With more than 60 million Facebook Pages, brands are reaching millions on the social media platform. A report by We Are Social shows that posts on a brand’s Facebook Page reach 10.7% more people than its current number of followers. From this, 4.2% of users who see a Facebook Page’s post engage with it —… Read More »
Pipedrive, a startup co-headquartered in Estonia and New York that offers tools to salespeople to help them close deals ...
MIPS Tech Inc has acquired Wave Computing, one of the myriad Silicon Valley startups designing custom-built hardware for...
passengers worried about getting in an accident when riding with Uber or Lyft, a new startup launched an insurance for ...
Respiratory illness diagnostic tool Tambua Intelligent Diagnostics has been named winner of the Merck Accelerator Nairob...
Jay Z, Robert Downey Jr, Will Smith and Kevin Durant have added some celebrity glamour to an $11.5 million funding round...
Twitter announced Tuesday that it will begin to hide all tweets from some accounts in conversations and search results. The goal is to identify and filter trolls and harmful users, based not on any specific tweet, but on how they use the social network holistically. Those tweets will still be available on Twitter, but users… Read More »
On Wednesday, Facebook released a report detailing its enforcement efforts between October 2017 and March 2018. Metrics on enforcement included Graphic Violence Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity Terrorist Propaganda (ISIS, al-Qaeda and affiliates) Hate Speech Spam Fake Accounts In the report,its shown that Facebook took moderation action against almost 1.5bn accounts and posts which violated… Read More »
New York human resources startup Namely has fired its founder and CEO Matt Straz following an investigation into actions “inconsistent with that which is expected of Namely leadership,” the company told employees on Tuesday. In a press release, the company announced that the departure of Matt Straz as the company’s CEO, effective immediately. “The Board… Read More »
Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is partnering with the ethereum design studio Consensys to make enterprise blockchains easier and faster to deploy. Kaleido is a blockchain business cloud that helps enterprises build and manage blockchain platforms without having to start from scratch, and is based on the Ethereum blockchain. It is one of… Read More »
Identity startup Cambridge Blockchain has closed a $7 million Series A round led by HCM Capital, the investing arm of the Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group. The equity investment round, joined by Partech Ventures and Digital Currency Group, consists of both the conversion of existing debt and an infusion of new capital, bringing the total… Read More »
Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana are top agri-tech markets in Africa accounting for over 60 per cent of start-ups that are active on the continent, a new report shows. The report by Africa’s start-up portal, Disrupt Africa, shows that Kenya accounts for 23.2 per cent of all African agri-tech start-ups (19 companies). Kenya has been the… Read More »
Contrail’s Founder Ankur Singla Raises $25M for Volterra, a New Startup Focused on Business Use Cases
Ankur Singla, who founded Contrail Systems, one of the earliest software-defined networking (SDN) companies, is working on a new startup: Volterra. Contrail was purchased by Juniper Networks in December 2012, and Singla continued to lead the Contrail effort there until 2017. But now, he has founded the new company Volterra along with co-founder Harshad Nakil…. Read More »
Blockchain-based job-listing startup SpringRole has closed a $1.3 Mn private funding from its early investors – AlphaBlock Investments, Brock Pierce and Scott Walker’s blockchain investment and consulting firm DNA, Isaac Lee’s BlockWater, and Wavemaker Genesis. The startup plans to utilise the fund towards solving the challenges of hiring technical professionals for outsourcing – by using… Read More »
A few weeks after leaving their jobs in April, Amber Baldet who most recently served as JPMorgan Chase’s blockchain program lead and former lead developer of Quorum Patrick Mylund Nielsen are ready to reveal their new startup Clovyr. The mystery startup has been a topic of speculation since Baldet announced her departure from the investment bank last… Read More »