ARTICLES RELATING TO STARTUPS

The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup was quietly fired after allegedly spending over R1 million at strip clubs and charging it to a company credit card

2019-12-15 17:19

Turvo named a new CEO in November named Scott Lang. The company was last valued at R6.3 billion, according to Pitchbook.

This game lets you roleplay as a tech CEO, and it was way harder than expected

2019-10-24 16:09

As CEO, you must keep stakeholders and investors happy by choosing how to use your resources effectively.

Verizon is selling Tumblr to the owner of WordPress, and it sounds like the sale price is about 2% of the R16 billion Tumblr was once worth

2019-08-13 16:09

The price of the deal was not disclosed, suggesting a big reduction from the $1.1 billion that Tumblr fetched the last time it was acquired.

Potential Discovery Bank clients are getting really angry about not being let in – and they may have to wait a bit longer

2019-06-27 16:10

Discovery Bank still has only 1,000 customers, and those who were promised they would be let in are not impressed. But by August things will be running smoothly, the bank promises.

Don't punish bad tenants - reward good ones, say brains behind new proptech app

2019-04-07 12:28

A new app rewards tenants for being good renters instead of punishing them for being bad ones, and hopes to make the need for credit checks obsolete too.

Companies in Japan are paying thousands of dollars to give their employees a 55-question test to find out what motivates them

2019-01-16 11:12

The Japanese startup Attuned devised a 55-question test for companies to give their employees to find out exactly what motivates them.

BOOK REVIEW: Most startups fail, so how will you overcome the odds?

2018-11-22 05:45

Energetic entrepreneurship is just what the nation needs! Only problem is, startups mostly fail, writes Ian Mann.

A former Googler who started losing his hair in his 20s founded a company to help other men facing a similar fate

2018-08-22 10:52

It's part of a trend of connecting patients more directly to care and prescriptions.

 

How to stay inspired and innovative at work

2019-10-25 17:17

Work environments can be fast-paced and very often stressful. This atmosphere tends to stifle creativity and collaboration, which is detrimental to employees and businesses.

How to open your own high-revenue church in South Africa – and stay on the right side of the law

2019-09-04 07:24

You can start a church in your backyard with no paperwork – but if you want to bring in the big money, there are a couple of things you need to know.

The startup behind the world's first dagga breathalyzer hopes to start selling it soon – here’s what the company says it can do

2019-08-27 14:41

US-based Hound Labs raised a fresh $30 million, the equivalent of around R460 million, on Tuesday and published the first study showing how its handheld device might work.

The CEO of a startup that planned to deliver babies in space says that it's suspending operations over 'serious ethical, safety, and medical concerns'

2019-07-04 09:54

The startup announced its ambitions to become the first company to allow safe human reproduction in space in October.

The life and rise of Travis Kalanick, Uber's controversial billionaire co-founder and former CEO

2019-04-16 12:28

Travis Kalanick built Uber into one of the world's most valuable startups, but scandal abounded under his watch. Here's where it all began.

This is why an engineer from EskomSePush trended on Twitter

2019-03-21 10:00

The application now has 718,000 daily active users – up from 400,000 in February. But it couldn't handle the load itself when load shedding returned late last week.

The CEO of Dropbox explains the one thing that's worse than having your startup fail: becoming a 'zombie startup'

2018-12-03 18:28

At Business Insider's Ignition conference, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston explained the downside of being a startup that's neither failing nor succeeding.

Some of Silicon Valley's leading startups making meat from cells are abandoning the term 'clean meat' — here's what to call it instead

2018-09-12 13:49

Instead of using the label "clean meat," CEOs of several startups have opted for other language.

A Silicon Valley startup with Chelsea Clinton on its board is launching the first at-home test for an HIV prevention drug, and you can try it right now

2018-08-16 12:33

It's a big deal for people seeking HIV-prevention drugs, who currently battle stigma and potentially wait months to get the medication.

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