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Five startups to participate in Betaworks LiveCamp

On Wednesday, Betaworks unveiled this list of five startups participating in its fourth Camp accelerator program. Launched in 2016, the program brings together a collection of young companies united under a single theme. This time out, things are focused on live-streaming, for a program fittingly titled, LiveCamp. Betaworks settled on the topic based on the popularity… Read More »

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Google’s Launchpad Studio introduces class of financial AI startups

On Wednesday, Google announced a new cohort of financial AI startups selected to join its Developer Launchpad Studio, a four-month, product-focused startup accelerator held at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco. Participating companies come from four continents, so the majority of startups selected to participate — eight of the 10 — are from outside the United… Read More »

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Bridging the gender gap – the rise of women led startups in Africa

The entrepreneurial ecosystem has been on a steady rise around the world. So has the growth of female-owned businesses and establishment. This has been especially so in Africa where growth has been driven by the creation of women-centered policies and programmes for empowerment, and women-focused accelerators and boot camps. Sub-Saharan Africa boasts the world’s highest… Read More »

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Farfetch unveils first lineup of startups to join its accelerator

Farfech the marketplace for luxury brands has named 11 startups working with technologies including virtual reality and artificial intelligence to join is inaugural accelerator class. Through its accelerator program Dream Assembly that was launched in April this year, Farfetch will offer all the chosen businesses a 12-week programme of workshops, one-to-one sessions with Farfetch senior leaders, and… Read More »

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StanChart partners with Women in Tech Incubator in search for women-led startups in Kenya

Standard Chartered Bank has kicked off the search for its second cohort of women-led technology startups which will see five entrepreneurs win $10,000 each. Through the Women in Tech Incubator, a partnership between the lender and Strathmore University, 10 businesses will benefit from mentorship and seed funding. The program seeks to recruit the best entrepreneurial… Read More »

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Three African startups to join Katapult Accelerator’s third cohort

Norwegina-based Katapult Accelerator has selected three African startups from Kenya, Egypt and Tunisia to join its third cohort. The three, will join nine others selected from across the globe to participate in the programme’s third cohort that will last three months. The three are: Kenyan banking solution FinAccess – a cloud-based core banking system that aims to provide MFIs… Read More »

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India’s Business-to-business online startup Udaan raises $225 million at $1 billion valuation

India’s startup Udaan, a business-to-business e-commerce portal, has raised $225 million from Russian internet billionaire Yuri Milner’s DST Global and Lightspeed Global Growth, bringing the valuation of the two-year startup to $1 billion, making it the fastest Indian startup to reach Unicorn status. Founded by three former top Flipkart employees, Sujeet Kumar, Amod Malviya, and Vaibhav Gupta, Udaan started… Read More »

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