Just a few months ago Merck successfully launched its accelerator program in the Kenyan market. Now Merck has announced that its equity-free accelerator program for digital health startups in Nairobi, Kenya will commence this April. The three-month program will support three startups in the field of digital healthcare with an equity-free funding of 15,000 USD… Read More »
Nailab, one of Kenya’s accelerator programs that supports budding entrepreneurs has opened applications for its fo...
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On the 18th of February, Nairobi will host some of the most promising startups from Africa as they compete for a chance to share their vision with the world. The startups will be participating in the regional finals of the Challenge Cup, an annual worldwide tournament put on by global incubator 1776 with the participation of more… Read More »
GIPHY, the company best known for all those cool GIFs posted all over the internet, just closed a Series C funding round in the amount of $55 million placing the post-money valuation at a cool $300 million. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners, RRE, Betaworks, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, CAA and… Read More »
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 »
A #TheNextGalaxy teaser video by Samsung Indonesia has hit YouTube, and features a prominent local athlete that uses the Galaxy S7 Edge to help her achieve goals. Indonesian branch has provided what is essentially an official leak in the form of an unlisted YouTube ad. Usually, people “unlist” their YouTube videos if they want to… Read More »
Adobe has pulled an update for its Creative Cloud desktop application for Mac computers after users complained that it was deleting important files from their machines without reason or warning. According to customer reports, after customers updated Creative Cloud, it accessed their hard drive and deleted the first folder that appeared in alphabetical order. Many… Read More »
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 »
Facebook’s Messenger app will now support multiple accounts on the same device. The company announced the new feature as it said that it was also testing if the Messenger app could replace the user’s default messaging app on a smartphone. It also said that the multiple-account update comes in the light of more and more… Read More »
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 »
On Wednesday, Twitter released its first quarterly earnings with no growth in users since it went public adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social networks. An earlier version of this story said Twitter added 320 million monthly users in the fourth quarter. It did not add any more users. Instead… Read More »