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Kenya’s iProcure closes $10.2M Series B round to expand supply network serving African farmers

Kenya’s B2B agritech startup, iProcure, has raised $10.2 million in Series B funding to grow its presence in its current markets – Kenya and Uganda, and expand to Tanzania. The round was led by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), with participation from Novastar Ventures, Ceniarth, and British International Investment (BII) participating.

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Paris-based Koolboks closes $2.5M seed round to scale solar refrigeration across Africa

August 25, 2022

Koolboks, the sustainable cooling company providing accessible cold storage solutions to businesses across Africa, has closed a $2.5 million seed funding round. The round was led by Nigeria-based Aruwa Capital Management and with participation from Acumen, Blue Earth Capital, All On, GSMA and other investors. This brings the company’s total investment to date to $3.5 million.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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