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Incubate Africa

Ushahidi gets Mozilla Awards of $194,000

Awards
$194,000 Grant
TechMoran

Kenya’s  Ushahidi gets Ksh. 2m grant from Mozilla

Software development
memeburn

YouTube has made it harder for creators to use Patreon

TNW , The Verge , Mashable

YouTube now requires creators to be partners to use external links in cards

Video
Xconomy

Big Fundraising Week for Slack, Patreon, TigerGraph, Others in Bay Area

Funding
$60,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
PE Hub

Artist funding platform reels in $60 mln Series

TechCrunch , Fast Company , Re/code

Subscription art crowdfunder Patreon confirms $60M fundraise

Funding
TechCrunch

Dharma hopes to solve health data collection for NGO’s of the world

Cloud
The Verge

Double Bounce is a new platform that splits the difference between Patreon and TinyLetter

Venture capital (Series A)
PE Hub

TPG Growth-managed The Rise Fund backs Dharma

Funding Technology Cloud
TechCrunch

Patreon raises big round at ~$450M valuation to get artists paid

BetaKit

Flashfood wants to help grocery stores make money while helping the planet

TechCrunch

Dharma wants to let anyone borrow a small amount of cryptocurrency

Payments Stock markets
Re/code

Full transcript: Patreon founder and CEO Jack Conte on Recode Media

Ars Technica

After losing Patreon account, crowdfunded anti-refugee ship is adrift—literally

Foreign affairs Data leaks
@pkafka via Re/code

Patreon will help fans pay their favorite artists more than $140 million this year

€15,000 Seed fund
startupbootcamp , Ventureburn

Top Startup Talent Selected for Africa Accelerator

TechMoran

Ushahidi partners Facebook to monitor Kenya’s General Election on August 8

US elections
@reckless @craigmod via The Verge

Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture

Crowdfunding
GeekWire

Talking tech and entrepreneurship with PGA Tour legend Ernie Els, who just invested in a golf app

Sports