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Enygma Ventures invests R4.2m in South Africa’s human resources startup Job Crystal
Published: 31-08-2020 | 17:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Enygma Ventures has made a R4.2 million investment into Job Crystal, South Africa’s premier recruitment company.


British legal tech startup Thirdfort raises £1m in seed-plus funding round
Published: 31-08-2020 | 16:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
British Legal tech startup Thirdfort secured £1 million in its latest fund raising, as the security specialist looks to capitalise on increasing demand from law firms.


Developer platform Turing.com announces $14m Seed funding round led by Foundation Capital
Published: 31-08-2020 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Turing.com, an automated platform that lets companies cut the time it takes to hire software engineers from months to days announced a $14 million seed funding round.


Tech startup MITO Material Solutions announces oversubscribed $1m Series Seed funding round
Published: 31-08-2020 | 15:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MITO Material Solutions, a cutting edge developer of additives that enable polymer manufacturers to enhance product performance, announced an oversubscribed $1 million Series Seed funding round.


Ada Labs to launch four startups by December to provide solutions for Africa
Published: 31-08-2020 | 15:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ada Labs Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya announced that since it’s launch earlier this year, the fusion lab has acquired six startups. The Lab currently has two in the market with the other four launching in the coming months.


Swiss startup Olympe raises €2.3m investment round to accelerate growth
Published: 28-08-2020 | 15:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Olympe, a disruptive software development platform for large companies announced the closing of €2.3 million funding round.


Healthtech startup Emme closes $2.5m seed round, launches integrated technology enabled birth control solution
Published: 28-08-2020 | 14:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Emme, a healthcare technology company focused on women's health, announced the launch of the Emme Smart Case, an integrated solution designed to reduce the 9% failure rate of birth control pills.


102 startups selected for Plug and Play's fall 2020 batches
Published: 28-08-2020 | 14:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Valley headquartered global innovation platform Plug and Play has announced the selection of 102 new startups into its fall 2020 batches.


Canadian startup OpenUnit raises $150K pre-seed funding from Y Combinator
Published: 28-08-2020 | 13:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Toronto-based OpenUnit announced it has raised $150,000 in pre-seed funding from US accelerator Y Combinator.


Belgian startup Ampacimon raises €4m to further accelerate growth through innovative projects
Published: 26-08-2020 | 15:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Belgian startup Ampacimon has raised €4 million with Korys as lead investor, with existing shareholders Gesval and Creos also taking part in this financing round with a view to strengthening their historical link with Ampacimon.


Organizational Management startup ChartHop raises $14m Series A financing led by a16z
Published: 26-08-2020 | 15:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ChartHop, the world's first organizational management platform built to help companies plan for the future, announced it raised $14 million in a Series A financing led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).


AI startup Fiddler secures investment from Amazon Alexa Fund to accelerate explainable monitoring solution
Published: 26-08-2020 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AI startup Fiddler announced a strategic investment by the Amazon Alexa Fund to advance its explainable monitoring solution.


HR tech startup Incluzion connects diverse talent to remote work and upskilling during pandemic
Published: 26-08-2020 | 14:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Incluzion, the first online platform connecting companies to Black and Latinx talent for freelance work announced the launch of Incluzion Learning, and the Incluzion Remote Jobs.


Finnish startup Quuppa raises €20m to accelerate growth
Published: 25-08-2020 | 15:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Quuppa, a global provider of Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), announced its first ever round of funding, worth €20 million to accelerate growth.


Swedish startup Voi steps up its safety game with next generation scooter
Published: 25-08-2020 | 15:07:30 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish startup Voi unveiled its safest ever scooter model - Voiager 4 - the world’s first sharing scooter with indicators, allowing riders to alert other road users.


Sporttrade, Twin River Worldwide Holdings partner to offer online sports betting in New Jersey
Published: 25-08-2020 | 14:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sporttrade, Philadelphia based sports betting startup has entered into a multi-year partnership with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, for the launch of Sporttrade's proprietary sports betting exchange product in the state of New Jersey.


MURAL raises $118m Series B funding to scale visual collaboration across global enterprises
Published: 25-08-2020 | 14:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MURAL, the leading digital workspace for visual collaboration in the enterprise, has closed $118 million in Series B funding, led by Insight Partners and joined by Tiger Global, Slack Fund, World Innovation Lab, and existing investor Gradient Ventures.


RNAimmune closes $2.35m seed funding for development of mRNA therapeutics and vaccines
Published: 24-08-2020 | 15:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RNAimmune announced the completion of its $2.35 million seed round financing from multiple venture capitalists including Terra Magnum Capital Partners.


Health startup BuddyCheque inks deal with Select Ortho to enhance employee, customer safety
Published: 24-08-2020 | 15:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Health startup BuddyCheque has joined forces with Select Ortho to ensure that their employees and customers remain safe during COVID-19.


SBT Alliance named Most Promising IoT Startup 2020
Published: 24-08-2020 | 15:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
StartUp City Magazine recognizes Smarter Building Technologies (SBT) Alliance as Most Promising IoT Startup in 2020.


Gaming startup Lootcakes raises $2m to expand rewarded data sharing for VIP gamers
Published: 21-08-2020 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lootcakes, world's first network devoted to spenders in free-to-play games, announced the closing of a $2 million seed round led by Konvoy Ventures, with other participants including SOSV and GAN Ventures.


3D printed home builder ICON lands $35m funding led by Moderne Ventures
Published: 21-08-2020 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Developer of advanced construction technologies including robotics, software, and building materials ICON announced it has completed a $35 million series A round of financing led by Moderne Ventures.


Connectus Global closes venture funding round from Texas based CSL Ventures
Published: 21-08-2020 | 11:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canadian based Connectus Global (Connectus), closed its Seed Round of financing led by Houston, Texas based CSL Ventures, the venture capital arm of energy services private equity firm CSL Capital Management.


AI startup SupportLogic raises $12m to accelerate its intelligent support platform
Published: 21-08-2020 | 10:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SupportLogic, world's first intelligent support platform for customer support/success teams, announced it has raised $12 million of seed and series A funding, led by Sorenson Ventures.


Fintech startup Kira closes oversubscribed $2.2m private round led by blockchain investors
Published: 20-08-2020 | 16:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kira, a decentralized finance technology company, successfully closed its Seed round backed by the private equity firm Ascensive Asset Management and Alphabit Fund.


Chili Piper raises $18m Series A funding to instantly connect remote sales team to customers
Published: 20-08-2020 | 16:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Chili Piper, the leader in Inbound Revenue Acceleration, announced it has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Base10 Partners with participation from Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund, and Flashpoint Venture Capital.


Creative Chaos, RallyCry Ventures announce $2.5m forgivable loan program for pre product startups
Published: 20-08-2020 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
With pre product startup founders struggling to raise capital due to the COVID pandemic, Creative Chaos along with RallyCry Ventures launched a MVP Financing Program to help founders build their ideas during these difficult times.


Oregon based cannabis e-commerce startup Dutchie completes $35m Series B funding round
Published: 19-08-2020 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dutchie, the world's largest and fastest-growing e-commerce solution for cannabis dispensaries announced the completion of its $35 million Series B funding round, bringing Dutchie's total funding to $53 million to date.


Traveltech startup Omio raises $100m to strengthen position as global travel platform
Published: 19-08-2020 | 14:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Omio, formerly GoEuro, Europe’s leading multi-modal travel booking platform, announced it has secured $100 million in investments from existing and new investors.


German traveltech startup Omio launches 'Open Travel Index' to navigate new travel era
Published: 19-08-2020 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Europe’s leading multi-modal travel booking platform Omio is reigniting travel by launching a new online resource to help travellers easily understand where they can travel to within Europe.


Seed stage investing and why it matters for Africa’s startup and innovation community
Published: 19-08-2020 | 08:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup entrepreneurs are working to harness Africa’s potential. Together they represent a critical pipeline of innovation that is driving high growth high impact solutions on the continent.


U.S. fintech startup Robinhood closes $200m in Series G funding
Published: 18-08-2020 | 14:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
U.S. fintech startup Robinhood announced a $200 million Series G funding at an $11.2 billion valuation from D1 Capital Partners.


Estonian fintech startup EvoEstate secures €320K pre-seed round for global expansion
Published: 18-08-2020 | 14:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Estonian fintech startup EvoEstate announced a €140K pre-seed extension to close its €320K pre-seed round, backed by Lithuanian Startup Wise Guys, a Hong Kong-based stealth investment fund, and business angels from France and the Baltics.


Fintech startup Robinhood to expand customer experience team with new employees across the U.S.
Published: 18-08-2020 | 13:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Financial services startup Robinhood announced that this year, the company plans to hire hundreds of additional registered financial representatives in Southlake, Texas, and Tempe, Arizona.


CaixaBank launches open innovation program to support startups in Spain and Portugal
Published: 18-08-2020 | 12:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CaixaBank has launched a new open innovation program to support startups in Spain and Portugal called the DayOne Open Innovation Program.


Zipp Mobility gets green light for UK e-scooter trials
Published: 17-08-2020 | 15:37:50 | By: Pie Kamau
Zipp Mobility, the Irish micromobility startup, announced the UK Department for Transport (DfT) has approved the company’s e-scooter model for use in trials across the UK.


Dublin based startup Blafar secures ISO 13485:2016 certification
Published: 17-08-2020 | 15:20:18 | By: Pie Kamau
Blafar Ltd announced it has secured an internationally recognised quality management system standard certification specific to the medical device industry.


Irish agtech startup MagGrow raises €6m Series A round
Published: 17-08-2020 | 14:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Irish startup MagGrow, the agtech innovator that specialises in delivering crop protection products where they matter most while protecting the environment, has completed a €6m Series A round.


U.S. startup Mission Bio raises $70m to accelerate development of cancer therapies
Published: 14-08-2020 | 15:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
California based startup Mission Bio, pioneer in high-throughput single-cell DNA and multi-omics analysis announced $70 million in its Series C financing led by Novo Growth, the growth equity arm of Novo Holdings.


Kenyan women and youth agritech startups invited to apply for $100k FoodTech Africa accelerator
Published: 14-08-2020 | 15:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan youth and women-led agribusinesses have been awarded an opportunity to access $100,000 as investment for their companies through the FoodTech Africa accelerator.


Ukrainian startup Liki24 raises $5m from Horizon Capital, existing investors to fuel European expansion
Published: 14-08-2020 | 14:46:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Liki24, Ukraine-based e-commerce platform for medicine delivery, raised a $5 million round from Horizon Capital and existing investors, bringing total funding raised to date to $6 million.


Online document US startup Coda raises $80m Series C round
Published: 13-08-2020 | 16:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
US online document startup Coda raised $80 million Series C round led by Mamoon Hamid from Kleiner Perkins.


US startup Atomo Coffee raises $9m to bring molecular coffee to the market
Published: 13-08-2020 | 15:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seattle based startup Atomo Coffee announced it has closed an additional $9 million in Seed funding to bring its molecular coffee to market.


[Startup Interview] Mangaldas Gupta, CEO, Magma Ash Tech, India
Published: 13-08-2020 | 12:13:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Magma Ash Tech is an Indian startup involved in the procurement, processing and export of Flyas, one of the residues produced during combustion of coal. Fly ash is used mainly as a bonding agent mainly in cement plants, ready mix concrete units, manufacture of blocks, bricks and boards.


Seattle based fintech startup Routable raises $12m for efficient business payments
Published: 12-08-2020 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seattle based fintech startup Routable has raised $12 million in Series A funding from Founders Co-op, Lee Fixel, Y Combinator, Box Group, Liquid 2 Ventures, Jason Gardner, Gokul Rajaram, Aaron Schildkrout, Sam Hodges, Immad Akhund, and many others.


Finland VR/XR startup Varjo secures €46m Series C funding
Published: 12-08-2020 | 15:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Helsinki-based startup Varjo, a leader in industrial-grade VR/XR hardware and software, announced it has closed a €46 million round of Series C funding.


Kenyan retail-tech startup MarketForce 360 selected for Y Combinator Summer 2020 Batch
Published: 12-08-2020 | 14:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan retail-tech startup MarketForce has been selected for the Silicon Valley based Y Combinator Summer 2020 batch.


[Startup Interview] Tracy Mapfumo, CEO, Eny's Treats, Zimbabwe
Published: 11-08-2020 | 12:04:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Eny's Treats, a startup based in Zimbabwe, manufactures seed-based gluten free snacks that are topped up with natural and unrefined sweeteners for the upmarket urban health-conscious consumers. The startup’s CEO Tracy Mapfumo elaborates.


UK startup Omnipresent raises $2m seed funding to provide solution for remote work revolution
Published: 11-08-2020 | 10:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UK startup Omnipresent Group has raised $2m in a seed round led by Playfair Capital and Episode 1. The fundraise was closed within six weeks during the height of the pandemic.


[Startup Interview] Emmauel Nabuora, CEO, ParteUp, Kenya
Published: 11-08-2020 | 05:10:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Emmauel Nabuora is the CEO of Kenya-based ParteUp, an online application that gives users the opportunity to discover, create, find and share parties within their locality while allowing them to host and stream their parties to live attendees.


[Startup Interview] Kaxton Kabogoza, Founder, Kenda Interlocking Bricks, Kenya
Published: 08-08-2020 | 09:43:09 | By: Bob Koigi
Kenda Interlocking Bricks is a Kenya start up in the manufacturing sector that is championing the use of eco-friendly and affordable construction materials as it seeks to bridge the housing deficit in Kenya and the East African region. Engineer Kaxton Kabogoza the founder explains.


U.S. startup WiBotic receives industry-first FCC approval for high power wireless charging
Published: 07-08-2020 | 14:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seattle-based startup WiBotic received equipment authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its high power transmitters and receivers.


Polish healthtech startup Infermedica raises $10.25m in Series A funding for global expansion
Published: 06-08-2020 | 16:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Polish healthtech startup Infermedica has raised $10.25 million in Series A funding with participation from existing investors Karma Ventures, Inovo Venture Partners, and DreamIT Ventures, as well as two new co-lead investors, EBRD and heal capital.


German computer vision startup Segmentive closes €2m seed round to breakthrough whole-body mobile segmentation
Published: 06-08-2020 | 15:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deep-tech computer vision startup Segmentive closed final funds in €2m seed round in a bid to deliver whole-body video segmentation, in real-time and on mobile.


Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka raises $300,000 investment as it expands into Abuja
Published: 06-08-2020 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka secured a pre-seed investment led by Emfato, Microtraction, and Niche Capital worth $300,000.


San Francisco edtech startup Springboard raises $31 million Series B funding
Published: 05-08-2020 | 15:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Francisco edtech startup Springboard has raised $31 million in Series B funding led by Mark Sherman and Albert Bielinko from Telstra Ventures, Arrun Kapoor from SJF Ventures, and YB Choi from Vulcan Capital.


Seattle based startup Minnow raises $2.2 million to meet demand for contact free pickup solution
Published: 05-08-2020 | 14:34:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Minnow Technologies, a Seattle based IoT startup that has developed a contact free food delivery and pickup solution has raised $2.2 million in an oversubscribed seed round.


French startup DNA Script expands Series B funding to $89 million
Published: 05-08-2020 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
French startup DNA Script announced a $50 million extension to its Series B financing, bringing the total investment of this round to $89 million led by Casdin Capital.


Austrian startup kompany accelerates growth with new funding, brings total raised to €14 million
Published: 05-08-2020 | 12:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
kompany, an award winning RegTech platform for Business KYC (KYB) announced new investment of almost €6 million to accelerate growth and expand its new product lines.


Lithuanian AdTech startup RedTrack raises $500 000 from Genesis Investments and Iron Wolf Capital
Published: 03-08-2020 | 16:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Lithuania based AdTech startup RedTrack has received $500 000 in Seed funding from Genesis Investments and Iron Wolf Capital to make ads spend more efficiently.


British startup Planet Smart City partners with UN-Habitat on slum upgrading initiatives in Kenya
Published: 03-08-2020 | 15:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
British startup Planet Smart City has joined forces with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat to provide digital tools, community management and social innovation to help improve lives in informal settlements in Kenya.


U.S. startup Ossia partners with Toyoda Gosei to deliver wireless power over the air in vehicle cabins
Published: 03-08-2020 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Toyoda Gosei Co, a Toyota Group company, has concluded a joint development agreement with Ossia Inc, a U.S. startup that leads the world in the field of wireless power solutions.


VC4A announces 2020 ‘Venture Showcase - Seed’ for African early stage startups
Published: 03-08-2020 | 14:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VC4A, in collaboration with technical partner AWS Activate, and network partners AfriLabs and ABAN is calling for African startups looking to raise between $150K and $1M.