PayGo solar startup Yellow raises US$14M to scale in Africa

Yellow, an asset financier for solar energy and digital devices in Africa, has raised $14 million series B funding in a round led by Convergence Partners with participation from the Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund, managed by Triple Jump, in addition to follow-on investment from Platform Investment Partners.

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YC-backed Eze raises new capital for its secondhand electronics marketplace

June 22, 2023

Nigeria’s Eze, a wholesale marketplace for used and new electronics, has secured US$3.7 million in seed funding to develop its technology infrastructure, broaden its product offering and expand into new markets in Africa, Europe and South America. Eze is a B2B wholesale marketplace for smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other electronics, which connects thousands of buyers from across the world to over 200,000 SKUs that have been vetted, tested, and can be purchased at the click of a button.

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Salesforce Buys for Automated Customer Service

September 22, 2023

Salesforce is buying, which builds low-code, AI-powered e-commerce customer service agents.  You might have thought Salesforce could already do that, but presumably Airkit does it better.  It doesn’t hurt that the company founders sold a previous business to Salesforce, the company was partly funded by Salesforce Ventures, and the product is already listed on AppExchange.  Price was not announced.

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