Noom competitor OurPath rebrands as Second Nature, raises $10M Series A
March 16, 2020

Back in 2018, OurPath emerged as a startup in the U.K. tackling the problem of diabetes. The company helped customers fight the disease, and raised a $3 million round of funding by combining advice from health experts with tracking Continue reading

Jiji raises $21M for its Africa online classifieds business
December 23, 2019

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 venture, co-founded by Ukrainian entrepreneur Vladimir Mnogoletniy, has an East to West presence that includes Continue reading

Africas top mobile phone seller Transsion to list in Chinese IPO
August 28, 2019

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion will list in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market, Transsion confirmed to TechCrunch.

The company — which has a robust Africa sales network — could raise up to 3 billion yuan (or Continue reading

Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals
October 13, 2018

Consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp are not only insanely popular for chatting with friends but have pushed deep into the workplace too, thanks to the speed and convenience they offer. They have even crept into hospitals, as time-strapped doctors reach Continue reading

Hong Kongs IPO Takeoff Is Running Out of Runway
August 17, 2018

Brace, brace. Hong Kong’s IPO takeoff is going to come to a screeching halt.

There’s a flood of deals still in the pipeline, it’s true, from food delivery giant Meituan Dianping to biotech unicorn Innovent Biologics Inc. But investor fatigue is Continue reading

How Batteries Went From Primitive Power to Global Domination
June 17, 2018

For an energy source that's been around for three decades, the lithium-ion battery is only just hitting its stride.

It’s worked its way up from primitive cellular phones to cameras and laptops before entering everyone’s pockets inside smartphones. But only Continue reading

Apple Earnings Show Growing Immunity to Smartphone Malaise
May 27, 2018
  • As industry cools, CEO cooks up new services, raises prices
  • Apple’s success elsewhere doesn’t help smartphone suppliers

Apple Inc.’s results confirmed that, while the days of double-digit smartphone industry growth are over, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has a Continue reading