ARTICLES RELATING TO START-UP

Three ways to grow SA's small businesses in 2019

2019-01-19 06:30

A volatile rand, load shedding, tax and labour laws are beyond your control, so focus on what you can control, says Viresh Harduth.

Goldman Sachs and others just invested R760 million in a South African startup that helps poor people get loans

2018-09-19 14:49

Jumo's technology is used by, among others, MTN, Airtel, FNB, and Pakistan’s Telenor bank.

SA payment start-up raises R245 million in funding - after tripling users in less than two years

2018-09-06 19:01

Yoco provides bank-card readers for small business, in a fashion it says is seven times cheaper than other services.

This entrepreneur started a thriving business selling luxury watches from the university library he was living in

2018-08-27 09:45

With just R3,700 in his pocket and nowhere to live, 20-year-old Sakhile Maseko built an online luxury watch retail business.

12 books you should read before starting a business

2018-05-26 16:22

These 12 books offer essential advice for the budding entrepreneur, from digital marketing to creating a business plan.

Cape tech firm GoMetro joins UK transport accelerator

2017-12-05 21:30

Cape Town smart tech company GoMetro has joined the UK's Intelligent Mobility business accelerator programme, which is aiming for an ambitious overhaul of the world's transport systems.

Turning fintech start-ups into formidable businesses

2017-09-21 15:47

LaunchLab, a business incubation programme run by Nedbank and Stellenbosch University, helps entrepreneurs to connect with experts who provide invaluable insights for their new ventures.

Launch pad offers big prizes for tech start-ups

2017-08-22 14:57

Digital startups are invited to enter Demo Africa, a launch pad for emerging technologies which will provide 30 selected startups mentorship and tools worth more than R3.3m each.

Cape Town transport platform wins international award

2017-06-01 17:21

WhereIsMyTransport has won the 2017 Promising Transport Innovation Award at the annual summit of the International Transport Forum.

SA tech start-up poised for expansion into rural African communities

2017-03-23 19:15

Mobile application and software development start-up, Velvet Technologies is eyeing expansion into African rural communities after a three-year self-funded success.

 

Watch: This hi-tech toilet brush automatically cleans itself

2018-09-26 12:06

LUMI's approach to toilet hygiene includes ultraviolet light – and you can get it in South Africa.

This stay-at-home mom returned to business after 16 years - and now manages her own R100 million fund. Here’s how.

2018-09-08 12:02

It wasn't easy, at first. Her tip for other stay-at-home mothers considering returning to work: “be brave”.

This is the one question a top SA venture capitalist asks startups before she invests

2018-08-31 07:31

Akro Capital CEO Janine Basel says most people seemed swayed by the "cool factor" of being an entrepreneur, but fail to put in the work.

Online insurance company connects with younger generation

2018-07-30 13:46

Digital start-up Indie, a division of Sanlam Life Insurance, is making insurance more accessible to the masses.

OrderIn takes on tech giants from humble beginnings

2018-02-25 11:17

Food delivery company OrderIn epitomises a US startup like Facebook having started in garage and now being widely regarded as a successful tech firm.

Start-up to use blockchain in bid to revolutionise consumer behaviour

2017-10-16 23:07

A start-up with links to a Cape Town technology venture capitalist is punting blockchain technology as part of an offering to improve consumer behaviour.

Cape Town start-up sees R2.3m boost from Silicon Valley

2017-08-27 11:29

Feastfox, a spontaneous restaurant booking app, has secured R2.3m in angel fundraising from Silicon Valley-based firms.

SA start-up used by Gordon Ramsay sees 500% revenue spurt

2017-07-12 14:10

A South African social media start-up which recently powered a campaign for international chef Gordon Ramsey has seen its revenue grow by 500% in the space of a year.

Local start-up gets boost from Silicon Valley and DJ Black Coffee

2017-05-05 12:14

A Cape Town start-up has received a significant international revenue boost to grow its cleaning service business, as well as backing from DJ superstar Black Coffee.

Crowdfunding site shuns Tinder for child adoption app

2017-01-23 15:13

Many seeking love online are familiar with a ‘swipe left’ or a ‘swipe right’ on an app like Tinder – but a US start-up is hoping to apply the same principle finding adopted children.

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