Tunisian startup Expensya signs big deal with BNP Paribas

Tunisian startup Expensya and BNP Paribas announced Tuesday the launch of a joint product. It allows BNP Paribas customers to have an expense management solution. Karim Jouini, CEO of Expensya, explains: “The BNP Paribas customer has the BNP Paribas payment card, the Expensya software and everything is integrated from end to end up to the CFO and accounting. Today, this gives access to more than 650 thousand cards in Europe. We will start with France. We will then roll out this solution to Belgium, Italy and hopefully Germany as well”.…

Drinking water-Technology: Tunisian start-up partners with NGO to provide 570 students with drinking water in northwest Tunisia

Tunisian start-up “Kumulus Water” has provided assistance to a school deprived of drinking water in Makhtar in the region of Siliana (north-west of Tunisia) through a technical solution “Kumulus 1”, designed to generate water from the ambient air. It came to support its expertise in water technology, the efforts of the Tunisian NGO “WallahWeCan”, which campaigns for the improvement of living conditions of students in schools and educational environments in Tunisia, especially in disadvantaged areas. Thanks to atmospheric water generators, each producing 20 to 30 litres of healthy drinking water…

Tunisia: GoMyCode, an education startup, raises $8 million in Series A round

GOMYCODE, a Tunisian IT startup, announced Thursday that it has raised $8 million in a round of financing. The round was jointly led by AfricInvest, through its innovation fund Cathay AfricInvest (CAIF), and Proparco, a French-based development finance institution, with participation from existing investor Wamda Capital. This new injection of funds brings the total investment raised by the startup to $8.85 million, after raising a seed of $850,000 in October 2020. The edtech startup was founded in 2017 by 24-year-old Yahya Bouhlel (CEO) to initially solve a shortage of skilled…

Kumulus Water refreshes air to provide water to 570 school children

Tunisian start-up Kumulus Water, specializing in hydrological engineering, has designed solar-powered water generators. The device, called “Kumulus 1”, is equipped with four filters and smart features that provide drinking water to 570 schoolchildren in Makthar. Some 570 schoolchildren Makthar, governorate of Siliana, now have a regular supply of drinking water thanks to a new system called “Kumulus 1”. It was installed as part of a partnership between the Tunisian foundation Wallah We Can, which operates in the education sector, and the start-up Kamulus Water, which specializes in hydrological engineering. These…

31 waste management SMEs authorized to restart their activities

The National Agency for Waste Management (ANGed) approved the reopening of 31 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) specializing in solid waste collection in Tunisia. These companies had ceased all activities for a year and a half. The new measure has been effective since 27 April 2022, when several agreements were inked between the National Waste Management Agency ( ANGed ) and the managers of 31 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Tunisia. One year and a half ago, these companies specializing in solid waste collection were ordered by ANGed to…

Blue Jay Communication knowledge partner for Africa Fintech Summit

Leila Ben Hassen Founder & CEO of Blue Jay Communication announced on Social media that her agency is assigned to be a Knowledge Partner of Africa Fintech Summit 2022 due to be held on April 21. Leila Ben Hassen has more than 15 years’ experience working in communications, business development and media in Africa. She established Blue Jay Communication in December 2017, as a ground-breaking communications agency specialising in Africa and driven by a clear objective: to accelerate change and help foster new opportunities for Africa’s vibrant youth. Leila Ben…

Tunisian smart energy startup Wattnow raises US$1.3m pre-Series A funding.

Tunisian smart energy IoT startup Wattnow has raised US$1.3 million in pre-Series A funding to help it expand in Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2018 by Issam Smaali, Wattnow helps businesses take control of their energy consumption through the combination of its plug-and-play hardware and software solutions. The startup’s service allows businesses to view their energy consumption in real-time, control and automate certain loads, and receive alerts and notifications when something goes wrong. The data, captured by smart sensors, is analysed by machine learning engines, and this information…

440 labels and 281 pre-labels awarded to startups

Four hundred and forty (440) labels and 281 pre-labels Startups have been granted by the College of Startups, until February 9, 2022, on a total of 1,206 applications received, announced Startup Tunisia on its Facebook page. These labels were granted in the context of an exceptionally accelerated edition. Startup Tunisia commended, on this occasion, the outgoing members of the College of Startups who have “worked hard and voluntarily, every month, to study the files of startups and grant the Startup Label. The national program “Startup Tunisia” aims to make Tunisia…

TOOQ mobile application to protect women and all vulnerable groups from violence

At the touch of a button on your smartphone, you can save yourself, your family member, a friend or any other person from danger and violent attacks. Thanks to the “TOOQ” application, which was initiated by Dr Hind bin Ammar Tarawneh, who is the wife of Jordan’s ambassador to Tunisia Maher Salem Tarawneh, it is now possible for the girl, woman or her child, who are the most vulnerable groups to violence, to ask for help when they are victims of an assault or violence. The e-application aims to protect…

InstaDeep raises $100 million from the world’s largest investors

Tunisian startup InstaDeep announced, January 25, 2022, that it has raised $100 million and closed a Series B round that was led by DeepTech investment firm Alpha Intelligence Capital, accompanied by CDIB. Investors in this round include some of the world’s largest investors, namely BioNTech, Chimera Abu Dhabi, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Google, G42 and Synergy. “We are very happy with the calibre of investors. We want to show them that we are truly trustworthy and that we can work together to change the world,” said Zohra Slim, co-founder of…