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    Cape Town based FinTech start-up raises USD 2 Million

    February 23, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Cape Town based FinTech start-up raises USD 2 Million

    Digital insurance distributor Hepstar has received USD $2 million in funding from UK-based technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners. With the new funding, the company has revealed that it will build on its momentum by expanding its global reach,...

  • App opens the boom when users arrive at and leave a parking lot.

    South Africa: Cashless, ticketless parking app launched

    February 10, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Cashless, ticketless parking app launched

    A new cashless, ticketless, user-friendly parking app is set to take the hassle out of parking using license plate recognition (LPR) technology. KaChing, which officially launches today, uses LPR technology to open the boom when users arrive at and leave a...

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    South Africa: Online travel agency lands $40m investment

    February 3, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Online travel agency lands $40m investment

    Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, and has built a market...

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    Moving beyond the start-up phase

    January 27, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Moving beyond the start-up phase

    Building a great business in Africa involves more than just hard work, good networking skills, and a fair degree of luck. Whilst the core of any good business venture in Africa is a business that enables you to satisfy a customer’s need in a unique or...

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    MainOne secures deal with Lagos Garage start-up hub

    October 14, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne secures deal with Lagos Garage start-up hub

    Nigerian provider MainOne, has secured a deal with Lagos Garage. According to the company the deal will ensure that the 440.ng start-ups will have the high-speed internet service they need to build and deliver their products. The 440.ng is a fund and...

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    Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16-billion

    February 20, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16-billion

    In what is seen as the biggest deal ever for a venture-capital-backed startup, social media network Facebook has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase messaging application WhatsApp for $16-billion – which includes $4-billion in cash and...

  • There are reasons why a technology startup could be viewed as being a 'non-starter'. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    10 reasons your tech startup is a non-starter

    October 24, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 reasons your tech startup is a non-starter

    Entrepreneurs behind technology startups may be champing at the bit to get going, but before they bolt into Africa’s wide open technology market, they ought to consider whether they have what it takes to even compete. At Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit,...

  • Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

    October 9, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

    Industry analysts make an interesting point about fledgling technology businesses in Africa: unlike markets generally perceived to be more developed, like the US, where capital is available, but ideas are scarce – in Africa there are many solid business...

  • SeedCamp selects top African startups for investment fund

    July 30, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on SeedCamp selects top African startups for investment fund

    Seedcamp, a European micro seed fund that invests in early stage startup companies, has selected 11 South African technology startups to possibly attend the Seedcamp Week programme held in September in London, UK, where they will be in line for a potential...

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