10 Southern African fintech startups have each received $5,000 from the World Bank.
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.
London-based startup Geomiq raises $8.5m to digitize manufacturing and deliver industry leading service levels
London-based startup Geomiq announced it has raised $8.5 million funding to digitize global manufacturing and deliver industry leading service levels for Engineers and Procurement teams.
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 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
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.
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 (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, 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).
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, 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.
Seedtag, the leader in contextual advertising in EMEA and LATAM, announced it has raised over €250 million in funding from private equity investor Advent International.
The UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), announced the expansion of its patient capital fund by £37 million, to boost support of British innovation.
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.
Bizao, a fintech that facilitates payments for both local and international businesses operating in Africa, announced a €8 million Series A funding to accelerate its geographical footprint across the continent and invest in the design of new lines of products and services.
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.
Bloc, the Nigerian fintech infrastructure provider, has announced the acquisition of Orchestrate (previously Getwallets), a proprietary payments orchestration startup that gives businesses instant access to multiple payment providers with one integration.
Singapore-based music startup SpiderVille raises $1m pre-seed funding to accelerate Web3 music adoption
SpiderVille, a Singapore-based Web3 music startup, announced it has raised a $1 million pre-seed round from Contents Technologies, Samsung Next, and other notable angel investors.
ComplyCube, the global verification platform, has partnered with Capital Pilot, the Startup Rating Agency, to provide state-of-the-art KYC verification for Boost Fund I, the UK's first automated high-volume startup investment fund.
Berlin-based deskless worker platform Lumiform has closed €6.4 million Series A financing round, led by Capnamic.
Boeing, AE Industrial Partners launch second venture fund to invest in innovative aerospace and defense startups
Boeing has committed a $50 million investment in AEI HorizonX, a partnership the company established with private equity firm AE Industrial Partners to invest in transformative aerospace technologies.
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.
Bloom, a Sudan-based fintech that offers a high-yield savings account and adjacent digital banking services, announced it has raised a $6.5 million seed round, after an undisclosed pre-seed round last year.
Surgical Intelligence startup Theator extends Series A funding with additional $24m for a total of $39.5m
Theator, the creator of Surgical Intelligence, announced it has raised $24 million in an extension of its Series A funding round.
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, 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.
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.
Irish digital identity startup valid8Me secures €12.5m investment to increase headcount, accelerate growth
valid8Me, the digital identity SAAS platform, announced that Grant Thornton Ireland are investing €12.5million in the company.
Africa’s multi-asset investment platform AfricInvest and global venture capital firm Cathay Innovation, have completed the final close of their joint Pan-African venture fund, Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund (CAIF), at €110 million.
South Africa’s student housing startup DigsConnect secures investment to spearhead international growth
DigsConnect.com, South Africa’s digital student accommodation platform, announced the closure of its Pre-Series A seed extension round after securing undisclosed multi-million rand investment.
Moto Business Service Nigeria (MBSN), a subsidiary of Japan’s Yamaha Motor Corporation, announced a strategic partnership with Metro Africa Xpress (MAX), to finance and maintain over 50,000 vehicles over the next 2 years.
Chapter54, the first accelerator dedicated to European scaleups wishing to expand into African markets, launched in January 2022 by Partech, has started to support its first batch of European scaleups.
Pan-African talent marketplace Gebeya announces new innovation to accelerate hiring freelance professionals
Gebeya, the Pan-African marketplace for freelance professional talent, announced a new innovation to accelerate a more stable, dynamic African tech talent infrastructure.
Orus, the insurtech company for small businesses, announced it has raised €5 million from Frst, Partech, Portage Ventures and around twenty business angels.
HiddenLayer startup emerges from stealth mode, raises $6m seed funding to protect AI-powered products
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.
Global climate technology accelerator Third Derivative (D3), has launched a focused cohort of five promising startups working on durable carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions.
DreamStart Labs, a fintech for emerging markets, and BRAC Bank, a commercial bank in Bangladesh, have entered into an agreement to provide digital financial services to unbanked women in Bangladesh.
Novelis partners with recycling startup Sortera Alloys to recycle automotive post-production and consumer scrap
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
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.
Japanese open-source autonomous driving startup TIER IV launches $300m green autonomous driving project
TIER IV, an open-source autonomous driving startup, announced it has received a grant from the Green Innovation Fund Projects (GI Fund) for research and development of autonomous driving software platforms.
Oslo-based software startup Kosli announced it will launch a free tier of its SaaS later this summer. Founded in 2019 as a compliance automation platform for regulated DevOps teams in sectors like fintech, Kosli will now offer a much broader set of use cases for developers in all industries.
Carbon Business Council launches to create a seat at the policy table for carbon management startups
The Carbon Business Council (CO2BC) has launched, to advocate for early-stage companies focused on removing, utilizing, and managing carbon dioxide.
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.
917Ventures partners with AC Ventures to explore business opportunities, grow ecosystem in Philippines
917Ventures has partnered with AC Ventures, a subsidiary of Filipino conglomerate Ayala, to explore business opportunities and grow its ecosystem.
Canvas Medical achieves ONC certification, raises $24m to power clinicians and developers scaling digital health companies
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
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
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.
Crypto is one of the biggest aspects of modern finance and technology. For businesses, this revenue stream could provide major boosts to sales numbers, with crypto payments giving customers more freedom while also bringing benefits.
After discussions with a variety of advisory and investment institutions, and to further attract investment to projects, the African Business Roundtable Secretariat in association with Afreximbank has designed the “Project Preparation Masterclass”.
AVIA Capital and LitCapital have invested €7 million in Elinta Charge, a Lithuanian developer and manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, to support R&D, development of new products and further international expansion in the fast-growing e-mobility market.
London-based soccer game startup CLUB closes $3.1m seed round for the first F2P and Play-and-Earn soccer ownership game
CLUB, the independent studio behind CLUB Game, the first free-to-play (F2P), play-and-earn soccer game that allows you to create and sell your own real-player soccer club, has secured its first major round of funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Israeli tech startup AI21 Labs raises $64m to change the way people read and write using artificial intelligence
AI21 Labs, an Israeli startup aiming to fundamentally change the way people read and write, announced the completion of its $64 million series B funding round, bringing the company's valuation to $664 million.
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.
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.
Ukrainian and Dutch-based startup Cloudprinter.com raises €7m seed funding to grow its global print API platform
Cloudprinter.com, the Ukrainian and Dutch-based global print API platform raised €7 missed in a seed round led by Capital Mills.
VECKTA, the online energy marketplace that connects commercial and industrial energy users with capital, services, and equipment suppliers, announced it has closed a $3.3 million institutional seed round.
Magic Eden, the destination for NFTs, announced the launch of Magic Ventures, a venture arm that will focus on investing in Web3 games.
Healthtech startup Arise raises over $4m to build inclusive eating disorder treatment and mental health support
Arise, the digital healthcare company enabling comprehensive care for eating disorders, mental health, and long-term healing, has launched after raising over $4 million in a seed funding round.
The Carbon to Value Initiative (C2V Initiative), has selected eight startups for the second year of its carbontech accelerator program in partnership with Fluor Corporation, the initiative's Year Two Cohort Champion.
Canadian biotech startup Spiderwort secures $13.2m financing to accelerate clinical trials of biomaterials
Spiderwort, the biotech company innovating in cellulose-based tissue scaffolding to treat acute spinal cord injuries, announced the successful completion of its $13.2 million Series A financing.
Cleantech startup Greener Process Systems develops modular system to capture maritime and industrial emissions
Greener Process Systems filed a series of patents that demonstrate their focus will expand to general industrial applications as well as further developments in CO2 capture, storage and re-utilization.
Africa is the place to be if you want to discover and support new ideas. According to a Substack newsletter titled Africa: The Big Deal, the continent was the recipient of startup deals worth a combined $4.27 billion
China based venture capital firm Qiming Venture Partners announced the closing of $3.2 billion, including USD Fund VIII at $2.5 billion and the first closing of RMB Fund VII at $700 million.
Nigerian fintech startup CARMACHAIN announced it has hit over 80 million consumer profiles. This milestone is a major move for CARMACHAIN as it takes another step forward in realising its mission of decentralising data.
Quantitative investment firm Hidden Road raises $50m to accelerate access to traditional and digital markets
Hidden Road, the global credit network for institutional investors, announced the closing of $50 million Series A funding, led by Castle Island Ventures,
APFusion, the automotive B2B marketplace and SaaS company focused on modernizing the auto salvage industry, secured $6.5 million in series seed financing bringing the company's total financing to $7 million.
Blockchain security startup BlockSec announced the completion of $8 million seed plus round of funding, to expand its research and production team and provide the on-chain monitoring and attack interception capability.
Kenyan healthtech startup AfyaRekod launches Universal Patient Portal for worldwide health data mobility management
Kenyan-based AfyaRekod launched the fully automated Universal Patient Portal – a block-chain driven technology that will transform the face of patient care across Africa and the World.
Griffin, a Banking as a Service (BaaS) fintech firm, announced it has raised $15.5 million funding to launch the OS for embedded finance.
Sabre Corporation, a software and technology company powering the global travel industry, announced its partnership with Plug and Play's Travel and Hospitality program headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Matchwell, the healthcare staffing solution built for today's flexible workforce, announced it has been acquired by Medical Solutions, one of the nation's largest providers of total workforce solutions serving the healthcare industry.
Phytolon, the developer of fermentation-based natural food colors, announced it has secured $14.5 million Series A funding, led by DSM Venturing, to further progress its technology towards commercialization.
Stellar Ventures launched its first fund, SV Andromeda Fund LP, which recently held its final closing with over $23 million in capital commitments and the mission to invest in the future of space technology.
OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of enterprise productivity, announced it has secured a strategic investment from ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING.
Simplifyber secures $3.5m seed investment to reinvent how clothing is made with sustainable, advanced Manufacturing
Simplifyber, the creator of the world's first fully-molded garment and shoe uppers made directly from a cellulose-based liquid, announced the closing of a $3.5 million round of seed funding.
Verification platform ComplyCube, has increased startup assistance to $50,000. The Startup Program supports qualifying businesses with free checks, resources, and consultancy.
Crescent fintech raises $5m pre-seed round, launches platform to help companies improve cash management
Crescent, a fintech best known for crypto-backed high yields, announced it has raised $5 million pre-seed round from strategic angels and tech founders.
Israeli fintech and capital markets startup Deshe Analytics raises $6.5m funding to expand to international markets
Israeli fintech and capital markets startup Deshe Analytics announced a $6.5 million seed funding round led by Group 11.
Flutterwave, Africa’s payments technology company, announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs’ Managing Director, Gurbhej Dhillon as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Mono, a Nigerian fintech startup that builds open banking infrastructure to enable access to customer financial data and bank payments for digital businesses in Africa, announced it has expanded its services to Kenya.
Climentum Capital raises €150m to invest in European early-stage tech startups attacking CO2 emissions
Climentum Capital announced it has raised €150 million for investments into European early-stage tech companies attacking CO2 emissions.
Nemetschek invests in UK-based startup SymTerra to drive digitalization in the construction industry
The Nemetschek Group, one of the software providers for the AEC/O and media & entertainment industries, announced to have invested in the UK-based startup SymTerra, a construction site communications platform.
Neomoon, the digital bank based on stablecoin which offers Latin Americans financial solutions to protect their money from devaluation and facilitate daily transactions, announced the closing of $850k first seed capital investment round.
London-based startup growth agency Tailored Brands rebrands to Ventuure to scale Series A and B startups
Startup growth agency Tailored Brands announced it is rebranding to become Ventuure, to evolve its mission to support Series A and B startups.
Backbase, creator of the category-leading Engagement Banking platform, raised €120 million in growth equity funding from Motive Partners.
Leanspace, the company building the digital infrastructure of the space industry, announced the closing of an oversubscribed seed financing round of €6 million.
London-based invoice intelligence platform Xelix completes $5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Invoice intelligence platform Xelix announced it has successfully completed the Series A funding round, raising $5 million.
Peterson Ventures raises $140m across Fund IV and Opportunity Fund I to double down on its core strategy
Peterson Ventures, a pre-Series A venture firm that invests across SaaS and digital commerce, announced that it has raised over $140 million in new capital for its Fund IV and Opportunity Fund I.
Bodybuilding.com, the online fitness store, has struck a deal to partner with Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV), a global leader in e-Commerce with a rapidly growing roster of well-known brands, to accelerate growth.
Entertainment tech startup Virtuosica has launched the beta version of its first product, the Virtuosica virtual concert platform.
Ria Health, a telehealth provider specializing in alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment, announced the closing of $18 million in Series A funding
Telegraph Hill Partners (THP), a venture capital and growth equity firm dedicated to building life science and healthcare technology businesses, announced it has closed on THP V, a new $525 million investment fund.
The British International Investment (BII), the UK government’s Development Finance Institution (DFI), announced a $20 million, 4-year structured credit investment in Moove, a mobility fintech democratising access to vehicle ownership in Africa.
Lummus Technology announced the commissioning and startup of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Shandong Ruize Chemical Technology's complex in China.
Zing Data, a collaborative business intelligence and visualization startup, announced it has raised $2.4 million, led by Kindred Ventures, Correlation Ventures and early backers of Amplitude and Robinhood.