Tunisian startup Onboard raises $175,000 in funding

Onboard, a Tunisian startup that transforms the customer support experience offered by manufacturers, using intelligent 3D manuals, has raised $175K from Kepple Africa Ventures. Tunisian software as a service (SaaS) startup Onboard has raised $175,000 in funding, from Kepple Africa Ventures and other individual investors. Founded in 2019 by Safwen Bouali, Cherif Redissi, and Amine Troudi, Onboard helps hardware/manufacturing companies transform their textual manuals to 3D immersive manuals, enabling them to offer instant customer support to their end clients. Since its inception, Onboard has raised a total of $250,000 from multiple accelerators,…

Elevid successfully launches video correspondence platform

www.elevid.net is the first online platform for professional video-based matchmaking, connecting startups and investors, as well as employers and job seekers, around the world. Founders of Elevid Hedi Samari and Sabine Bastisch presented this concept in a video broadcast in their Elevid Facebook page. Presenting Elevid, Founder and CEO Hedi Samari said ”launched in September 2020, Elevid is the first platform professional matchmaking based on video pitches. It connects users via a one-minute video pitch. The name is a combination of: elevator pitch” an English term that describes a short…

Tunisia Digital Summit 4th edition 100% online

The 4th edition of Tunisia Digital Summit will be held on October 27 and 28, 2020 under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Communication Technologies This edition will be entirely online through a very innovative digital platform with a 100% Tunisian product developed by TPM in partnership with a Tunisian startup. TPM, since the appearance of COVID19 has invested in developing with the help of its partners and sponsors such as TDS, a digital solution to virtually bring together actors and decision-makers in the digital transformation in Tunisia. The idea…

Tunisia’s GoMyCode raises $850,000 by training youth for tech and digit

Tunisian edtech startup GoMyCode has raised $850,000 in a pre-Series A round from Wamda (their first investment in the country), Tunis-based investment firm Meninx Holding, Anava Seed Fund (the fund behind Flat6Labs Tunis), and Jasminum Capital. Founded in 2017 by Yahya and Amine Bouhlel, GOMYCODE offers an online learning platform for coding and other digital training and provides digital training tools, content creation, skills management, technical evaluation and matching with employment opportunities. It allows stakeholders to quickly and autonomously create training programmes on a wide range of skills in areas…

Agri-food: “Link4Inn” event to develop partnerships between institutions and Startups

The development of effective, custom and business partnerships between groups and institutions in the agri-food industry with innovative startups in this sector will be the focus of an online event “Link4Inn” around open-innovation in the sector of Agritech, to be held Thursday, October 8, 2020.   This online event will be organized by the National Digital Federation and Tunisian Startups, said the National Digital Federation in a statement.  This digital event is the third in a series of other sectoral digital events that will conclude with a large Link4inn meeting…

New training and employment opportunities for future “Digital Talents”

The cooperation on the “Start-U” program in partnership between Proxym, Enova Robotics and GIZ aims to improve employability, enhance adaptability and talent retention and support gender equality in the ICT sector. A cooperation agreement between the two Tunisian innovative companies Proxym, Enova Robotics and the German Cooperation implemented by GIZ is signed to finance the development of the “START-U” work-linked training program and launch its opening on the innovation ecosystem in Tunisia. On an initiative launched in 2018 by Proxym, Start-U is a work-linked training program offered to young Tunisians…

Tunisia’s startups target saving water & bees to counter global warming’s effects

Global warming is having a sizeable impact on agriculture in some North African countries. In Tunisia, for example, a 2016 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization, forecast that drought could deplete national water resources by nearly 30% over the next ten years, euronews reported in an article. The organization believes that these dwindled reserves could lead to a significant decline in vegetation, resulting in fewer pollinating insects like bees. Last year, the country had an estimated 12,000 beekeepers, according to the National Agency for the Promotion of Agricultural Investments.…

North African fintech startups selected for Finance Forward accelerator

Fintech startups from Tunisia and Egypt are among the 12 selected for Village Capital’s Finance Forward MENA accelerator, which offers five peer-selected companies a share of US$150,000 in funding from MetLife Foundation. Run by Village Capital, Finance Forward MENA is part of a multi-year global coalition formed by founding partners MetLife Foundation and PayPal to support entrepreneurs building tech-enabled solutions to challenges around financial health, disrupt-africa reports. Twelve startups have been selected to take part, including three from Egypt, namely PayMint, Khazna, and Valify Solutions. Tunisia’s We-Settle is also a participant. The rest of the cohort of made up of Bilforon (Jordan), Buyback…

Double Gold for Tunisia’s Triomphe Thuccabor at first edition of Dubai Olive Oil Competition

The Ben Ismail family reserve with its Triomphe Robust, Triomphe Early Harvest has been awarded the Double Gold of the 2020 Dubai Olive Oil Competition and Best Olive Oil Organic. The Triomphe Thuccabor olive oil brand, including the Triomphe Robust, Triomphe Early Harvest is produced by the Ben Ismail farm in Toukaber, Medjez El Bab (northwest of Tunisia). Maher Ben Ismail, co-founder of the Ben Ismail Family reserve who is also a member of the Jury of this first Edition of Dubai Olive Oil Competition said in social media, “since…

Triomphe Thuccabor walks away with Gold medal at BIOL 2020

Organic olive oil brand Triomphe Thuccabor of the Ben Ismail Family Reserve has won for the third time in a row the Extra Gold medal at the xxv edition of the international prize BIOL 2020 of the Best Organic Olive Oil in the world. Organized under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, the prestigious competition called BIOL is a precious occasion during which only organic ecological oils participate. The BIOL 2020 competition awards 3 medals: Extra Gold Gold Silver The extra Gold medal went this year to Triomphe…