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Kenya’s Wapi Pay raises $2.2M pre-seed for cross-border payments between Africa and Asia

According to the World Bank, it is more expensive to send money to sub-Saharan African than to any region in the world. It is also the most expensive region to send money from. In Q1 2020, people spen

Rapyd raises $300M on $8.75B valuation as fintech-as-a-service continues to boom

Neobanks, other financial startups, and the basic concept of “finance anywhere” are seeing huge gains at the moment, and today one of the key companies building the infrastructure that pow

Revery gets $2M to improve mental health with mobile gaming techniques

In “Macbeth,” Shakespeare described sleep as the “chief nourisher in life’s feast.” But like his titular character, many adults aren’t sleeping well. Revery wants to help with an app that

Gapsquare, a pioneer of machine learning into gender pay disparity, is acquired by XpertHR

Inequalities between women and men in the workplace have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic and are likely to persist in the near future, according to the International Labour Organization

India’s Infra.Market valued at $2.5B in Tiger Global-led $125M funding

Infra.Market, an Indian startup that is helping construction and real estate companies in the world’s second-most populated nation procure materials and handle logistics for their projects, said on

South Africa’s Khula closes $1.3M seed to scale its software-for-agriculture platform

The myriad challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Africa -- inadequate financing, education and input distribution -- persist and greatly affect the agricultural output on the continent.

Independent retailer platform Creoate raises $5M Seed led by Fuel Ventures

Creoate is a startup, which lets independent retailers buy sustainable products from brands and wholesalers, has raised a $5m Seed round led by Fuel Ventures with participation from Vinted founder, Ju

Health and wellness apps maker Palta raises $100M Series B led by VNV Global

Health and wellness apps startup Palta, has raised $100 million in a Series B round led by Per Brillioth at VNV Global, with the participation of Target Global and other existing and new investors. Th

Daily Crunch: Zoom will pay $85M to settle lawsuit over ‘Zoombombing,’ user privacy

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You can’t afford to make poor decisions about incentive stock options

When the time is right, employees should actively look for help from a qualified fiduciary financial adviser who can walk these could-be "options millionaires" through various cash-in scenarios.

Twitter partners with AP and Reuters to address misinformation on its platform

Twitter announced today it’s partnering with news organizations The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters to expand its efforts focused on highlighting reliable news and information on its platform.

Novakid’s investors bet $35M that it can teach kids English

If you’re trying to develop fluency in a non-native tongue, language immersion is a crucial part of the learning process. Surrounding yourself with native speakers helps with pronunciation, context

Demand Curve: Questions you need to answer in your paid search ads

Around 15% of website traffic comes through paid search ads. But to turn passive searchers into active shoppers, your ads should answer their question and entice them to click.

Planted raises another $21M to expand its growing plant-based meat empire (and add schnitzel)

Swiss alternative protein company Planted has raised its second round of the year, a CHF 19 million (about $21 million at present) “pre-B” fundraise that will help it continue its growth a

MGA Thermal raises $8M AUD led by Main Sequence for its modular energy storage blocks

MGA Thermal wants to help utility companies transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources with shoebox-sized thermal energy storage blocks. The company says a stack of 1,000 blocks is about

Amazon will pay you $10 in credit for your palm print biometrics

How much is your palm print worth? If you ask Amazon, it’s about $10 in promotional credit if you enroll your palm prints in its checkout-free stores and link it to your Amazon account. Last yea

Can your startup support a research-based workflow?

Most startups and scaleups are used to fast-paced resourcing and R&D cycles designed specifically for product development. However, there is no rushing academic-style research.

Google is building its own chip for the Pixel 6

Google just dumped a whole bunch of news about its upcoming Pixel 6 smartphone. Maybe the company was looking to get out in front of August 11’s big Samsung event — or perhaps it’s just hopi

Salesforce steps into RPA buying Servicetrace and teaming it with Mulesoft

Over the last couple of years, robotic process automation or RPA has been red hot with tons of investor activity and M&A from companies like SAP, IBM and ServiceNow. UIPath had a major IPO in Apri

All-electric 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT provide a pop of tech in understated packaging

Luxury, technology and a whole lot of flash often go hand in hand. In the age of space-faring billionaires, we all expect the latest wiz-bang gadget to look like something from the future, right? Not
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