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Open source firm VoxCroft gets R31m boost

Venture capital company Knife Capital invests $2 million in open source and risk analytics platform VoxCroft Analytics.


Grindstone raises R100m to support SA tech start-ups

The female-led African venture capital fund will focus on post-seed investments, where there is a major gap in the South African funding landscape.

Oct 5, 2021

Knife Capital invests in Industry 4.0 start-up Stone Three

The Cape Town-based start-up secures expansion capital from the venture capital firm, to further enhance its enterprise product offerings and accelerate growth.

Jul 20, 2021

Investment boost for online marketplace for home services

Kandua lands major financial backing from venture capitalist firms Knife Capital and Allan Gray E-Squared Ventures in a pre-Series A funding round.

Mar 29, 2021

Endeavor, SA SME Fund intro entrepreneur scale-up programme

The initiative targets primarily tech-enabled businesses, which scale quickly and outperform their peers, driving revenue growth and creating jobs.


Grindstone Accelerator SMEs create jobs, boost revenue

Participants in the fifth edition of the accelerator programme collectively created 23 new jobs and added over R20 million to their top-line revenue.

Jul 31, 2020

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.

Jul 14, 2020

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

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


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.


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.

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.

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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