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Nigerian power-as-a-service startup Rensource raises $3.5m

Rensource, a Lagos-based renewable energy startup, has raised $3.5 million in bridge financing to expand its business. This is coming nearly 2 years after a previous seed round of $1.1m in 2016. This new round is led by Mauritius-based Amaya Capital Partners, with participation from Omidyar Network and Pule Taukobong‘s CRE Venture Capital, which previously… Read More »

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Mammoth Media raises $13M

Mammoth Media has raised a $13 million Series A funding to create what it calls “entertainment experiences for the mobile-first generation.” The funding was led by Greylock Partners, with participation from Science Inc., the venture studio where Mammoth was incubated. Greylock’s Josh Elman wrote that he’ll be joining the Mammoth board, and he noted that this… Read More »

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Machine learning startup Aquabyte raises $3.5 Million

Machine learning and vision startup Aquabyte announced Tuesday that it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding in order to build out a team of developers to refine its software, which is geared toward using machine learning and vision to reduce costs for fish farming. The round was co-led by Costanoa Ventures and New Enterprise… Read More »

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Virtual assistant startup Finn.ai hires ex-Twitter exec Stephen Morse

Canadian financial services virtual assistant startup Finn.ai has hired  Twitter veteran, Stephen Morse who was Twitter’s former head of global financial data partnerships. Morse joins Vancouver-headquartered Finn.ai as head of global strategic accounts, based in New York. Morse joined Twitter after it acquired his former employer, big data and API technology firm Gnip and went… Read More »

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ContentSquare Raises $42 Million in Series B Funding

ContentSquare has raised $42 million  in its Series B round.  ContentSquare’s technology helps companies improve their digital transformation efforts by understanding the impact of each user interaction with their website or mobile application. Brands are able to quickly measure the effect of their digital assets and utilize artificial intelligence to prioritize insights and predicted outcomes…. Read More »

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Goldman Sachs Acqui-hires Team Behind Credit Card Startup Final

On Monday, Goldman Sachs has acquired Final, an Oakland-based credit card startup. The new talent will help fuel the big bank’s expanding consumer efforts. Final cofounder and CEO Aaron Frank first announced the startup’s closure in early December, via blog post, but did not give a reason or disclose future plans. He and his team accepted… Read More »

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Dog-walking startup Wag raises $300 million and hired a new CEO

On Tuesday, Dog-walking-on-demand startup Wag  announced it’s received a $300 million investment from Japanese telecom giant SoftBank. It also announced that veteran tech executive Hilary Schneider will be taking over as its CEO. Schneider, who most recently served as CEO of identity protection company LifeLock and led it through its 2016 sale to Symantec, will… Read More »

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