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Not all African startups need VC money

Not all African startups need VC money

Not all African tech startups will feel the need to raise VC funding, but those that do must ensure they are adequately prepared for what is a lengthy process.
That is according to panellists speaking during a session on the African investment landscape during last week’s Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, which brought together stakeholders from [...]

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

Forget ditching coffee and avocados, a new startup which describes itself as the “bank of mum and dad for everyone” is aiming to help more young people get on the property ladder with an innovative take on the Help to Buy scheme.
Ahauz is set to start offering first-time buyers help by offering a loan of [...]

The $13bn investment firm Varde Partners has just taken a stake in London proptech startup funder Pi Labs

The $13bn investment firm Varde Partners has just taken a stake in London proptech startup funder Pi Labs

The London property tech, or proptech, scene is grabbing attention across the globe, as the $13bn (£9.4bn) US investment firm Varde Partners has today scooped a stake in venture capital firm Pi Labs, City A.M. can reveal.
London-based Pi Labs, which closed its second $10m fund last year, focuses on scaling up early-stage proptech firms and [...]

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

London startup Ahauz is helping millennials buy a home with an innovative new Help to Buy-style scheme

Forget ditching coffee and avocados, a new startup which describes itself as the “bank of mum and dad for everyone” is aiming to help more young people get on the property ladder with an innovative take on the Help to Buy scheme.
Ahauz is set to start offering first-time buyers help by offering a loan of [...]

London-based AI expertise startup ProFinda raises €5.4 million in latest round

London-based AI expertise startup ProFinda raises €5.4 million in latest round

The AI-powered “expertise finding” platform ProFinda has just raised a follow-on funding round of €5.4 million from a number of investors, including VCs Notion Capital, Nextlaw Ventures, and some strategic Business Angels. The new investment will help ProFinda to change the way that organisations discover and tap into internal expertise and knowledge.
ProFinda’s AI-powered engine helps to [...]

Christelle Kwizera remporte le «Prix Africain d’Entrepreneuriat»

La Rwandaise Christelle Kwizera a été nommée l’une des 12 lauréates du « BMCE BANK of Africa  – African Entrepreneurship Award » de cette année d’une valeur totale de 1 million de dollars.
La start-up de Madame Kwizera, « VOMA Groundwater Solar Kiosks », spécialisée dans la purification et la distribution d’eau potable aux communautés vulnérables, a remporté 50 000 [...]

Sports Tech Hub: the UK’s first sport tech incubator

Sports Tech Hub: the UK’s first sport tech incubator

When thinking of tech startups, companies like Uber, AirBnb and Netflix may come to mind. Many of the companies you think of can be classified as travel, property, financial or even food tech startups. The sports industry, on the other hand, is a sector that hasn’t launched its own incubators to foster innovation and is [...]

En plein bras de fer avec Uber, Alphabet injecte 1 milliard de dollars dans Lyft

En plein bras de fer avec Uber, Alphabet injecte 1 milliard de dollars dans Lyft

Lyft n’en finit plus de gagner du terrain aux États-Unis. Le rival d’Uber outre-Atlantique a levé 1 milliard de dollars auprès de Capital G, fonds d’investissement d’Alphabet, la maison-mère de Google. Dans le cadre de ce tour de table, David Lawee, associé de Capital G, rejoint le conseil d’administration de la société. Cette opération porte [...]

London Luxury Travel Startup ‘Secret Escapes’ Raises $111M from Singapore’s Temasek & Co.

London Luxury Travel Startup ‘Secret Escapes’ Raises $111M from Singapore’s Temasek & Co.

Secret Escapes, the London based international online marketplace for affordable luxury travel deals, has closed a $111 million series D investment and debt facility. This significant equity round was led by Singapore headquartered Temasek. Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 10 offices internationally, Temasek owns a S$275 billion [...]

Bexpat : une plateforme qui connecte les expatriés entre eux

Bexpat : une plateforme qui connecte les expatriés entre eux

Mickael Caine, fondateur de Bexpat, 28 ans originaire de Bordeaux, de formation commerciale, il créait sa première entreprise à 21 ans. Installé à Londres depuis Novembre 2014. En Mars 2015, Bexpat est née d’une forte présence sur les réseaux sociaux puisque étant connecté à 70 groupes Facebook réunissant les Français à l’étranger, je me suis pris au [...]