startup

Fintech & Ecommerce

Leading Fintech Companies in Kenya 2024

Kenya’s standing as a preeminent hub for financial technology in the African continent is unquestionable and well-established. According to the comprehensive African Tech Startups Funding Report 2023, released by Disrupt Africa, Kenya proudly hosts approximately 15% of all fintech firms operating in Africa.

Science & Technology

Samsara Eco Raises $65M Funding Round to Expand Its Plastic-Eating Enzymes

Samsara Eco proprietary technology uses enzymes to disaggregate plastic waste into raw materials, which can eventually be transformed into the foundation for new products.

Science & Technology

Ukraine Ranks 2nd Among the Countries With Most AI Startups in Central and Eastern Europe

Ukraine is home to over 240 companies that deal with artificial intelligence (AI), while the number of AI professionals has grown fivefold over the last decade.

News

NATO $1.1B Innovation Fund Makes First Investments Into AI, Robots and Space Tech

The first deep tech investments of the NATO Innovation Fund address challenges in defence, security and resilience, while helping advance innovation in novel materials and manufacturing, AI and robotics.

Articles

Indian Fintech Startups to Watch in 2024

For entrepreneurs and business owners, the fintech industry presents an exciting frontier of opportunities. The buzz surrounding fintech startups is hard to ignore, particularly in startup hotspots like India where the vibrant startup culture is driving forward innovation at an impressive pace.

News

Study Shows Maturity of Startup Ecosystem in Southeast Asia and India

HubSpot surveyed 600 founders and startup leaders in Singapore, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines to discover that the Southeast Asia (SEA) and India regional ecosystems remain resilient and demonstrate significant signs of maturity.

Articles

Innovative AI-Driven Startups Boost Business Ecosystem in Egypt

Egypt businesses are harnessing artificial intelligence to serve local communities in many aspects. The future of AI startups in Egypt looks bright, with robust investments, growing interest from the international tech network, and supportive government policies. Here’s how AI-driven startups enhance the thriving business ecosystem in Egypt. Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest-developing technologies […]

News

BharatX to Enter Healthcare Finance Segment With Zenifi Acquisition

BNPL fintech startup BharatX, backed by Y-Combinator, is ready to expand its services in the healthcare segment with the new acquisition of Zenifi.

Articles

Emergence of AI Startups in Nigeria

The emerging AI landscape in Nigeria shows significant promise and rapid growth driven by a combination of entrepreneurial initiatives, educational efforts, and supportive policies. Growing interest in innovative technologies led to a significant increase in AI startups in Nigeria in the past few years. 

Fintech & Ecommerce

State of Payment Startups For 2024

The financial technology (fintech) sector has seen a serious surge in growth over the past decade, with a number of exciting start-ups rapidly revolutionising how we manage, move and even invest money. Some of them like Wise, Stripe and Klarna have already become household names.

Fintech & Ecommerce

Noqood Finance Gets License To Support SMEs in Egypt

Noqood Finance can now legally engage in financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) under the supervision of the national Financial Regulatory Authority – FRA – in Egypt.

News

OpenseedVC Reaches First Close of $10m Fund for Early Stage Startups across Africa and Europe

Female-led OpenseedVC has reached the first close of its $10 million angel-style early-stage fund, hoping to reach the final close within a year.

Fintech & Ecommerce

Chris Skinner’s Ramses Startup Expands to Egypt and Sudan

American fintech marketplace Ramses has Chris Skinner joining as a founding partner as it prepares to launch its business in Egypt and Sudan.

Fintech & Ecommerce

Egyptian Financial Platform Swypex Launches Upon $4M Investment

Swypex has secured a $4 million seed investment round, led by the renowned venture capital fund Accel.

Fintech & Ecommerce

MENAP-Based Fintech ABHI Expands to Saudi Arabia

An emerging fintech operator, ABHI, with established operations in Pakistan and UAE, has expanded its business to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through a partnership with Alraedah Digital Solutions.

Society & Lifestyle

Temasek-Backed Agritech Rize Raises $14M Series A Funding

Rize has an ambitious goal to eliminate 100 metric tonnes of carbon emissions while decarbonising rice cultivation with its robust technology stack.