Venture Capital

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Craig McLeod on building and scaling tech startups

In this episode of The Tefo Mohapi Show, Craig McLeod, CEO of BoxCommerce shares with us what it takes to build a tech startup that scales. Craig also shares insights on venture capital, the importance of having the right team, and more.

5 African Fintech startups to watch

The World Bank Global Findex shows that 60% of the population in Africa don’t have a bank account. Here is a list of 5 Fintech startups to watch in Africa.

Things startups should know before applying for VC funding

The truth is, most of the VC funding rejections that startups get happen because the entrepreneur in question has made one or more common mistakes. Here are some common mistakes to avoid.

MTN Group sold its 18,9% stake in Jumia Technologies

MTN Group has announced that it has sold its 18,9% stake in New York Stock Exchange-listed Jumia Group. This ends MTN's journey as an investor in Jumia since 2013.

Founder Institute has opened applications for its startup accelerator in South Africa

Any aspiring entrepreneur or startup team interested in building a technology business is invited to apply to the South Africa Virtual 2020 Founder Institute online or attend a free online startup event in South Africa.

E-commerce Venture Capital deals in Africa spiked during the second quarter of 2020

While challenges to adoption still exist, both in terms of customer preferences and inefficiencies in the market, e-commerce is beginning to generate traction both because of necessity and the presence of enabling technologies.

Launch of new venture capital fund in South Africa

South African based business accelerator Grindstone has launched a new venture capital fund, Grindstone Ventures, dedicated to provide early-stage equity funding to its cohorts of companies and alumni.