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

Checkr Is Raising $30M+ For Its Background Checking API, Y Combinator Investing

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 Ason-demand businesseslike Uber and Instacart grow quickly, so too dothe B2B startups that service their wider ecosystem. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with several sources thatCheckr— which runs background checks and vets potential hires by way… Continue Reading