Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis – News Brig

Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis – TechCrunch

Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi based startup that raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Anthemis. Founded in 2016, Apollo Agriculture offers a mobile based product suit for farmers that includes working capital, data analysis for higher crop … Read more

Japan defence ministry investigating potential hack of next-gen missile details: Asahi

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s defence ministry is investigating a possible leak of details of a new state-of-the-art missile in a large-scale cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Wednesday. The ministry suspects hackers stole performance requirements that were sent to several defence-industry companies as part of the bidding process for … Read more

India’s Khatabook raises $60 million to help merchants digitize bookkeeping and accept payments online – News Brig

India’s Khatabook raises $60 million to help merchants digitize bookkeeping and accept payments online – TechCrunch

Khatabook, a startup that is helping small businesses in India record financial transactions digitally and accept payments online with an app, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as it looks to gain more ground in the world’s second most populous nation. The new financing round, Series B, was led by Facebook co-founder … Read more

NASA’s Chief of Human Spaceflight Doug Loverro resigns days before historic crewed mission – News Brig

NASA’s Chief of Human Spaceflight Doug Loverro resigns days before historic crewed mission – TechCrunch

Doug Loverro, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, has abruptly and unexpectedly resigned from his post, just days before a historic launch. Commercial Crew Demo-2 will take astronauts to the ISS aboard an American spacecraft for the first time since the Space Shuttle was retired, and Loverro was deeply involved. The reasons for … Read more