How Zipline raised $190 million to build a global drone logistics network, starting in Rwanda and Ghana

  • Zipline last month raised $120 million from a roster of investors that includes TPG Growth’s Rise Fund, investment firm Baillie Gifford, Temasek, Goldman Sachs, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. That comes on top of a $70 million raise last year and brings Zipline’s total fundraising to $225 million.

Uganda’s SafeBoda raises Series B funding to improve motorcycle taxi safety

  • SafeBoda has developed a boda ride hailing app and requires drivers on its platform to go through a safety training program that includes driver safety, first aid, bike maintenance and customer care. Drivers and passengers must both wear helmets.