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Israel’s Insert raises $5 million for mobile app platform

Israel-based Insert, which has developed a platform to help mobile marketers engage users, said on Wednesday it has raised $5 million from investors including cyber security pioneer Shlomo Kramer. The platform offers mobile marketers a set of features they can quickly insert into their apps with no coding. The company was founded by the people… Read More »

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Startup incubator WECREATE set to launch in Nairobi tomorrow

Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) will hold its public launch in Nairobi, Kenya today to open its doors to as many women entrepreneurs as possible. Supported by the U.S. Department of State to empower women and promote entrepreneurship globally, WECREATE|KENYA Center is one of the three centers announced… Read More »

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WorldRemit raises $45m to drive next phase of growth

 Money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $45m in financing from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. and Silicon Valley Bank. Pioneering a mobile-first approach to remittances, WorldRemit will use the funds to support its rapidly growing transfer volumes. The WorldRemit app lets people send money straight from their smartphone, instead of having to travel to a… Read More »

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Microsoft acquires iOS Groove app

On Wednesday, Microsoft confirmed that it did in fact acquire the Groove music app that was available on iOS from the startup Zikera. The news comes several months after Microsoft changed the name of the Xbox Music app to Groove. “Microsoft acquired Zikera’s Groove music app. We have nothing more to share,” a Microsoft spokesperson told… Read More »

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Microsoft acquires SwiftKey For $250M

Microsoft has London-based startup SwiftKey famed for their predictive keyboard mobile app in a deal worth an estimated $250 million. In a statement on the company’s blog, founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, wrote: ‘We’re excited to announce an important milestone on SwiftKey’s journey. The startup, which makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices acquired… Read More »

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