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Jul 7, 2020

Tech start-ups cut nearly 70 000 jobs in four months

Uber, Groupon and Airbnb had the biggest layoffs resulting from the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says BuyShares.

Jul 3, 2020

Tech start-ups paint contrasting picture of COVID-19 impact

While it’s not business as usual for tech start-ups, the coronavirus pandemic has presented a contrast of both opportunities and drawbacks.

Oct 26, 2018

Naspers commits R1.4bn start-up fund to boost SA's tech sector

The initiative, called Naspers Foundry, aims to fund and support South African technology start-ups seeking to address big societal needs.

Sep 20, 2018

Accenture, YouNoodle seek Africa's top 30 tech start-ups

The companies are on the hunt for 'fire-starters', whose core business demonstrates innovation and exponential growth.

Jul 13, 2017

US tech start-ups fight sexual harassment

Sexual harassment by Silicon Valley start-up investors is in the spotlight after sexual misconduct revelations led to the resignation of top partners at venture firms.

Dec 15, 2016

Jam-packed 2016 for SA's tech start-ups

The local companies achieved several milestones during 2016 and are upbeat 2017 will bring even better prospects.

Aug 2, 2016

Venture capital firm GroTech seeks R38m

The company, which raised R62 million in its first round of capital-raising, is looking to support South African tech start-ups.

May 25, 2016

Venture capitalist seeks African tech start-ups

Niveus Ventures will provide entrepreneurs with financing that is typically difficult for a younger business to secure.

Jun 26, 2015

Innovation thrives in WCape

South African tech start-ups are rarely profitable, and the Western Cape dominates new ventures, finds a Ventureburn start-up survey.


Android co-founder's new firm raises $48m

Andy Rubin's new company, set up to support and guide device-making tech start-ups, generates $48?million in equity financing.

Sep 7, 2012

Tough times for SA tech SMEs

Only once all South Africans have access to technology will local tech start-ups be able to compete globally, says Deloitte.

Aug 3, 2012

Deloitte Fast 50 comes to SA

For the first time, South African tech start-ups will get the opportunity to enter the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition.

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