According to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and MassChallenge, a global network of startup accelerators, women-owned companies receive far less in startup financing than companies founded by men. Yet startups founded and cofounded by women actually perform better in terms of the revenue they generate. An article that describes the research,… 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...
Lime, the bike and scooter sharing company, is raising about $250 million in a funding round led by Google Ventures, according to a person familiar with the deal Existing backers such as Coatue Management and Andreessen Horowitz are expected to chip in as well. The final value of the round could reportedly change since the deal has… Read More »
On-demand scooter startup Bird, has authorized a new $200 million round of funding that could value the startup at around $1 billion post-money, according to a certificate of incorporation filed in Delaware. These documents indicate that the company has authorized the sale of those shares, though it may not fully fill out the round. The… Read More »
Berlin-based venture capital firm Target Global announced today it has launched a new fund to target startups working to disrupt transportation. The fund has raised $100 million, but will continue to raise money with the intention of passing $300 million. The fund will be evergreen, rather than having a fixed endpoint, because the partners say… Read More »
Pangea, a Norway-based startup accelerator whose purpose is to create access to investment for African startups has invested in three Kenyan startups just six months after launching ts operations in the country. This was after recently closed its 3-month milestone-oriented acceleration program that saw over 40 startups take part in a partnership program iLabAfrica. The… Read More »
Ride-hailing firm Grab launches new venture ‘Grab Ventures’ To Discover And Develop Tech Startups In SEA
Grab, the ride-hailing firm that has dominated Southeast Asia online-to-offline platform for transport, food delivery, and mobile payment business has launched an innovation arm, Grab Ventures, aimed at discovering and supporting the next generation of leaders in tech. Grab Ventures will seek to partner 8-10 growth-stage startups over the next 24 months, with focus on… Read More »
Apple is doubling down and bringing new features to its Augmented Reality play ground. This next version of ARKit (simply called “ARKit 2”) Apple’s suite of developer tools for augmented reality, comes with more sophisticated face-tracking tech and 3-D object detection. It allows for “shared” experiences, so you and your friends can all see the… Read More »
The dust may be settling on this year’s Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, but the show is far from over. The conference continues for the next week, and we can expect to see a lot more of Apple’s latest developments. Here’s a look at what we know so far when it comes to iOS12: While… Read More »
A new study has confirmed fears that Facebook is on the nose with teenagers who are abandoning the platform in favour of YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram. The US Study by the Pew Research Centre (which you read it in full here) has found that Facebook use by American teenagers aged 13-17 has plummeted 20 per cent in… Read More »
Microsoft is reportedly talking about buying GitHub, a platform for software developers last valued at $2 billion
New reports this weekend have Microsoft set to purchase the popular software site GitHub. According to reports, the companies have had on-and-off conversations over the years, but talks have grown more serious in the past few weeks. One person familiar with the discussions between the companies said that they had been considering a joint marketing partnership… Read More »