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Unearth the future of agriculture at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI with the CEOs of Traptic, Farmwise and Pyka

Unearth the future of agriculture at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI with the CEOs of Traptic, Farmwise and Pyka Farming is one of the oldest professions, but today those amber waves of grain (and soy) are a test bed for sophisticated robotic solutions to problems farmers have had for millennia. Learn about the cutting […]

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Tencent to grow gaming empire with $148M acquisition of Conan publisher Funcom in Norway

Tencent to grow gaming empire with 8M acquisition of Conan publisher Funcom in Norway Tencent, one of the world’s biggest videogaming companies by revenue, today made another move to help cement that position. The Chinese firm has made an offer to fully acquire Funcom, the games developer behind Conan Exiles (and others […]

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Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion

Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion Nigerian digital payments startup Paga has acquired Apposit, a software development company based in Ethiopia, for an undisclosed amount. That’s just part of Paga’s news. The Lagos based startup will also launch its payment products in Mexico this year and in Ethiopia imminently, CEO […]

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Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. It’s healthcare efforts recently experienced a bit of a setback, with Epic now telling its […]

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Skylo raises $103 million to affordably connect the Internet of Things to satellite networks

Skylo raises 3 million to affordably connect the Internet of Things to satellite networks One of the biggest opportunities in the new space economy lies in taking the connectivity made possibly by ever-growing communications satellite constellations, and making that useful for things and companies here on Earth. Startup Skylo, which emerged from […]

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African fintech firm Flutterwave raises $35M, partners with Worldpay

African fintech firm Flutterwave raises M, partners with Worldpay San Francisco and Lagos-based fintech startup Flutterwave has raised a $35 million Series B round and announced a partnership with Worldpay FIS for payments in Africa. With the funding, Flutterwave will invest in technology and business development to grow market share in existing operating countries, […]

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Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups

Catalyst Fund gets M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups The Catalyst Fund has gained $15 million in new support from JP Morgan and UK Aid and will back 30 fintech startups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America over the next three years. The Boston based accelerator […]

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SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea

SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea SpaceX demonstrated a safety system that will protect astronauts in the case of any unfortunate unforeseen accidents in future Crew Dragon flights, which included the spacecraft splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean, but during a post-mission press conference SpaceX […]

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First crewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launch could happen in Q2 this year

First crewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launch could happen in Q2 this year SpaceX and NASA hosted a press conference following their successful test of the Crew Dragon’s in-flight abort system on Sunday to discuss the mission and next steps. The first question asked by media in attendance was about what this means […]

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Elon Musk shares details about SpaceX’s Starship, including estimated 20 to 30 year service life

Elon Musk shares details about SpaceX’s Starship, including estimated 20 to 30 year service life Elon Musk appears to be pretty focused on Starship right now, sharing photos of the work being done on the orbital Starship prototype designed ‘SN1,’ which is currently under construction at SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas facility. The […]

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