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Entrepreneur Lessons – To Outsource or Not?

June 6, 2019

As an entrepreneur, should I outsource as much as possible? When it comes to outsourcing it can be a difficult decision to make at first. Of course, there are some processes that can or even should stay in-house. However, most of them can be outsourced. It is important to ask yourself a few main... Read more

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.

SnapnSave creates brand loyalty program for small…

May 6, 2019

Kieno Kammies from Cape Talk Radio speaks to mark Bradshaw, co-founder of SnapnSave. The SnapnSave app has helped shoppers save money by rewarding them with cashback by simply scanning in their till slips at their convenience, and have now taken it to a new level by offering cashback rewards to smaller retailers who buy... Read more to view the article on Cape Talk's website click here

Entrepreneur lessons – Avoid Looking Like an…

April 29, 2019

Signs that tell a VC you are an amateur? You bring “weird” people to the pitch meetings. Do not bring “advisors”. Do not bring anyone that isn’t a key employee. Do not have a non-CEO/founder lead a meeting. Invite the CEO or the CEO and co-founder only at first. You ask for money to... Read more

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.

South African VC firm aims to become…

April 11, 2019

Exclusive Interview by Neall De Beer: As PropTech takes shape on the African continent, Venture Capitalists are marrying disruptive tech innovation with capital and solving African problems. I caught up with Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners, one of the leading African Venture Capital firms investing in PropTech. ND: Tell me about Kalon... Read more To view the article on Linkedin click here.

Empowering entrepreneurship with zero fees

April 11, 2019

The conversations around empowering entrepreneurship has become very dominant globally and locally. And the solution may be found in an initiative by a local South African company who has become the first payment processor to offer zero processing for emerging businesses and NGOs. Adesh Kisten, Chief Commercial Officer of Ozow joins CNBC Africa for... Read more To view the video on CNBC Africa website click here.

Don’t punish bad tenants

April 8, 2019

Rewarding tenants for being good renters rather than punishing them for being bad ones could be the key to disrupting the rental industry, believes Gil Sperling, CEO of Flow – a new app that aims to do just that. Flow – which launched in South Africa earlier this year – is a free mobile... Read more To view this article on fin24 click here.

ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK: Small start-ups can show big…

April 8, 2019

One of the great ironies of venture capital in SA is that the less money a start-up needs, the less likely it is to raise the needed capital. The primary reason is that large funds are looking for big returns, which they are unlikely to get from small investments or early-stage start-ups. But it... Read more To view the article on Times Live click here