Cartona gets $4.5M pre-Series A to connect retailers with suppliers in Egypt

Year-old startup Capiter announced last week that it raised a $33 million Series A to digitize Egypt’s traditional offline retail market. It’s looking to

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Europe plans a Chips Act to boost semiconductor sovereignty

The EU will use legislation to push for greater resilience and sovereignty in regional semiconductor supply chains. The bloc’s president trailed a forthcoming ‘European

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Logistics startup Stord raises $90M in Kleiner Perkins-led round, becomes a unicorn and acquires a company

When Kleiner Perkins led Stord’s $12.4 million Series A in 2019, its founders were in their early 20s and so passionate about their startup

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Is India’s BNPL 2.0 set to disrupt B2B?

Anubhav Jain Contributor Anubhav Jain is co-founder and CEO of Rupifi, India’s first embedded lending fintech. He has more than a decade of experience

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6 tips for establishing your startup’s global supply chain

Jeff Morin Contributor Jeff Morin is the co-founder and CEO of Liteboxer, an at-home fitness company that creates immersive workouts. Startups are hard work,

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5 ways AI can help mitigate the global shipping crisis

Ahmer Inam Contributor Ahmer Inam is the chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO) at Pactera EDGE. He has more than 20 years of experience driving

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Field Intelligence targets 11 African cities to expand its pharmacy inventory-management service

Pharmacies in Africa struggle with access to finance, but inventory management is really what bogs them down. How do pharmaceutical retailers know how much

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Indonesian B2B marketplace GudangAda raises more than $100M in new funding

GudangAda founder and chief executive officer Stevensang GudangAda, a Jakarta-based marketplace that brings wholesalers closer to retail stores and other buyers, announced it has

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Is the US labor shortage the big break AI needs?

Chetan Dube Contributor Chetan Dube is the founder and CEO of Amelia, a former assistant professor at New York University and an expert on

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Extra Crunch roundup: Unpacking BuzzFeed’s SPAC, curb your meeting enthusiasm, more

Meetings should have a clear purpose, but instead, they’ve become a way to measure status and reinforce what is colloquially referred to as CYA

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