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Founded by actors, Mansa brings its free streaming service for global Black culture out of stealth
Mansa, a free ad-supported streaming service and content aggregator that offers a curated selection of Black cultural content, launched out of stealth today. Mansa offers a wide variety of content, fr
Archetype wants to help developers build a metered API billing solution
When developers are building software with API access, they need to figure out how to bill users fairly for hitting the API gateway. A flat fee probably wouldn’t cover the heavy users and would be u
Three months ago, he was laid off from Twitter. Now, his competing app Spill is funded.
“I can’t explain it. It’s weird,” Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell said. After losing his job at Twitter when Elon Musk took over, the former global head of Social & Ed
Blaze makes coding more accessible with AI-driven, no code app builder
There are lots of people out there with their finger on the pulse of the business, who have ideas on how to build useful apps, but lack basic coding skills and the ability to put their ideas to work.
Nigerian data and intelligence company Stears raises $3.3M, backed by Mac VC and Serena Ventures
While studying at the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, a group of graduates noticed how difficult it was to get data and information on Africa’s largest economy and their hom
Nigerian proptech Spleet gets $2.6M led by MaC VC to scale its property management products
For the average individual living in Lagos — Nigeria’s most populous city, with over 20 million people — apartment hunting is an extreme sport. Not only is rent expensive — low- to
MEDU takes in $4M to develop reusable personal protective equipment
MEDU aims to reduce hospital garment waste and replace single-wear items with its line of sustainable, virus-resistant reusable pieces.
Bolt founder Ryan Breslow isn’t going away
Ryan Breslow has had a tumultuous 2022. It’s not slowing him down. Few outside of Breslow’s world even knew his name a year ago. Then Bolt, a “one-click” checkout tech company that evo
Identitypass, an identity verification API for Africa, raises $2.8M seed funding
Mobile penetration in Africa is growing impressively at about 46% as more people come online for the very first time. In turn, this has increased the market opportunity for startups, especially
Edge Delta rakes in $63M for its distributed approach to data observability
Databases are growing at an exponential rate these days, and so when it comes to real-time data observability, organizations are often fighting a losing battle if they try to run analytics or any obse
Boom & Bucket scoops up investment to put second-hand machinery sales back on track
If you’re selling a second-hand HD-DVD player or you want to sell your car, there are plenty of Web 2.0-empowered solutions that can help you out. Life is slightly different if you are trying to
Big Cabal Media, parent company of TechCabal and Zikoko, raises $2.3M seed funding
African startups raised between $4 billion to $5 billion in 2021, according to various reports. For years, tech publications run by local digital media startups have worked hard behind the scenes in p
Pareto thinks it shouldn’t be so hard to collect lead-generation data
Pareto’s team of data experts offer actionable insights on everything from TikTok influencers to qualifying B2B sales leads.
Epsilon3 lines up $2.8M seed round to modernize space and launch operations
You’ve got a hundred-million-dollar mission — why are you using software built in the ’90s to design and launch it? That’s the question being asked by many new space companies, and
Starfish Space raises $7M for in-orbit servicing space tug
Satellite servicing company Starfish Space has closed $7 million in funding to accelerate the development of a space tug vehicle that can extend the life of spacecraft and get rid of orbital debris. S
Investors don’t expect the US startup funding market to slow down
What’s driving the venture capital market in the United States to be as hot as it has proven to be? FOMO, plus the constituent belief that trying to time the market is a mistake.
Extra Crunch roundup: Unpacking BuzzFeed’s SPAC, curb your meeting enthusiasm, more
There's a kernel of truth in every joke, so whenever someone quips, "This meeting could have been an email!" you can bet that some small part of them meant it sincerely.
Edge Delta raises $15M Series A to take on Splunk
Seattle-based Edge Delta, a startup that is building a modern distributed monitoring stack that is competing directly with industry heavyweights like Splunk, New Relic and Datadog, today announced tha
Investor Marlon Nichols and Wonderschool’s Chris Bennett on getting to the point with a pitch deck
Investor Marlon Nichols and founder Chris Bennett review Wonderschool's original pitch deck.
Wonderschool’s Chris Bennett and investor Marlon Nichols will break down the path to seed-stage funding
Extra Crunch Live is all about helping founders build better venture-backed businesses. Naturally, we do this by having candid conversations with founders and their investors. On an upcoming episode o