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Africa’s top angel Tomi Davies eyes startups and co-investors

When Nigerian angel investor Tomi Davies backed his first company — Strika Entertainment in 2001 — he admits he wasn’t aware of his future role. “I was just helping out friends. I didn’t know it was angel investing. I didn’t know there was a structure to it,” he said. Seven years later, Davies received a 20x return on his first exit and a decade after that he’s recognized as an architect of early-stage investing across Africa. Davies is President of The African Business Angel Network and conti...
Tags: TC, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Investment, Ceo, United States, South Africa, President, Ethiopia, Kenya, Miami, Private Equity


OurCrowd launches $100M Pandemic Innovation Fund

OurCrowd, the Israeli crowdfunding venture investment platform, today announced the launch of its Pandemic Innovation Fund, with plans to raise a total of $100 million. The money will be invested in “urgent technological solutions for the medical, business, educational and social needs triggered by global pandemics and other health emergencies.” The fund will invest in startups that look at developing vaccines and tests, as well as therapeutics, remote monitoring, digital health and personal pro...
Tags: Articles, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Venture Capital, Ourcrowd, Jon Medved, Startup Company, Distance Learning, Pandemic, Sight Diagnostics, Morris Laster, Morry Blumenfeld, Pandemic Innovation Fund, SaNOtize TytoCare, David Sokolic


Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M

Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were tapped by international interests. DHL acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers a white-label solution for doing online-sales in emerging markets. Retailers can p...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Uber, UK, Technology, Oregon, Nigeria, Africa, US, Articles, San Francisco, Investment, Ceo, UPS, United States


An inside look at HBO Max's product experience and how WarnerMedia is taking a different approach than Netflix to keep viewers coming back (T)

A WarnerMedia exec who led the product experience for HBO Max walked Business Insider through the the new platform, and explained how she hopes the experience will set the streaming service apart. HBO Max wants to improve the streaming experience by leaning on its own style of editorial curation that's backed by data, rather than led by it. The experience, at launch, is rather simple with the goal of building on it over time with new features, like a "Recommended by Humans" tool that will pull...
Tags: Hbo, Trends, Ceo, Netflix, Zac Efron, Search Party, Lyons, Regina King, DirecTV Now, John Stankey, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, AT T TV Now, Sarah Lyons, Hulu Lyons, WarnerMedia exec Jason Press


A 12 year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity

Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a UK platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. According to Crunchbase, Skimlinks had raised a total of $25.5M and reached a late a Series C stage of funding, the final round coming from Frog Capital which invested $16M. An early Seed investor was Sussex Place Ventures . For context, San Francisco-based competitor VigLink, which has raised a total of $27.3 ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Pinterest, US, Articles, San Francisco, Affiliate Marketing, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Monetization, United States, United Kingdom, President


DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica

DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers a white-label solution for doing digital-sales in emerging markets. Retailers can plug into the company’s e-commerce platform to create a web-based storefront that manages payments and logistics. With the investment one of the world’s largest delivery services looks to build a broader client-base globally using a busin...
Tags: TC, Oregon, China, Africa, Marketing, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Online Shopping, United States, United Kingdom, Alibaba, Retail, Trade, Online Retail


Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network

Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent. The South Africa headquartered company has acquired a fleet of Nissan Leaf EVs and developed its own solar powered charging stations. The program goes live in Zimbabwe this week, as Vaya finalizes partnerships to begin on-demand electric taxi and delivery services in markets that could include Keny...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Obama, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ceo, South Africa, Electric Vehicles, President, Transport, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya


Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital . That brings the company’s total VC to $4 million, which Carry1st will deploy to support and invest in game publishing across Africa. The startup — with offices in New York, Lagos, and South Africa — was co-founded in 2018 by Sierra Leonean Cordel Robbin-Coker, American Lucy Parry, and Zimbabwean software engineer Tinotenda Mundangepfupfu. Robbin-Coker and Parry met while working in invest...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Asia, New York, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, South Africa, Digital Media, Tencent, Cape Town, Kenya, Websites, App-store


A WarnerMedia exec explains how the HBO Max platform blends 'human' elements with data and how the product will change over time (T)

A WarnerMedia exec who led the product experience for HBO Max walked Business Insider through the the new platform, and explained how she hopes the experience will set the streaming service apart. HBO Max wants to improve the streaming experience by leaning on its own style of editorial curation that's backed by data, rather than led by it. The experience, at launch, is rather simple with the goal of building on it over time with new features, like a "Recommended by Humans" tool that will pull...
Tags: Hbo, Trends, Ceo, Netflix, Zac Efron, Search Party, Lyons, Regina King, DirecTV Now, John Stankey, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, AT T TV Now, Sarah Lyons, Hulu Lyons, WarnerMedia exec Jason Press


Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa

Drones are being deployed in the fight to curb COVID-19 in the U.S. Novant Health and California based UAV delivery startup Zipline have launched distribution of personal protective gear and medical equipment in North Carolina. Novant is a non-profit healthcare provider with a network in the Southeastern United States. Through the partnership, Zipline’s drones will make 32 mile flights on two routes between Novant Health’s emergency drone fulfillment center in Kannapolis to the company’s me...
Tags: TC, Florida, Technology, California, Virginia, Africa, US, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, UPS, United States, South Africa, President


Virgin Orbit’s first orbital test flight cut short after rocket released from carrier aircraft

On Monday, Virgin Orbit attempted the first full flight of its orbital payload launch system, which includes a modified Boeing 747 called ‘Cosmic Girl’ that acts as a carrier aircraft for its air-launched rocket LauncherOne. While Virgin Orbit has flown Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne previously for different tests and demonstrations, this was the first end-to-end system test. Unfortunately, that test ended much earlier than planned – just shortly after the LauncherOne rocket was released from Co...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, California, Tech, Ceo, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Virgin Group, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Virgin Atlantic, Spaceport, Outer Space, Kelly Latimer


Elon Musk: the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t getting any smaller

In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the cybertruck — a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel — there was a lot of speculation about whether it would be smaller once it actually made it to market. Production of the Cybertruck is still a long ways off. There isn’t even a factory to build the all-electric truck yet. However, Musk did provide some clarification Saturday on its size. In a tweet, Musk wrote “Reviewed design with Franz last night. Even 3% s...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Jay Leno, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Hyperloop, Cnbc, TechCrunch, Tesla Model S, Musk, Leno, Franz


Here’s what Virgin Orbit hopes to achieve with their first full orbital test launch on Sunday

Virgin Orbit held a press briefing on Saturday hosted by CEO Dan Hart and VP of Special Projects Will Pomerantz. The company aims to fly its first ever orbital test launch on Sunday, at roughly 9:30 AM PT (12:30 PM ET), though there’s flexibility for that to move depending on preparations and weather. If it succeeds with this test, it’ll join an elite club of private spaceflight companies that have actually made it to orbit – but that’s not the only measure of success for Virgin for tomorrow’...
Tags: TC, Space, California, Tech, Ceo, Space Tourism, Satellite, Virgin, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Spaceport, Hart, Outer Space, Private Spaceflight, Virgin Orbit


Cake brings a Swedish take on e-motorcycle design to the US

Cake has crafted the Swedish edition of electric motorcycle design starting in the dirt. The Stockholm-based mobility startup’s debut, the Kalk OR, is a 150-pound, battery-powered two-wheeler engineered for agile off-road riding and available in a street-legal version. In appearance, Cake’s Kalk has a minimalist stance and doesn’t evoke “motorcycle” in any conventional sense. That was intentional, according to the company’s CEO, Stefan Ytterborn — a design aficionado and serial founder — who w...
Tags: Cake, TC, Europe, Utah, Milan, Sweden, New York City, US, America, Tech, Ceo, United States, Transport, Ikea, Patagonia, Harley Davidson


Cake brings a Swedish take on e-motorcycle design to the U.S.

Cake has crafted the Swedish edition of electric motorcycle design starting in the dirt. The Stockholm based mobility startup’s debut, the Kalk OR, is a 150 pound, battery powered two-wheeler engineered for agile off-road riding and available in a street-legal version. On appearance, Cake’s Kalk has a minimalist stance and doesn’t evoke “motorcycle” in any conventional sense. That was intentional, according to the company’s CEO, Stefan Ytterborn — a design aficionado and serial founder — who w...
Tags: Cake, TC, Europe, Utah, Milan, Sweden, New York City, America, Tech, Ceo, United States, Transport, Ikea, Patagonia, Harley Davidson, Stockholm


Tesla drops lawsuit against Alameda County over Fremont factory reopening

Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Alameda County that sought to force the reopening of its factory in Fremont, California. The dismissal, which was granted Wednesday, closes the loop on a battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officials. The lawsuit filed May 9, hours after Musk threatened to sue and move operations out of state, sought injunctive and declaratory relief against Alameda County. Reuters was the first t...
Tags: Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Manufacturing, Hyperloop, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Governor, FREMONT, Fremont California, Alameda County, Newsom


16 cybersecurity startups that are promising even in a down economy

Despite the ongoing economic slump, recent research shows that the global cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $183.2 billion in 2019 to $230 billion by 2021. That industry growth includes investment in innovation, as IT staffs adopt new tools to address changes such as the boom in remote work. We've rounded up a list of promising young cybersecurity companies working in areas like passwordless authentication, autonomous threat detection, security training programs and more.  Visit Bu...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Ceo, Nasa, United States, American Express, Lady Gaga, Iot, Denver, Latin America, BioCatch, Accel, Trump, Robert, Tom Adams


Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis

Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi based startup that raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Anthemis. Founded in 2016, Apollo Agriculture offers a mobile based product suit for farmers that includes working capital, data analysis for higher crop yields, and options to purchase key inputs and equipment. “It’s everything a farmer needs to succeed. It’s the seeds and fertilizer th...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, United States, United Kingdom, Agriculture, West Africa, Machine Learning, Kenya


Thought Leadership – A Way Forward?

The fast pace in the current digital age means that businesses and business models are changing more rapidly than ever. Combine that with the current coronavirus pandemic and the need for rapid change and swift decision making and you have a recipe for ‘excitement’. Thought Leadership is most definitely required. New technologies and innovations will quickly sweep away well established and seemingly solid business models within just a few months. There are plenty of examples, Blockbusters, and ...
Tags: Kodak, Blog, Ceo, Netflix, Innovation, Thought Leadership


Jason Hope: Helps Through His Personal Business Ideas

Jason Hope is a business owner that travels around the world. He’s very familiar with the area. In fact, Jason Hope grew up in Scottsdale. After attending school, he began to learn more about the Internet. In general, the philanthropist is a proud owner. In reality, there is a scientific research that takes place during a crisis. In today’s society, there’s an epidemic that’s happening. There are over 400,000 cases of the Coronavirus. Hope plans to step in as much as possible to help business o...
Tags: Health, Hope, Ceo, Jason, Scottsdale, Phoenix, SENS Foundation, Healthcare Expert, Jason Hope, Coronavirus Hope, WP Carey School of Business Jason Hope


Tesla said to be readying new long-lasting, low-cost batteries to put EVs at price parity with gas cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been touting forthcoming battery technology improvements, going so far as to dub a forthcoming company talk “battery day” in prior public comments. Now Reuters is reporting that the automaker plans to unveil new advanced in battery technology it has developed that can produce power sources for its EVs which last for “millions of miles” and can be produced at low costs – allowing the automaker to sell cars at or below the market cost of equivalent gas-guzzling intern...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Science, China, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Nevada, Chemicals, Driver, Electric Cars, Musk


The missing links to grading Harley Davidson’s EV pivot

As Harley Davidson rounds year one on its electric debut, we’re still riding in the fog on how to evaluate the company’s EV pivot. The American symbol of gas, chrome, and steel released its first production electric motorcycle, the LiveWire last fall. The $29,799 machine is the first in a future line-up of EVs planned by Harley-Davidson — spanning motorcycles, bicycles and scooters. The LiveWire started shipping to dealers September 27. It’s meant to complement, not replace, Harley-Davidson’s pr...
Tags: TC, California, Milwaukee, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Ceo, United States, Motorcycles, Italy, Honda, Steel, Electric Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Reuters, Harley


RocketLab tests new hyperCurie engine that will power its deep space delivery vehicle

Rocket Lab is already in the testing phase for a new engine it’s building to propel its forthcoming Photon Lunar spacecraft, according to CEO and founder Peter Beck . Beck shared an image of the engine, called hyperCurie, undergoing tests conducted by the company’s propellant team. HyperCurie, as its name implies, is an evolution of the Curie engine that currently powers the third stage of the Electron rocket that Rocket Lab uses for its missions, as well as the Photon satellite bus. The...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Beck, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Moon Landing, Outer Space, Curie, Electron, Rocket Lab


Emteria, maker of industrial version of Android, raises cash from HTG and Runa Capital

Emteria, is a startup that emerged out of the limitations of the official Android Open Source Project. AOSP just isn’t good enough to be used in industrial applications which means if industry wants to use it, the platform must be extended and customized. Some industries still use outdated platforms like Windows CE to power things like ticket machines, for instance. Emteria developed emteria.OS, an adapted Android operating system for industrial settings. As a result of its work, the startup ...
Tags: Travel, Android, TC, Europe, San Francisco, Ceo, Smartphones, Computing, Google Play Services, Operating System, Operating Systems, Video Conferencing, Partner, Cashier, Runa Capital, HTGF


Waymo expands first external investment round to $3 billion

Waymo has added an additional $750 million to the $2.25 billion funding round that it first announced in March, bringing the total size of the financing (its first from investors outside of Alphabet) to $3 billion. The extension comes from new investors including those managed by T. Rowe Price, Perry Creek Capital, Fidelity Management and Research Company and others. The extension, like the original round itself, will be used by Waymo to invest in its workforce, product development and ope...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, California, Tech, Ceo, Companies, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, AutoNation, Mobility, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Alphabet, Emerging-technologies


Intel has invested $132M in 11 startups this year, on track for $300M-$500M in total

When it comes to corporate venture capital, semiconductor giant Intel has shaped up to be one of the most prolific and prescient investors in the tech world, with investments in 1,582 companies worldwide, and a tally of some 692 portfolio companies going public or otherwise exiting in the wake of Intel’s backing. Today, the company announced its latest tranche of deals: $132 million invested in 11 startups. The deals speak to some of the company’s most strategic priorities currently and in th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, California, China, Israel, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Intel, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Ethernet


Elon Musk just put a new person in charge of production at Tesla’s Fremont factory

On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard Miller, who was director of paint operations at Tesla, to head of production at the factory, according to an internal email sent to employees Monday and viewed by TechCrunch. It appears that Miller replaces Jatinder Dhillon, who was the company’s manufacturing director. CNBC reported in March that Dhillon had left ...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Model, Automotive, Manufacturing, Director, Hyperloop, Cnbc, TechCrunch, Tesla Model S, Musk


Elon Musk restarts Tesla factory in defiance of county orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Monday that the company’s factory in Fremont, California is open and has restarted production despite a stay-at-home order issued by Alameda County. Musk said in tweet Monday afternoon that he will “be on the line,” a reference to the assembly line at the factory where Tesla makes the Model X, Model S, Model 3 and Model Y. He added “if anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.” TechCrunch has reached out to Alameda County officials, Tesla and Elon Musk for comm...
Tags: Elon Musk, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Model, Automotive, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, FREMONT, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Fremont California


Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening

Tesla filed a lawsuit Saturday against Alameda County in an effort to invalidate orders that have prevented the automaker from reopening its factory in Fremont, California. The lawsuit, which seeks injunctive and declaratory relief against Alameda County, was first reported by CNBC. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for California’s Northern District. Earlier Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was filing a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its h...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Manufacturing, Nevada, Hyperloop, Cnbc, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Governor


Elon Musk threatens to pull Tesla operations out of California and into Texas or Nevada

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Saturday the company will file a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately, escalating a fight between the company and health officials over whether its factory in Fremont can reopen. Tesla had planned to bring back about 30% of its factory workers Friday as part of its reopening plan, defying Alameda County’s stay-at-home order. TechCrunch has reached out to Elon Musk directly. We w...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Usa, Texas, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Nashville, Manufacturing, Nevada, East Coast, Hyperloop