YC-backed Duplo raises $1.3M pre-seed to build financial OS for B2B companies in Nigeria – TechCrunch

Startups have sought to use technology to digitize processes in Africa’s B2B e-commerce and retail space over the past couple of years. While many focus on moving products and providing credit, issues around cash overdependency haven’t been tackled at scale.  Here’s why this is a critical problem. When traditional distributors move goods from manufacturers and…

CISA, FBI, NSA Issue Advisory on Severe Increase in Ransomware Attacks

Cybersecurity authorities from Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. have published a joint advisory warning of an increase in sophisticated, high-impact ransomware attacks targeting critical infrastructure organizations across the world in 2021. The incidents singled out a broad range of sectors, including defense, emergency services, agriculture, government facilities, IT, healthcare, financial services, education, energy, charities,…

Rino gets $3M pre-seed for 10-minute grocery deliveries in Vietnamese cities – TechCrunch

Meal deliveries in Vietnamese cities typically take less than half an hour, but grocery deliveries are lagging behind, sometimes taking up to two to three hours, says Rino founder Trung Thanh Nguyen. By creating a vertically-integrated logistics infrastructure centered around “dark stores,” or stores set up for order fulfillment only, Nguyen says Rino can cut…