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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

What a great venture capitalist should look…

April 5, 2019

The practices of venture capital in South Africa have barely matured during the last decade, but change is afloat. A new generation of empathetic investors realise what is required in the world of digital transformation and investing: It’s a great founder’s market. In the past, VCs held leverage over founders by controlling the purse... Read more To view this article on Ventureburn click here.

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.

Innovation Bridge: Section 12J Digital Technologies Fund

March 22, 2019

SUMMARY: Kalon Venture Partners invests in- and builds a portfolio of high growth technology companies, with innovative business models, geared to existing and emerging institutions and their customers. Kalon Venture Partners invests growth capital in the form of equity to be utilised to assist established, but still high-risk ventures in expanding activity such as... Read more To view the funding opportunity on Innovation Bridges website please click here.

Why a tech-enabled African real estate sector…

March 15, 2019

Funsho Awoniyi, founder of recently-launched property crowdfunding platform Coreum, is extremely optimistic about the potential of prop-tech in Africa. “People, investors included, are beginning to understand the potential real estate holds and now perceive real estate as the soon to be “new oil”,” said Awoniyi, of the Lagos-based Coreum, which allows individuals to co-invest in property... Read more To view the article on Disrupt Africa's website please click here.

South Africans will soon RICA via chatbot

March 5, 2019

Johannesburg-based chatbot provider FinChatBot will introduce an online process that allows mobile phone subscribers to complete their Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA) registration via a chatbot. Launched in 2016 by co-founders Antoine Paillusseau and Romain Diaz, FinChatBot develops chatbots that help financial service providers to acquire and retain customers through artificial intelligence-powered conversations.... Read more To view the article on ITWeb please click here.

The Experts Top Tech Trends for 2019

February 8, 2019

Technology is now evolving at such a rapid pace that annual predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they even go live as a published blog post or article. As we take our first steps into 2019, innovation and agility have become essential competitive ingredients for any organization, regardless of industry. Companies need to... Read more