October 17, 2019

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M – Tempemail

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the …

Tyson Ventures has invested in New Wave Foods, a startup making a plant-based shrimp substitute – Tempemail

Tyson Foods is getting into the seafood business. Through the company’s venture capital arm, Tyson is investing in New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based startup …

SF based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria – Tempemail

The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, will offer its …

Urbvan raises $9 million for its private shuttle service in Mexico – Tempemail

As cities in emerging markets grapple with increasingly traffic-clogged and dangerous streets, Urbvan, a startup providing private, high-end transportation shuttles in Mexico, has raised $9 …

Bestmile raises $16.5 million to manage human and AI-driven fleets – Tempemail

Bestmile, a transportation software startup, has raised $16.5 million in a Series B round led by Blue Lagoon Capital and TransLink Capital. Existing investors Road …

Instacart CFO Ravi Gupta to exit for Sequoia Capital – Tempemail

Instacart‘s chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Ravi Gupta, will exit the on-demand grocery delivery company at the end of the year to “return …

Ready, Set, Raise — the Y Combinator for female founders — announces second cohort – Tempemail

About one-fourth of the startups in Y Combinator’s summer batch had a female founder. Not the most disappointing statistic if you consider this: Companies with …