BlackBOX TV a service which allows anyone to stream content without Internet via its digital broadcast, has emerged winner of Seedstars Maputo, a competition to find the best startup in Mozambique. Following calls for applications, 10 startups were selected to pitch in front of a panel of judges at the finals of the event for a chance… Read More »
Nailab, one of Kenya’s accelerator programs that supports budding entrepreneurs has opened applications for its fo...
Oklahoma City startup, Datebox, offers a monthly subscription box for couples that are dating. The monthly box comes wit...
H2H Repairs has announced that it has formed a 50-50 joint venture with a company from Ghana called CEGA Repairs to furt...
FinTech firm Cloud.IQ has closed a £4m Series A round led by London-based venture capital firm Nauta Capital. Finance W...
On Monday, Jay Z released a press release announcing the new venture capital firm, Arrive. Arrive will focus particularl...
According to regulatory filings, Mumbai-based online fashion rental startup Flyrobe has raised Rs11.3 crore (around $1.7 million) in its seed funding. The deal was closed last year, according to VCCEdge, and an official announcement is expected to be made later this month. Led by Sequoia Capital, the funding round attracted other angel investors such as… Read More »
Merck Accelerator is looking to help grow startups in Nairobi in the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials – with a digital perspective. The global accelerator that boasts of a network of 50,000+ experts and alumni across 67 countries in Africa and Europe will offer mentoring, coaching sessions and a 15,000 USD fund… Read More »
For many young startups, getting acquired by a bigger more established brand or merging with another startup is the ultimate exit strategy. Brands merge or acquire other brands for varied reasons. The underlying principle for mergers and acquisitions is simple: 1 + 1 = 3. In other words, the combination of two companies will be… Read More »
Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, making it the biggest acquisition the software giant has made up to date. Microsoft will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal is Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s latest effort to revitalize Microsoft, which was… Read More »
Nokia’s Open Innovation Challenge 2016 to develop the Internet of Things for connected automotive, digital health and more
Nokia today launched its Open Innovation Challenge for the fourth year running, focusing now on the Internet of Things (IoT) for public safety, connected automotive, industry 4.0, digital health, utilities, security and smart cities. The challenge is being organized in partnership with private venture firm Nokia Growth Partners, which this year announced a USD 350… Read More »
Wild Beat is disrupting the Headphone Industry by its bold robotic design as well as Fab & Fun factor! Tired of ordinary-stationary headphones? Ordinary headphones just sit on your head and do nothing. While Wild Beat turns heads, creates smiles, and starts a conversation. It makes a Fashion Statement by setting its’ owner apart. Its’… Read More »
No one is unbeknownst to the fact that the public sector has always been later adopters of technology and same holds true as it comes to its adoption of mobile technology. However going by the various benefits offered by this technology it’s for all the good reasons that non-profits and the public sector organizations must… Read More »
Do you work in the financial technology sector? Well, FUSION, Switzerland’s fintech accelerator, is selecting about 10 financial technology start-ups for a place in the accelerator. The application deadline will be on June 12, 2016. Apply for a place in the second batch, which will enter the 12-months acceleration program on October 3rd 2016. FUSION… Read More »
Facebook is constantly growing with over 1.44 billion monthly active users, 1.25 billion of these are on mobile alone. This is equivalent to 20,000 users on Facebook every second. These statistics make Facebook the biggest social network operating today and a valuable website for marketers, whether they are promoting a product or service or conducting… Read More »