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Digital identity startup iiDENTIFii raises record $15m

The South African biometrics start-up iiDENTIFii has raised $15 million growth capital. The round was led by African investment company Arise whose cornerstone investors include Rabobank Partnerships, Norfund, NorFinance and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO). This is, to date, the largest African series A in the identity verification space. iiDENTIFii is considered a world …

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Young agritech startup makes farming cool, scores Google funding | Fin24

The outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020 was devastating to many sectors, but for a fledging agritech enterprise in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the pandemic opened up a window of opportunity. AgriKool, a youth-led startup established three years ago, connects farmers with the market. It secured its first contract with a retail supermarket in Pietermaritzburg at the …

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SA Gym Management Software Startup Secures Funding To Drive Global Expansion

South African gym management software platform Octiv has reached a monumental milestone in closing their eight-figure Series A funding round from a leading venture capital firm, Knife Capital. The startup previously raised seed capital from prominent South African angel investors and this round also included an angel investment from an executive at BVNK. This investment …

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Former Tesla energy head has a new electric-home startup

Tesla’s former head of energy is officially launching Lunar Energy, a new startup aimed at simplifying the transition to full home electrification. Kunal Girotra, who was until February 2020 Tesla’s senior director of energy operations, is chief executive of Lunar as well as its founder. The California-based startup plans to develop software and hardware that …

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Startup’s hydrogen breakthrough may give new life to coal plants – Moneyweb

A small Australian research lab tucked away in a coastal town, 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Sydney, says it has developed a patented technology using a catalyst that can turn hydrogen and oxygen into super-heated steam capable of driving a power-station turbine. “Our model works on heat from hydrogen,” said Andrew Horvath, chairman of Star …

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Adam Neumann, the WeWork founder is back. Here’s what we know about his new startup, Flow

Adam Neumann is back again, this time around he’s planning to shakeup the real estate business. The commercial real estate entrepreneur received $350 million from a16z for a residential real estate startup, Flow. The WeWork founder was the subject of serious criticism, due to gross mismanagement, harbouring a toxic work culture, and shady antics that …

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Israeli Startup To Make Honey Without Bees

Written by: Brian Blum, Israel21c Article source: Siblings whose last name means “honey” have a technology for cultivating honey in the lab as the world’s bee population fast dwindles. Ofir and Efrat Dvash didn’t know when they were growing up on a farm that their life’s work would reflect the meaning of the family name. “Dvash” …

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Stellantis ‘Startup Awards’ Recognize Seven Top-Performing Technology Partnerships and Innovations

Stellantis N.V. today awarded seven top-performing technology startups with the first-ever Stellantis Startup Awards, recognizing the value of the partnership between the Company and the best startup partners in seven different verticals. Presented during a digital event, the Stellantis Startup Awards also demonstrate the Company’s commitment to advancing its Dare Forward 2030 ambition of embracing …

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Meet Kubik: The 2022 African Startup of the Year

Kidus Asfaw, Kubik founder, speaking in Cape Town after receiving the 2022 African Startup of the Year Award at the Global Startup Awards. It was all too humbling to meet Africans from all corners of the continent who are running and investing in businesses that address very real challenges on the continent. Take, for example, …

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European Insurance AI Startup BDEO Expands To South Africa

Bdeo, a provider of Visual Intelligence solutions for the insurance industry, announced that it has expanded its relationship with Hollard and officially launched in the South African market. The two companies entered into a strategic collaboration to help streamline Hollard’s entire end-to-end motor claims assessment and damage repair process. Bdeo’s Visual FNOL technology allows Hollard …

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