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The editorial team of TEN publishing tech-related news with an economic or cultural influence on African and European startups and entrepreneurship.

German start-up bags €4.6m to build quantum computers ‘atom by atom’

German start-up Planqc has raised €4.6m to develop a scalable quantum computer that can store information in individual atoms. Planqc was founded in April of this year by a team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU). Its funding round was led by UVC Partners and …

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Building a start-up? You need to think about your platform foundations

You’ve built your prototype, you’ve proven product market fit, the beta is out and there’s some buzz. What next? Many start-ups will continue to add more and more features to attract new customers, but they are often building on a foundation that was put together rapidly to achieve their early purpose and may not be …

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Belfast start-up Kairos scores £500,000 for its sports tech

Kairos Sports Tech has secured £500,000 in investment from Whiterock Finance. The investment will be used to expand the Northern Irish start-up internationally. Last year, Kairos opened a US office following a £1.5m seed round from Techstart Ventures. This latest investment is expected to further this expansion and create jobs in both its hometown of …

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Nigerian Startup wins Visa Everywhere Initiative 2022 for Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region

Technology-driven agricultural start-up, ThriveAgric, has emerged as the winner of the Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEMEA) Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI), a global innovation program and competition for start-ups and fintech companies. With this win in the CEMEA region, ThriveAgric will receive a monetary prize and a spot in the Global Finale scheduled to …

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Latest Report Shows $6.4tn In Global Startup Economy Value Creation

Startup Genome, the world-leading innovation policy advisory and research firm, and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) on Tuesday launched the 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) at London Tech Week, introduced by JF Gauthier, Founder and CEO of Startup Genome. In its 10th year, the GSER is the world’s most comprehensive, data-driven research on startups …

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Irish Start-up uses Artificial Intelligence to Detect Brain Injuries in Babies

A Cork-based start-up is using recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the early detection of abnormal brain activity in babies at birth. Founded in 2021, CergenX aims to improve brain health monitoring in newborns by developing algorithms for screening all babies at birth for abnormal brain activity. The technology will enable early intervention by …

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HR start-up Strive wins NovaUCD’s Student Enterprise Competition

Emerging HR start-up Strive has won €5,000 after being named the overall winner of this year’s NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition. The annual competition, based at the University College Dublin (UCD) centre for new ventures, is an intensive four-week mentoring programme aimed at student entrepreneurs. For its eight year, 10 early-stage student ventures competed with business …

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Irish start-up &Open bags $26m to make corporate gifting more accessible

Dublin-based &Open has raised $26m in a new round of funding to invest in its corporate gifting platform for companies. Announced today (22 June) at the Collision tech conference in Toronto, this Series A round was led by Molten Ventures. Other backers include First Round Capital, LocalGlobe, Tribal VC and Middlegame Ventures. This brings the …

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Irish start-up &Open bags $26m to make corporate gifting more accessible

Dublin-based &Open has raised $26m in a new round of funding to invest in its corporate gifting platform for companies. Announced today (22 June) at the Collision tech conference in Toronto, this Series A round was led by Molten Ventures. Other backers include First Round Capital, LocalGlobe, Tribal VC and Middlegame Ventures. This brings the …

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Irish start-up &Open bags $26m to make corporate gifting more accessible

Dublin-based &Open has raised $26m in a new round of funding to invest in its corporate gifting platform for companies. Announced today (22 June) at the Collision tech conference in Toronto, this Series A round was led by Molten Ventures. Other backers include First Round Capital, LocalGlobe, Tribal VC and Middlegame Ventures. This brings the …

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