Independent retailer platform Creoate raises $5M Seed led by Fuel Ventures


Creoate is a startup, which lets independent retailers buy sustainable products from brands and wholesalers, has raised a $5m Seed round led by Fuel Ventures with participation from Vinted founder, Justas Janauskas.  Its competitors include traditional wholesalers who’ve supplied independent retailers for decades, and other startups such as Faire (US, raised $696M) and Ankorstore (FR, … Read more

South Africa’s Khula closes $1.3M seed to scale its software-for-agriculture platform


The myriad challenges faced by farmers in Africa — inadequate financing, education and input distribution — persist and greatly affect the agricultural output on the continent. But startups are providing innovative solutions to these problems, and South Africa’s Khula is an example. The startup, launched in 2018, is finding its niche in the ever-growing industry.  … Read more

India’s Infra.Market valued at $2.5B in Tiger Global-led $125M funding


Infra.Market, an Indian startup that is helping construction and real estate companies in the world’s second-most populated nation procure materials and handle logistics for their projects, said on Tuesday it has secured its third financing round in the past nine months. Tiger Global, which led the startup’s Series C round in February this year, has … Read more

Gapsquare, a pioneer of machine learning into gender pay disparity, is acquired by XpertHR


Inequalities between women and men in the workplace have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic and are likely to persist in the near future, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The World Economic Forum estimates globally it will take 267.6 years to close the gender gap in economic participation and opportunity. So it’s even … Read more

Google gives the world its first official glimpse of the Pixel 6


While the company isn’t revealing everything about it just yet, this morning Google gave the world its first official peek at its next flagship phone: the Pixel 6. Here’s what we know so far: It’ll come in two forms: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The base 6 will have a matte aluminum finish with … Read more

Can your startup support a research-based workflow?


João Graça Contributor Share on Twitter João Graça is CTO and co-founder of Unbabel, an AI-powered language operations platform that enables any agent to communicate in any language. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicts that U.S. companies will spend upward of $100 billion on AI R&D per year by 2025. Much … Read more

Amazon will pay you $10 in credit for your palm print biometrics


How much is your palm print worth? If you ask Amazon, it’s about $10 in promotional credit if you enroll your palm prints in its checkout-free stores and link it to your Amazon account. Last year, Amazon introduced its new biometric palm print scanners, Amazon One, so customers can pay for goods in some stores … Read more