partech News of 10/14/19
Bestmile Raises $16.5 Million To Manage Human And AI-Driven Fleets
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 Ventures, Partech, Groupe ADP, Airbus Ventures, Serena and others also ...
Nowports Raises $5.3 Million To Become Latin America’S Digital Shipping Answer To Flexport
Nowports , a developer of software and services to track freight shipments from ports to destinations across Latin America, has aims to become the regional answer to Flexport’s billion dollar digital shipping business. Almost 54 million ...
Diving Deep Into Africa’S Blossoming Tech Scene
Jumia may be the first startup you’ve heard of from Africa. But the e-commerce venture that recently listed on the NYSE is definitely not the first or last word in African tech. The continent has an expansive digital innovation scene, the ...
Dakar Network Angels Begins Startup Investments In Francophone Africa
The Dakar Network Angels network launched this month, making its first investment in francophone Africa to cleantech venture Coliba . The Ivorian startup—that uses a mobile app to coordinate waste recycling—will receive mentorship and a minimum ...
SeaBubbles Shows Off Its ‘Flying’ All-Electric Boat In Miami
We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles , a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami this weekend to show off one of its five prototype boats — ...
BeliMobilGue Raises $10m For Its Used-Car Sales Platform In Indonesia
BeliMobilGue , a used car sales platform in Indonesia, has fueled up with a $10 million Series round for the race to dominate the automotive market in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The company was started in 2017 as a joint venture ...
Startups Weekly: Even Gwyneth Paltrow Had A Hard Time Raising VC
I spent the week in Malibu attending Upfront Ventures’ annual Upfront Summit, which brings together the likes of Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC’s elite for a two-day networking session of sorts. Cameron Diaz was there for ...
Partech Is Doubling The Size Of Its African Venture Fund To $143 Million
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa . More posts by this contributor Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over ...
Aiden.Ai Raises A $1.6m Seed Round For Its AI Marketing Analyst
Aiden.ai , a London based AI analytics startup, has raised a $1.6M seed round to develop its “AI-powered marketing analyst” which, they claim, is like having an extra person on the marketing team for mobile apps. The round has been led by ...