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Float wants to provide liquidity to African SMBs in a way never done before

Float wants to provide liquidity to African SMBs in a way never done before

According to research, 85% of African SMBs have zero access to financing, and each day, African SMBs have billions locked up in receivables due to long payment cycles. This leads…
Stacey Abrams co-founded fintech company Now raises $9.5M

Stacey Abrams co-founded fintech company Now raises $9.5M

After co-founding Insomnia Consulting, Stacey Abrams and Lara O’Connor Hodgson started Nourish to address a personal problem. “We were at a meeting, I think for one of my campaigns,” explains…
Branch raises $50M to offer bundled auto & home insurance via an API

Branch raises $50M to offer bundled auto & home insurance via an API

Branch Insurance, a startup offering bundled home and auto insurance, has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Anthemis Group. Acrew, Cherry Creek Holdings and existing…
Commit raises $6M seed round to match senior engineers to startups they want to work for

Commit raises $6M seed round to match senior engineers to startups they want to work for

Commit, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup that has a unique approach to matching up engineers looking for a new job to early-stage startups that want to hire them, today announced that…
New South African partnership gets $3M, launches telehealth product

New South African partnership gets $3M, launches telehealth product

For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial. Primary healthcare is best delivered by teams of primary care clinicians coordinating care between…
Money Minx aims to build a ‘Personal Finance’ OS for the everyday investor

Money Minx aims to build a ‘Personal Finance’ OS for the everyday investor

New regulations are making it easier to invest in alternative assets via crowdfunding, and the recent explosion of crypto and NFTs means that investors are more diversified than ever.  Keeping…
The fintech endgame: New supercompanies combine the best of software and financials

The fintech endgame: New supercompanies combine the best of software and financials

Shiran Shalev Contributor Shiran Shalev is a principal at Battery Ventures, where he focuses primarily on software and consumer investments, including fintech. More posts by this contributor Why Breach Detection…
LEGO gets nostalgic with 2,000-piece classic typewriter — complete with moving keys and carriage

LEGO gets nostalgic with 2,000-piece classic typewriter — complete with moving keys and carriage

Written by Lianne Kolirin, CNN Once found in virtually every office across the globe, the trusty typewriter is all but extinct. But now LEGO has gone back in time, launching…
$65M scroll join history’s most expensive Chinese artworks

$65M scroll join history’s most expensive Chinese artworks

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN A rare 18th-century scroll has become one of the most expensive Chinese artworks ever to sell at auction. The 61-foot-long artwork fetched 414 million yuan…
Apple Did Business With A Wind Energy Company That Has Close Ties To Xinjiang

Apple Did Business With A Wind Energy Company That Has Close Ties To Xinjiang

Apple and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway have done business with a Chinese wind energy giant linked to controversial government and labor programs in Xinjiang, where the US and other countries…
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