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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.

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.

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

New app paves way for proptech; rewards…

January 30, 2019

Local proptech startup, Flow, has raised R20 million in South Africa’s biggest proptech seed investment to date. The mobile app co-founded by Gil Sperling, Daniel Levy and Jonathan Liebmann, is setting out to revolutionise the rental space by rewarding good tenant behaviour and empowering millennial renters. Gil Sperling explains to Nompu Siziba how being... Read more