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Ambient.ai aims to provide AI-powered building security, minus bias and privacy pitfalls

Security — as in “hey you, you can’t go in there” — quickly becomes a complex, arguably impossible job once you get past a few buildings and cameras. Who can watch everywhere at

Nowsta takes in fresh capital to show some tech love for hourly workforces

Nowsta’s web and mobile app rolls workforce management tools into an all-in-one resource that includes an on-demand labor marketplace connecting employers with a skilled pool of workers.

Remote work and cloud adoption lands 1Password with $620M Series C, now valued at $6.8B

Password management platform 1Password has closed a massive $620 million Series C funding round that raises the company’s valuation to $6.8 billion. The investment was led by Iconiq Growth, with par

Mantra Health raises $22M to scale its digital mental health clinic for young adults

Mantra Health, a digital mental health startup focused on young adults, has raised $22 million in Series A funding led by VMG Partners. The round includes new investors New Market Venture Partners, El

Routefusion raises $10.5M round to simplify cross-border payments

Routefusion cofounders Colton Seal and Richard Scappaticci attempted to launch a neobank in 2016, but they ran into significant hurdles when trying to integrate with banks to help their customers move

To reinvent itself in telehealth, Wheel lands $150 million Series C

When Michelle Davey was first building Wheel, a healthcare platform that helps staff clinical workforces, she had to convince investors on two visions: one, that consumers will soon demand high-qualit

Turing Labs, which uses AI to help formulate CPG products, raises $16.5M

Working remotely has become the norm for a lot of desk-based employees, and there have been a number of tech companies that have seen their business explode in catering to that shift. But today comes

Wrangle secures $2M to automate company workflows

The company’s no-code software can automate any kind of process: employee onboarding, contract approvals, help tickets or any other recurring work.

Former SpaceX engineers bring autonomous, electric rail vehicle startup out of stealth

Parallel Systems, a company founded by three former SpaceX engineers to build autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles, came out of stealth mode on Wednesday with a $49.55 million Series A raise. The

Harness releases open version of continuous delivery product with access to source code

Harness, a startup from AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal, has been building a platform of developer tools over the last five years. In 2020, the company made its first foray into open source when it b

A hard rain is coming for UK’s crypto boom

The UK’s ad-fuelled boom in crypto trading looks to be headed for major speed restrictions: The country’s financial watchdog said it will beef up rules around marketing of crypto assets an

Israeli fintech Personetics raises $85M for tools to help incumbents personalize banking services to compete with neobanks

Big banks are under a lot of pressure to modernize their services to meet demands of consumers who now view things like mobile apps that identify who and where you are; or instant, on-demand products,

Revolut launches stock trading in the US

Fintech startup Revolut is rolling out stock trading in its app in the U.S. The company already lets you buy and sell shares if you’re a British user. And now, Revolut has received approval to becom

Ancient8 secures $4M in seed to democratize social and financial access in the metaverse

Ancient8, Vietnam’s blockchain gaming guild, develops a community and software platform to enable everyone to play P2E (play-to-earn) games and build the metaverse while earning rewards. “We l

First EV mass transit bus by Swedish-Kenyan startup Opibus begins operation amidst plans for regional launch by 2023

The first electric bus by Swedish-Kenyan EV startup, Opibus, has hit Kenya’s roads marking the beginning of the company’s venture into the mass transit industry. Opibus first announced plans t

Senegalese logistics and delivery company PAPS raises $4.5M led by 4DX Ventures and Orange

Multinationals like Amazon and Alibaba have leveraged logistics infrastructure such as UPS and FedEx to create large businesses. It’s not the same in Africa, where few third-party infrastructure pla

Lattice raises $175M at a $3B valuation for its people management platform

Lattice, a platform that helps with workforce people management — the ability to carry out performance reviews, employee feedback, and praise; tools to set and track goals and other long-term ca

QED Investors hires Gbenga Ajayi as partner to focus on investments in Africa

In a move rarely made by Western venture capitalists, QED Investors announced today that it has hired an African partner, Gbenga Ajayi. He will focus on Africa investments as part of QED’s internati

Kenyan e-commerce company Copia Global raises $50M to ramp up African expansion

Kenyan B2C e-commerce company Copia Global has raised $50 million in a Series C equity round led by Goodwell Investments. The new financing round welcomed new investors such as Zebu Investment Partner

Sequoia Capital India looks to double down on commerce startup Bikayi

Bikayi is in talks to raise about $50 million in a new financing round, four people familiar with the matter told me, as the Indian startup looks to scale its platform that helps small businesses set
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