Telemedicine to become the new normal post the pandemic?

Telemedicine

Our memories of visiting clinics are filled with hustling to get appointments, waiting endlessly for our turns in the waiting rooms and wishing apprehensively to avoid syringes & all sorts of prickly items (well at least when we were kids). All of that might no longer be required. With the rise in telemedicine, we can stay as far away as...

EcoCart raises US$ 3M as it brings carbon offsetting into the e-commerce industry

EcoCart raises US$ 3M

US-based EcoCart, a climate and sustainability-focused e-commerce enablement startup, raised US$ 3M in seed funding on 12 April 2021. Investors: The funding round was led by Base10 Partners' Chris Zeoli, with participation from Sugar Capital, Brian Sugar's early-stage venture fund, as well as several strategic angel investors including Jamie Sutton (creator of Shopify Plus), Ben Jabbaway (Founder and CEO of...

Amazon India launches Mentor Connect Programme for emerging startups

Amazon India launches Mentor Connect Programme

Amazon India announced the launch of its 'Mentor Connect' programme on Sunday. The programme aims to accelerate the growth of startups and emerging brand owners enrolled under its Amazon Launchpad initiative. The Mentor Connect programme will create a support system for startups by providing them with the right kind of mentoring which will help them scale their business.   Programme Highlights: ·...

Shypple bags €7.1 million in Series A funding

Shypple bags €7.1 million in Series A funding

Rotterdam, Netherlands-based global digital freight forwarding platform Shypple announced in April 2021 that it has bagged €7.1 million in a Series A funding round from Dutch Founders Fund, Newtown Partners via the Imperial Venture Fund, BOM Brabant Ventures and InnovationQuarter. The startup will use the proceeds from the funding round to further develop its platform, which is revolutionizing the €295...

Cool Startup Stories: Nigerian Fintech Company Paystack

Image of Nigerian Fintech Company, Paystack founders

Overview The Fintech sector in Nigeria (and Africa as a whole) is beginning to witness significant acknowledgment and recognition in the global startup ecosystem today. This traction is, however, not due to the activities of commercial banks, as one may initially believe, but can be credited to the development and progress of innovative private companies with cutting-edge product offerings, revolutionizing...

NY-based corporate card and spend management platform Ramp raises funding

NY-based corporate card and spend management platform Ramp raises funding

NY-based Ramp, a technology company that develops corporate cards and provides spend management software, raised US$ 115 million across two investments, at a valuation of US$ 1.6 billion on 9 April 2021. Investors: Ramp raised the capital in two tranches. It raised US$ 65 million in an investment round led by D1 Capital Partners that valued the startup at US$...

India experiences tech boom as nine startups grab Unicorn status in 4 months

nine startups grab Unicorn status

Last week was definitely a historic one for India’s tech industry and the startup ecosystem. In just four days, the country minted at least six startups with a unicorn tag (valuation of US$ 1 billion or more). Why is it historic you ask? Well, India had a total of eleven new unicorns (Unacademy, Pine Labs, FirstCry, Zenoti, Nykaa, Postman,...

One-stop shop for skincare products Disco secures US $ 5 million

Disco secures US $ 5 million

Disco, a Texas (United States) based startup, announced on 9th April 2021 that it has raised US $ 5 million in its seed funding round. The round was led by Midnight Venture Partners along with angel investors Paul Hedrik, founder and CEO of Tecovas, and Bryan Mahoney, co-founder and CEO of Chord. Investors: Midnight Venture Partners is a Texas based...

California based Medtech startup Moray Medical secures US $ 3.3 million

Moray Medical secures US $ 3.3 million

Moray Medical, a California (United States) based startup that seeks to improve the lives of people suffering from heart problems through its innovative technology, announced on 12th April 2021 that it has raised US $ 3.3 million in its seed funding round. The round was led by Heal Capital and 415 Capital Management. Investors: 415 Capital Management is Bayern, Germany,...

No-code visual storytelling platform Shorthand raises AU$ 10 million

Shorthand raises AU$ 10 million

Shorthand, a Brisbane based no-code publishing platform, announced on 10th April 2021 that it has raised AU$ 10 million in a private equity round. The round was led by Fortitude Investment Partners. Investors: Fortitude Investment Partners is a Brisbane based private equity firm that provides expertise, capital and resources to growth companies in Australia and New Zealand. It actively looks...