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Trump warns Google, Facebook, Twitter to tread carefully

US President Donald Trump warned Google, Facebook and Twitter to tread carefully on Tuesday after recently accusing internet and social media firms of political bias and censorship, without providing evidence. In an early-morning tweet, the president claimed that Google News only shows news from the “National Left-Wing Media;” suggested that doing so might be illegal; alleged that “Google… Read More »

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6 Startups set to pitch at the Good Food Festival on September 6th

With a focus on accelerating the commercialization of plant-based and clean meat, the inaugural Good Food Conference is set to take place on 6th and 7th September this year. The conference  will bringing together scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and companies working in plant-based meat, clean meat, and supporting technologies. Six startups at the forefront of the plant-based… Read More »

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Indian Startup Accelerator T-Hub and HSBC announces five startups for their 2030 Accelerator programme

Hyderabad-based startup catalyst T-Hub and HSBC have announced the selection of all five startups in the first wave of their Accelerator 2030 programme. Launched in April, the programme provides support and mentoring to five startups for 10-weeks to help them develop innovative products and solutions that will drive world-class banking operations of the future. In… Read More »

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The African edition of Google Launchpad Accelerator kicks off its second cohort with 11 startups

Google has launched its second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class as part of efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent. First announced in July 2017, Launchpad Accelerator Africa forms an important part of Google’s initiatives that support the African entrepreneurial ecosystem and builds on the Launchpad programmes already run in Africa, which have successfully connected over… Read More »

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China’s Didi suspends carpooling service after another female passenger is murdered

Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing,  the $60 billion-valued company that bought out Uber’s China business, has suspended its carpooling service after the murder of a female passenger. The fatality is the second such incident this year after a passenger was murdered in May. Police this weekend arrested a man who is accused of raping and killing a 20-year-old female who… Read More »

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Startup Travelstop raises US$1.2m in seed funding

Singapore-based startup Travelstop opened its doors today and has raised US$1.2 million in seed funding. The round was led by SeedPlus, a venture capital firm in Singapore, and a travel-focused one in the US. Other investors who participated in this round include founders of Zuzu Hospitality Solutions Dan Lynn and Vikram Malhi, president and cgief operating… Read More »

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Mapping startup for autonomous vehicles Carmera raises $20 million

Carmera, a  New York-based mapping and data analytics startup for autonomous vehicles has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round. Carmera previously raised $6.5 million. Funding for the company which came out of stealth two years ago was led by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. The company announced the funding along with a few other updates,… Read More »

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India’s Hyd platform RICH shortlists six startups under cancer innovation challenge

The challenge looks to identify disruptive solutions for challenges in early diagnosis, therapy and issues with drug resistance in cancer. Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH), a Government of Telangana initiative, has shortlisted six startups as part of the cancer conference and innovation challenge organized earlier this week. The Innovation Challenge drew about 50 entries… Read More »

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