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Why D2C holding companies are here to stay

Why D2C holding companies are here to stay Alex Song Contributor Share on Twitter Alex is CEO and co-Founder of Innovation Department, a tech-empowered platform building the next generation of consumer brands. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Pershing Square Capital Management. It wasn’t that long ago that digitally-native, vertically-integrated brands […]

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Obvious Ventures makes CBD sporty with beam, which sells cannabis products to the GNC set

Obvious Ventures makes CBD sporty with beam, which sells cannabis products to the GNC set Athletes looking to take a break from all their worries over prescription painkillers and anyone who’s hankering to try out the new cannabinoid-based treatments for their conditions (without worrying about potentially getting dosed with some THC) can […]

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Atlan raises $2.5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data

Atlan raises .5M to stop enterprises from being so bad at managing data Even as much of the world is digitizing its governance, in small towns and villages of India, data about its citizens is still being largely logged on long and thick notebooks. Have they received the subsidized cooking gas cylinders? […]

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Nigeria’s Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigeria’s Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is dropping consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its new name. The Lagos based venture has called it quits on e-commerce grocery services, shifting to a product that supplies large and medium corporates with everything from […]

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Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense

Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies Tarform debuted new […]

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With a new deal for customers and a fresh $23 million, Mayvenn extends its hair care business

With a new deal for customers and a fresh million, Mayvenn extends its hair care business Pitching customers a new all-inclusive service for buying and installing hair, Mayvenn is looking to significantly expand its haircare business and just raised $23 million in a new round of funding to do it. The new […]

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MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund

MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its M fund Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson to expand EV lineup, may include scooters, bicycles Update: EV startups Alta, […]

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises .2 million Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech […]

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Singapore sovereign fund Temasek snaps up tech events firm Unbound in $12M deal

Singapore sovereign fund Temasek snaps up tech events firm Unbound in M deal Media exits happen, but typically you don’t hear of tech events companies being sold. Well, that’s the case in Singapore where SingEx — a subsidiary of the country’s Temasek sovereign wealth fund — has forked out to buy a majority […]

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African VC TLcom Capital invests $5M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group

African VC TLcom Capital invests M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group The African venture firm TLcom Capital is betting on Africa’s data analytics markets with a $5M investment in Nigerian based Terragon Group, the developer of a software analytics service for customer acquisition. TLcom’s commitment is the second from its $40 million TIDE Africa Fund for […]

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