When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
Many investors do not fully understand the tax incentive and structure of a Section 12J venture capital investment, according to a managing director involved in this sector.
This is the largest disclosed amount in recent years.
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.
By lunch-time every day, the US invests in venture capital what South Africa does in a year.
Despite the criticism it received, DigsConnect.com is planning other wacky marketing techniques.
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.
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.
Jumo's technology is used by, among others, MTN, Airtel, FNB, and Pakistan’s Telenor bank.
It wasn't easy, at first. Her tip for other stay-at-home mothers considering returning to work: “be brave”.
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.
Experts have criticised a proposed tightening of legislation intended to crack down on abuse of the Section 12J tax incentive, saying it could stifle growing SMEs just as the incentive begins to deliver results.
Ronald Fisher said his religious South African family taught him the importance of prioritising rest.
Slack is what happens when a risky bet pays off, says Lizette Chapman.
“We had some fantastic offers, but ended up with the best of the best by waiting a bit.”
The opposite of success is actually not trying, Darlene Menzies, CEO of startup funding platform FinFind, said.
Energetic entrepreneurship is just what the nation needs! Only problem is, startups mostly fail, writes Ian Mann.
Canadian company Canopy Rivers makes minority investments in burgeoning marijuana companies as part of its goal to become the 'Google Ventures of cannabis'.
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.
Yoco provides bank-card readers for small business, in a fashion it says is seven times cheaper than other services.
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.
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