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Graduway Acquires Academic Mentoring Startup VineUp

Israel-based alumni outreach startup Graduway, incorporated as Headhunter Systems Ltd., has acquired Gloucestershire, U.K.-based career mentoring software developer VineUp Ltd., the companies announced Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, Graduway develops software that helps colleges and universities manage communications with their alumni networks. It lists UCLA, Johns Hopkins… Read More »

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Top ten cybersecurity startups revealed

The biggest cybersecurity investment rounds have been reviewed for 2018 so far, and the top ten leading startups have been identified in this expanding technology sector. According to Channel Web, cybersecurity startups have raised $3 billion in the first half of this year. The first quarter saw $963 million raised, and quarter 2 has brought… Read More »

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10 African tech startups shortlisted for MIT’s prize for Innovation in financial inclusion

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation has announced 10 African startups to compete for the 2018 edition of the Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion. The prestigious competition, awarding a total of $200,000 in prizes, was established in 2015 to… Read More »

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Chinese Media Startup Moviebook raises $199 million in series D funding

Moviebook, a Beijing-based startup that develops technology to support online video services has raised $199 million in series D funding round. The round was led by SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI company., with participation by Qianhai Wutong M&A Fund, PAC Partners, Chinese media group Oriental Pearl, and Lang Sheng Investment. Based in Beijing, Moviebook focuses on… Read More »

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Social network content moderation startup TaskUs Raises $250 Million from Blackstone

Content moderator startup TaskUs has raised $250 million from Blackstone Group LP  in a deal that values the company at more than $500 million. The funding is a significant move for TaskUs, which had previously raised only $15 million from Navegar, a private equity firm based in the Philippines TaskUs is a business process outsourcing service that moderates content, annotates… Read More »

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Mobile video startup NewTV closes on $1 billion

Mobile video startup NewTV has closed on a billion in new funding in round led by Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg, the company has confirmed. The initial raise included investments by all of the major Hollywood studios, a number of independent studios, major technology companies, and strategic partners. The Hollywood studio investors include 21st Century Fox, Disney,… Read More »

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Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics raises $40 million

A week after Uber shut down its autonomous trucking unit another jumps into the fray. One of Uber’s co-founders Don Burnette, has teamed up with former venture capitalist Paz Eshel to launch Kodiak robotics. Kodiak Robotics,  which was founded in April, is coming out of stealth loaded up with venture capital. Kodiak Robotics announced Tuesday it has raised $40 million… Read More »

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Microsoft’s Airband Grant Fund invests in 8 start-ups delivering internet-connected solutions to rural communities around the globe

Internet access is as essential as electricity. It empowers entrepreneurs to start and grow small businesses, farmers to implement precision agriculture, doctors to improve community health and students to do better in school. Microsoft  announced eight early-stage startups from the  U.S., Africa and Asia selected its third annual Airband Grant Fund. According to Microsoft, these start-ups… Read More »

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