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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

i-Pay rebrands to Ozow

April 5, 2019

Instant EFT payment service provider, i-Pay, has rebranded to become Ozow Secure Payments. As part of the rebranding exercise, Ozow will offer zero processing fees to emerging businesses and non-profit organisations accepting EFTs for payments or donations through its gateway. In a statement, Ozow says start-ups, youth-run businesses and small, medium and micro enterprises... Read more

A Proptech (R)evolution

April 4, 2019

Author: Daniel Levy, co-founder of Flow Technology has revolutionised much of our daily lives. From buying groceries, to going on holiday, and booking a taxi to finding a plumber, tech has made our lives easier and more rewarding. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago,... Read more To view this article on the Real Estate Investor website click here.

BusinessLive: Making the most when investing in…

January 6, 2019

Given the current state of the South African economy, the Treasury’s Section 12J tax incentive is arguably one of the few incentives ensuring the country receives investment across most sectors, particularly sectors that have a large impact on job creation, such as mining, agriculture and tourism. Given the enormous interest from South Africans to... Read more To view the Article by Jonty Sacks on the BusinessLive website please click here.

Section 12J VC incentive a good start,…

December 14, 2018

The world of startups is a risky choice for an investor. But there is a clever way you can reduce that risk, and that is by investing in a government-sanctioned Section 12J fund. The tech industry often laments that government can do more to support small business. Yes, it can do more, but here... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn please click here

FinChatBot Secures Investment from Kalon Venture Partners…

November 15, 2018

Clive Butkow (CEO of Kalon Venture Partners), Antoine Paillusseau (CEO and Co-Founder of FinChatBot) and Fabrice Boullé (Partner at Compass Capital) celebrating the deal at AfricArena 2018. South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based VC Compass are pleased to announce their co-investment into one of the leading Financial Services chatbot providers,... Read more To view FinChatBots website please click here.

Does Venture Capital Really Close the Unemployment…

November 14, 2018

It is widely known that startups and scale-ups create the vast majority of jobs in the formal economy, providing, on average, 66% of jobs worldwide and the greatest share of jobs in low-income countries like South Africa. Giving thanks to early stage business’ outstanding capacity to increase productivity through innovation, these SME enterprises are... Read more