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[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.


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.


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


African tech startup funding will double by 2025, research
Published: 14-06-2022 | 15:18:00 | By: Bob Koigi
African business leaders are forecasting a surge in spending on tech start-ups as foreign direct investment and improved internet connectivity helps establish the continent as a tech superpower, new research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows.


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


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


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


TR Tech, LocoNav unveil GPS, IoT and vehicle telematics solutions in South Africa
Published: 23-03-2022 | 12:38:18 | By: Bob Koigi
Integrated tech-services provider TR Tech and disruptive full-stack fleet-tech startup LocoNav have collaborated in South Africa to provide state-of-the-art GPS, IoT, and Vehicle Telematics solutions.


Israeli's Astrix Security emerges from stealth with $15m seed round to secure enterprises' expanding web of third-party apps
Published: 23-02-2022 | 15:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Astrix Security, the first app-integration access management solution, launched from stealth to modernize how enterprises monitor and control their ever-expanding web of interconnected third-party applications.


[Startup Interview] Venkatesh C.R., CEO, Dot Com Infoway, India
Published: 28-01-2022 | 13:43:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Dot Com Infoway (DCI) is a CMMI Level 3 multi-national IT company and a player in custom software development, Web Development, Internet Marketing, Open Source Solutions, mobile application marketing with offices in India and the USA.


[Startup Interview] Manoj Ranaweera, CEO, SkilledUp Life, UK
Published: 28-01-2022 | 13:36:00 | By: Bob Koigi
SkilledUp Life is a UK-based two-sided marketplace for anyone, volunteers, to gain new experiences and build skills free of charge, and for bootstrapped tech startups, companies, to fill skills gaps in their teams with free talent.


Kenya's Poa Internet announces first close of $28m financing round by Africa50
Published: 18-01-2022 | 15:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Poa Internet and Africa50 announced the completion of Africa50’s equity investment into Poa. This funding is part of the $28 million financing round led by Africa50.


French startup PayFit raises €254 million to transform HR technology
Published: 07-01-2022 | 12:01:35 | By: Bob Koigi
PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR management solution for SMEs, has announced that it has raised €254M in a Series E funding round, a record-breaking amount for a French human resources (HR) startup.


HUMAN raises $100 million in growth funding to build a more secure internet
Published: 07-01-2022 | 11:55:21 | By: Bob Koigi
Today, HUMAN protects the world’s largest enterprises and internet platforms from sophisticated bot attacks and fraud across the domains of application security, digital advertising, and performance marketing.


Decentralized Mateverse social startup BOOM establishes $1 million fund to support creators
Published: 04-01-2022 | 10:05:23 | By: Bob Koigi
BOOM, a decentralized crypto native community platform focused on NFT+Social recently announced the launch of IOS and Android App.


Israel tech startups raised $25.4 billion in 2021, report
Published: 03-01-2022 | 09:54:13 | By: Bob Koigi
The unprecedented figure represents a 136% increase over last year, which concluded with a full-year total of $10.8 billion raised.


Israel-based tech startup flexiWAN receives investment from VentureIsrael to power expansion
Published: 03-01-2022 | 09:45:29 | By: Bob Koigi
VentureIsrael, an Israeli deep tech fund, announced that it has participated in an investment round of flexiWAN. The investment will be used to accelerate rapid expansion of flexiWAN in the SD-WAN & SASE market.


Israeli agritech startup Greeneye Technology raises $22 million funding to grow its offerings
Published: 03-01-2022 | 09:40:12 | By: Bob Koigi
Greeneye has developed proprietary AI-enabled precision spraying technology that enables farmers to seamlessly transition from this hugely inefficient practice to precise application of herbicides and other chemicals.


Liqid raises $100 million to drive scalable and sustainable software-defined data centers
Published: 15-12-2021 | 07:59:30 | By: Bob Koigi
Liqid, the global software company delivering data center composability, today announced $100 million in Series C funding.


Machine learning company Hyperscience acquires German-based startup Boxplot
Published: 07-12-2021 | 15:01:18 | By: Bob Koigi
Hyperscience, the human centered automation company, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Boxplot, a startup based in Berlin, Germany.


GrowMark and CHS unveil a new capital fund targeted at agtech startups
Published: 17-11-2021 | 17:05:27 | By: Bob Koigi
Agricultural cooperative firm GrowMark and global agribusiness company CHS have announced the formation of Cooperative Ventures, a new capital fund that will focus on creating advancements in breakthrough technologies for the agriculture industry.


Israeli data security startup Laminar emerges from Stealth with $32 million Series A funding
Published: 17-11-2021 | 17:03:59 | By: Bob Koigi
Laminar, a public cloud data protection provider, has emerged from stealth with a $32 million Series A investment, bringing the company’s total funding to $37 million.


VentureIsrael invests in Israeli startup Fincom.co, developer of the 'Phonetic Fingerprint' AML screening solution
Published: 10-11-2021 | 14:24:08 | By: Bob Koigi
Fincom.co develops and deploys Streamlined Data Search Solutions for instant and accurate AML/KYC, Data Mapping, Entity Resolution and Homeland Security applications.


Singapore cybersecurity startup BitTrap develops detection technology to address surge in cyberattacks
Published: 07-10-2021 | 13:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Singapore cybersecurity startup BitTrap announced a blockchain-based cybersecurity solution that leverages attackers' motivations to provide singular detection capabilities.


French real-time engagement startup Sparkup expands in the Middle East
Published: 07-10-2021 | 12:59:47 | By: Pie Kamau
Sparkup, a French startup specializing in real-time engagement solutions, has chosen to expand in the Middle East and will introduce its latest innovations at GITEX and CABSAT in Dubai.


[Startup Interview] Burjiz Pithawala, Co-Founder, Elisity, USA
Published: 10-09-2021 | 10:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Elisity is a USA-based startup that is helping companies redefine security and access in a world transformed by cloud, mobility, and connected devices.


Cybersecurity Startup ActZero announces partnership with Tech Data
Published: 26-08-2021 | 13:46:37 | By: Bob Koigi
Together, ActZero and Tech Data aim to help organizations accurately detect, learn from, and prevent emerging security threats.


Il Makiage acquires Israeli computer vision startup Voyage81
Published: 18-08-2021 | 13:44:50 | By: Bob Koigi
Il Makiage’s acquisition of Voyage81 will enable the company to use Voyage81’s patented hyperspectral imaging systems to further enhance the company’s machine learning capabilities.


Dating app startup So Syncd raises $1m seed round to grow its user base in the US
Published: 27-04-2021 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
So Syncd, the dating app that matches compatible personality types, raised a seed round of $1 million to grow its user base in the US.


Telecel Group launches applications for Africa startups accelerator programme
Published: 14-04-2021 | 15:47:19 | By: Bob Koigi
The Program helps startups achieve 18-24 months of growth in just three months. Now, the next generation of early-stage African tech startups disrupting a wide range of industry sectors are being sought.


[Interview] Esinam Yevu, Co-Founder, PayBox, Ghana
Published: 26-03-2021 | 12:52:09 | By: Bob Koigi
Esinam Yevu is Co-Founder and Communications Lead at Ghanaian fintech startup, PayBox


Tech startup Bodyguard expands into the US to protect social media users from toxic online content
Published: 11-02-2021 | 09:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bodyguard, the technology startup that protects users from cyber harassment, hate speech and toxic content online, launched a major US expansion at CES 2021, in line with its vision of creating a safer web around the world.