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Cardinality raises $12.5m Series B financing to expand market coverage, accelerate growth
Published: 19-04-2023 | 15:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cardinality.ai, a government-technology focused AI SaaS solution provider, announced a $12.5 million Series B investment led by Boathouse Capital, along with other investors.


Institutional on-chain finance startup Fractal raises $6m seed funding to accelerate growth
Published: 19-04-2023 | 14:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Fractal, an infrastructure provider enabling institutions to clear, settle, and margin digital asset trades on-chain, announced it has secured $6 million in financing led by Hack VC.


Artificial intelligence: Africa takes up the subject
Published: 19-04-2023 | 13:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
As AI systems like ChatGPT begin to disrupt our daily lives, the global race for innovation is accelerating. The biggest advances are taking place in the United States, China and Europe.


French-African Fund 2 completes final close at over €50 million
Published: 19-04-2023 | 13:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AfricInvest announced a final close of the French African Fund II (FFA II), the successor fund to the French African Fund (FFA), having raised over €50 million of subscriptions.


The evolution of cryptocurrencies - a look at how blockchain technology is going mainstream
Published: 19-04-2023 | 13:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade now and have come a long way since their inception.


[Interview] Anne-Marie Chidzero, Chief Investment Officer, FSD Africa
Published: 18-04-2023 | 16:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Anne-Marie Chidzero is the Chief Investment Officer at the Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) Investments. In this interview, she talks about the risks and opportunities in backing Africa’s early-stage startups.


[Column] Alp Tilev: Why the transition to e-mobility in Africa must be expedited
Published: 18-04-2023 | 16:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Historically, Asia has been the birthplace of motorcycles. China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam are the world's four largest motorcycle markets. The continent is home to roughly 58% of all motorcycles in the world.


[Column] Hardeep Sound: Close the tech skills gap to unlock East Africa’s economic growth
Published: 18-04-2023 | 16:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Is a lack of tech skills hampering East Africa’s economic growth? The World Bank data suggests that the digital economy contributes more than 15% of total global GDP.


Gate Pay partners with CityPay.io startup to advance crypto payment adoption in Georgia and Europe
Published: 18-04-2023 | 15:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gate Pay, the crypto payment service product by the global leading CEX Gate.io, announced a strategic partnership with CityPay.io, a fast-growing crypto payment startup based in Georgia.


Climate tech startup nZero raises $16m Series A funding amid global call for accurate sustainability reporting
Published: 18-04-2023 | 15:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
nZero, the near real-time carbon management and accounting platform, announced it has closed a $16 million Series A funding round.


AlphaSense raises $100m to fuel innovation in AI and market intelligence
Published: 12-04-2023 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AlphaSense, the market intelligence and search platform, announced a $100 million addition to its $225 million Series D financing round at a $1.8 billion valuation.


GigaStar launches next gen funding experience for YouTube creators
Published: 12-04-2023 | 15:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
GigaStar, a startup bringing Creators and Fans together as partners, announced that its next-generation marketplace launched in beta, offering YouTube Creators streamlined access to Fan funding.


GCPL to invest $12m in early-stage Indian consumer startups
Published: 12-04-2023 | 13:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), announced that it will be investing INR 100 Crore ($12 million) in Early Spring, a new INR 300 Crore early-stage consumer fund being set up by Spring Marketing Capital (Spring).


ABBANK accelerates banking transformation with Backbase Platform in Vietnam
Published: 12-04-2023 | 12:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Backbase, the global player in Engagement Banking, has partnered An Binh Bank (ABBANK) to transform the banking experiences for millions of Vietnamese customers.


Infobip launches Conversational Everything Blueprint to help brands meet evolving customer preferences
Published: 12-04-2023 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Global cloud communications platform Infobip has launched a new Conversational Everything Blueprint to enable brands embed conversational experiences for customer communications.


[Interview] James Kilpatrick, Chair, Gravitilab, UK
Published: 06-04-2023 | 11:33:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Gravitilab is a "Space as a Service" business providing research, testing and qualification facilities to space agencies, government, academia and commercial enterprises.


[Interview] Ramanjeet Singh, CEO, Woosper, USA
Published: 06-04-2023 | 11:30:00 | By: Bob Koigi
 Woosper is a US-based digital advertising and marketing agency focused on creating experiences that help clients discover their place in the digital world.


Belgian beverage startup Bar.on develops world’s first molecular beer printer
Published: 04-04-2023 | 16:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bar.on, a Belgian beverage startup, has developed the world's first molecular beer printer, capable of creating multiple types of beer in seconds.


[Column] Chris Boshoff: Connecting the digital backbone
Published: 04-04-2023 | 15:34:54 | By: Pie Kamau
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t new, but it has simmered on the edges of innovation and transformation for years and now it has, as the World Economic Forum puts it, ‘quietly arrived’.


[Column] Gur Geva: Biometric attacks on the rise: the trends financial institutions need to be aware of in 2023
Published: 04-04-2023 | 14:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
In the past year there has been a 149% increase in threat actors using emulators to attack mobile platforms. There has also been a 295% increase in novel face swaps.


Nigerian fintech firm Zone adopts ThetaRay AI Solution to screen payments
Published: 04-04-2023 | 14:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zone (formerly Appzone) and ThetaRay announced they will collaborate to implement ThetaRay’s cloud-based SONAR solution to monitor and screen Zone’s transactions in Nigeria for illicit activities and sanctions violations.


Nigerian fintech startup Moni unveils new community-powered digital loans for African SMEs
Published: 04-04-2023 | 13:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech startup Moni has launched a new range of business loans targeting SMEs in Africa.