South Korean home cleaning service Miso has raised $8 million Series A. The round was led by AddVenture, with participation from returning investors Y Combinator, FundersClub and Strong Ventures, and new backer Social Capital. The startup will use the funding on marketing and entering new Asian countries. The Y Combinator alum, which was the third startup from… Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
On Tuesday, FinTech Hive, a fintech accelerator that was established by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced the 22 startups that were selected for its 2018 accelerator program. The 2018 edition of FinTech Hive will feature a larger pool of startups, which doubled to 22 this year, along with a broader scope that covers… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This year’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, a startup pitch competition held by renown technology blog Tech Crunch, will take place in Lagos, Nigeria on December 11, and startups across the world are busy applying for a chance to pitch before startup experts from across the world. “We want to give every innovative early-stage startup in the region… Read More »