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Gradient Ventures-backed Shypyard aims to ‘raise the sales’ for DTC merchants
Shypyard provides tools for entrepreneurs who want to start an e-commerce business but don’t know how to do it.
Cococart sweetens the process for e-commerce companies to take orders immediately
Cococart's tools enable merchants to set up an online store in minutes with no code, no design and no app downloads.
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.
Runway raises $2M seed, launches its ‘air traffic control’ system for mobile app releases
Runway, a startup that emerged from the challenges that faced Rent the Runway’s first iOS team, is now exiting beta and launching its service that simplifies the mobile app release cycle —
Nigeria’s Prospa gets $3.8M pre-seed to offer small businesses banking and software services
In Nigeria, there are more than 40 million micro-businesses underserved in some form or another regarding banking services. Although some of these businesses have registered bank accounts, gaps exist
Financial concierge startup Zeni banks $34M to show SMBs their finances in real time
Zeni’s AI-powered finance concierge platform offers bookkeeping, accounting, tax and CFO services, essentially becoming a back-end controller for startups.
Product-led sales startup Endgame raises over $17M
Endgame, enabling software companies to turn customer observations into go-to-market strategies, raised a total of $17 million raised in back-to-back seed and Series A funding rounds.
Kudos, with its cotton-based, eco-friendly diaper, soaks up $2.4 million in seed funding
If you’ve experienced parenthood, you’re well versed in the surprisingly small world of disposable diapers. Help may be on the way. Kudos, a startup that is looking to reinvent the disposa
Drone-focused construction startup TraceAir raises $3.5M
Bay Area-based construction startup TraceAir today announced a $3.5 million Series A. Led by London-based XTX Ventures, this round brings the company’s total funding up to $7 million. The raise incl
African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30M backed by Jeff Bezos
African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO
Merging Airbnb and the traditional hotel model, Mexico City’s Casai raises $23 million to grow in Latin America
With travel and tourism rising across Latin America, Casai, a startup combining Airbnb single unit rentals with hotel room amenities, has raised $23 million to expand its business across Latin America
African payment startup Chipper Cash raises $13.8M Series A
African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has closed a $13.8 million Series A funding round led by Deciens Capital and plans to hire 30 new staff globally. The raise caps an event-filled run
Y Combinator graduate H1 closes on $12.9 million for its professional healthcare database
Just months after graduating from Y Combinator, H1 Insights, the LinkedIn for the healthcare industry, has raised $12.9 million in a new round of funding. “It’s a better way to connect the
Payment startup Chipper Cash raises $6M 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 co
Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million
Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company
Zubale, founded in Mexico City by two HBS grads, just raised $4.4 million to put locals to work over their phones
A year ago, at a demo day south of San Francisco, we watched a number of recently formed startups pitch investors on their companies. One that stood out to us at the time was Zubale, a Mexico City-bas
SF-based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria
The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco-based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, will offer its P2P payment service and app in
In-space shuttle service, Momentus, raises $25.5 million as investments climb for ‘new space’ tech
With commercial launch services expected to reach $7 billion by 2024, there’s increasing demand for an array of new technologies that can offer advantages to companies looking to get communicati
Africa Roundup: Jumia’s post-IPO earnings, Gokada’s $5.3M raise, Facebook’s fake-news purge, Joe Montana’s fintech investment
Jumia held its first post-IPO earnings call and weathered a short-sell assault in May, with Wall Street showing confidence in the Pan-African e-commerce company. On the numbers, key takeaways were tha
These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech
To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipp