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Trump’s travel ban could extend to Africa’s top tech country, Nigeria

Trump’s travel ban could extend to Africa’s top tech country, Nigeria The Trump administration is poised to add several African countries to a U.S. travel ban list, including Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria. Politico first reported the White House is considering Tanzania, Eritrea, Sudan and Nigeria for new travel restrictions, to coincide […]

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Impossible adds ‘ground pork’ and ‘sausages’ to its lineup of plant-based foods

Impossible adds ‘ground pork’ and ‘sausages’ to its lineup of plant-based foods Impossible Foods made huge waves in the food industry when it came up with a way of isolating and using “heme” molecules from plants to mimic the blood found in animal meat (also comprised of heme), bringing a new depth […]

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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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Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. to witness the achievement of what could represent a giant leap forward in the effort to decarbonize some of the world’s most carbon intensive […]

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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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Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook More than two years after Julie Bornstein–Stitch Fix’s former chief operating officer–mysteriously left the subscription-based personal styling service only months before its initial public offering, she’s taking the wraps off her first independent venture. Shortly after departing Stitch Fix, Bornstein began […]

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Why venture capital firms need culture experts

Why venture capital firms need culture experts When Susan Fowler’s 2017 blog post shined a light on Uber’s raucous culture, outlining rampant harassment and sexism, a debate erupted. What role do the deep-pocketed investors behind the company, those who allowed it to scale to monstrous proportions, have in developing and nurturing its […]

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Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe

Lookiero closes M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and […]

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Remagine secures $35M fund backed by media giants to focus on entertainment and media tech

Remagine secures M fund backed by media giants to focus on entertainment and media tech Remagine Ventures is a relatively new European VC fund which focuses on investments in entertainment tech, including AI, gaming, sports & eSports, AR/VR, consumer and commerce. It’s now completed $35 million in funding from a number of […]

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Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms

Kaszek Ventures raises 0 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing and growth in Latin America, has just raised $600 million across two new funds. The new commitments (raised […]

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