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South African startups selected for the 2020 Grindstone Accelerator program

The list of startups that make up Grindstone's 2020 cohort have been announced. This follows the organization's launch of a new venture capital fund, Grindstone Ventures, earlier in August 2020.

Edtech company Snapplify raises $2 million growth funding

Snapplify has raised $2 million expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital via its SARS (South African Revenue Services) section 12J Venture Capital Company, KNF Ventures, and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund.

Accelerating acceleration for South African startups

Knife Capital, a venture capital firm in South Africa, has announced that it is launching its 4th Grindstone Accelerator programme for startups. in partnership with African SME market access specialist Thinkroom. The aim of the Grindstone Accelerator programme is to help engineer growth for South African technology startups and shaping

South Africa's DataProphet receives investment from Knife Capital

DataProphet, a South African machine learning (ML) startup, has received an investment boost from Knife Capital, according to a statement released by the venture capital company. DataProphet specifically assists data-heavy businesses, especially in the manufacturing industry, to discover the insights and predictive capabilities hidden in their data. ![Knife Capital DataProphet]

10 highlights of the South African startup ecosystem in 2017

2017 in South Africa is a very hard year to define. Most people are limping into 2018 battle-scar ridden and trying to figure out what the hell just happened?! Bitcoin highs and Steinhoff lows, neighboring coup-non-coups, Rugby World Cup hosting woes and Western Cape dam levels scraping the bottom of

Save the Afrikan startup gazelle and forget the unicorn

With entrepreneurship conference season hitting South Africa, coffee-infused conversations about the lesser-spotted Afrikan Unicorn are unavoidable, and DNA traces of this mythical beast seem to be present in every startup that is pitching. While I am all for stretch goals and would love to see some Afrikan unicorns in the