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Nigeria’s Rensource raises $20M to power African markets by solar

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Nigerian startup Rensource Energy has raised a $20 million Series A round co-led by CRE Venture Capital and the Omidyar network. The renewable energy company...

Jiji raises $21M for its Africa online classifieds business

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Pan-African digital classifieds company Jiji has raised $21 million in Series C and C-1 financing from six investors, led by Knuru Capital. The Nigeria based...

Max Q: NASA signs up new Moon delivery companies

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There were lot of highlights in the space industry this past week (even though a rocket launch that was supposed to happened is now...

SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 fails during testing, next step will be to...

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SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype encountered an explosive failure during early testing in Texas on Wednesday – you can see exactly what happened in the...

Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa

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AI training data provider Samasource has raised a $14.8 million Series A funding round led by Ridge Ventures. The San Francisco headquartered company delivers Fortune...

SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

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There’s literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week – or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in...

D-Wave sticks with its approach to quantum computing

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Earlier this month, at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, D-Wave and Volkswagen teamed up to manage a fleet of buses using a new system...

Brave launches version 1.0 of its privacy-focused browser

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Brave, the company co-founded by ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich after his ouster from the organization in 2014, today launched version 1.0 of its browser...

Naspers Foundry is open for South African startup pitches, CEO says

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Naspers’ 1.4 billion rand (≈$100 million) VC fund to support South African startups — Naspers Foundry — is accepting pitches, after making its first...

Signal AI taps $25M for public data-based market intelligence that spots...

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Media monitoring — where news sources and other public information outlets are scanned regularly for mentions of specific organizations — is a well established...