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Essential tools for today’s digital nomad

Essential tools for today’s digital nomad Dave Williams Contributor A serial entrepreneur in the digital marketing, advertising, and ad tech industries, Dave Williams founded and sold 360i, IgnitionOne, BLiNQ Media, and other ventures and is now the CEO and Co-founder of NOMADX, with his base in Lisbon, Portugal. The world isn’t ready […]

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MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria

MAX.ng raises M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos, the company’s app-based platform coordinates motorcycle taxi and delivery services for individuals and businesses. Six-million […]

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Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz

Nigeria’s Gokada raises .3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxies are as common as yellow-cabs in New York. That includes Lagos, Nigeria, where ride-hail startup Gokada has raised a $5.3 million Series A round to grow its two-wheel transit business. Gokada has trained and […]

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Startups Weekly: Flexport, Clutter and SoftBank’s blood money

Startups Weekly: Flexport, Clutter and SoftBank’s blood money The Wall Street Journal published a thought-provoking story this week, highlighting limited partners’ concerns with the SoftBank Vision Fund’s investment strategy. The fund’s “decision-making process is chaotic,” it’s over-paying for equity in top tech startups and it’s encouraging inflated valuations, sources told the WSJ. […]

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German insurance giant Allianz increases its VC fund to $1.1 billion

German insurance giant Allianz increases its VC fund to .1 billion Allianz X, the venture capital arm attached to German insurance giant Allianz, has increased the size of its fund to €1 billion, around $1.1 billion, according to an announcement made today. The fund was initially €430 million, or around $490 million, when […]

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Car-sharing network Turo expands service in UK

Car-sharing network Turo expands service in UK Turo — the peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace sometimes referred to as the ‘Airbnb of cars’ — is expanding to the UK. And this time, everyday car owners can actually use it. The San Francisco-based company expanded to the UK once before in 2016. But at the […]

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Coya raises $30 million to launch its insurance service in Europe

Coya raises million to launch its insurance service in Europe Coya, a Berlin-based insurance startup, has raised $30 million in new cash as investors around the world continue to see opportunities in modernizing the insurance industry. Founded by two early employees at the European credit and risk assessment unicorn startup Kreditech (which […]

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