Health services organization Cigna on Wednesday launched a corporate venture fund with an infusion of $250 million in capital to be invested in healthcare technology startups and early-stage companies. Cigna Ventures will focus on “transformative and innovative” healthcare startups specializing in analytics, digital health, retail, care management, and other business opportunities related to value-based care…. Read More »
Ten tech startups are set to graduate from Comcast NBCUniversal’s LIFT Labs Accelerator Program powered by Techstars. ...
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Nigerian-based early-stage investment platform Microtraction has invested in Nigerian fintech startup Accounteer. This i...
A venture capital fund backed by nanoelectronics and digital technologies research hub imec in Belgium has closed its first fund with $137 million in committed capital. The fund aims to address a problem that has plagued European semiconductor and hardware research spinouts and startups for many years — the gap in growth funding. Imec.xpand, an… Read More »
The startup landscape is rapidly changing, and women are leading the way. The last few years have seen more women than ever start companies and join the top echelon of venture capital firms. Studies have shown, women tend to run more profitable businesses. They also burn less money and deliver higher returns to investors. Despite these facts,… Read More »
Cross platform linking and measurement company Branch has acquired TUNE’s Attribution Analytics platform and team. Seattle-based TUNE founded in 2009, helps ad platforms tie marketing investments to measurable outcomes. The acquisition will combine Branch’s cross-platform deep linking and measurement with TUNE’s mobile attribution expertise to form the industry’s leading marketing and measurement platform. “This is… Read More »
On Wednesday, Apple unveiled a suite of new iPhones from the Steve Jobs Auditorium in Cupertino, Calif. The flagship model, the iPhone Xs, will cost $999, while the larger model, the Xs Max (the biggest iPhone ever with a massive 6.5-inch screen) will cost $1,099. Apple also unveiled a “budget” phone for $749. They will be available in… Read More »
Female Founders Alliance Announces Female-led Startups Selected for Ready Set Raise Accelerator Program
Female Founders Alliance (FFA), a business-accelerating network for female founders of venture scale companies, today announced eight startups selected to participate in Ready Set Raise, a national pitching and fundraising program designed to help female founders secure venture financing. The startups focus on areas including augmented reality, blockchain, artificial intelligence, legal services and finance. To participate in… Read More »
Hustle Fund, the pre-seed firm founded by former 500 Startups partners Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn investing in Southeast Asia and North America, has closed their first fund, coming in at the tune of $11.5 million. The round was led by Shanda, the China’s online gaming company; LINE, and Naver, Korea’s largest search engine with participation from… Read More »
We came across this wonderful app Save Your Wardrobe (SYW) while researching Fashion for Good’s 4th accelerator programme. Save Your Wardrobe has made it into Fashion for Good’s 4th accelerator programme and we sought to find out more about it. So with a mission to help customers make the most of their wardrobes, Hasna Kourda and her… Read More »
Luminate NY (Rochester, NY), a business accelerator for startups with optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI)-enabled applications, is offering early-stage startups an opportunity to grow their businesses by offering an initial $100,000 convertible note, expert mentorship, and a chance to win up to $1 million in follow-on funding, provided through the Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative. . Startups… Read More »
Now in its 10th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) today announced a funding round of USD $700,000 in startups formed from its recently graduated 2018 training program cohort. Out of 17 teams, composed of 58 entrepreneurs hailing from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe, MEST will… Read More »