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

Urban.us Raising $10 Million Fund To Invest In Startups That Impact City Living

 Venture fund Urban.us is gearing up to close a $ 10 million fund to continue investing in startups focused on impacting urban city living across mobility and logistics, environment, utilities and local government. Urban.us expects to close the fund later this year, but… Continue Reading

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

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