This week's top startup news and venture capital deals across emerging markets
Here is a roundup of the week's most important startup news and venture capital deals across emerging markets globally from
Canadian fintech startup launches to build a credit assessment infrastructure for Africa
In Africa, access to financial services remains a challenge despite efforts by financial institutions to bridge the gap for consumer
The Draft: Lipa Later, SeamlessHR, Anka, Bfree, Lead School, Pluang, Curefoods, Muvin, Recykal, IppoPay, Koinworks, Tul, Pentera, Placer, and Dawul
We tracked more than 30 tech funding deals across emerging markets worth over $1.5 billion, with companies in Africa and Asia alone raising over $1 billion.
🇳🇬 Nigerian Cloud-based HR tech startup raises $10 million in Series A
Lagos-based Human Resources (HR) and payroll technology company, SeamlessHR says it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding
Cyberattacks increased by 50% with Africa as the most targeted region in 2021
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The Draft: mPharma, Brankas, Gahez, Udaan, Fractal, PineLabs, Exotel, Timo, Siemplify, and Verofax
This week on The Draft, we curated startup and VC deals across emerging markets and covered India's cybersecurity market, China's plan for AI, blockchain, and robotics, and Russia's latest efforts on cryptocurrency.
🇿🇦 South Africa-based data centre operator acquired at a $3.5 billion valuation
As new and existing subsea cable systems encircle Africa offering low-latency access from the east and west coasts of Africa to Europe and Asia, the tremendous expected future growth of digital infrastructure in Africa is mind-blowing.