Calling for your participation in the SAVCA Venture Capital success stories

Following the success of the second SAVCA 2017 Case Study Compendium, we are pleased to announce that SAVCA will be publishing the SAVCA 2017 Venture Capital Success Stories featuring investee companies from our members’ portfolios. The Compendium, which is due for initial launch later in 2017, is a compilation of up to twenty portfolio-company case […]

SiMODiSA Women on Track Venture Train

The SiMODiSA VentureTrain is a unique networking and brainstorming event on the Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe Train gathering a targeted selection of entrepreneurs, funders and thought leaders in one space to share experiences and debate relevant challenges in the entrepreneurship ecosystem with the aim to advance and improve it. This particular train will have a Women […]

DFS Labs invests $250 000 in four African, US startups

The Digital Financial Services Labs (DFS Labs), an initiative backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has announced that it’ll be investing $250 000 in four separate fintech startups. “We are excited to have the opportunity to invest in companies that are focusing on consumers in emerging markets,” DFS director Jake Kendall said yesterday in a […]

Digital native partners with Ackermans and PeP Stores to broaden customer reach

Some people, are virtual residents. They buy groceries, clothes, flight tickets, book spa visits, RSVP for birthday parties all in a digital world.  These digital natives, do not remember what life was like before Ipads and smartphones. However, the early adopters of technology co-exist with those who experience the digital world as a discomfort due to […]

Applications open for Global FinTech Hackcelerator

Applications are now open for this year’s edition of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator powered by KPMG Digital Village, which will provide startups with mentoring and funding. KPMG is looking for the most exciting and innovative startups from across the world that can address problems faced by the financial industry, and has drawn up 100 problem […]

Bloemfontein tech start-up raises funds at R130m valuation

Vian Chinner Xineoh, a technology start-up based in Bloemfontein, has just secured US$2m in venture capital funding, giving it a valuation of $10m, or more than R130m at the current exchange rate. The company, which specialises in artificial intelligence and machine learning — it builds algorithms that predict potential purchasing behaviour — received the funding […]

Mastercard Foundation opens call for African projects that address rural poor

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) in Nairobi yesterday launched a new competition to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa. In a press release the fund said the 2017 competition will be open throughout the year […]

Calling all Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa

The African continent is rich with diversity – in language, culture, and perspectives – which has fostered innovation and creativity across a broad spectrum of categories. TechCrunch is bringing its experience with Startup Battlefield, one of the world’s premier startup competitions, to Sub-Saharan Africa to discover great early stage companies that have created technology to […]

8 apps addressing some of South Africa’s pressing problems [Digital All Stars]

Digital All Stars is a series of articles which aims to celebrate the best of South African digital. The articles, which will appear on Memeburn and Ventureburn, recognise and celebrate South Africa’s best digital entrepreneurs, business people, advertisers, and media professionals among others. South Africa is a unique country with unique challenges, but technology (and […]