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“Africa is now”, but more capital needed…

November 15, 2019

BY TOM JACKSON ON NOVEMBER 15, 2019 Disrupt-Africa.com That is according to panellists at the annual AfricArena event in Cape Town earlier this week, who agreed there was a huge amount of innovation on the continent that needed supporting. “We believe that Africa is now,” said Clive Butkow, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kalon... Read more To view the article on disrupt-africa.com click here.

SnapnSave raises capital from Vunani

September 11, 2019

South African based venture capital firm Vunani Capital is pleased to announce its recent investment into SnapnSave through the Vunani Fintech Fund. SnapnSave is South Africa’s #1 cashback grocery coupon app that gives shoppers cash back on their favourite products, wherever and whenever they shop, just by snapping a photo of their till slip.... Read more

Kalon and FinChatBot – Finalists in the…

August 27, 2019

The national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAwards) have been announced. 2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards finalists – South AfricaSouthern Africa Startup Awards, a circuit of the Global Startup Awards which first arrived in Africa in 2017 and launched it Southern Africa (SADC) region in 2018, has a... Read more For the full list of finalists and to view the article on Bizcommunity, click here.

Are These Six, SA’s Most Important Venture…

August 23, 2019

Who would you turn to if you were a SA tech startup looking for venture capital (VC)? South Africa’s VC sector has grown substantially in recent years, with over R1-billion invested in startups and early-stage companies in 2017, according to report last year by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s (Savca) (see this story).... Read more

Brand New Technology for Millennial Renters

August 13, 2019

#GenerationRent, a new App, rewards rental tenants and landlords Positioned to cater specifically to the Millennial demographic, this service is a brand new take on rental services. Being trumpeted as a disrupter in the property market has not made Gil Sperling, CEO of Flow, complacent about his success as a 35-year-old millennial. Sperling made... Read more To view the article on privateproperty.co.za click here.

Africa’s Top 10 tech startups of the…

June 27, 2019

As a continent, Africa is contributing its fair share of exciting businesses to the world of tech. Indeed, as infrastructure grows, more and more startups are appearing and the future looks exciting, not only for African developers but for the global stage that will benefit from the innovation and design produced as a result.... Read more To view this article on bizcommunity Click here.

Ozow nets follow-on funding from Kalon Venture…

June 25, 2019

Kalon Venture Partners announced yesterday that it had made a follow-on investment in Ozow (formerly i-Pay) of an undisclosed amount. Ozow, which was founded as i-Pay in 2014 by Mitchan Adams, Thomas Pays and Lyle Eckstein (pictured above, from left to right), facilitates bank-to-bank automated and instant electronic funds transfers (EFTs) in a matter... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn click here.

Go With The Flow

June 6, 2019

As it currently stands, the property industry both locally and abroad is one of the few industries that have not yet been disrupted by tech or innovation. For Flow CEO Gil Sperling, this was a golden opportunity to execute an incredible vision. “Compared with any other industry, the property industry – and in particular... Read more To read the article on fastcompany.co.za click here.

Racing Ahead – These VCs Were The…

April 12, 2019

Even though conversations centred around resisting the lure of VC money or doing away with it all together are just beginning to pop up in the West, it is a well-known fact that startups in this part of the world are still almost exclusively reliant on funding from VCs for growth and expansion and... Read more To view the article on weetracker.com click here.