Techcrunch: Nigeria’s Kuda raises $10M to be the mobile-first challenger bank for Africa

The African continent is currently one of the fastest-growing regions when it comes to mobile growth, and financial technology companies that are building services to meet that rapidly-expanding market are getting a lot of attention. In the latest development, Kuda, a startup out of Nigeria that operates a popular mobile-first challenger bank for consumers and (soon) small businesses, …
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Techcrunch: Finom: Another $12 million to expand in Europe

B2B financial service start-up Finom — which provides online financial services for SMEs, freelancers, and the self-employed in Europe — has raised an additional $12 million (€10.3 million) to add to its previous Seed round of €6.5 million last April. The total funding raised in 2020 is now €16.8 million, and this is before the …
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Techcrunch: Endel: $5m to create personalized ‘sound environments’ that improve productivity and sleep

Endel announced that it has raised $5m in Series A funding led by Kevin Rose  of True Ventures,  with participation from SleepScore Ventures, Techstars Ventures (Endel was part of the Techstars Music Accelerator), Impulse Ventures, Plus 8 Equity Partners, Waverley Capital, Amazon Alexa Fund, Target Global and various angel investors. The pitch for Berlin-based Endel is pretty …
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Businesswire: Ermetic: $17m in Series A funding led by Accel

Ermetic, the cloud access risk security company, closed a $17m Series A round of financing led by Accel, and supported by Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Target Global, and the company’s seed round investors. The round increases total financing to more than $27m. The company will use the funds to scale research & …
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Wirschaftswoche: Drover: Londoner drücken bei Auto-Abos aufs Gas

Das Start-up Drover nimmt mit Auto-Abos Kurs auf Deutschland – und heizt so den Wettbewerb weiter an. Am Steuer sitzt ein Gründer, der den Markt gut kennt. Felix Leuschners Leben spielt sich seit zehn Jahren in London ab, wo er auch 2016 mit seiner Firma Drover gestartet ist. Jetzt zieht es ihn zumindest als Gründer …
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The New Yorker: Our Ghost-Kitchen Future

Last fall, walking down Mission Street, in San Francisco, I noticed a new addition to an otherwise unremarkable parking lot at the base of Bernal Heights Hill: a large, white trailer, about the size of three parking spaces, plastered with a banner that read “food pick up here.” On one side was a list of …
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Silicon Canals: Doctorly: Berlin-based digital platform for doctors raises €5M funding

Based out of Berlin, Doctorly is a digital-first, cloud-powered, fully centralised, practice management platform for doctors. Recently, the company has secured $5.6 million (approx €5 million) led by Speedinvest. Other investors including Seedcamp, Target Global, Force Ventures, and UNIQA Ventures also participated. Founded in 2018, doctorly is made up of an international team of serial tech entrepreneurs, …
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