Nigeria-based Online Entertainment Platform iROKO Will Finance “Nollywood” Films After Raising $19M

 iROKO, an online entertainment platform that targets audiences in Sub-Saharan African countries, plans to strike more deals in Nigeria’s booming movie industry after securing $ 19 million in funding from French premium cable company Canal+ and Kinnevik, a returning investor.… Continue Reading

AboutLife, Focused On Personal Finance, Debuts With $3 Million In Funding From Kleiner

 There’s no shortage of services trying to drive traditional financial planners into extinction. Think Wealthfront, Personal Capital, Betterment and Intuit-owned Mint.com, among them. Today, another company personal finance tools company is publicly joining the fray: aboutLife, a three-year-old, San Francisco-based,… Continue Reading

MarketInvoice, The U.K. Invoice Finance Platform, Raises Further $10M

 The U.K.’s MarketInvoice, which plays in the peer-to-peer lending space by enabling businesses to raise money from institutional investors and high net worth individuals by ‘selling’ outstanding invoices, has raised a further £6 million (~$ 10m) from existing investors Northzone,… Continue Reading