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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC

Kobo360, a Nigerian-based logistics startup that helps both individuals and SMEs deliver goods to both local and international locations, has been accepted into YC’s Summer ’18 batch —and is scheduled to present at an August Demo Day in front of YC Investors In addition, the startup has Received $120K for 7 percent equity. Kobo360 was founded by former Director of… Read More »

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Cashify raises $12 million in series C funding round

India’s  startup Cashify has raised $12 million in a Series C round of funding bringing the total funds raised to date at to $19 million. The round was led by CDH Investments and MorningSide Group, with participation from Chinese company AiHuiShou, and existging investors Bessemer Ventures and Shunwei Capital. Cashify will use the funds to grow the… Read More »

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Facebook to allow users view all active ads running on Pages

Transparency is Facebook’s new favorite word after its recent privacy blunders. On Thursday, the social media giant announced that it will allow users to see all the active ads a Facebook page is running across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and its partner network making online ads more “transparent” to its users. The change lets people see all of… Read More »

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Amazon to partner with local startups to help with deliveries

With what it calls Delivery Service Partners, eCommerce giant amazon is seeking help small businesses to employ tens of thousands of delivery drivers across the U.S. by providing discounted vehicles, fuel, insurance, uniforms and access to “sophisticated delivery technology,” the Seattle-based company said in a statement all this was made public on Wednesday by senior VP… Read More »

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Twitter Launches Ad Transparency Center

Back in October, Twitter announced that it would be launching a an Ads Transparency Center. On Thursday, the micro-blogging platform unveiled its Ads Transparency Center which makes it easier  for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them. This comes hot on the heels of the constant criticism the social media site and other online… Read More »

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Unicorn fitness startup Peloton acquires music startup Neurotic Media

Technology fitness startup Peloton, known for its live-streamed spin classes has acquired Neurotic Media, LLC, an Atlanta-based B2B digital music aggregator, streaming and download source. This is the first acquisition for the unicorn fitness startup often referred to as “the new Apple of fitness.” Peloton was founded in 2012 and has so far raised a total of $444.7 million with… Read More »

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Fraud detection startup CashShield secures $20M Series B

On Teusday, CashShield, an online fraud management solution for mid- to large-sized enterprises, announced  it raised $20 million in a series B round. The funding round was led by Temasek Holdings and returning investor GGV Capital. Participants also included Nest co-founder Tony Fadell, another returning investor, Wavemaker Partners and Tao Zhang. To date, the fraud management startup… Read More »

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Instagram brings video calls and other cool features

On Tuesday, Instagram is rolled out video chatting within Direct, which will allow you to talk to up to four people at once. To initiate a video call you simply need to launch the feature through the Direct tab. Video calls can support one-on-one conversations or a group of up to four people. You’ll also need… Read More »

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