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Anthropic forges partnership with Google Cloud to help deliver reliable and responsible AI
Published: 06-02-2023 | 14:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Google Cloud announced a new partnership with Anthropic, an AI startup focused on safety and research. Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.


Finance software startup Quartr signs API deal with Nordnet to enhance informed investment decisions
Published: 06-02-2023 | 12:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Finance software startup Quartr signed an API deal with Nordnet, the online broker in the Nordic region, reaching almost two million customers.


Ingredient biotech startup Michroma closes $6.4m seed round to bring novel food coloring to market
Published: 03-02-2023 | 12:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Michroma, a precision fermentation food ingredient startup, announced it has closed $6.4 million in seed financing, to fast-track the company's commercialization of sustainable natural colorants.


22 Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech finalists push to the finish
Published: 03-02-2023 | 11:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation, kicked off the final phase of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech.


Panoramic Ventures welcomes Christy Johnson as General Partner and Chief Performance Officer
Published: 03-02-2023 | 10:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Panoramic Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Atlanta that partners with extraordinary founders to build category-leading companies, has welcomed Christy Johnson as General Partner and Chief Performance Officer (CPO).


AI-focused customer communications app Yobi raises $2.37m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 03-02-2023 | 10:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Yobi, the AI-focused customer communications app catering specifically to the small business community, announced it has raised a total of $2.37 million as part of its oversubscribed seed round.


Raven Indigenous Capital Partners closes $100m venture capital fund to support native American entrepreneurs
Published: 02-02-2023 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Raven Indigenous Capital Partners announced the final closing of a $100 million Indigenous venture capital fund that provides patient capital and a culturally grounded community of support.


Spotcovery, serving as a bridge between African Americans and Africans, launches optimization tool on site
Published: 01-02-2023 | 14:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spotcovery, the innovative media platform that connects descendants of the African continent while promoting culture, creativity, entrepreneurship and economic growth, has launched the Slickstream optimization tool.


TBD Health raises $4.4m seed round to expand its hybrid sexual healthcare offerings
Published: 01-02-2023 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TBD Health, a sexual healthcare provider revolutionizing the medical landscape through unparalleled digital and in-person clinical care, announced a $4.4 million seed round.


Pre-sale home renovation startup Freemodel raises $19.5m Series A funding to expand its service offering
Published: 01-02-2023 | 10:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Francisco Bay Area-based tech-enabled home renovation company Freemodel, announced it has secured a $19.5 million series A investment led by QED Investors.


Cell therapy startup FibroBiologics launches public funding campaign with StartEngine.com
Published: 01-02-2023 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FibroBiologics, a clinical-stage company focused on the development of fibroblast cell-based therapeutics for chronic diseases, launched an online funding campaign with StartEngine, an equity crowdfunding platform.


Hatchfi launches out of beta, raises $1.2m pre-seed to enable fintech apps bridge the gap to Web3
Published: 31-01-2023 | 10:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hatchfi, a crypto integration platform that allows users to seamlessly connect crypto accounts to any app like they would a bank account, launched out of beta on the heels of a $1.2 million pre-seed raise.


Fulcrum Venture announces fifth cohort of its accelerator program
Published: 31-01-2023 | 10:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
After reviewing hundreds of startups, Fulcrum Venture Accelerator, the startup accelerator for mission-driven entrepreneurs, announced its fifth cohort of promising young companies set to graduate in March 2023. 


Startup Genome partners with Endeavor to research the Detroit region's entrepreneurial ecosystem
Published: 31-01-2023 | 09:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup Genome and Endeavor are working together to study and support the Detroit region's entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem development.


Free From Market raises $2.1m seed round for its food is medicine platform to treat chronic health conditions
Published: 30-01-2023 | 09:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Free From Market (FFM), the patient-driven digital platform, announced it has closed a $2.1 million seed investment.


Las Vegas startup Roots Homes raises $2.2m to make homeownership easy for Millennials and Gen Z
Published: 30-01-2023 | 09:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Roots Homes, the Las Vegas-based startup pioneering fractional homeownership, announced a $2.2 million funding round led by Other Ventures, with participation from Behind Genius Ventures.


Pegasus Tech Ventures launches $100m fund with Japanese chemicals and life science company Denka
Published: 27-01-2023 | 11:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pegasus Tech Ventures (Pegasus), a global venture capital firm that is headquartered in the Silicon Valley, has established a $100 million corporate venture capital fund with Denka.


Battery recycling startup Redivivus receives funding from ENEOS Innovation Partners to accelerate growth
Published: 27-01-2023 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Redivivus, a lithium-ion battery recycling startup, announced an investment from ENEOS Innovation Partners, a corporate venture capital firm committed to delivering new energy, materials, and services.


Top 10 digital health startups in 2023 according to Plug and Play
Published: 26-01-2023 | 13:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New trends don’t materialize at the start of the year, but it is still a great time to reflect on the past year and see what topics will fill newsfeeds and dominate conversations in the digital health space in 2023.


Michigan State University biotech startup Iaso Therapeutics closes $1.25m equity series seed preferred financing
Published: 26-01-2023 | 13:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Iaso Therapeutics closed the first tranche of the company's $1.25 million series seed preferred round of financing.


HLTH Foundation launches coalition to help integrate health equity standards into healthcare tech and data practices
Published: 26-01-2023 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HLTH Foundation announced the formation of the Techquity for Health Coalition, with a mission to assimilate health equity considerations into healthcare technology innovation and data practices.


Memfault raises $24m Series B funding to supercharge its IoT reliability platform
Published: 26-01-2023 | 10:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Memfault, the IoT reliability platform, announced a $24 million Series B funding round, led by Stripes with additional participation from existing investors Partech Partners and Uncork Capital as well as the 5G Open Innovation Lab.


Sofia-based EV charging platform AMPECO raises $13m Series A funding to expand in the US
Published: 25-01-2023 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AMPECO, a Sofia-based white-label EV charging management software platform, closed a Series A funding round of $13 million led by BMW i Ventures.


New Orleans edtech startup Pressto utilizes AI to revolutionize writing instruction
Published: 25-01-2023 | 10:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Edtech startup Pressto is releasing unprecedented teacher-driven product enhancements, including the incorporation of unique AI capabilities, at the Future of Education Technology Conference in New Orleans.


RIMAC Seguros joins Plug and Play's health platform in Silicon Valley
Published: 25-01-2023 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RIMAC Seguros, an insurance company in Peru with 3 million customers, has entered into a strategic partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center, the world's corporate innovation platform based in Silicon Valley.


Video AI startup ShortTok appoints Jayan Eledath as CTO to accelerate innovation, drive growth
Published: 25-01-2023 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ShortTok, an early-stage software company developing automated visual storytelling technologies, announced the appointment of Jayan Eledath as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to accelerate innovation and drive growth.


Terminal49 secures $6.5m Series A to power ocean freight visibility and automation
Published: 24-01-2023 | 13:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Terminal49, the ocean freight visibility platform, announced it has secured $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Stage 2 Capital and co-lead by Grand Venture Partners, with follow-on participation from seed stage investors.


Next-gen employee payments startup Grazzy raises $4.25m to power hospitality's future of digital tips
Published: 24-01-2023 | 12:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Grazzy, a next-gen employee payments platform, announced a $4.25 million seed funding from Next Coast Ventures and Tuesday Capital to fuel expansion and growth of its digital tipping.


Business-focused insurtech Coverdash announces launch after oversubscribed seed round
Published: 24-01-2023 | 12:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Coverdash, a fully-digital business insurance startup providing simplified insurance solutions to businesses of all shapes and sizes, announced the company's official launch and the closing of an oversubscribed seed funding round.


Oklahoma universities, Tulsa Innovation Labs partner to launch Canopy HealthTech
Published: 24-01-2023 | 12:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, and Tulsa Innovation Labs, announced the launch of Canopy HealthTech, a new multi-year initiative to accelerate the commercialization of virtual health innovations.


New startup PinHearts launches in Atlanta, GA
Published: 23-01-2023 | 13:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
An Atlanta, Georgia-based startup that prints dynamically-generated custom maps commemorating life's special moments announced the official launch of their brand and real-time mapping platform, PinHearts.


Food Foundry accelerator announces fifth cohort of early-stage foodservice startups
Published: 23-01-2023 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Food Foundry, an accelerator program built by Relish Works and Gordon Food Service for early-stage startups disrupting the food and foodservice industry, announced the five startups that will join the fifth cohort starting in January 2023.


Web3 payments startup SphereOne raises $2.5m to build crypto for grandmas
Published: 23-01-2023 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SphereOne, a crypto payment platform that allows users to make purchases with any cryptocurrency, across any blockchain, announced the closing of a $2.5 million seed round.


African startups land deals at European tech events
Published: 20-01-2023 | 09:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seven African tech companies wooed investors, networked and showcased their products at two of the world’s biggest tech gatherings in Europe.


Former CEO of BMW Manufacturing Knudt Flor joins South Carolina startup Delta Bravo
Published: 20-01-2023 | 08:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Retired BMW Manufacturing CEO Knudt Flor has been appointed to the newly created advisory board at predictive analytics company Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence (Delta Bravo AI).


Matchstick Ventures-backed startup Bean emerges from stealth to democratize the market for accounting services
Published: 20-01-2023 | 08:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bean, a Matchstick Ventures-backed digital accounting startup, announced it emerged from stealth to democratize the market for accounting services.


Swedish solar power startup SunRoof raises €13.5m growth round to expand across Europe and the US
Published: 19-01-2023 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish solar power startup SunRoof announced it has raised €13.5 million growth round extension to bring its pioneering solar roof system to more homeowners worldwide.


Deal Box launches venture arm to invest $125m in foundational Web 3 technologies
Published: 19-01-2023 | 11:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deal Box, a capital markets advisory and secure token offering packaging platform, announced the launch of Deal Box Ventures, a venture arm that will invest $125 million in startups that leverage foundational Web 3 technologies.


Future-of-work platform gigaroo launches out of stealth to transform the service industry employment market
Published: 19-01-2023 | 10:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
gigaroo, the future-of-work platform that matches service industry employers with relevant Gen-Z job-seekers, announced it has raised multi-million dollar pre-seed round of investment from ATX Venture Partners.


Agritech startup EarthOptics secures $27.6m Series B funding to advance data-driven agriculture through actionable soil insights
Published: 19-01-2023 | 09:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EarthOptics, a pioneer in soil measurement and insights, announced a $27.6 million round of funding led by Conti Ventures.


Real-time animation startup Rive raises $10m Series A funding to launch its cloud collaboration tool for animated graphics
Published: 18-01-2023 | 16:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rive, provider of real-time animation software, announced $10 million in Series A funding to support the launch of Rive's cloud collaboration tool for creating animated graphics that run anywhere.


Tax and accounting solution provider TaxBit acquires digital asset accounting startup Tactic
Published: 18-01-2023 | 14:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TaxBit, the tax and accounting provider for the digital asset economy, announced the acquisition of Tactic, a digital asset financial accounting platform that offers a streamlined accounting subledger.


Infant nutrition startup NAMUH partners with Ginkgo Bioworks to produce multiple infant nutrition products
Published: 18-01-2023 | 14:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Infant nutrition startup NAMUH and Ginkgo Bioworks, announced a collaboration to develop functional oligosaccharides that are structurally identical to those found in human breast milk.


Wallet-as-a-service startup MSafe raises $5m seed round to develop multi-signature solutions
Published: 17-01-2023 | 13:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MSafe (Momentum Safe), a trailblazer in developing the first multi-signature wallet solution on the Aptos / Move ecosystem, announced the completion of a $5 million seed round.


Herself healthtech startup raises $7m funding, opens first clinic to transform advanced primary care for women
Published: 17-01-2023 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Herself Health, a healthcare technology company designed to deliver advanced primary care to women over 65, received $7million seed round funding led by founding partner Juxtapose.


AI-powered sales assistant Attention raises $3.1m funding
Published: 16-01-2023 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Attention, the AI-powered sales assistant helping teams overcome inefficiencies at every stage of the sales cycle, announced its $3.1 million funding round led by Eniac Ventures.


Contextual marketing startup Digiphy connects brands directly to customers one scan at a time
Published: 16-01-2023 | 10:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Digiphy, a contextual marketing startup is disrupting the status quo by empowering brands to connect directly with customers from every product and physical touchpoint.


Boulder-based startup Hickey Hack develops first ever concealer for hickeys
Published: 13-01-2023 | 08:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hickey Hack, a startup based in Boulder, Colorado, has developed a concealer designed to eliminate hickeys. This is the first time a product like this has ever been created and is a major breakthrough in the cosmetic industry.


Honely partners with NeoZips startup to bring digital U.S. real estate investing tool to the Korean markets
Published: 13-01-2023 | 08:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Honely has announced the start of a new partnership with NeoZips, an Irvine startup that provides Korea-based clientele an end-to-end service for investing in American real estate.


Fintech startup PayUp partners with property management software provider ResMan
Published: 13-01-2023 | 08:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PayUp, a Rex company, announced it has partnered with ResMan, a property management system that drives profitability and efficiency for nearly a thousand property management companies across the U.S.


Security technology startup receives over $4m for humanitarian support
Published: 13-01-2023 | 07:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Secured, a service-disabled veteran owned small business security technology firm, is revolutionizing the field of drone surveillance with the first commercially-available automated AI Object Recognition & Change Detection software.


US-based ServiceNow player Thirdera acquires SilverStorm to expand its business in Europe
Published: 12-01-2023 | 09:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Thirdera, the global pure-play provider of workflow-enabled ServiceNow services and solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SilverStorm Solutions.


Proptech startup zavvie raises $3.65m funding as consumer change will drive company growth through 2023
Published: 12-01-2023 | 08:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zavvie, a software technology company providing real estate brokerages customized marketplaces for buying and selling solutions, announced the completion of a $3.65 million funding round.


Insurance provider Vouch acquires lending startup Level to scale tech-driven underwriting systems
Published: 12-01-2023 | 08:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vouch, an insurance provider re-thinking business insurance for the technology industry, announced it has acquired lending startup Level and its team of engineers.


Virtualitics named best Los Angeles startup to work for in 2023
Published: 12-01-2023 | 08:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Virtualitics, an artificial intelligence and data exploration company, announced it has been named one of the best Los Angeles startups to work for on Built In's 2023 Best Places to Work List.


Healthcare venture capital fundraising and investment remained strong in 2022, SVB reports
Published: 11-01-2023 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SVB released its 12th annual Healthcare Investments and Exits Report which shows venture capital fundraising and investment persisted in 2022.


Dutch healthtech startup Lapsi Health raises $3.7m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 11-01-2023 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dutch healthtech startup Lapsi Health announced an oversubscribed $3.7 million seed round to continue its technology development, acquire FDA certification and begin commercialization activities in the USA.


John Deere announces 2023 startup collaborators
Published: 11-01-2023 | 10:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deere & Company has released the names of eight companies chosen for its 2023 Startup Collaborator program.


Techstars Impact Powered by Cox Enterprises announces 2023 class
Published: 11-01-2023 | 10:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Techstars Impact Powered by Cox Enterprises announced its 2023 class. The three-month program provides hands-on mentoring, funding, and global connections to 10 for-profit, mission-driven companies.


Philly-based insurtech startup Propeller Bonds raises $6.4m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 11-01-2023 | 10:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Philly-based insurtech Propeller, announced it has raised $6.4 million in seed funding led by a consortium of industry partners.


Halodi Robotics leverages Ansys simulation to develop humanoid robots to safely work among people
Published: 09-01-2023 | 09:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Halodi Robotics is using Ansys simulation software through the Ansys Startup Program to develop its humanoid robots designed to work among humans in everyday environments.


Embedded connectivity startup Blues Wireless raises $32m to accelerate enterprise adoption of cellular IoT
Published: 09-01-2023 | 09:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Embedded connectivity startup Blues Wireless (Blues), announced a $32 million Series A1 funding round led by Positive Sum,  including new investors Four Rivers, Northgate, and Qualcomm.


Opsys Tech closes Series C financing round to accelerate production ramp of its automotive-grade true solid-state LiDAR sensors
Published: 05-01-2023 | 13:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Opsys Tech, the developer of patented True Solid-State Scanning LiDAR technology, announced the final closing of its Series C financing round.


For women entrepreneurs, the West is the new promised land, report
Published: 04-01-2023 | 16:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
America's original Westward Expansion was led by entrepreneurs of the day noticing great economic opportunities out of the West. A study by MerchantMaverick.com shows that a new slew of opportunities are appearing in Western states for women entrepreneurs.


New York-based skincare startup Glowbar closes $10m growth capital
Published: 04-01-2023 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Glowbar, the skincare brand whose custom 30-min, $65, clinical-grade facial has made it a breakout success in New York, announced it has received a $10 million growth investment led by Peterson Partners


The Carbon Blockchain expands footprint in Africa with acquisition of Minerva Green
Published: 04-01-2023 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Carbon Blockchain (TCB), a carbon finance and technology services company that produces high-integrity carbon credits has announced the acquisition of Minerva Green.


Regent Bank names Peter Mullen as Director of Venture and Tech Banking
Published: 04-01-2023 | 14:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Regent Bank has named Peter Mullen Director of Venture and Tech Banking, as the migration of talent from traditional innovation hubs like the Bay Area and NYC continues to Midwestern cities.


OKX Ventures, GSRV co-lead $2m seed round for decentralized identity platform Nametag
Published: 22-12-2022 | 11:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nametag, creators of the new standard for end-user identity verification with web3, announced a $2 million seed round co-led by GSRV and OKX Ventures.


Digital asset investment management platform ML Tech raises $1.9m strategic round
Published: 22-12-2022 | 10:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ML Tech, a non-custodial digital asset investment management platform providing institutional investors access to automated crypto trading strategies, raised over $1.9 million in a strategic round that included well-known investors.


Finnish asset management firm eQ raises more than €500m for private equity and venture capital funds
Published: 21-12-2022 | 09:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
eQ PE XIV North focusing on Northern Europe held its final close on €288 million, a more than 40 % increase compared to its predecessor.


Hologram startup Proto secures investment from Christie’s Ventures to accelerate growth
Published: 21-12-2022 | 07:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Proto, the original hologram device and platform, announced that Christie's Ventures has invested in the company, solidifying the bonds of their successful collaborations.


Web3 startup Tonsnipe raises $100K to build a token and NFT aggregator on Ton blockchain
Published: 21-12-2022 | 07:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tonsnipe, a web3 startup building on The Open Network has closed a $100K private funding round to develop a Ton blockchain-based native token and NFT aggregator.


Impact Venture Capital invests $8m seed round for Web3 startup Virtualness
Published: 20-12-2022 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Impact Venture Capital announced its investment in Virtualness' oversubscribed $8 million seed round. Virtualness is a mobile-first platform designed to help creators and brands navigate the complex world of Web3.


Mad Capital closes $4m seed round to finance the regenerative agriculture revolution
Published: 20-12-2022 | 11:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mad Capital, an impact-focused lender that offers equitable, flexible funding for organic and transitioning farmers, announced it has raised a $4 million Seed round, led by Trailhead Capital.


Healthtech startup PaxeraHealth closes series A funding round to accelerate its enterprise medical imaging and AI authoring platforms
Published: 20-12-2022 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PaxeraHealth, the medical imaging and AI developer, announced the close of its series A financing round led by Sopris Capital, a venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled healthcare solutions.


Casted launches new program to democratize access to podcasting
Published: 19-12-2022 | 09:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Casted, the first and only podcast and video marketing platform made for B2B marketers, has launched Casted for Startups.


Infinity AI startup raises $5m to build automated synthetic training data
Published: 19-12-2022 | 08:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Infinity AI, a startup that generates automated synthetic training data, announced a $5 million seed round led by Matrix with participation from founders and operators from companies like Snorkel AI, Tesla, and Google.


Indian AI-based asset and plant performance startup UptimeAI raises $3.5m funding to expand in the U.S.
Published: 19-12-2022 | 08:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UptimeAI, an AI-based digital transformation solution provider for the energy, chemicals, and heavy industries, has raised a total of $3.5 million funding led by Emergent Ventures.


Shield AI boosts Series E to $225m to accelerate building world's best AI pilot
Published: 14-12-2022 | 08:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shield AI, a fast-growing defense technology company building AI pilots for aircraft, announced it has raised additional equity capital from the U.S. Innovative Technology Fund (USIT).


Canadian healthtech startup KeyOps raises $4m seed round to fuel expansion in the U.S.
Published: 14-12-2022 | 08:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
KeyOps, a Toronto-based Insights-as-a-Service (IaaS) startup, announced it has raised $4 million (CAD) in seed funding.


645 Ventures closes $347m fourth fund and first opportunity fund to invest in technology startups
Published: 02-12-2022 | 12:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
645 Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional founders building iconic technology companies, announced its oversubscribed fourth fund, Fund IV, alongside the launch of the firm's first opportunity fund, Select I.


Identity hygiene startup SPHERE raises $31m Series B funding to accelerate growth, expand its SaaS platform
Published: 02-12-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SPHERE Technology Solutions (SPHERE), a pioneer in identity hygiene, announced a $31 million Series B investment led by Edison Partners, a Princeton-based growth equity firm.


Yida Gao and Shima Capital invest in Web3 gaming startup Midnight
Published: 02-12-2022 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shima Capital, led by founder and Managing General Partner Yida Gao, announced their investment in Web3 gaming startup Midnight.


Netail closes $5m seed funding to advance retail-focused AI development
Published: 01-12-2022 | 10:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Netail, a technology that enables retailers to auto-identify competitors across the internet and track their assortments, availability and optimize prices in real time, announced the closing of $5 million in seed funding.


Travel startup Wander raises $100m credit facility from Credit Suisse to scale smart vacation homes across the U.S.
Published: 01-12-2022 | 10:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wander, a travel startup with a network of smart vacation homes, announced it has closed a $100 million credit facility with Zürich-based Credit Suisse, a global investment bank and financial services firm.


StartupOS launches platform for early-stage startups
Published: 01-12-2022 | 10:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StartupOS announced it has launched a platform for early-stage startups that provides free access to the business tools, guidance, mentors, and investors that founders need to accelerate the growth of their company and raise capital.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Caplight secures $3m investment from Deutsche Börse to expand derivatives trading and hedging on private company shares
Published: 28-10-2022 | 14:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Caplight Technologies announced it has secured a strategic investment from one of the leading global market infrastructure providers, Deutsche Börse Group, as well as other existing investors.


Georgia-Pacific, gener8tor welcome third cohort of startups to 1915 Studios gBETA accelerator program
Published: 28-10-2022 | 14:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Georgia-Pacific, in partnership with global venture firm and startup accelerator gener8tor, has kicked off its third 1915 Studios gBETA accelerator program.


Tanzanian fintech startup NALA enables Google Pay payments from the US and UK into Africa
Published: 28-10-2022 | 13:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NALA, a Tanzanian fintech startup facilitating remittances from the African diaspora in the UK and US, has integrated Google Pay into its suite of payment options for users.


Stone Ridge launches Wolf, a NYC startup accelerator dedicated to Lightning Network
Published: 27-10-2022 | 12:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stone Ridge, a parent to bitcoin company NYDIG, announced the launch of In Wolf's Clothing (Wolf), the first-ever startup accelerator dedicated to Lightning, a "layer 2" protocol built on top of Bitcoin.


SwiftConnect closes $17m Series A financing to scale access control integration platform for hybrid workplaces
Published: 27-10-2022 | 11:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SwiftConnect, a software platform provider that enables flexible work by connecting the right people to the right space at the right time, announced it has closed $17 million Series A round of financing.


Nashville-based advanced radio technology startup Xtremis announces move to West Virginia
Published: 27-10-2022 | 11:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Xtremis, a Nashville-based startup developing advanced, Artificial Intelligence control systems that improve the performance of wireless networks in congested RF environments, announced its intention to relocate to Morgantown, WV.


Baukunst raises $100m fund to lead pre-seed investments in companies at the frontiers of technology and design
Published: 26-10-2022 | 10:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Baukunst, the collective of creative technologists advancing the art of building companies at the frontiers of technology and design, announced it has raised a $100 million Fund I.


BreadBot maker Wilkinson Baking Company raises $3m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 25-10-2022 | 13:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wilkinson Baking Company (WBC), the creator of world's first fully-automated commercial bread baking robot, announced the close of its fully subscribed $3.0 million seed round.


Japanese startup SUN METALON raises $5.6m funding to democratize metal 3D manufacturing
Published: 25-10-2022 | 13:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SUN METALON, a Japanese startup developing a metal 3D printer, announced the procurement of $5.6 million in its pre-series A funding round.


Netmaker launches with $2.3m funding to fix cloud networking with WireGuard
Published: 25-10-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Netmaker, a cloud networking startup, announced $2.3 million in funding to launch their "superhighway for secure cloud networks." The round was led by Lytical Ventures.


Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs sets sights on global infertility trend
Published: 24-10-2022 | 14:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs announced its official launch and ambitious long-term vision to overcome infertility. The company is focused on developing a range of first-in-class diagnostic tests for the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market.


Fintech startup Banyan raises $43m Series A to scale world's largest SKU data network
Published: 24-10-2022 | 14:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Banyan, the network for SKU data, announced it has raised $43 million Series A round led by Fin Capital and M13. The investment will accelerate Banyan's technology and infrastructure growth.


Wayfinder Biosciences startup raises $3.5m to program RNA
Published: 24-10-2022 | 13:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RNA design company Wayfinder Biosciences announced it has raised a $3.5 million series seed round led by Notation Capital and Divergent Capital to continue its groundbreaking work in the use of RNA as a detection and therapeutic platform.


UK-based climate tech startup Levidian secures £12m investment from Baker Hughes to scale growth
Published: 21-10-2022 | 10:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
US energy technology giant Baker Hughes has backed Levidian’s world-first decarbonisation technologies with a £12m investment at a £130m valuation, opening up global collaboration opportunities.


National Grid Partners invests $20m in startups to transform the grid
Published: 21-10-2022 | 09:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
National Grid Partners (NGP) announced investments of $20 million across three startups to transform the way utilities and other enterprises manage vast physical infrastructure.


Wine cellaring startup InVintory closes first $1.5m fundraise led by its community of wine collectors
Published: 19-10-2022 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
InVintory, a wine cellaring platform, announced it has closed a $1.5 million seed round, with a third of the investment contributed by its own users.


Greenlight Re Innovations announces investment in short-term rental insurance startup Safely
Published: 19-10-2022 | 12:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Greenlight Re Innovations (GRI), part of Greenlight Capital Re, has announced an investment in SafelyStay (Safely), the provider of short-term rental insurance.


Worktech startup TaTiO raises $5.3m to enable understaffed companies access America's untapped workforce with AI
Published: 19-10-2022 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TaTiO, a future of work company that uses AI to help companies fill open positions with qualified workers, announced the completion of a $5.3 million seed round.


Insurtech Otonomi raises $3.4m to build a first-to-market blockchain-powered parametric cargo platform
Published: 19-10-2022 | 11:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Insurtech startup Otonomi announced it has closed a $3.4 million oversubscribed funding round, to build a first-to-market blockchain-powered parametric cargo platform.


VetsinTech announces winners of second annual tech startup pitch competition
Published: 19-10-2022 | 10:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VetsinTech, the national non-profit dedicated to supporting veterans through tech-based programs and opportunities in education, employment, and entrepreneurship, announced the top winners of its second annual tech startup pitch competition.


Spring Health startup partners with Moda Health to deliver measurement-based mental health care
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spring Health announced its agreement with Moda Health to deliver measurement-based mental health care to select employer groups through Moda's innovative Behavioral Health 360 platform.


Brex partners with AngelList to help Founders better manage and grow startups
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Brex announced its partnership with AngelList to help founders effortlessly manage their corporate card and spend within AngelList Stack - a suite of tools that allows founders to manage their company's incorporation.


Early-stage travel tech startup Pinktada raises funding to accelerate expansion
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:19:38 | By: Bob Koigi
The new sum of $975,000 includes participation from Selenean Capital, an Ireland-based fund, and of serial high net worth investors.


Codeless AI infrastructure startup Pixis enters the Spanish market
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:19:10 | By: Bob Koigi
Currently, the Series C funded company provides codeless AI technology for demand generation and marketing optimization to over 200 businesses across the American, MENA and APAC regions.


500 Global and Alberta Innovates unveil batch 2 of the Alberta accelerator by 500
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:19:04 | By: Bob Koigi
500 Global selected 18 startups from around the world for Batch 2 of the Alberta Accelerator by 500. They attended a rigorous 12-week program, which included mentorship on segments ranging from customer discovery to foundations of growth.


Sierra Ventures appoints Anne Gherini as Chief Marketing Officer to accelerate firm's growth
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sierra Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in core enterprise and next-gen technologies, announced that Anne Gherini has joined the firm as Chief Marketing Officer.


Easop launches out of stealth with $2.5m seed funding to unleash full power of equity
Published: 18-10-2022 | 14:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Easop announced it has officially launched and raised $2.5 million in seed funding to pursue its mission of making team ownership plans accessible to every private company in the world.


BDev Ventures invests in B2B adtech startup Nickelytics to accelerate growth
Published: 17-10-2022 | 13:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
 BDev Ventures announced a partnership with Nickelytics, a Techstars ‘20-backed B2B adtech startup that allows brands to launch hyperlocal out-of-home advertising campaigns.


Mobile banking fintech NorthOne raises $67m Series B funding to accelerate growth across small business communities
Published: 17-10-2022 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NorthOne announced it has raised $67 million in Series B funding. With participation from new and existing investors, NorthOne is poised to further expand the reach of its business management platform.


Hardware-focused accelerator FP Solutions launches with $3m fundraising to develop the disruptive startup ecosystem
Published: 17-10-2022 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FP (First Principle) Solutions, a new hardware-focused accelerator, successfully launched and completed a $3 million seed round fundraising.


Mastercard Vice Chairman Gilberto Caldart joins climate impact venture capital firm Vidavo as Venture Partner
Published: 14-10-2022 | 12:55:19 | By: Pie Kamau
Vidavo Ventures announced that the top executive and one of the architects of Mastercard's international expansion and accelerated growth Gilberto Caldart, has joined the firm in the role of Venture Partner.


Cryptocurrency startup Zerion closes $12m Series B funding to build the best wallet for Web3 citizens
Published: 12-10-2022 | 14:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zerion, the wallet for the most active web3 users, announced the closing of a $12.3 million Series B funding round led by Wintermute Ventures.


Logistics Startup Nuvocargo appoints Nicholas Simmons as Head of Engineering to accelerate company's growth
Published: 12-10-2022 | 13:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nuvocargo has appointed former Shopify executive Nicholas Simmons as Head of Engineering to continue to develop the Nuvocargo platform and expand the company’s world-class engineering team.


Climate infrastructure startup EcoCart raises $14.5m Series A to accelerate sustainable e-Commerce
Published: 11-10-2022 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EcoCart, a software company building the infrastructure for e-Commerce companies to operate sustainably at scale, has raised a $14.5 million Series A round.


Software firm Aptean secures growth investment to accelerate innovation and global expansion
Published: 11-10-2022 | 14:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Aptean announced that a definitive agreement has been signed through which it will receive a strategic investment from Insight Partners and existing investor TA Associates (TA).


Softeq continues growth of venture fund
Published: 11-10-2022 | 14:14:09 | By: Bob Koigi
Softeq Development Corporation (Softeq), a Houston-based global hardware and software services development company serving Fortune 500 companies, continues its growth trajectory following on its expansion earlier this year by welcoming 22 new startups.


CrowdStreet raises $43m to fund growth, accelerate demand for online real estate investing
Published: 11-10-2022 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CrowdStreet, an online real estate investing platform, announced it has raised $43 million in equity and debt capital to help fund the company's growth and make the market for online real estate investing.


Online dating startup for Black women CarpeDM closes $1m oversubscribed pre-seed round
Published: 10-10-2022 | 14:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CarpeDM, a Techstars portfolio company, announced the closing of its oversubscribed pre-seed financing round bringing total capital raised by the early stage startup to $1.054 million.


Austin, TX-based startup PetPair secures $1.2m pre-seed round to scale pet adoption marketplace
Published: 10-10-2022 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PetPair, an Austin, TX-based foster-powered pet adoption marketplace, announced it has closed a $1.1 million pre-seed round for a total of $1.2 million raised to date.


Harvard health tech startup Vincere Health raises $1.75 million funding to expand risk-based contracting
Published: 07-10-2022 | 14:53:59 | By: Bob Koigi
Vincere has built an expertise in activating, engaging and driving objectively measurable outcomes in smoking cessation among some of the hardest to reach populations in US healthcare.


Agri startup Yard Stick secures $225 million in USDA Grants for climate-smart agriculture
Published: 06-10-2022 | 15:17:29 | By: Bob Koigi
Yard Stick is commercializing a soil spectroscopy technology originally developed by Dr. Cristine Morgan, now the Chief Scientific Officer at The Soil Health Institute.


Enterprise security startup Oort raises $15 million funding to stop identity-based cyber attacks
Published: 06-10-2022 | 15:13:37 | By: Bob Koigi
Oort, an identity-centric enterprise security platform, has announced the completion of a $15 million funding round, including both Seed and Series A investments.


Amazon to invest $150 million in incubators, VCs and accelerators that fund underrepresented entrepreneurs
Published: 05-10-2022 | 14:50:53 | By: Bob Koigi
Amazon expects to support more than 10 funds and over 200 companies through the next year.


Cloud-native database developer Singlestore secures $146 million financing to drive growth
Published: 05-10-2022 | 14:29:57 | By: Bob Koigi
SingleStoreDB empowers businesses to deliver superior real-time experiences by unifying transactions and analytics in the same engine – with fast, cost-efficient and powerful results.


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


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


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


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


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.