Marketplace Aura secures US$4m Series A funding for its expansion plans

SOUTH AFRICA – AURA, an African-based security and medical response marketplace, has secured US$4 million in a Series A funding round, which was led by MultiChoice Group (MCG), KLT Holdings and Buffet Investments. This positions AURA security and medical services favourably for its global expansion plans. Founded in 2016 by Warren Myers, Ryan Green and Adam Pantanowitz, AURA leverages artificial…

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David Myers appointed as Chief Operations Officer of marketplace Aura

SOUTH AFRICA – AURA, a security and medical response marketplace, has appointed David Myers as its Chief Operations Officer replacing Co-founder Ryan Green, who is moving into a new role at the company. Previously a General Manager and Regional Operations Lead at Uber for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Myers brings with him decades of experience that will stand him…

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Transcorp Hotel launches new digital platform Aura, reinforcing its innovation commitment

NIGERIA – Transcorp Hotels Plc, the Africa’s leading hospitality brand, has announced the launch of Aura, a new digital platform through which people can book accommodation, restaurants, and experiences. Aura, which is Transcorp’s first in the alternative accommodation segment, is part of the company’s asset-light model, leveraging technology to deliver true hospitality, exciting experiences, and drive shareholder value. The launch…

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AURA secures funding to advance its on demand technology-driven security platform

SOUTH AFRICA – AURA, a startup that is in the business of security and safety, has closed a funding round of US$415,000 led by HAVAÍC, a company that advises and invests in early-stage, high-growth businesses, offering access to local investments with global prospects. AURA solves the problem that existing security services face by only providing location-specific solutions, especially as people…

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