Qualcomm pours US$14.5 million into autonomous stores startup AiFi

Qualcomm pours US$14.5 million into autonomous stores startup AiFi

AiFi, a startup originating from San Francisco that builds autonomous retail technologies announced US$14.5million pre-Series B fundraise on 19th October 2020. The funding investors included Qualcomm Ventures, its existing investors TransLink Capital, Cervin Ventures and new investor Plum Alley.  The products offered by AiFi The technology company AiFi creates cutting-edge systems...

Australian Startup V2ood Closes Record US$ 55M in Series B Funding

Australian Startup V2Food Closes Record US$ 55M in Series B Funding

V2food, Australian plant-based meat startup has announced an AU$77 million (US$55 million) Series B round held in October 2020, breaking records as the largest funding round in this category within the country. The round takes the venture’s funding to date to AU$113 million. The investment was led by Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Singapore’s sovereign...

Dublin-based Neuromod Raises €10.5M in Series B Financing

Dublin-based Neuromod raises €10.5M in Series B financing

Neuromod Devices Limited, Dublin based medical device company specialising in the treatment of tinnitus, has raised €10.5 million in an oversubscribed Series B financing held in October 2020. The investment was led by Fountain Healthcare Partners, with participation from Moffett Investment Holdings and Medical Device Resources and venture-debt provision by Kreos Capital and Silicon...

Visual data protection startup Pimloc gains £1.4 million seed funding

A London-based company for visual security and privacy, Pimloc has raised £1.4 million in a seed funding round on 19th October 2020. The round was led by VC Amadeus Capital Partners and included the participation of Speedinvest and its existing investors. The enterprise founded in 2016, has developed systems based on deep learning for...

FLEEP Technologies completed seed funding with €900K investment

FLEEP Technologies completed seed funding with €900K investment

FLEEP Technologies, the Milan-based startup,  announced the completion of its seed funding round with €900K from “EUREKA! Fund I – Technology Transfer” on 19th October 2020. The newly brought investment will aid the company to bring its ‘printed electronics’ to market.  FLEEP Technologies is a startup based in Milan, hailing from the Italian Institute...

San Francisco based Vineti closes Series C financing

Vineti closes Series C financing

Leading digital platform of record for personalized therapeutics, Vineti closed a US$ 33M extension to its Series C financing on 17 October 2020. The Series C extension was led by Cardinal Health. Other participants included Marc Benioff and existing Vineti investors, including Canaan Partners, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ), Section 32, Casdin Capital, Novartis Pharma...

The Space Race of the brave new world

Space Race

The competition amongst private spaceflight companies to send paying tourists into space has led to a new space race. What had started between the USA and Russia with a beep from the Sputnik satellite exactly 63 years ago (4 October 1957) had ended with a handshake in space just 18 years later. Nations have shifted from competition...

Proptech startup Propseller bags US$ 1.2M in seed funding

Propseller bags US$ 1.2M in seed funding

Singapore-based Proptech startup, Propseller has bagged US$ 1.2M in a seed funding round held in October 2020. A roster of investors took part in the funding round, including Iterative, Hustle Fund, XA Network, Rapzo Capital, Stein Jakob and Ben Neve. In addition, 3 unnamed strategic investors participated with existing private investors. Proceeds from the...

Canada’s Knowledgehook raises $20M in Series A funding

Knowledgehook raises $20M in Series A funding

Kitchener-Waterloo-based EdTech startup, Knowledgehook has raised $20M in a Series A round of funding held in October 2020. The round was led by a London-based EdTech investment fund whose name was not disclosed. Other contributors in the Series A round included Mesoamerica’s Alexandria Corp., Nelson Education, Ideal Ventures, and Nicoya Ventures.

Former Housing.com Co-founder’s Edtech Startup Genius Raises US$ 2M Funding

Former Housing.com Co-founder’s Edtech Startup Genius Raises US$ 2M Funding

Genius Teacher, the Edtech startup launched by Housing.com founder Advitiya Sharma in India, has bagged an angel funding round worth US$ 2 million. About 50 early-stage investors have invested in Genius Teacher, which includes Abhijit Bose - CEO at WhatsApp India, Kunal Shah - CEO at Cred, Sandeep Tandon - Co-founder at Freecharge, Dhruv...