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The first on-demand mobility service in francophone West Africa, Teliman is boosting transportation links and drivers’ economic development, especially for women; eyes expanding to logistics.

China’s largest online-to-offline (O2O) platform for secondhand electronic product recycling, with a market share of 8.7% in terms of number of devices transacted.

Through crowdfunding, Chinese insurtech firm Waterdrop makes treatment for critical diseases accessible to the majority of China's population who have no commercial health insurance.

TurtleTree Labs will license its technology for creating natural ingredients found in human milk to dairy and infant formula companies to produce full-composition liquid milk.

Using big data and predictive risk analysis, Pula is helping 4.4m farmers to boost yields, get insurance to protect their livelihoods against environmental hazards.

Unlocking the potential of pan-African commerce, on-demand logistics platform Kobo360 is scaling its trucking network across borders to speed up deliveries and reduce transportation costs.

Myanmar’s first circular economy waste management and recycling marketplace is banking on blockchain and analytics to become a key player in Southeast Asia.

Biodegradable granules that absorb and store water around roots, providing water for up to 40 days in drought-prone environments.

Delivery service Koiki is a social enterprise that offers employment opportunities for vulnerable people while reducing the carbon impact of last-mile deliveries.

Award winner Limakilo is tapping into Indonesia’s multibillion-dollar market for horticultural products by helping local farmers to sell directly to wholesalers and consumers.

Founded in 1999, Comcast Ventures is the private venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, an American global telecommunications conglomerate. It invests in companies with a focus on advertising, consumption, enterprise services and infrastructure. Comcast Ventures will invest in promising businesses at any stage of development, from seed through late stage.

ESADE Ban is a network of private investors, comprised of ex-alumnae of the Barcelona, Spain-based ESADE Business School. Founded in 2010, the organization consists of 260 business angels, venture capital companies, family firms and senior managers that have invested more than €27 million in 120 startups. The entity won the European Business Angel Network's 2016 award for best performing business angel and hold investment events throughout the year. 

Norway-based Katapult Accelerator focuses on technology-based startups targeting environmental and societal causes. Katapult's three-month accelerator program offers training and mentorship opportunities across a range of technologies including AI, blockchain and IoT, along with access to funding and investors. The company has recently teamed up with New York's ERA accelerator to help Katapult's startups expand to the US. 

Green Innovations is an impact fund that invests in large-scale projects addressing global sustainability challenges, focusing on the agriculture, biotechnology, education, energy, housing and water sectors. It is headed by Angola-based Portuguese businessman Jorge Marques, and linked to Israeli group Mitrelli. Green Innovations took control of Biocant, Portugal’s biggest biotech park, in a privatization move in 2017–2018. Green Innovations's stable of companies includes Green Biotech, created to invest in biotechnology in Portugal, and Green Services Innovations, linked to the exploration of phosphates in Congo.Its recent investments include in the June 2021 $85m Series C round and February 2021 $25m Series B of Portuguese home physiotherapy tech solution SWORD Health, the world’s fastest-growing musculoskeletal solution. 

NUMA is a Paris-based innovation hub with offices in New York, Berlin, Moscow, Barcelona, Mexico City, Casablanca in Morocco and Bengalaru, India. Supported by its 130 staff members, the company runs training and startup acceleration programs globally. To date, 300 startups have participated in NUMA's acceleration program, which was developed in partnership with the City of Paris. To date, NUMA has seen 17 exits from its investments. 

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