The Japan External Trade Organization to present 15 Japanese startups at Disrupt 2020 

Disrupt 2020

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will be presenting 15 innovative Japanese startups at Disrupt 2020 that will be hosted virtually this year by TechCrunch. The event will take place from 14-16 September 2020. The startups will demonstrate their products and services from the Japan Innovation Showcase Virtual Pavilion during the conference. About Disrupt 2020 Disrupt 2020 is a five-day non-stop...

TOP 10 LegalTech Startups of the USA

TOP 10 LegalTech Startups of the USA

LegalTech Startups are one of the newest and emerging fields in the startup sector and ideally so because they offer everyone around them indispensable flexibility in carrying out their legal obligations. The LegalTech field is disrupting the traditional legal industry by giving clients easy access to legal services in consort with offering its employees to work in a fresh, less...

French startup reciTAL raises €3.5M in funding 

French startup reciTAL raises €3.5M in funding

Paris-based Document Intelligence Solutions startup, reciTAL has raised €3.5M in a funding round held in September 2020, led by Breega, a European VC firm. Capital raised will be used by the startup to enhance its development and become the go-to platform for automated data extraction. Gilles Moyse and Frédéric Allary founded reciTAL in 2017. They believe that the latest advancements in Natural...

Chile’s NotCo raises US$ 85M in Series C funding 

Chile’s NotCo Raises US$ 85M in Series C funding

Chilean FoodTech startup, NotCo has raised US$ 85M in a Series C funding round held in September 2020, led by Future Positive (the investment arm of Frederick Blackford and Biz Stone), L Catterton Partners (the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm), and General Catalyst. Existing investors such as Kaszek Ventures, The Craftory, Bezos Expedition, Endeavor Catalyst, Indie Bio, Humbolt...

Seattle based ThruWave secures US$ 6.4M Seed Financing 

Thruwave

Seattle based ThruWave, a 3D millimetre wave (mmWave) imaging for supply chain and logistics has raised US$ 6.4M in Seed funding round. Its total funding stands at US$ 7.2M. The funding round was led by E14 Fund and Ubiquity Ventures. Other participants in the round included WRF Capital, Root Ventures, Blue Sky Capital and Tsingyuan Ventures. In-Q-Tel, Inc., a not-for-profit...

India launches 15 challenges for Indian startups to solve for a grant of US$ 68K each 

NITI Aayog grant

The Govt. of India has been pushing the Indian companies to lessen their dependence on imports by advocating for Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-sufficient India). The think tank of the govt., NITI Aayog announced on 9 September 2020 that the govt. will give a grant of US$ 68K (50 lakh rupees) to startups or MSMEs (Micro, small and medium enterprises) that solve...

HumanForest raises €2M in funding 

HumanForest raises €2M in funding

London-based e-bike startup HumanForest has raised €2M in a fresh round of funding held in September 2020, led by the top titans of the mobility sector, including founders of the ride-sharing App, Cabify. Vicente Pascual and Stefan Tilks, ex-Volvo President and CEO of NEVS AB, the Swedish electric car manufacturer will be joining HumanForest’s board of directors. Proceeds from the funding...

Athennian bags 10M CAD in funding 

Athennian bags 10M CAD in funding

Calgary-based LegalTech startup Athennian has announced that it has raised 10M CAD in over 2 rounds of investment which include an 8M CAD Series A funding closed recently and a 2M CAD seed round held in July 2019. The 8M CAD Series A round was led by USA-based Arthur Ventures. Patrick Meenan, General partner of Arthur Ventures will be joining...

SQL editor company PopSQL raises US$ 3.4M in Seed Funding 

PopSQL

San Francisco based collaborative SQL editor for teams, PopSQL raised US$ 3.4M in its seed funding on 8 September 2020. The funding round was led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund. Other participants in the round included Y Combinator, FundersClub, angel investors Max Mullen (Co-founder of Instacart), Calvin French-Owen (CTO of Segment), and Guillermo Rauch (CEO of Vercel). The funds...

San Francisco based Ouster raises US$ 42M in Series B 

Ouster LiDAR

San Francisco based LiDAR developer Ouster has raised US$ 42M in Series B funding on 8 September 2020. The total funding has raised to US$ 90M. The Series B funding will be utilized to support new product development and accelerating worldwide sales. The investors who participated in the funding round include Cox Automotive, Tao Capital Partners, and Fontinalis Partners. About Ouster Ouster...