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#SAAS Algolia lève 53 millions de dollars et se lance à Londres

#SAAS Algolia lève 53 millions de dollars et se lance à Londres

La startup française Algolia boucle un tour de table de série B mené par Accel auprès des fonds SaaStr, Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital et Storm Ventures mais aussi de plusieurs prestigieux business angels, à l’instar de Clark Vallberg, le CEO d’InVision.
Jackpot pour Algolia ! La startup française vient de boucler un nouveau tour de table [...]

Ces 12 startups africaines parmi les meilleures des pays émergents

Ces 12 startups africaines parmi les meilleures des pays émergents

Le 6 avril dernier s’est tenu à Lausanne le sommet des startups des pays émergents et en voie de développement organisé par le groupe suisse Seedstarsworld depuis 2012. Un événement majeur qui réunit caque année les startups ayant gagné les concours Seedstars organisés dans 65 pays. Plus de 3000 startups ont participé à l’édition 2017, dont [...]

London AI startup LoopMe secures $10m

London AI startup LoopMe secures $10m

LoopMe, a London-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup, has secured $10m in a continuation of its Series A funding round.
The firm, which uses AI in brand advertising, received funds from Impulse VC, Harbert European Growth Capital Fund (HEGC) and existing investors Holzbrinck Ventures and Open Ocean Capital.
LoopMe’s AI technology learns how people react to advertising and changes their advertising experience [...]

500 Startups stages event to expose Nigeria’s investment opportunities

500 Startups stages event to expose Nigeria’s investment opportunities

Determined to expose the investment opportunities in Nigeria, 500 Startups, in partnership with Ingressive and African Technology Foundation, is to host the inaugural Africa’s edition of ‘Geeks on a Plane’ programme in Lagos, the Nigerian economic capital, from the 20th-23rd of this month.
In a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday, the Founding Partner at [...]

The 27 best startups that launched this year

The 27 best startups that launched this year

Great businesses can be launched any time, even when there’s a downturn in funding.
While 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, life-saving drones, and competition for Uber.
Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at [...]

Capital-risque : 200 millions d’euros pour les start-up

C’est le 21 novembre prochain, à l’occasion de l’Africa Day 2016, que la BAD et la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) lanceront leur projet commun, Boost Africa.
Une fois approuvée par les conseils d’administration des deux organismes, ce qui devait être le cas mi-octobre, cette structure consacrée au financement des start-up africaines commencera ses activités avec 100 à [...]

Meet the five startups joining London’s newest corporate fintech lab

Meet the five startups joining London's newest corporate fintech lab

Five up-and-coming startups have been chosen by a London investment firm to join its newly created fintech lab.
The new cohort joining Octopus Labs’ 12 week programme include companies working on artificial intelligence powered financial news and financial management platforms aimed at investors and financial advisors.
The director of the accelerator run by Octopus Investments, the group [...]

5 African legal startups to watch

5 African legal startups to watch

Understanding legal requirements and risks can be challenging at the best of times, whether in a personal capacity, or when launching your new business. Across Africa, reams of red tape, and the difficulties (cost!) of accessing legal services, mean legal becomes even more nightmarish. Enter the tech startups in shining armour – here are five [...]

Start-up africaines : le portable, couteau suisse de la santé

Start-up africaines : le portable, couteau suisse de la santé

E-diagnostics par des infirmiers itinérants, conseils en ligne pour diabétiques, dialyse nomade pour patients isolés… “JA” a identifié des projets innovants qui ont su tirer profit du smartphone.
En moins de dix ans, le téléphone portable est devenu en Afrique l’outil idéal pour parer à toutes les urgences. Transfert d’argent, paiement de factures, télévision en ligne… [...]

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

5 Things Startup Investors Look for Before Investing

Many entrepreneurs get anxious when it comes to raising outside capital for the first time. The process is not for the meek, as most experienced investors tend to be smart, skeptical and diligent in reviewing opportunities presented to them. Despite the wide variety of startups they may see, the truth of the matter is that [...]