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Xilis believes cultivating micro-tumors may hold the key to more effective cancer treatments

Xilis believes cultivating micro-tumors may hold the key to more effective cancer treatments Despite near-miraculous advances in the treatment of cancer in the U.S. and around the world, the disease remains the second leading cause of death in America. The problem is that every manifestation of the disease is unique to the […]

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Nigeria’s Rensource raises $20M to power African markets by solar

Nigeria’s Rensource raises M to power African markets by solar Nigerian startup Rensource Energy has raised a $20 million Series A round co-led by CRE Venture Capital and the Omidyar network. The renewable energy company builds and operates solar powered micro-utilities that provide electricity to commercial community structures, such as open-air trading […]

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Payment startup Chipper Cash raises $6M for Southern Africa expansion

Payment startup Chipper Cash raises M for Southern Africa expansion African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $6 million seed-round led by Deciens Capital. The San Francisco-based company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P payment services in six countries: Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. Chipper Cash will use the […]

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Introducing ‘Dear Sophie,’ an advice column for U.S.-bound immigrant employees

Introducing ‘Dear Sophie,’ an advice column for U.S.-bound immigrant employees Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and […]

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Jiji raises $21M for its Africa online classifieds business

Jiji raises M for its Africa online classifieds business Pan-African digital classifieds company Jiji has raised $21 million in Series C and C-1 financing from six investors, led by Knuru Capital. The Nigeria based venture, co-founded by Ukrainian entrepreneur Vladimir Mnogoletniy, has an East to West presence that includes Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, […]

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GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks

GitGuardian raises M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks Data breaches that could cause millions of dollars in potential damages have been the bane of the life of many a company. What’s required is a great deal of real-time monitoring. The problem is that this world has become […]

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With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical […]

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JetPack Aviation raises $2M to build the prototype of its flying motorcycle

JetPack Aviation raises M to build the prototype of its flying motorcycle Flying cars are fine – but why use a car when you can have a motorcycle instead? YC-backed startup JetPack Aviation wants to answer that question with the world’s first flying motorcycle, a personal aircraft dubbed ‘The Speeder,’ a name […]

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No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the […]

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As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments

As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments Five years ago, when the Los Angeles-based enterprise software startup Replicated first launched, it was one of a number of contenders looking to bring containerized software development tools to businesses. The company initially hitched its star to containerized software development toolkit, […]

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