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New health e-tailer Juniva launches in SA

September 1, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on New health e-tailer Juniva launches in SA

The world wide web is growing at an exponential rate. We see thousands of websites launched daily. The latest website to grace the world wide web comes from former Kalahari.com CEO, Gary Novitzkas. According to Novitzkas, Juniva.com is a specialist health, wellness and fitness e-tailer that provides trusted advice and curated product selections to CEOs,...

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Online fashion portal Madichaba now live

July 29, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on Online fashion portal Madichaba now live

Consumers are faced with numerous online shopping destinations that sell a wide range of products including: electronic gadgets, books, entertainment, clothing, shoes and accessories. According to online retailer, Madichaba, studies show that South Africans...

Demo Africa announces 40 best tech start-ups

July 18, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on Demo Africa announces 40 best tech start-ups

DEMO has released the names of the 40 start-ups that have qualified to launch their products on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. Topping the list is Nigeria with 14 start-ups qualifying, followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. According to the Ministry of...

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Could Yookos be Africa’s next Facebook?

July 10, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on Could Yookos be Africa’s next Facebook?

Facebook is growing at an exponential rate, along with the likes of Twitter. However, a new social media platform has arisen, and has set its sights on Africa. Yookos is a social networking site that allows users to meet friends online, play online games and...

Hellofood Takes European Tech Startup Award

June 11, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on Hellofood Takes European Tech Startup Award

In the presence of over 800 of Europe’s top tech entrepreneurs and experts in London, Foodpanda/Hellofood received the prestigious award for its huge global expansion over the last year. The company was first elected from the shortlist by a public peer...

Three African Financial Startups Launch on Mambu

May 14, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Three African Financial Startups Launch on Mambu

Mambu, the cloud banking technology provider, has expanded its customer footprint in Africa, confirming three new customers in Angola, Kenya and Nigeria. All three are new financial organisations extending access to financial services in underserved markets,...

New app turns travel book into audio

April 16, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on New app turns travel book into audio

A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. The free Android and iOS Platinum Road app contains over an hour’s storytelling narrated by Radio...

Kickstarter confirms security breach

February 17, 2014 • Online & Social, StartupsComments Off on Kickstarter confirms security breach

Crowd-funding platform Kickstarter over the weekend confirmed that the platform suffered a security breach last week, but reiterated that no credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, and...

5 African start-ups receive Microsoft funding

February 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 African start-ups receive Microsoft funding

Microsoft today announced innovation grants for five African start-ups through the 4Afrika Initiative, which aims in part to invest in high performing, African start-ups. In addition to financial backing, these start-ups will receive technical support and...

Nigeria’s Tony Elumelu invests in US tech Startup

January 28, 2014 • Company News, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Tony Elumelu invests in US tech Startup

Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology. Heirs Holdings is the only African investor in the...

WEF 2014: Start-ups tackle robotics, healthcare

January 22, 2014 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on WEF 2014: Start-ups tackle robotics, healthcare

The annual World Economic Forum begins today in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. While some of the world’s top business leaders and politicians will gather to discuss burning socio-economic matters under the banner The Reshaping of the World: Consequences...

10 exciting African gaming start-ups to watch

January 14, 2014 • Lists, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 exciting African gaming start-ups to watch

There is no doubt that the worldwide gaming industry is huge – so large in fact, that it generates more revenue than Hollywood. While development studios in the rest of the world have been producing mobile, PC and console games for many decades, Africa...

CES to spotlight startups and entrepreneurs

January 3, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, StartupsComments Off on CES to spotlight startups and entrepreneurs

The 2014 International CES will spotlight the promise, power and future of technology through innovative startups and entrepreneurs. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced new areas and events at CES dedicated to the startup community,...

South African startup on its way… to Silicon Valley

November 29, 2013 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup on its way… to Silicon Valley

Johannesburg-based startup venture SnappCab, an offering based on the integration of mobile apps with a metered cab service, was chosen yesterday as the winner of the Innovation Hub Absa Maxum Business Incubator competition.   The Maxum Incubation...

10 reasons your tech startup is a non-starter

October 24, 2013 • Lists, Startups, 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,...

How to get your start-up funded with Intel

October 23, 2013 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get your start-up funded with Intel

At Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit in San Diego, California, President Arvind Sodhani detailed how innovators can get their products and services funded – by simply partnering with Intel and the Capital investment arm. However, there are a set of...