solutions, one of the nation's largest providers of total workforce solutions serving the healthcare industry.


Stellar Ventures closes $23m fund for next-gen of space entrepreneurs
Published: 08-07-2022 | 11:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stellar Ventures launched its first fund, SV Andromeda Fund LP, which recently held its final closing with over $23 million in capital commitments and the mission to invest in the future of space technology.


ING Ventures invests in OpenFin to accelerate growth across the financial industry
Published: 06-07-2022 | 13:54:23 | By: Pie Kamau
OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of enterprise productivity, announced it has secured a strategic investment from ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING.


Simplifyber secures $3.5m seed investment to reinvent how clothing is made with sustainable, advanced Manufacturing
Published: 06-07-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Simplifyber, the creator of the world's first fully-molded garment and shoe uppers made directly from a cellulose-based liquid, announced the closing of a $3.5 million round of seed funding.


Verification platform ComplyCube expands startup assistance program to $50,000
Published: 06-07-2022 | 13:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Verification platform ComplyCube, has increased startup assistance to $50,000. The Startup Program supports qualifying businesses with free checks, resources, and consultancy.


Crescent fintech raises $5m pre-seed round, launches platform to help companies improve cash management
Published: 06-07-2022 | 13:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Crescent, a fintech best known for crypto-backed high yields, announced it has raised $5 million pre-seed round from strategic angels and tech founders.


Neomoon digital bank raises $850k in first seed capital investment round
Published: 05-07-2022 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Neomoon, the digital bank based on stablecoin which offers Latin Americans financial solutions to protect their money from devaluation and facilitate daily transactions, announced the closing of $850k first seed capital investment round.


Peterson Ventures raises $140m across Fund IV and Opportunity Fund I to double down on its core strategy
Published: 04-07-2022 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Peterson Ventures, a pre-Series A venture firm that invests across SaaS and digital commerce, announced that it has raised over $140 million in new capital for its Fund IV and Opportunity Fund I.


Bodybuilding.com partners with Retail Ecommerce Ventures to accelerate growth
Published: 04-07-2022 | 14:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bodybuilding.com, the online fitness store, has struck a deal to partner with Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV), a global leader in e-Commerce with a rapidly growing roster of well-known brands, to accelerate growth.


Entertainment tech startup Virtuosica launches for select artists and U.S. audiences
Published: 04-07-2022 | 13:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Entertainment tech startup Virtuosica has launched the beta version of its first product, the Virtuosica virtual concert platform.


Telehealth startup Ria Health secures $18m Series A to scale online alcohol use disorder treatment
Published: 01-07-2022 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ria Health, a telehealth provider specializing in alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment, announced the closing of $18 million in Series A funding


Telegraph Hill Partners raises $525m fifth fund for new life science and healthcare investments
Published: 01-07-2022 | 14:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Telegraph Hill Partners (THP), a venture capital and growth equity firm dedicated to building life science and healthcare technology businesses, announced it has closed on THP V, a new $525 million investment fund.


Lummus announces successful startup of CATOFIN PDH unit in China
Published: 01-07-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lummus Technology announced the commissioning and startup of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Shandong Ruize Chemical Technology's complex in China.


Zing Data raises $2.4m to bring business intelligence to mobile
Published: 01-07-2022 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zing Data, a collaborative business intelligence and visualization startup, announced it has raised $2.4 million, led by Kindred Ventures, Correlation Ventures and early backers of Amplitude and Robinhood.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Neurotechnology startup Phantom Neuro secures $3.26m seed round to advance machine control technology
Published: 28-03-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Phantom Neuro, a burgeoning neurotechnology startup, announced a $3.26 million funding round from leading international and U.S.-based investors.


NSI Insurance Group acquires majority stake in insurtech startup HoneyQuote
Published: 23-03-2022 | 16:03:51 | By: Bob Koigi
HoneyQuote’s machine learning algorithm matches users with property insurance carriers in real-time. Its proprietary search engine allows consumers to shop and purchase homeowners' insurance online.


Climate tech startup Cambium Carbon raises $3m seed funding to reinvent the wood supply chain, reduce carbon emissions
Published: 16-03-2022 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cambium Carbon PBC announced a $3.2 million seed round investment led by MaC Venture Capital, supported by Soma Capital, Joe Tsai, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Blue Ivy Ventures and others.


Insurance startup Asteya launches new product offering on its technology-first platform
Published: 16-03-2022 | 11:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Asteya, an income insurance technology company whose mission is to provide financial health and wellbeing by transforming the income insurance space, announced the launch of its additional product offering, Accidental Death.


Product photo performance startup Bloom raises $1.1m seed round funding to bring generative AI to e-Commerce
Published: 15-03-2022 | 11:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Product photo performance engine Bloom announced it has raised $1.1 million at the close of its seed funding round.


FirstEnergy contributes $1m to UBIZ Venture Capital to support minority businesses in Northeast Ohio
Published: 11-03-2022 | 13:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
To help expand and grow minority-owned businesses in northeast Ohio, FirstEnergy announced a $1 million contribution to UBIZ Venture Capital, a small business lending program affiliated with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.


Colombian startup Yuno raises $10m seed round to solve online payments in Latin America
Published: 11-03-2022 | 12:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yuno, a Colombia-based startup has raised a $10 million seed round to bring to Latin American companies an easy online checkout solution that solves the pain point of managing multiple payment methods.


New Stack Ventures raises $42.6m for its second fund to invest in Silicon Valley outsiders
Published: 11-03-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New Stack Ventures, an early-stage venture fund dedicated to investing in Silicon Valley outsiders, announced it has raised $42.6 million for its second fund.


5G Open Innovation Lab selects MetaPower to join its startup development program
Published: 09-03-2022 | 11:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MetaPower, the innovators creating the future of Intelligent Wireless Power, announced its selection as one of 12 startups newly added to the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OIL).


Plant-based food startup Lypid enters B2B vegan-fat market with $4m seed round to commercialize rich, juicy PhytoFat
Published: 09-03-2022 | 10:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lypid, creator of vegan fats reported to taste and behave like animal fats, announced it has raised a $4 million seed round led by Green Generation Fund with additional support from Big Idea Ventures.


Canadian tech startup Calico secures $2.1m to revolutionize modern supply chains
Published: 09-03-2022 | 09:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Calico, the developer of the first AI-powered smart supply chain management platform, announced it has raised $2 million in seed funding. The growth financing is led by Serena Ventures following 300% growth since January 2022.


Cybersecurity startup MindWise launches equity crowdfunding campaign on MicroVentures
Published: 08-03-2022 | 11:09:18 | By: Pie Kamau
Cybersecurity startup MindWise announced the launch of an equity crowdfunding campaign on MicroVentures.


e-Commerce startup The Host Co. raises $1.85m to revolutionize short-term rental industry
Published: 03-03-2022 | 12:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Host Co., the first-of-its-kind digital commerce marketplace for short-term rentals, announced an oversubscribed $1.85 million seed funding round, led by HearstLab with participation from The Artemis Fund and Untapped Capital.


TDK Ventures invests in climatetech startup Divirod to advance prediction of water-related catastrophes
Published: 03-03-2022 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, invested in Boulder, CO-based climate-tech startup Divirod. Their sensor solution enables high-accuracy risk assessment of water levels.


Netflix acquires Finnish mobile game developer Next Games for €65m
Published: 02-03-2022 | 14:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Netflix announced it has entered into a combination agreement to acquire Finnish mobile game developer, Next Games. Under the terms of the agreement, Netflix will commence a tender offer process to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Next Games.


Carrier launches venture firm to accelerate sustainable innovation and disruptive building and cold chain technology
Published: 02-03-2022 | 13:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Carrier Global Corporation, the global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions, has created Carrier Ventures, a new global venture capital group.


Manufacturing technology startup OPT Industries raises $15m to address demand for novel materials design and production
Published: 02-03-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OPT Industries, the manufacturing technology startup behind the InstaSwab high-efficacy medical applicator, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A financing.


Employee experience startup Whistle closes on $3.2m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 02-03-2022 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Whistle, a new generation of employee experience platform, announced it has raised a $3.2 million seed funding round led by Dundee Venture Capital (VC). Other investors include Chicago-based M25.


Venture Noire partners with Remote Year to launch global accelerator program for Black and minority startups
Published: 01-03-2022 | 12:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture Noire, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving black quality of life through economic development, has partnered with Remote Year to expand its signature 8-week accelerator program.


Energy-efficient AI semiconductor startup EdgeCortix closes over $8m Series A funding
Published: 01-03-2022 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EdgeCortix the AI-focused fabless semiconductor company, announced the closing of over $8 million in series A funding.


IronCore Labs launches program to give two years free data security tools to qualified startups
Published: 01-03-2022 | 10:57:06 | By: Pie Kamau
IronCore Labs, the provider of data security for modern cloud applications, announced the IronCore Labs Startup Program that gives two years of free data security tools to qualified startups.


French healthtech startup Synapse Medicine raises $28m to scale its medication reconciliation platform
Published: 01-03-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
France-based healthtech startup Synapse Medicine has raised $28 million led by leading European venture firm Korelya Capital, and past investors (XAnge, MACSF, and BNP Paribas Development).


Food startup Next Gen Foods debuts TiNDLE in the U.S., announces $100m Series A funding round
Published: 28-02-2022 | 14:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Food startup Next Gen Foods announced its first product TiNDLE, now available in a range of iconic restaurants across the East and West Coasts in some of the country's leading "foodie" cities.


Paperwork secures $2.5m seed funding to improve financial wellbeing of American families at all life stages
Published: 28-02-2022 | 13:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paperwork, the financial wellness solution that transforms the way people organize and manage their financial lives, announced it has closed $2.5 million in seed funding in a raise led by Kickstart Fund.


Israeli logistics startup PrettyDamnQuick raises $6m seed round to expand growth in the U.S.
Published: 28-02-2022 | 13:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli e-Commerce startup PrettyDamnQuick, the provider of checkout-to-delivery management platforms for e-Commerce businesses, announced the closing of $6 million seed investment round.


Retailtech startup Cortina raises $6m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 28-02-2022 | 12:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cortina, a revolutionary software solution that gives any retailer, from big box to mom-and-pop, the power to become a player in the fast-evolving marketplace revolution, announced it has closed $6 million in seed money.