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Mixed views over SA start-up legislation proposal

Advocates say a tailor-made Start-up Act will be a powerful tool for empowering entrepreneurs in SA, while detractors say it will remain a pipe dream.

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14 Jul

SA video-conferencing start-up takes on Zoom, Microsoft

Cape Town-based start-up room.sh grows in the video-conferencing space, to compete with the likes of Zoom, Microsoft and Google.

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Inventive ‘tech gems’ hard to find, say SA venture capitalists

Lack of high-quality tech innovations and an overflow of unicorn replicas hamper venture capitalists’ ambitions of investing in local SMEs.

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SA accelerator gets R25m boost, seals Google start-ups deal

Grindstone receives an investment from the SA SME Fund and concludes agreements with Google and Deloitte to extend its reach.

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Mar 5, 2020

Edtech firm Snapplify acquires Onnie Media Teacha

The acquisition further diversifies the Michael Jordaan-backed firm’s educational portfolio in the e-learning market.

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Sep 25, 2019

Michael Jordaan-backed Snapplify rises R29m expansion capital

The educational technology company receives $2 million from two venture capital firms.

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Sep 2, 2019

Grindstone Accelerator participants see 36% growth

The 10 participants in the Grindstone Accelerator grew revenue by 36%, collectively adding R35 million to their top line.

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Nov 9, 2018

5nines raises funding from Knife Capital

Knife Capital's investment in the health tech firm will accelerate product roll-out to pharmacies and medical practitioners.

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Aug 27, 2018

SkillUp introduces coding programme for kids

The Cape start-up aims to equip kids with fundamental coding skills to help them navigate the ever-changing world of technology.

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Jul 23, 2018

Apply now for Knife Capital's accelerator programme

The Grindstone Accelerator programme enables technology start-ups to become more "investable, sustainable and exit-ready".

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May 24, 2018

Uber Eats develops local flavour with orderTalk buy

Uber's food delivery business acquires the South African-founded restaurant technology provider for an undisclosed sum.

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Apr 23, 2018

Local tutoring platform plans international growth

SkillUp aims to tap into the global online tutoring market, with the advantage of offering comparatively low-cost, highly-skilled South African tutors.

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