Austrian SaaS startup Shopstory scores million-dollar investment to accelerate growth
Austrian SaaS startup Shopstory has scored another million-dollar investment.
Is AI content moderation better than human content moderation?
Who is better at detecting inappropriate content – computers or humans? To answer this question Unitary compares AI and humans on different levels, including scale, personal risk, cost, bias and context.
New startup PinHearts launches in Atlanta, GA
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.
[Column] Mikhail Marchenko: Major fintech trends that will affect online businesses in 2023
Digitalization and technological achievements, which have been observed in the African region for the past decade, have sped up the inevitable processes in fintech, changing its landscape completely.
Finance software startup Quartr signs deal with Swedish online broker Avanza
Finance software startup Quartr, announced it has passed a significant milestone on its mission to bring the financial community closer together by signing a breakthrough API deal with Sweden's online broker Avanza.
The Kenya Trade Network Agency launches trade facilitation tool
The Trade Facilitation Platform facilitates trade in Kenya by reducing delays and lowering costs associated with clearance of goods at the Kenyan borders, while maintaining the requisite controls and collection of levies, fee and duties, where applicable, on imports and exports.
Nigerian online furniture store Taeillo raises $2.5m for expansion
Nigerian online store Taeillo, announced a $2.5 million funding round from Aruwa Capital, a growth equity and early-stage investor.
Senegalese startup Kwely launches made in Africa online store
Kwely, a Senegalese-based startup has launched a B2B e-marketplace to provide African producers and manufacturers with a global window to sell their products at scale.
London-based Vektor AI raises $2.5m pre-seed round to democratize tech talent’s access to professional career advice
Vektor AI, an online platform for one-to-one mentorship and professional career enhancement, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of $2.5 million led by leading early-stage European VC firms.
GhanaWeb, Age Africa Agency sponsor YouTube Creators Festival in Ghana
Ghana’s leading online media platform, GhanaWeb, and Age Africa Agency, the foremost YouTube agency with a Multi-Channel Network (MCN) in Africa, are co-sponsoring the second edition of the YouTube Creators Festival.
Demand for seamless, convenient way of shopping increase growth of e-Commerce in Africa
The electronic commerce (e-Commerce) transaction of goods and services between business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), consumer-to-consumer, and consumer-to-business, has become rampant in this digital age.
Vue Storefront wins best e-Commerce and retail startup at The Europas Tech Startup Awards 2022
Vue Storefront, a technology company that develops software for businesses to create fast, modern and high-performing online storefronts, was crowned a winner at The Europas Tech Startup Awards 2022.
Online dating startup for Black women CarpeDM closes $1m oversubscribed pre-seed round
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.
Cloudflare announces $1.25 billion funding programme to help startups grow their businesses
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.
New Utah startup Oops offers doorstep return pickups for in-store and online purchases
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.
[Column] Nick Durrant: Lead generation strategies that work
Marketers often focus most of their attention on design aesthetics, ignoring the many other factors that could turn website visitors into hot prospects.
Austrian SaaS startup Shopstory raises €2.2m in second round funding to back e-Commerce brands
Austrian startup Shopstory is raising a million-dollar investment from tecnet equity, Startup300 and business angels Patrick Pöschl (Co-Founder Scalable Capital) and Hansi Hansmann in its second round of financing.
e-Commerce logistics startup Kubbo begins international expansion, starts Italy operations
e-Commerce logistics startup Kubbo, announced its first international move to expand its model of digitising logistics for brands and ecommerce companies. The operator has launched its activity in Italy.
Dough Ecommerce Capital partners with Byrne Capital to scale DTC businesses online
Dough Ecommerce Capital and Byrne Capital Ventures announced a strategic partnership to invest in and acquire direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce businesses.
e-Commerce startup byrd raises $56m Series C to become Europe-wide standard for next-day delivery
e-Commerce fulfillment technology startup byrd has raised a Series C round of $56 million, bringing the funding raised within the last 10 months to $75 million.
Proptech startup PropBidder secures $1m seed funding round fuel its customer acquisition
PropBidder, a SaaS-enabled online bidding marketplace for buying and selling homes and condos, announced the closing of a $1 million seed funding round.
Four African startups selected for 10th cohort of Catalyst Fund fintech accelerator
Four African fintech startups have been selected to join the tenth cohort of the Catalyst Fund accelerator. The startups are among the six selected that are building solutions designed to improve the resilience of underserved.
Grocery logistics startup EasyBins raises $2m late stage seed round for expansion
EasyBins, a company solving the grocery logistics problem for suburban markets in North America, announced $2 million late stage seed round funding to expand its geographic footprint and invest in technology and staff.
DutchFounders launches €62m seed fund to back founders building the next wave of marketplaces in Europe
DutchFounders has reached the final close for its second fund, making more than €62m ($70m) available for early-stage marketplaces and so-called marketplace enablers.
Adtech startup Otis AI raises $2.5m to enhance digital marketing for SMBs
Otis AI, the digital marketing assistant for SMBs, raised a seed round bringing its total funding to $2.5 million. With Otis, an all-in-one digital marketing solution, a small business can launch a data-driven multi-channel campaign.
TV-for-business startup Atmosphere raises $100 million in funding to grow its customer footprint
Atmosphere’s announcement comes as the company doubled its customer footprint over the past year, streaming more than 250,000 hours per day in aggregate and reaching more than 20 million unique viewers each month.
Israeli tech startup Reposify raises $8.5 million funding to expand R&D team
Reposify, an External Attack Surface Management (EASM) provider, had raised seed round funding of $8.5 million from two US-based VCs, Joule Ventures and First Rays Venture Partners, alongside several industry expert angels.
Datafold raises $20 million Series A to help data teams deliver reliable products faster
Backed by NEA and Amplify Partners, Datafold seeks to expand its proactive approach to data reliability to help companies unlock more growth using high-quality data.
Community knowledge sharing startup 7th Ave raises $2.5m seed round
7th Ave, a knowledge sharing platform for Black professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, and students announced a $2.5 million seed round to create a space where mindful discovery, discussion, and community take place.
Four Ghanaian startups join the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator
Four startups from Ghana have joined The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator, a programme that supports innovators building digital commerce solutions.
Berlin-based on-demand delivery startup Gorillas secures close to $1b Series C funding, the largest European round in its sector to date
Gorillas, the European market player in instant on-demand grocery delivery, has successfully raised close to $1 billion in Series C funding round, being the largest funding of a non-listed business Europe's grocery delivery sector has seen to date.
Nigerian e-Commerce startup Sendbox raises $1.8m to digitize deliveries for African SMEs
Nigerian e-Commerce fulfillment startup Sendbox announced the completion of $1.8 million seed round from investors including 4DX Ventures, Enza Capital, FJLabs and Golden Palm Investments.
French real-time engagement startup Sparkup expands in the Middle East
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.
Social learning startup Fiveable closes $10m Series A funding to fuel student-led online spaces
Fiveable, a social learning platform that has supported more than 7 million high school students since 2018, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Owl Ventures and Progression Fund.
New York-based Art+Tech accelerator receives funding to invest in art-fueled startups
New York-based Art+Tech accelerator Fuelarts returns after raising $500K from philanthropic funders. Launched in late 2019 by former Christie's COO Roxanna Zarnegar and serial entrepreneur Denis Belkevich, Fuelarts was forced to scale back its operations due to the pandemic.
Delivery startup Glovo expands its African footprints
Leading multi-category delivery platform Glovo recently announced the expansion of its operations in Africa, to include Ghana and Tunisia, bringing its current operations to a total of seven countries on the continent.
Online group therapy startup Grouport raises $1.5m series seed round to provide therapy for chronic psychological disorders
Grouport, an online group therapy service that's making group treatment widely accessible for chronic psychological disorders, announced a $1.5 million series seed round led by XV Venture Capital.
Tech startup Spinach raises $2.75m pre-seed round for Zoom meeting integration
Spinach, one of the first Zoom Apps partners aimed at helping distributed teams be more effective, announced $2.75 million in pre-seed funding led by Cardumen Capital.
South African fintech startup SOL announces rebrand with new virtual card offering
South African fintech startup SOLmate, an online payment platform that offers clients a digital wallet facility, has unveiled a new product offering together with an extensive rebrand and renewed corporate vision.
End-to-end e-Commerce startup Cart.com raises $98m Series B to deliver integrated solutions for e-Commerce brands
Cart.com, the end-to-end e-Commerce services provider, announced the close of a $98 million Series B round, bringing the company's total funding since its launch eight months ago to more than $140 million.
Latin American startup Wonder Brands closes $20m seed round for expansion
Wonder Brands, the company building Latin America's best portfolio of digital brands, closed $20 million in seed financing, led by ALLVP and Mountain Nazca with CoVenture and Victory Park Capital joining to close the round.
Tech startup Tetavi closes $20m venture round to increase its presence in North America
Tetavi, a volumetric technology platform, announced it has closed its latest venture round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, with participation from OurCrowd, Nimble Ventures and additional private investors.
Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Wide Receiver Devonta Smith joins tech startup LifeBrand
LifeBrand, a tech startup that offers solutions to help build and protect personal and corporate brands on social media, has teamed up with Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith to take their game to the next level.
Next-gen CX startup Dixa raises $105m Series C to transform customer service worldwide
Founded as a customer service solution that evolved into a customer engagement platform, European company Dixa announced a Series C funding round totaling $105 million.
Tech startup OneStream TV launches free streaming aggregator to battle streaming fatigue
Tech startup OneStream TV has launched a super streaming aggregator to allow consumers who are tired of paying for too many streaming services to use a single platform to discover thousands of free movies and tv shows.
Virtual cycling startup Velocity secures $3.4m in seed round funding
Vision Quest Velocity LLC, an early-stage virtual cycling startup, announced it has raised $3.4 million in seed round funding, led by strategic financial partners.
Egyptian social e-Commerce startup Taager raises $6.4m seed round
Taager, an Egyptian social e-Commerce startup raised a $6.4 million seed funding round to help it scale its platform and expand across the Middle East.
LearnWorlds secures $32m in growth funding to help educators create and sell online courses
LearnWorlds, an all-in-one platform for creating and selling online courses, has secured a $32 million minority investment by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners.
Outsource Accelerator secures $1.5m fund for expansion through strategic asset acquisition
Outsource Accelerator announced a $1.5 million special purpose fund for the acquisition of online web assets. The web assets will add significant online traffic to the portfolio and enhance the outsourcing marketplace's growing influence.
STAGERIE startup launches first national online home staging marketplace
Stagerie has launched the first national online home staging consultation marketplace, connecting real estate agents, homeowners, and expert stagers.
NYC creator economy startup Pietra raises $15m to champion creators, streamline entrepreneurship
Pietra, the new platform that gives Creators the tools to bring an idea for a product line or brand to life from start to finish, today announced it has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round.
Monetized social media startup fanbase to debut new short form video / music editor
Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform that empowers any user to monetize their content, unveiled plans to roll out a new, short form video and music editor function.
Predictive Kids' e-Commerce startup Ten Little raises $5m to disrupt children's marketplace with personalized guidance
Ten Little, the predictive e-Commerce platform helping parents navigate the cluttered kids product space, announced the close of its $5 million seed round led by Kindred Ventures.
MarketForce acquires Digiduka startup to consolidate distribution of consumer goods with digital financial services in Africa
MarketForce, the end-to-end retail distribution platform for consumer brands in Africa, announced the strategic acquisition of Digiduka, a startup on a mission to bring informal retailers in Africa into the digital economy.
B9 raises $1.7m in pre-seed round to launch fintech platform to deliver full suite of personal financial services
Fintech startup B9 Inc., announced it is launching a full suite of app-based financial services. The company raised $1.7 million in an ongoing pre-seed funding round and is building out a platform to address the needs of a huge market of potential customers.
Brazilian logtech startup Uello concludes $4m Series A investment deal led by the Btomorrow Ventures
Uello, a Brazilian logtech startup that uses technology and a collaborative network to provide express freight services with superior experience, concluded its Series A investment deal with an investment injection of $4 million.
London-based fintech startup ShareVision raises $2.1m seed for 24/7 streaming platform
ShareVision raised $2.1 million in seed funding to scale its financial streaming platform, where both businesses and consumers are streaming content on the stock market, economical updates and financial education.
SaaS startup Synder raises $2m in late seed round to revolutionize accounting for e-Commerce
TMT investments venture fund invested $2 million as a lead investor in a late seed round into Synder, an easy accounting solution for e-Commerce businesses.
Creator economy startup Koji launches brand partnership app, Sponsor Quiz
Koji, the world's powerful Link in Bio tool for the Creator Economy, announced the launch of its newest Link in Bio app, Sponsor Quiz.
Blockchain startup CiSApp to launch next gen social network
These days all the biggest social media platforms leave little to be desired due in no small part to rampant agenda-driven censorship, profit-driven privacy invasion and rampant use of fake accounts bent on selling sex or committing fraud.
South African fintech startup Ukheshe expands into Asia-Pacific region
South African fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies announced it will be expanding its footprint into the Asia-Pacific region as it introduces innovative digital-first payment solutions.
University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator invests in four startups to launch 2021 cohort
The Desai Accelerator, a University of Michigan accelerator open to early-stage alumni startups, announced the four companies accepted into its 2021 cohort.
Creator economy startup Koji launches Shoutout, personalized video requests for everyone
Koji, the Link in Bio tool for the Creator Economy, announced the launch of its newest Link in Bio feature, Shoutout. Available now in the Koji App Store, Shoutout offers Creators an opportunity to sell personalized videos to their followers.
Creator platform Fanbase attracts high-profile artists and creators, expands into three new territories
Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform that empowers creators to monetize their content and grow their fanbase, is on the verge of closing its seed round, already raising $3.1 million dollars on StartEngine.
Creator economy startup Koji launches Photo Guestbook, a customizable photo booth for your Link in Bio
Koji, the Link in Bio tool for the Creator economy, announced the launch of its newest Link in Bio feature the Photo Guestbook. The new feature allows Creators to customize a UGC photo booth that can be used for any occasion.
HONK supports insurance startup Branch with digitally-driven roadside assistance solutions
HONK Technologies, the digital platform connecting drivers and towing professionals, announced it is supporting Branch, the startup that pioneered bundling home and auto insurance online.
Marketing AI Institute closes $1m seed round, appoints new Chief Growth Officer
Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute has appointed Cathy McPhillips to Chief Growth Officer, and announced the closing of a $1 million seed round to accelerate understanding and adoption of artificial intelligence across the marketing industry.
Dating app startup So Syncd raises $1m seed round to grow its user base in the US
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.
Meeting Automation startup Chili Piper gets spicy with $33m from Tiger Global
Chili Piper, the advanced routing and scheduling solution for revenue teams, announced it has raised a $33 million "Series Spicy" led by Tiger Global with participation from existing investors Base10 Partners and Gradient Ventures.
Nigerian last-mile delivery startup Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin
After the release of its plugins for Shopify and Magento, Kwik Delivery has released its plugin for Prestashop.
Colorado-based startup Trūman Rx launches to expand access to testosterone therapy
In an effort to increase access to testosterone replacement therapy for men, Colorado-based startup Trūman Rx (Trūman) is launching an online, innovative telehealth service for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
Virtual hospitality startup Vin Social announces launch of equity crowdfunding campaign
Virtual hospitality startup Vin Social announced its first-ever equity crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Wefunder and the Arora Project.
Agora debuts program to help startups accelerate time-to-market, create engaging experiences for customers
Agora Inc., a pioneer platform for real-time engagement APIs, announced the debut of the Agora Startup Program to empower global entrepreneurs and startup founders with exclusive backend support for real-time engagement.
Marketing tech startup Worth uses existing customers + data to grow revenue
Marketing tech startup Worth has built software that identifies a brand's best customers on social media and converts them to marketers by paying them to post organic Instagram stories.
Online real estate startup Lev raises $10m seed round to build the future of commercial transactions
Lev, the online commercial real estate financing transaction platform, announced a $10 million seed financing round.
Snap acquires tech startup Fit Analytics
Snapchat's parent company Snap has acquired Fit Analytics, a technology startup that has built technology to help shoppers pick the right-sized clothing and footwear when they shop online.
SafeGraph startup raises $45m Series B to become ultimate destination for physical places data
SafeGraph, a data-as-a-service company focused on being the source of truth for data on physical places, announced a $45 million Series B fundraise, led by Sapphire Ventures.
Canadian fintech startup FIX4 set to transform car repair loan market
Canadian retail finance startup FIX4 Capital has joined the "Buy Now Pay Later" boom by offering instant online loan approvals so customers can enjoy flexible payment solutions for any car repair and maintenance estimates.
Social startup Doodeo allows users to book a DJ from anywhere in the world
Expanding on its successful platform of providing entertainers with the means to market themselves and find work online, Doodeo is launching a new livestreaming service.
Upstryve startup crosses seed round finish line hitting max goal through speedy crowdfunding campaign
Upstryve, a newcomer to the fast-growing online tutoring community, announced success in its crowdfunding campaign.
Austin startup Blended Sense defies all odds to provide jobs for creative professionals
When Blended Sense began as a lightbulb in actor Abigail Rose's mind just shy of two years ago, it was an answer to her own palpable, tear-inducing frustrations as a creative professional.
British startup QUVRY launches free iOS videocasting app for high-quality video calls
British startup QUVRY announced the launch of its free iOS videocasting app for high-quality video calls, to transform the video call experience.
Curio announces funding, NFT platform receives $1.2m in oversubscribed seed round to fuel expansion
Curio, the preferred platform for brands and content owners to create digital fan experiences and collectibles, announced the closing of $1.2 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Future Perfect Ventures.
Tech startup Mokusei offers 100% funding aid for individuals to cover their education and travel expenses
Incorporated on 17 Feb 2021, Mokusei Intelligence (Mokusei), is a social impact & education centric tech startup focused on developing AI/ML based algorithms and solutions.
Startup Space announces two new hires to fuel growth, continue expansion
Startup Space, the innovative platform for entrepreneurship community building, announced the appointment of Reneida Leon as Head of Product and Molly King as Associate Director of Client Experience.
Remote collaboration startup Parabol raises $8m in Series A funding led by Microsoft's M12
Parabol, an Agile meeting platform, secured a Series A investment of $8 million led by M12, Microsoft's venture fund, with continued participation from CRV, Haystack, Techstars, and others.
Virtual event startup Hubilo raises $23.5m to redefine the future of events
Hubilo, the global virtual and hybrid events platform, announced a $23.5 million Series A investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Balderton Capital, alongside several industry experts and luminaries.
Horizon Technology Finance provides $9m venture loan facility to Primary
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, a specialty finance company announced it has provided a $9 million venture loan facility to Primary Kids (Primary), of which $6 million has been initially funded.
Tallinn-based venture capital fund Yolo invests in digital marketing specialists eCartic
Venture capital fund Yolo Investments has made a significant investment into digital marketing specialists and venture hub eCartic.
Livestream commerce startup talkshoplive raises a $3m to further scale its network
talkshoplive (TSL), a Los Angeles-based livestream commerce company, announced it has closed a $3 million seed round of financing led by Spero Ventures LLC, to further scale the livestream network.
Tech startup Bodyguard expands into the US to protect social media users from toxic online content
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.
Vested Finance raises $3.6m to bring U.S. stocks to Indian investors
Vested Finance, a Silicon Valley-based online investment platform that enables Indian investors to invest in the U.S. stock market, announced it has raised a $3.6 million seed funding round.
Venture philanthropy platform Sparo joins Microsoft for Startups program
Maryland-based early-stage company Sparo has joined the Microsoft for Startups program to scale its trademarked Purchase with a Purpose platform on Microsoft Azure.
Marketing SaaS startup Unstack raises $3.1m seed round to expand no-code platform
Unstack, the platform that helps entrepreneurs and marketing teams build digital businesses without code, raised $3.1 million in seed capital, led by El Cap Holdings with participation from existing investors.
Canadian edtech startup Wize raises $3m to enhance online learning experience
Wize, a fast-growing online education platform that delivers course-specific video tutorials and exam-like practice problems for high school, college, and university students across North America, announced it has raised $3 million in funding.
e-commerce startup Sturish raises $3.2m to build AI based growth platform for SMBs
Sturish, an AI driven e-commerce growth platform that establishes and grows online businesses across multiple channels and global markets, closed a $3.2 million seed funding round to hire additional talent and build out its technology platform.
Digital-legacy startup GoodTrust raises $2.3m in seed funding round, launches new platform
GoodTrust, the digital-legacy platform startup, announced it closed a $2.3 million seed funding round led by Bling Capital, Synetro Ventures, Azure Capital Partners and Silicon Valley angel investors including Nikesh Arora, Bobby Lo and Christian Wiklund.
Insurtech startup Joshu raises $3.7m seed round to digitize and modernize commercial insurance
Joshu, an insurtech company that helps insurance carriers launch online distribution channels, announced it closed $3.7 million in seed funding led by Blumberg Capital.
Digital media startup Outsider Media Network secures $2.75m Series A financing round
Outsider Media Network, a digital media and publishing company founded in August 2020, announced the closure of a $2.75 million Series A funding round led by early-stage venture investor, Stuart McWhorter.
Taiwanese startup A.V. Mapping solves copyright battles for creators
First time CES exhibitor A.V. Mapping, which was selected by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) as one of the 100 featured Taiwanese startups being showcased at CES 2021, is promoting its patented AI platform as a solution to the problem of copyright infringement.
Storyboard secures $4.5 million financing to bring consumer podcast boom to the enterprise
Storyboard, the enterprise podcast and audio platform, has announced the closing of $4.5 million in seed funding led by CRV.
Fashion tech startup uSizy helps UK retailers brace for record sales of £28 billion this Christmas
In the wake of recent retail closures across the UK, fashion technology startups are delivering much-needed innovation to help merchants maximise online sales and optimise unprecedented digital demand this Christmas.
GSVlabs rebrands to OneValley to help startup communities pivot online
GSVlabs has rebranded as OneValley following the unprecedented growth of Passport, its online platform that expands access to the resources and connections traditionally found in Silicon Valley to innovators anywhere in the world.
Smart video interview startup raises $5m to bring recruitment process into the video age
myInterview, a smart video interview platform prioritizing personality in the hiring process, announced a $5 million Seed round led by Aleph, with participation from previous investors Entrée Capital and SeedIL Ventures.
Danish legaltech startup Contractbook raises $9.4m to accelerate data-driven document automation
Contractbook, a legal tech automation company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, announced it has closed on a $9.4 million Series A investment round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from existing investors.
Exceed.ai raises $4m for AI assistant to automatically qualify marketing leads
Exceed.ai has raised $4 million in funding for its AI-powered assistant that helps companies scale their marketing and sales operations by automatically qualifying leads through email, webchat, and SMS.
Canadian City MOGULS launches online startup pitch competition
Toronto-based City MOGULS lauched Moguls in The Making, an opportunity for startups to pitch their business in front of a panel of expert judges and live audience on December 16, 2020.
South African tech startup LetMeIn.to raises R2.2m to scale its visitor and access management platform
South African tech startup LetMeIn.to raised R2.2 million in funding from an undisclosed impact investor to scale up and expand its visitor and access management platform.
Datawords, French startup FACIL'iti join forces to promote digital inclusion
The Datawords Group, a global leader in multicultural technologies, announced the launch of a partnership with FACIL'iti, a French startup offering digital inclusion solution capable of adapting the display of a website to the needs of each internet user.
AirDeck raises $3.4m to transform communication, add voice and video narration to documents and presentations online
AirDeck, Inc., an online platform that helps users create narrated presentations and documents for on-demand viewing, has raised $3.4 million in venture capital funding.
Pet supply startup Petpal raises capital via equity crowdfunding to expand e-Commerce operations in India
Pet supply startup Petpal has developed a one-stop platform for pet owners to get the food, medicine, and accessories they need to keep their pets happy and healthy.
Innovative startup Sell&Buy USA launches online marketplace exclusively for American-made products
Innovative startup Sell&Buy USA has launched an online marketplace exclusively for American-made products, co-founded by tech entrepreneurs Kiché Rubalcava and Mariam Bulin-Diarra.
South African fintech startup Ukheshe to acquire Oltio, strengthens partnership with Mastercard
South African fintech startup Ukheshe announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oltio, a mobile technology company that developed Mastercard’s QR payment service Masterpass in South Africa.
GR0 launches SEO studio for direct-to-consumer startups
Digital marketing agency GR0 has officially launched a startup studio located in the Playa Vista area with a main focus in organic growth for direct-to-consumer startups.
Berlin startup DigiWhat launches international B2B case studies standard
Berlin startup DigiWhat launched international B2B case studies standard to simplifiy marketing, matchmaking and lead generation efforts for tech companies, venture builders and events.
Swedish fintech startup Payer launches beta test program to revolutionize customer registration in B2B e-commerce
Financial Services startup Payer has developed a new registration product that revolutionizes how customer relationships are made between companies online.
Procter & Gamble Ventures brings Innovation Challenge online for CES 2021
Following the success of its first-ever Virtual Innovation Challenge in June, P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within P&G, is now accepting submissions for its next virtual pitch competition.
MENA healthtech startup Vezeeta expands into Kenya
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) healthtech startup Vezeeta has expanded its footprint into Kenya by launching a platform that will enable Kenyans access doctors from their smart phones.
Motion tech startup DeepMotion makes motion capture accessible with launch of Animate 3D
As part of its drive to revolutionize Motion Intelligence, DeepMotion has officially launched their 3D animation cloud service Animate 3D.
Fintech startup Lightyear raises $3.7m to simplify how enterprises buy network infrastructure
Financial technology startup Lightyear announced the launch of its software platform for businesses to buy and manage their telecom and IT infrastructure online.
Washington-based startup Fabric launches headless commerce platform with $9.5m seed funding to grow D2C, B2B brands
Fabric, headless commerce platform purpose-built for growth launched its cloud-native experience and commerce product suite and announced $9.5 million in seed funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from Sierra Ventures and Expa.
Female-owned startup Canela Media closes $3m seed round to support expansion of Canela.TV
Canela Media, Latina-owned digital media company announced it has closed a $3 million Seed round, bringing total funding this year to $5 million.
Stripe acquires Nigeria's fintech startup Paystack to accelerate online commerce across Africa
Stripe has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack, a fintech startup based in Lagos, to make it easy for organizations of all sizes to collect payments from around the world, and help increase Africa’s online GDP.
U.S. therapy startup Coa raises $3m to launch world's first gym for mental health
Coa, an online emotional fitness studio for live classes and one-on-one therapy, announced a $3 million seed round led by Crosslink Ventures with RedSea Ventures and Alpaca VC.
Greenwood closes $3m seed round to build online banking solution for Blacks and Latinx
Greenwood has secured $3 million in seed funding from private investors as the first digital banking platform for Black and Latinx people and business owners.
Online sales program startup Virtanza closes $1m in private investment funding round
Sales2Job Academy, DBA Virtanza, an Orange County-based company that offers higher education a scalable sales training solution directly connected to employers, announced it has raised seed round funding totaling $1 million from private investors.
Imagine Impact closes Series A financing with Benchmark
Imagine Impact, the content accelerator and online marketplace startup founded by Academy Award-winning duo Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, announced the close of its Series A financing round led by Benchmark, a Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm.
SEMrush acquires Poland's SaaS PR tech startup Prowly
SEMrush, an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, has further expanded its ecosystem with the acquisition of a 100% stake in Poland's public relations SaaS startup Prowly.com.
Wix announces Wix Capital, internal venture arm to invest in global startups
Wix.com, the global leader in website creation, announced its own venture capital initiative, Wix Capital, to invest in technology innovators that are focused on the future of the web.
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery releases WooCommerce plugin, enabling 2-hour deliveries for online merchants
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery released a WooCommerce plugin, enabling thousands of Nigerian online merchants to integrate seamlessly its delivery service to their WordPress online stores.
Demodesk raises $8m to scale world’s first intelligent online sales meeting software
Demodesk has raised $8 million in the latest Series A funding round, led by Balderton Capital with participation from Target Global, to scale the platform that has revolutionized screen-sharing for great customer conversation.