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Three things you can do to improve your odds of getting small business loans

Startup financing is often the holy grail of entrepreneurs and it takes a high degree of commitment to your idea to go through the rollercoaster ride of raising financing for a startup...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

WDB, Grovest buy stakes in Seed Engine

WDB Investment Holdings (WDB) and venture capital company Grovest have taken 30% and 27,5% stakes respectively in ICT accelerator Seed Engine...

6 Jul 2016

How to speak startup

Venture capital in South Africa is starting to take hold. With a host of venture funds, section 12J companies, incubators and startup clubs being launched, startups are becoming more popular...

5 Jul 2016

Telkom fund to grow digital seedlings

Telkom has plans to establish a technology fund to invest in digital startups. The fund is part of new digital plans that the fixedline operator has introduced in an effort...

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Jun 2016

SA startup Snapt raises R15m in funding

Convergence Partners, the investment firm controlled by well-known ICT industry businessman Andile Ngcaba, has announced it is investing $1m (about R15,6m) in South African technology startup...

1 Jun 2016

Financing your business through the value of your property

There is more than one way to use home finance and this article considers a few do's and don'ts as well as other matters to bear in mind when opting to use your home equity to finance your business...

By Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 29 Apr 2016

Cooling startup funding chills the 'unicorn' herd

Venture capital flows to startups globally cooled further in the first quarter of 2016, in a fresh sign of caution over the so-called tech 'unicorns', a survey showed...

14 Apr 2016

Orange acquires a €75m equity interest in Africa Internet Group

Orange has acquired a 75 million euro equity interest in the Africa Internet Group, joining AXA, Goldman Sachs and long-standing investors MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet...

6 Apr 2016

Singapore-based ecommerce marketing startup raises $1m to enter Indonesia

Email and digital marketing startup Ematic Solutions has raised a pre-series A round of close to US$1 million, it announced today. The funding comes from MDI Ventures, a venture capital fund backed by Telkom Indonesia, the country's major telco...

By Tech in Aisa 26 Feb 2016

[eCommerce Africa Confex] Investing in e-commerce

The total amount of growth funding globally is $12 billion, but only $200 million is invested in tech start-ups in Africa, so the continent is still very small proportion of global market...

By Nicci Botha 18 Feb 2016

It's time to disrupt the funding landscape in SA

According to Louw Barnardt, co-founder and MD of funding-finder Outsourced CFO, the South African funding landscape faces a series of challenges and is ripe for disruption...

15 Feb 2016

Inside look at venture capital - nine facts, eleven keys and five lies

The premise of a relatively new asset class, venture capital companies (VCCs) is that investors get tax benefits and strong returns. Clive Butkow, chief investment officer, recently launched Grotech...

11 Feb 2016

Global crowdfunding portal launched to fund African entrepreneurs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment...

9 Feb 2016

Grotech targets technology firms

Venture capital technology fund Grotech plans to raise between R50m and R200m by the end of this month, using the proceeds to invest in disruptive digital technology companies...

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 5 Feb 2016

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