Startups


Cameroon’s Guanxi Invest crowdfunds African startups

Cameroon’s Guanxi Invest crowdfunds African startups

Cameroonian startup Guanxi Invest has an equity investment platform that enables entrepreneurs to find investors for their activities, and has had an impressive impact already.
Investors can discover startups via the Guanxi Invest platform and invest in businesses in exchange for shares.
The startup has so far received more than 20 applications to fundraise on the platform, [...]

PME / Startups : les cinq conseils de Candace Nkoth Bisseck

PME / Startups : les cinq conseils de Candace Nkoth Bisseck

Présente lors de la conférence Africa Convergence, le 29 septembre dernier, Candace Nkoth Bisseck, la cofondatrice de Black Roses Network, nous présente ses cinq conseils pour les PME et startups africaines.

Elle est l’un des jeunes espoirs du continent africain. Classée N°1 du top 30 des jeunes leaders africains par le Magazine Forbes, elle vient de [...]

Habito, an app that helps you find the right mortgage, raises £18.5M Series B led by Atomico

Habito, an app that helps you find the right mortgage, raises £18.5M Series B led by Atomico

Habito, a London startup that is bringing the entire mortgage process online, has raised £18.5 million in Series B funding. Atomico, the European VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, led the round, with participation from existing investors Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, and Revolutionary (Ad)Ventures. It brings the total raised by the U.K. company to [...]

The biggest UK startup investments in 2017 so far

The biggest UK startup investments in 2017 so far

WIRED takes a look at which UK startups have raised more than £10 million this year
Even as UK startups face an uncertain future post-Brexit, there are some that are doing particularly well. Data released by Dealroom.co earlier this year showed the country’s startups had raised £818 million in the first quarter of 2017 - a slight [...]

#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 [...]