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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.

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