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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

African fintech hub launched in SA

AlphaCode, a collaborative club for next generation financial services entrepreneurs, has launched in Sandton...

26 Jan 2016

Mettle Merchant Finance launches in SA

This month sees the launch of Mettle Merchant Finance, a joint venture between financial services companies Combined Finance Holdings and Mettle...

21 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Five finance sector forecasts for 2016

From collaboration with fintech startups to more personalised client services, digital technology dominates trends...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Trends in the African private equity space

Private equity deals are growing in east and west Africa, with certain sectors seeing most action than others. Experienced African fund managers are in demand and it looks like it is going to be an exciting year for Private Equity in Africa. Here are some of the key trends we can expect to see in the in 2016...

By John Bellew 18 Jan 2016

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