ARTICLES RELATING TO VENTURE CAPITAL

This Wits graduate travels around the world to invest in startups - a job that earned him almost half a billion rand last year

2019-09-09 17:35

Ronald Fisher said his religious South African family taught him the importance of prioritising rest.

How one VC firm amassed a 24% stake in Slack worth $4.6bn

2019-06-23 16:56

Slack is what happens when a risky bet pays off, says Lizette Chapman.

This SA entrepreneur just landed a R12 million investment. These are his 5 tips to secure venture capital funding.

2019-03-23 09:18

“We had some fantastic offers, but ended up with the best of the best by waiting a bit.”

After three business failures, here’s what one of SA’s top women in tech believes every entrepreneur should know

2019-02-23 12:16

The opposite of success is actually not trying, Darlene Menzies, CEO of startup funding platform FinFind, said.

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 R140 billion Canadian dagga producer just spun off its venture arm in the hopes it will become the 'Google Ventures of cannabis'

2018-09-20 18:44

Canadian company Canopy Rivers makes minority investments in burgeoning marijuana companies as part of its goal to become the 'Google Ventures of cannabis'.

Snapchat just invested R2 million in a South African social media startup

2018-09-11 11:00

Hashtag Our Stories is a network of mobile journalists reporting from over seven countries, creating video content optimised for Facebook, and now part owned by Snapchat.

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.

Grow local business through the Income Tax Act - venture capital experts

2018-07-09 07:30

SA tax law's provisions aimed at encouraging and domestic investment will soon start paying off for local business and the fiscus, say 'industry disruptors' Graeme Wellstead and Jonty Sacks.

A star Silicon Valley investor who sold her startup for R2.4 billion reveals the jarring tactic she had to use to make men pay attention to her pitches

2018-04-14 14:07

Sequoia partner Jess Lee developed an effective strategy to shake her nerves while raising money from venture capitalists for her startup, Polyvore.

 

Sexy South African companies, even really small ones, can now raise money via crowdfunding – and then list on a JSE competitor bourse

2019-07-25 15:32

A partnership between crowdfunding equity platform Uprise.Africa and upstart stock exchange ZAR X means shares in startups will be publicly traded, long before they reach the kind of size normally needed for a listing.

ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa launches R1.4bn venture capital fund

2019-03-28 12:11

By lunch-time every day, the US invests in venture capital what South Africa does in a year.

The SA start-up that showered students with cash just got a R12 million injection

2019-03-18 10:41

Despite the criticism it received, DigsConnect.com is planning other wacky marketing techniques.

Here's how much Lance Armstrong made on early Uber investment

2018-12-09 11:55

Lance Armstrong’s prospects looked bleak when he admitted to Oprah Winfrey in 2013 that he cheated to win his Tour de France titles. But an early investment in Uber was a lifeline.

Up to 300 investors set to gather in Cape Town - for Africa’s largest early investment summit

2018-11-09 12:22

This as South African president Cyril Ramaphosa ramps up his effort to attract over $100bn in investment during the course of the next five years.

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.

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.

Meet the 24-year-old American prodigy set to disrupt SA’s used car industry - within the next two years

2018-07-01 10:16

With backing from Naspers, Sujay Tyle wants to sell used vehicles within 45 minutes, paperwork included.

Unlocking the secret sauce of venture capitalism

2017-05-26 20:10

Deon Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Futureneers, is passionate about the venture capital industry, not only in South Africa, but in Africa and globally.

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