A selection of featured companies that made big strides in the past year
Oddbox produce delivers irregular fruit and veggies that big chain grocery retailers reject. The company announced £16M in funding from BurdaPrincipal Investments in August 2021.
Genially is a next generation of team enabled content creation tool, for making interactive presentations, infographics and more. They announced a $20M Series B in September 2021.
José Manuel Roldán Marín
Grow For Me is a crowdfunding platform helping farmers to scale up their operations. In October 2021 they were selected by Google Black Founders Fund to receive non-dilutive capital.
Nana Opoku W. O. Agyeman Prempeh
TotalCtrl builds digital products to streamline food inventory management and reduce food waste. The company announced an investment of NOK 20M (~$2.2M) in November 2020.
Peerby is a leading application in the 'sharing economy', enabling people to borrow the things they need from others in their neighborhood. The company raised funding in 2021.
BeOnPrice is revenue-generation technology that drive sales for hospitality clients. The company announced it had recieved €2M (~$2.2M) in additional Series A top-up funding in June 2021.
Emilio Galán Martín, Rubén Sánchez
Worddio combines the most effective methods to quickly build vocabulary and correct pronunciation in foreign language learning. The company announced $250k raised to-date in July 2021.
GameStake is a mobile, non-gambling based e-sports platform where players compete for real prizes. The company announced it received £340k(~$453k) angel investments in August 2021.
Subly is automatic transcription, translation and subtitles for audio and video in one-click, helping teams to make content accessible and global. They announced $1M seed round in May 2021.
BetaStore is a tech-enabled B2B platform that helps small retailers source their inventory, as well as access financing and essential insurance services. The company raised funding in 2021.
Steve Dakayi Kamga
PaySika is the first neo-bank in Africa to offer banking services on popular messengers such as WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram. They announced a €300k pre-seed angel in October 2021.
Umni is a no-code conversational AI allowing businesses to save time and reduce costs for customer service by automating inquiries with web-based AI chatbots. They raised funding in 2021.
Bloom is a try-before-you-buy eCommerce platform where customers try on the clothes they ordered before having to pay for them. They announced receiving pre-seed funding in October 2021.
Zowasel is a vetted agriculture marketplace to buy and sell crops. The company received $100k in funding at UN World Food Programme’s Zero Hunger Sprint.
Kudoti connects brands, manufacturers, collectors, and recyclers to build a more circular economy. The company received the $40k Creating Shared Value Prize from Nestlé in July 2021.
CinetPay lets merchants across Francophone Africa accept Mobile Money and other payments forms. They announced $2.4M in funding from 4DX Ventures and Flutterwave in December 2021.
Idriss Marcial MONTHE DJOMBISSIE
Egab delivers editors and publishers original content from local journalists across the Middle East and Africa. Founder Dina Aboughazala was named a Google News Initiative recipient in 2021.
Pynk is a fintech investing platform that leverages the 'wisdom of crowds' via global users across 190+ countries for market forecasting. The company raised a $2M funding round in Q4 of 2020.
Rupert Barksfield, Seth Ward
Curveblock is a token exchange for green real estate investment, letting the public be financiers and beneficiaries of eco-friendly development. They unveiled a Net-Zero Prototype Home in 2021.
Finverity is a cross-border supply chain financing platform for mid-market companies, closing the gap in global Trade Finance. The company has raised £1.1M in disclosed funding to date.
Quin AI is an eCommerce revenue optimization and user engagement tool, capturing real-time data to understand buyer intentions. They were featured in 2021 on Microsoft’s Startup Garage.
StyleSwap is a pre-loved fashion platform that let users monetize their wardrobes, find clothes they love, and enjoy fashion without guilt. The company has raised funding from angel investors.
The Sauce is a video based dating app that uses all the intangibles of video to create the best matches for users. In 2022 they raised a £1.25M seed, and have been named a best dating app by GQ Magazine.
Emma Clark, Sachin Karia
Ajinomatrix is a B2B software company that digitizes the senses of taste and smell for the food industry. Ajinomatrix raised funding from the EU, and was accepted to the EIT Food Accelerator.
CircaGene develops and commercializes a digital health platform providing the power of predictive genomics to healthcare professionals and medical consumers. They have raised seed funding.
PaketConcierge accepts package deliveries for you from all shipping couriers, keeping them safe until pickup on your schedule. They have raised funding, and won a 2021 Logitech Partner award.
SmartChoice is an insurance marketplace for users to easily compare policies and buy instantly from top providers. They have raised pre-seed funding, and powered 3M+ comparisons to date.
Orioly is a booking and management solution for tourism and recreational activity providers, helping tour websites to get more direct bookings. They have $200k in disclosed funding to date.
Rebels 0.0% is the double distilled Gin, Rum and Aperitifs alcohol-free alternative, for drinks and cocktails. The company raised angel funding following a ~300% oversubscribed crowdfund.
Palco creates mobile-first interactive live entertainment, trivia and game shows, including The Booty Show. The company raised funding in 2021 from Loyal VC.
Deliverart is a catering and restaurant order management SaaS, which integrates with existing delivery service providers to unify all orders onto one platform. They have raised angel funding.
Bryan Atienza Natavio, Eleonora Bove
Resistomap provides laboratory services for monitoring antibiotic resistance via environmental samples. The company has received notable press, including a CEO profile by Forbes in 2021.
AI Retailer Systems uses computer vision create physical retailer Autonomous Checkout experiences, delighting customers and delivering in-store analytics. They raised angel funding in 2021.
ShapShap is a mobile marketplace app for ordering food, groceries, and more within your city for pickup or same day parcel delivery. They raised seed funding from GreenTec Capital in 2021.
Workademy is a corporate learning content creation platform to onboard and engage talent, share and retain interal knowledge, train employees, and more. They have raised pre-seed funding.
Findaso is a platform for corporate and service provider R&D project collaboration across Applied Research, Labratory Services, and Commercialization. The marketplace is growing ~35% MoM.
MeetGeek maximizes the value of meetings, calls and interviews by automatically recording, taking notes, and sharing highlights from voice and video calls. They raised €150k pre-seed in 2021.
Fluently is a text editor with multilingual translator, grammar check, and synonyms library built-in to improve foreign language writing. They ranked 5th-most-upvoted on Product Hunt in all 2020.
Milber Ferreira, Sander Crombach
ALL IN is an app to make personal events organizing easier, by putting all your plans, friends, and event spending and cost-splitting in one place. The company has raised angel funding.
DigiFi is a platform for serving ads over Wi-Fi, offering efficient ad spend, and venue tools to gather key customer data for use in retargeting campaigns. The company has raised angel funding.
MyTM is a mass transit e-ticketing platform to search and buy tickets directly for air, bus, and cinema through the MyTM mobile app or network of retailers. They have raised angel funding.
Timz helps users save time spent in meetings and increase team efficiency through Asynchronous Video Conferencing. They have grown rapidly since launching an open beta in March 2021.
Tutti is the Airbnb for creative spaces, to find and book amazing local venues for music, theatre, dance, photography, and more. They have received press attention, and raised pre-seed funding.
AirTonics augments sleep by nourishing the air you breath with antioxidants that you inhale and absorb through the lungs, delivered with greater bioavailability than ingested antioxidants.
B4's SaaS platform, myB4.ai, enables and empowers organizations to recognize, resolve, and remove financial damage and fraud, before it hurts. B4 has raised pre-seed funding.
BRÜ is the automated tea machine that works with bags or loose leaf, to make your perfect cup at the push of a button, without the expense of capsules. The company has raised angel funding.
DataGardener provides comprehensive business and financial data on UK companies, for credit and risk analysis or integration for use in marketing. The company has raised pre-seed funding.
ChefPassport provides live virtual cooking experiences as team building activities for remote companies. The company has received notable press, including a profile in Silicon Luxembourg.
EduMagic is an e-courses platform to help K-12 teachers be more innovative and adaptable in serving digitally native pupils. The community has grown to more than 50,000 teachers.
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